For many years, I was told as a believer we would hear the Trumpet Sound, or the Voice of the Trumpet to be gathered up with the Lord. Matthew 24:31 “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens to their ends.”
What I never considered was that the Voice of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself was as a Trumpet. Revelation 1:10 I came to be in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last; also, What you see, write in a scroll, and send to the seven assemblies of Asia: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice which spoke with me. 13 And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, having been clothed to the feet, and having been girded with a golden girdle at the breasts.
I also never considered that this voice would have the power to gather a people out of the earth, earth mindedness, earth nature, earth man, without actually physically leaving the earth. But it does. Hearing Him gathers our hearts and minds to Him to SEE HIM. This is not physical sight. This is what Paul declares in Galatians 1, when he says that he was separated from his mother’s womb for GOD TO REVEAL HIS SON IN HIM. As Saul of Tarus, he heard a voice and saw the LIGHT and was changed in the moment and twinkling of an eye to Paul the Apostle.
Now this voice began to be heard through Paul. Christ was declared through Apostle Paul. The same was with the earlier Apostles. Christ sent forth His messenger’s declaring with A VOICE, the Message of Jesus Christ. This literally gathered Jewish people in that day before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem unto Christ. I believe if we can hear it the elect were gathered because the Trumpet sounded through the Apostles and Disciples after Jesus’ resurrection. I believe when Jesus walked through the earth as the man from Galilea the Voice was sounding in the earth, the Voice of the Trump of God. This Voice has the power to bring those that hear out of death to LIFE. Jesus said of Himself that He had come that we may have life. Then He said again of Himself that He is the Resurrection and the Life.
I believe this Voice will bring us to the Resurrection and the Life. Glory to God!