The Trumpet shall Sound, and the Dead shall be Raised – The Good News of Resurrection, Judgement, and Justice
“Do you hear what I hear?”
I recently preached this message about the Resurrection, Justice, and Judgement. It focused closely on “hearing”, so this blog entry is mainly about audio. Blessed are those who have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
This message was brought on April 27th, 2014. This was the Sunday morning of the ANZAC Day long weekend, one week after Easter. There is a substantial reference to my experiences in Gallipoli, which I have blogged about separately, here:
Without any hesitation I can state that this was the most moving and emotional day of the tour. Gallipoli is special. This incredible…
The Bible Passages
The Passages I was preaching from:
Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:
‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’
‘Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?’
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
– 1 Corinthians 15:51-56
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,
‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord
and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.’
Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshipped God, singing,
‘We give you thanks, Lord God Almighty,
who are and who were,
for you have taken your great power
and begun to reign.
The nations raged,
but your wrath has come,
and the time for judging the dead,
for rewarding your servants, the prophets
and saints and all who fear your name,
both small and great,
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.’
– Revelation 11:15-18
This audio bar is the message itself. Just click on the “Play” icon at the left to hear it. Alternatively, access it on Soundcloud:
In the message I mention Handel’s Messiah. This is the portion I talked about:
Part 3: Recitative and Aria – “Behold, I tell you a mystery”, and “The Trumpet Shall Sound”
I also mentioned this Christmas Carol: