Testament. The scriptures show that at the blowing of trum-
pets, God’s people were to set out and to meet at the Tent of
Meeting. The Tent of Meeting is the tabernacle (Num. 9:15).
This was a copy and shadow of what is in heaven (Heb. 8:5).
In the past, the Lord has appeared to the entire assembly in
front of the Tent of Meeting (Lev. 9:5).
“Make two trumpets of
hammered silver, and use them for calling the community to-
gether and for having the camps set out. When both are
sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at
the entrance to the Tent of Meeting”
Silver is the metal that symbolizes redemption. The above
trumpets were made of the atonement money of the people.
The first trumpet was used for the calling of the assembly and
the last trumpet was used for the journeying of the camps. Lat-
er in Numbers, the Israelites were told that when an enemy
was oppressing them, they were to sound the trumpets, and
that the Lord would remember them and rescue them from
their enemies (Num. 10:9). They were told specifically to do
this at the feasts and New moon festivals (Num. 10:10).
According to the above passages in Numbers, the assembly
is gathered and moved by the blowing of the trumpets. Thus,
those that have received the Messiah will be gathered and
moved to the gate of the assembly (the heavenly tabernacle) by
the blowing of trumpets. Since the “clouds” or the New Jerusa-
lem comes to the earth, a group of believers are to meet the
Lord outside His heavenly tabernacle, which comes to the
earth with the blowing of the last trumpet. They are in effect
hidden from God’s wrath, fulfilling the following:
“For in the
day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide