There are many kinds of shofars, or trumpets, in the Bible: Mount Sinai, Jericho, the Silver Trumpets, Gideon’s army, the Seven Trumpets of Revelation, the feast of Trumpets, and so on. However, none of these are the one and only “last great trumpet.” This last great trumpet is connected to the Second Coming of Yeshua. It is specifically quoted in 5 verses:
Matthew 24:30-31 – And they will see the Son of Man coming with the clouds of heaven in power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great shofar, and they will gather His elect from the four winds.
I Corinthians 15:52 – In a moment in the blink of an eye at the last shofar, for the shofar will be sounded, and the dead will rise without corruptions and we will be changed.
I Thessalonians 4:16 – The Lord Himself will descend from the heavens with a shout of command, with the voice as the head of the angels, with the shofar of God, and the dead who belong to the Messiah will arise first.
Isaiah 27:13 – In that day, the great shofar will be blown and the lost of the land of Assyria and the rejected in the land of Egypt will come, and they will worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.
Leviticus 25:9-10 – And you will cause the shofar of the Jubilee to be sounded on the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, on the Day of Atonement, you will cause the shofar to be sounded across all your land.
With this last great shofar, we see the coming of Messiah in glory, the heavens opened, a great battle, the angelic armies descending, the resurrection of the dead, the transformation and rapture of the saints, and the gathering of the nations to Jerusalem All these scriptures come together in one great moment, the “great and terrible day of the Lord,” symbolized by the Day of Atonement, and the last great trumpet.
This year on the Day of Atonement, we assembled at sundown, with members of several Hebrew-speaking congregations. We worshipped in the presence of the Holy Spirit, proclaimed these scriptures, and cried out, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Yeshua the Messiah.” Then with mighty shouting, we blew this last great shofar, in awe and awareness that the prophecies of the end times are just beginning to be fulfilled all around us.
Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.
He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.
Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.