Jericho Falls After Seven Trumpets
"The thing that hath been (Jericho's catastrophe), it is that which SHALL BE and that which is done is that which SHALL BE DONE" (Eccl. 1:9). Jericho's destruction is a "SIMILITUDE" (Hosea 12:10). The fall of Jericho FORESHADOWS what SHALL BE and typifies an event YET TO OCCUR. God says, "I change not" (Mal. 3:6). He is "the same yesterday, today and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
Parallels Between the Fall of Jericho and the Second Coming
1.) Before Israelites could enter into their inheritance of the "Promised Land," an evil civilization, of which "Jericho" was a part, had to be destroyed. Before the saints can "inherit the earth", and be given their "reward" (Rev. 11:18), "this present evil world" civilization must be destroyed. Jericho was the most impregnable city and fortress in Canaan.
2.) Just as Joshua (Josh. 5:13) led the Israelites, so also our Lord Yeshua (same name: Joshua is Jesus in Hebrew) leads the saints.
3.) Joshua purchased the "Promised Land" and its inhabitants with Israelite blood just as Yeshua purchased the earth and its inhabitants with his own blood.
4.) Both fight against seven enemy nations (Joshua 3:10) led by "the Lord of Righteousness" (Adonizedek -- a blasphemous human) or the Anti-Christ.
5.) Two spies were sent to spy out the land (Josh. 6:22) corresponding to two witnesses (Rev. 11).
Just as the two spies were hidden 3 1/2 days (2:16) so also the two witnesses will be dead for 3 1/2 days (Rev. 11:9).
A Dual Fulfillment
7.) The Israelite soldiers marched around Jericho SILENTLY once per day for six days while seven ram's horn trumpets were blown by seven priests per day (Joshua 6:6-9). Then on the seventh day, seven ram's horn trumpets were blown by seven priests seven times, (within an HOUR?) and at the seventh or LAST Trump, all the people SHOUTED "with a great shout" (6:16,20) and "the wall FELL down flat" (6:20). Then the "people WENT UP" (6:20).
Jericho sat on a MOUND that covered only 8 or 9 acres. A better translation would be that the walls "crumbled upon their foundations." They disintegrated. All the mud bricks collapsed. It was not that the walls teetered and fell down, but that they just simply collapsed. And guess what all those bricks did on the escarpment, which was sheer and plastered so that no foothold could be made. When the bricks fell down, it broke the plaster, and created stairs for them to climb right into the city.
In the same way, Christians traveled around the Roman Empire in SECRET, for fear of persecution, while also spreading Scripture anonymously that witnessed about Yeshua. Then the 1.Goth, 2.Vandal, 3.Hun, 4.Heruli, 5.Arab, 6.Turk and 7.French Revolution TRUMPETS were blown and the Roman Empire FELL. Then true Christians were RAISED in status as Protestant Britain and America AROSE.
More importantly, seven Trumpets (Rev. 8:2) are now being blown against the United States. One per month for seven months (Num. 10:10) beginning at Donald Trump's inauguration on 20 Jan 2017.
1. First Trumpet: The "hail and fire mingled with blood" may refer to Soros protesters throwing bricks, bottles and rocks and setting small fires and attacking Trump supporters in bloody fights. A third part of the electorate are burning with rage. These poor losers are affecting the whole population (Rev. 8:7).
2. Second Trumpet: "A great mountain burning with fire cast into the sea and the third part of the sea became blood" (Rev. 8:8) may refer to "President's Day" demonstrations all across the nation on 20 Feb. 2017 called "Not-My-President Day." Violent clashes with police left some protesters bloodied. There were arrests and fires. Also reported on Feb.20, DHS Secretary John Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines to speed up the mass deportation ("cast into the sea") of undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. ("a great mountain"). The immigrants may be "burning" mad. The memos instruct federal agencies to begin hiring 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, as well as 5,000 more Border Patrol agents. They also detail plans to accelerate deportation hearings and to expand the number of people prioritized for removal from the United States. McClatchy is reporting hundreds of thousands more undocumented immigrants in the United States would be subject to what’s known as expedited removal proceedings to get them quickly out of the country. President Trump says he’s also preparing to sign a new executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States.
On 23 Feb. 2017, radiation levels exploded "off the charts" when a mysterious fire broke out at Fukushima. "A great mountain burning with fire" -- Fukushima, Japan -- has now contaminated the entire Pacific Ocean (one-third of earth's surface) in only five years (11 Mar, 2011 to 23 Feb, 2017). The nuclear material has melted through the bottom of the containment vessel creating a 2-meter wide hole in No. 2 reactor and may have reached the water table on out to the ocean ("cast into the sea") and is vaporizing a deposit of sulfur creating a cloud of radioactive sulfur. On 31 Jan 2017, satellite data began to record abnormally high levels of radioiactive sulfur emanating from Fukushima. When a marine species of red algae -- Congracilaria Babae -- is exposed to such radiation, it has explosive growth. It thrives on sulfur. Two other marine species of red algae whose exponential growth has now been accelerated by sulfur radiation in the atmosphere, will cause this body of water to turn "blood red", kill everything within it, and make it unnavigable. Plocamiocolax Puvinata and Plocamium Pacificum, are both rapidly replicating. This means "blood red" death zones in the Pacific. Western coastlines of North America have experienced mass die-offs of sea creatures. This has led to a collapse of this region's entire fishing industry. The Pacific Ocean occupies about one-third of the earth's surface -- "a third part of the sea became blood" (59 million square miles) (Rev. 8:8).
3. Third Trumpet: (20 Mar 2017) The Ukrainian language word for "wormwood" is "chornobyl", the Ukrainian name of the town of Chernobyl which had a nuclear reactor meltdown. Fukushima is an even worse nuclear reactor meltdown. Radiation particles rain down into rivers and lakes across North America. As the nuclear cloud produced by Fukushima drifts over America, it falls as rain. The rain brings the radiation from the nuclear cloud onto the soil, the animals, the crops, the trees, and into the rivers. The greater the rainfall, the greater the amount of radioactivity. These heavy rains greatly increase the magnitude of this horrible disaster.
Then on the seventh month, at the "LAST TRUMP", seven Trumpets will be blown "in one HOUR" (18:10), perhaps an EMP. We will hear a SHOUT (1 Th. 4:16). In spite of Donald Trump's heroic efforts to "drain the swamp," Washington D.C. (Babylon -- Confusion) may FALL in 2017 just as Rome (Babylon) fell in 1870. That is why "Babylon is FALLEN, is FALLEN" (Rev. 18:2) twice. Rome in Revelation chapter 17; America in Revelation chapter 18. The saints may then RISE in a resurrection on the Feast of TRUMPETS (1 Cor. 15:52).
At this point, when Christians, the "salt of the earth" (Matt. 5:13), are removed from the earth, the kingdoms of this world will become putrid like a dead rotting carcass. They will degenerate like Jericho. Ten years later, this army of saints and angels will invade (Rev. 19:14; Matt. 24:31) after perhaps circling earth seven times. Another trumpet will sound (Matt. 24:29-31). Our Lord Yeshua "will return from the wedding" (Luke 12:36). But "when the Son of man cometh, shall he find (the) faith (the true religion) on the earth" (Luke 18:8)?
Revelation 11:15-16 says, "Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices [SHOUTING] in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ (Yeshua), and He shall reign forever and ever!"
We have to see ourselves in the place of the Israelite soldiers, whether we are vanguard or rear guard. I would have to say that knowing the times that we are living in, we are the rear guard. We are the end of the procession down through history. The apostles and prophets, and those who came in the first century—those were the vanguard. They set the stage, and we are bringing up the rear. We are last.
We have been instructed to march, pretty much in silence throughout the seven days, throughout our lives. We do not fight, we do not yell and scream. But, we simply walk around in faith until our Joshua gives us the command to shout—to join in the joyous announcement of His Appearing. And then, even we, changed into spirit—immortal—ready to fight alongside God—will watch in awe as He miraculously defeats our enemy, and gives us our inheritance in the kingdom of God.
By Grace Are You Saved
8.) Deuteronomy 9:4-5 says, "Do not think in your heart, after the Lord your God has cast them out before you, saying, 'Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land'; but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out from before you. It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." In the same way, we read "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Eph. 2:8-9).
God-Fearers Small and Great Also Get A Reward
9.) God gave Joshua and Israel "REST" and possession of Palestine after six days of marching around Jericho (Josh. 22:4) just as Jesus gives us the Millenial REST and the world (Matt. 5:5; Heb. 4:9-10) after 6000 years of quietly witnessing, and being ignored by an evil civilization.
10.) Just as those inhabitants were spared who trusted in an oath based on a red cord in their window (2:18; 6:17) waiting for Joshua's invasion, so also those inhabitants of earth will be spared who trust in Yeshua's blood sacrifice waiting for Yeshua's return (Matt 25:31-41).
Those who were interested in Judaism were called God-fearers. They were not ones who had been circumcised yet, or had completely come into Judaism as proselytes, but ones who were close to the next step that would make them full members of Judaism. They just had not quite done it yet. God-fearers will get their reward also. God will "give reward" to them "that fear thy name small and great" (Rev. 11:18). That sounds like Rahab and her family. She had done what a God-fearer would do. She had hidden the spies, and followed their instructions to the letter. She specifically says that she feared God, and she knew that He was going to win; that Israel was going to come in and take the land (Josh. 2:9-13). She believed. So not only are the saints and the prophets, and all the others given their rewards, but even those who feared God, both small and great. Rahab was no great person. She was a harlot. But her faith is noted.
11.) Just as the wealth of Jericho was to be destroyed or donated to the purpose of God, so "the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be gathered together: Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance" (Zech. 14:14) and used by the nation of Israel.
Shofars of Jubilee
The "trumpets of ram's horns" (6:4) is an incorrect translation. The literal rendering should be, "shofars of jubilee." A shofar is a ram's horn. Why not just say, "ram's horns of jubilee," which would have been correct? These are the same trumpets that are blown to announce the Jubilee every fifty years.
Go to Leviticus 25:8-12. Here we see that the blowing of the trumpets was not just about announcing plagues of God's judgment on Jericho, but also announced the jubilee.
Leviticus 25:8 says, "And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years."
Leviticus 25:9-12 says, "Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee [the same phrase in Joshua 6] to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall RETURN TO HIS POSSESSION, and each of you shall return to his family. That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.
12.) Israel inherited the land. That is one big part of the jubilee year—everyone goes back to his inheritance. No matter what had happened in the intervening time, you get back what is yours by right. That is the same thing that happens in the Millennium. The inheritance goes to those to whom it has been given—the saints of God.