The First Resurrection
Open Ark – Light – Sabbath
Behold, I tell you a mystery:
Open Veil – Firmament – Passover (Midnight)
We shall not all sleep,
Open Altar and Table (Living Sacrifices) – Land / Firstfruits
but we shall all be changed in a moment,
Open Lampstand – Sun, Moon and Stars
(the Seven Eyes of the Law) – Pentecost
in the twinkling of an eye,
Open Incense Altar – Trumpets
at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,
Open Laver (Washed forever) – Atonement (first goat)
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
Open Shekinah – Tabernacles
and we shall be changed.
Paul’s “last trumpet” is the seventh trumpet in Revelation. It is first century, and follows the pattern of the feasts. Trumpets concerns the mustering of God’s armies – a united Jew-Gentile church. Once the saints were taken, it was a Day of Atonement with seven sprinklings of blood, or in this case, seven bowls of blood tipped out on the Land to raise up the Avenger.
Notice also that the word “changed” appears at Firstfruits (the haul of grapes from Canaan as a promise of wine) and again at Tabernacles in the Promised Land. (See Marriage as a Promise of Wine.) It was the heavenly country and all those in Abraham’s bosom were about to enter.