48 x 60 Oil on Canvas by Dave Teague, 2015

The Feast of Trumpets pictures the first resurrection at the return of Christ to the earth. The book of Revelation reveals a sequence of earth-shaking events heralded by angels sounding a series of seven trumpet blasts.

The seventh angel’s sounding of the last trumpet signifies that “the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Revelation 11:15). The dead in Christ shall rise first and those who are alive will also rise with them to meet Christ in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Then Christ returns to stand upon the Mount of Olives before Jerusalem on the east (Zechariah 14:1-4) as pictured here.