In the Dead Sea Scrolls there is a translated parchment out of the war scroll that deals with some of the rules for God’s trumpets. I found them quite fascinating. There were 13 trumpets mentioned. (1) On the trumpets calling the congregation they shall write, The called of God. (2) On the trumpets calling the chiefs they shall write, The Princes of God. (3) On the trumpets of the levies they shall write, The Army of God. (4) On the trumpets of the men of renown and of the heads of the family of the congregation in the house of Assembly they shall write, Summoned by God to the Council of Holiness. (5) On the trumpets of the camps they shall write, The Peace of God in the camps of His saints. (6) And on the trumpets for breaking camp they shall write, The Mighty Deeds of God shall Crush the Enemy, Putting to Flight all those who Hate Righteousness and bringing shame on those who Hate Him. (7) On the trumpets for battle formations they shall write, Formations of the Divisions of God for the Vengeance of His Wrath on the Sons of Darkness. (8) On the trumpet summoning the foot-soldiers to advance towards the enemy formations when the gates of war are opened they shall write, Reminder of Vengeance in God’s Appointed Time. (9) On the trumpets of massacre they shall write, The Mighty Hand of God in War shall Cause all the Ungodly Slain to Fall. (10) On the trumpet of Ambush they shall write, The Mysteries of God shall Undo Wickedness. (11) On the trumpets of pursuit they shall write, God has smitten All the sons of Darkness; His Fury shall not End until They are Utterly Consumed. (12) On the trumpets of retreat, when they retreat from battle to the formation, they shall write, God has Reassembled. (13) On the trumpets of return from battle against the enemy when they journey to the congregation in Jerusalem they shall write, Rejoicing of God in the Peaceful Return.
What truth I found consistent in all these engravings is that God goes to battle for the battle is His and victory is assured. When I think of the many phases experienced in this Dorean battle I can see where each trumpet was blasted appropriately. What I’ve learned in battle was the blast was evidence of the written promise going to war with the promises of God in your ear removes all fear and set a certain courage in your heart to join God with joy in His fight. My spirit tells me that the 10th trumpet has sounded and that the last 3 shall come quickly. The Peaceful Return awaits!