Are the so-called sky trumpets people have been reporting a sign of the end times?
People around the world have been reporting hearing hums, musical blasts, horns, or other trumpet-like sounds from the sky or even from the earth itself. Reports from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Russia, Australia, the Czech Republic, and other places describe a unique sound with groaning qualities interspersed with metallic, vibrating, musical-like qualities. Some report hearing sorts of voices that can't be understood.
Are these sounds man-made, natural, or supernatural? A few theories have surfaced.
First, some believe the sounds are caused by solar plasma and the magnetic field of the earth interacting, or the movement of tectonic plates. Some say it is the sound of the earth's north magnetic pole shifting. If these are accurate sources of the sounds, why weren't they reported before March 2011?
Maybe these sounds are from aliens visiting the earth. Some say these sounds are pranks. Videos posted online broadcasting the sounds can be easily reproduced complete with astounded onlookers. Others dismiss the supernatural possibilities by tracing the sounds to industry or military sources, including the HAARP and Project Blue Beam theories. Some say a government or group of nations is altering the weather, using micro-waves, or trying to create similar conditions to the return of Jesus.
But, could it be these sky trumpets have a supernatural or spiritual origin? While some believe these sounds are God's way of warning us the end days are coming, others believe Satan is generating them to scare us.
Heavenly trumpets do exist and God has employed them in the past and has designs to use them again. In Exodus 19:16, a loud trumpet blast accompanied God's presence on Mt. Sinai when He gave the Law. This sound grew in intensity (verse 19).
In the future, the rapture of Jesus' followers will be announced by a trumpet sound (1 Corinthians 15:52). In Matthew 24:31, Jesus talked about His second coming this way: "And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
John describes seven angels who usher in judgments on the earth during the end times tribulation with seven trumpets (Revelation 8—9). The recent sounds cannot be these trumpet sounds because the tribulation has not begun. And, because the rapture hasn't occurred, the sky trumpets heard in the last few years are not the "last trumpet" mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:52.
In conclusion, the likeliest explanation for these sky trumpets, biblically speaking, is that they are man-made or naturally occurring. We do know that the last times described in the Bible will be accompanied by increased wickedness and more and more false teaching (1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:3; Jude 1:18). These will increase after the rapture (2 Thessalonians 2:9–11).
People concerned about sky trumpets should be more concerned with the state of their souls—their relationship with Jesus.
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