The Silver Trumpets
The Silver Trumpets
Numbers 10:1–10 The Silver Trumpets
- Read Numbers 10:1–10
- What is the N.T. equivalent?
- In those days, covenants always began with a story (often called a preamble)
- All about God’s faithfulness in the past
- and then there would be commitments
- When were the silver trumpets used?
- David set up the ark of the covenant in Jerusalem
- Trumpets to be played 1 Chronicles 16:4–37
- They sing a song of the story of God’s covenant faithfulness
- As we look at all the stories, we will see a pattern:
- So what about the trupets being blown in time of trouble?
2 Chronicles 13:4–15 —trumpets used as intended
- Begins with telling the story of David
- God made a covenant with us, and he is a faithful God! We trust him! We trust in him and obey him!
- Then God’s presence came!
- But the most amazing story is a bit later
- 2 Chronicles 20:1–30 Jehoshaphat
- They praise God’s covenant faithfulness (actually, don’t even need the trumpets!!)
- They engaged with God (played the instruments and sang to God)
- on the basis of his covenant (They talked about God’s faithfulness and their own trust and commitment to him)
- and then his presence came (he rescued them)
What about the New Testament?
- Acts 4:24–31
- The first persecution had come to the early church as some of their leaders were arrested
- Praised God for who he is and for the promises of the New Covenant
- Prayed for his help in the form of the power of the Spirit
- God’s presence came dramatically—the place shook
- Acts 16:25–26 Paul and Silas in Prison
- Engaged with God in Praise
- God’s presence came dramatically
So what is our motivation for praising God?
- His power
- Luke 17:12–19 The one leper who praised God with a loud voice was blessed by Jesus with ?more healing?
- His presence
- One of the most amazing stories I have kept till last
- 2 Chronicles 5:13–14 —Singers fall down
- Jesus says we are to pray “in his name”
- Unpacking this, it is about what he has done for us in the New Covenant
- Now we will sing a song about the new Covenant “In Christ Alone”