The Day Things ChangeIn the world we live in, nothing really changes. Ecclesiastes 1:9 says it well, “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun”. The Day of Trumpets pictures the return of Jesus Christ to the earth, a day when everything changes. Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, recorded in Chapter 2 of the book of Daniel, that pictured a great image. God, through Daniel, not only revealed the dream in Daniel 2:34-35, but provided its interpretation in Daniel 2:43-44. The image represented all of the recognized world powers of their day through a connected and continuous image of a man. At the end, the image is destroyed and disbursed so that no trace could be found. This moment of destruction pictures the Day of Trumpets when Christ returns as the King of kings to establish His rule, His ruling Government. At this time, the saints of the Most High receive the Kingdom as shown in Daniel 7. This is repeated three times in the chapter, in verses 18, 22, and 27, to show the absolute certainty of the rule of the saints of God along with Jesus Christ. This gives God’s people a focal point to allow us to raise our sights and get out of the weeds of daily life and its troubles. The fulfillment of the Day of Trumpets is a day things change. There are things to do before the establishment of the Kingdom of God in its fullness, pictured by the Feast of Tabernacles, when the change has occurred. Handel’s Oratorio Messiah, a portion of which is taken from Isaiah 9:6-7, pictures this event and should encourage us through its depiction of Jesus Christ’s return to the earth, a time when He will order and establish His Kingdom “with judgment and justice from that time forward, even for ever and ever”. The Day of Trumpets represents the beginning of a righteous Government that shall stand forever. For the first time in human history, everything changes – for good.