Spiritual Dictionary Section T-2


Trumpets – A musical device to communicate instructions from a distance. Trumpets can also be stories of struggles, disaster, or judgments as spoken of in Revelation 8-11. Trumpets are also the proclamations of God and of His people to prepare a people to meet with God. CO

God calls to Israel at Mt Sinai. Exodus 19:16, 19; Hebrews 12:18-21, Compared to the voice of God – Exodus 20:18-20

Trumpet call to declare the 49th year and the start of Jubilee. Leviticus 25:9

The two silver trumpets used to call Israel to meetings, or to alert them to prepare them for moves, a call to war, or to announce religious celebrations. Numbers 10:1-10

Priesthood to blow the trumpets of God. Numbers 10:8; Joshua 6:4; Nehemiah 12:35-41; I Peter 2:9

Trumpets connected to the daily service of God. II Chronicles 13:4-18

Trumpet call is used when entering into covenant relationship with God after instruction by a prophet. II Chronicles 15:1-15

Trumpets used at the rededication of the temple in the time of Hezekiah. II Chronicles 29:1-35 especially verses 26-27; and in the time of Ezra. Ezra 3:8-13

The trumpets of ram’s horns used to call to judgment or repentance for Jericho. Joshua 6:1-21

Ehud used the trumpet to call to war. Judges 3:27; Saul I Samuel 13:3. Joab. II Samuel 2:28

Gideon used 300 trumpets to defeat the Midainites. Judges 7:7-23

Movement of the Ark by David accompanied by trumpets. II Samuel 6:15; I Chronicles 13:8; I Chronicles 15:24,28

Trumpets used to announce the setting up of a king. II Samuel 15:10; I Kings 1:32-41; II Kings 9:13; II Kings 11:14

Trumpets to announce new moons or solemn feasts. Psalms 81:1-4; Joel 2:15-18

Trumpets used to praise God. Psalms 150:3; Psalms 98:6

Trumpets as a musical instrument. II Chronicles 5:12-13; 7:6

Trumpets to call to the Gentiles so that they too can come and worship God. Isaiah 27:13; Jeremiah 51:27

Trumpets used as a celebration instrument after God granted victory over their enemies. II Chronicles 20:22-30

Trumpets to reveal sin to the people. Isaiah 58:1

Trumpets associated with ensigns to communicate or warn about war. Jeremiahs 4:5-6, 21

Trumpet sound is equaled to war on both physical and spiritual planes. Jeremiah 4:19

Trumpets to

People in rebellion flee the sound of the trumpet call to war for God. Jeremiah 42:13-14

A true watchman for God must blow the trumpet to alert people of sin or war. Ezekiel 33:1-6

Trumpet call to alert to transgression against God’s covenant and against His law. Hosea 8:1

Trumpet sound to alert about the Day of the Lord. Joel 2:1

Trumpet called compared to the counsel of God’s prophets. Amos 3:6-7

Trumpet call compared to lightning and whirlwinds of God. Zechariah 9:14

Do not use a trumpet to alert people of your good deeds. Matthew 6:2

At the sound of a trumpet God will send His angels to gather His people at the second coming. Matthew 24:30-31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16

God’s people are not to give an uncertain sound so that people will not come to the battle. I Corinthians 14:8

God’s voice is like a trumpet. Revelation 1:10

God’s voice like a trumpet calling John to come up and see what is in heaven. Revelation 4:1

The trumpets to sound continually. Joshua 6:13


Counsel about Trumpet from the Writings of Ellen G. White


Ministers (priests) must lift up their voices as trumpets. AA 361; GW 15

God’s people are to give a clear and certain sound to their presentations. TM 86; 5T 715-716

John the Baptist’s preaching was like a trumpet. Confrontation 28

Christ’s voice lifted up like a trumpet. DA 591

Zion’s watchmen will unite in voice to give clear, loud, notes. LS 327

The writings of EGW will give a clear and certain sound. 4T 647

Directions given by the trumpets sounds. PP 376-377

Signals given by the trumpet sounds. 1T 651

The voice of His people were like trumpets at Christ’s triumphal entry. DA 570-573

Priests in the time of Christ sounded the trumpets at morning and evening worship. DA 571

Trumpets to call to judgment. PP 339, 533


Truth – One of a collection of many positive qualities of God and His people. Correct information about a situation, process or event. CO

Church of God is the pillar and stay of truth. I Timothy 3:15



I know Him but keep not His commandments. I John 2:4

Jesus is not the Christ. I John 2:22

That you have not sin. I John 1:8

The resurrection is already past. II Timothy 2:18

You say you have fellowship with God but work in darkness. I John 1:16

God’s works are truth. Daniel 4:37

Grace and truth. John 1:14,17

Jesus is the truth. John 14:6; Ephesians 4:21

Judgment and truth. Isaiah 42:1-4

Kindness and truth. II Samuel 2:6 

Love and truth. Psalms 43:3; II Thessalonians 2:10

Mercy and truth purge iniquity. Proverbs 16:6

Peace and truth. Esther 9:30; Jeremiah 33:6

Present truth. II Peter 1:12

Scripture of truth. Daniel 10:21

Sincerity and truth. Joshua 24:14

Spirit and truth. John 4:23-24

The paths of the Lord. Psalms 25:10

The Spirit of truth. John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13

The truth makes you free. John 8:31-32

The truth of the gospel. Galatians 2:5,14; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5

The truth of thy salvation. Psalms 69:13

The word of the Lord in thy mouth. I Kings 17:24;

Thy law is truth. Psalms 119:142

Thy commandments are truth. Psalms 119:151

Thy counsels are truth. Isaiah 25:1

 Thy Spirit is truth. I John 5:6; John 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:7-14; I John 5:6

Thy word is truth. John 17:17; II Timothy 2:15; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 2:15; James 1:17-18

Transgression removes truth and judgment. Isaiah 59:9-15;   Jeremiah 7:28; Hosea 4:1; 4:6

Truth is combined with mercy. Genesis 24:26-27; Exodus 34:5-7; II Samuel 15:20; Psalms 25:10; 57:3,10; 85:10-11; 89:14; Proverbs 3:3; Isaiah 16:5

Truth must be obeyed. Galatians 3:1; 5:7

Truth purifies. I Peter 1:22-23

Truth sanctifies. John 17:17,19; II Thessalonians 2:13-14

Turning from iniquity allows us to understand truth. Daniel 9:13; II Timothy 3:7-8; 4:1-4; Titus 1:14; Hebrews 10:26

Unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I Corinthians 5:8


Various truths:

God is a God of gods. Daniel 2:47

God is Lord of kings. Daniel 2:47

God is not a respecter of persons. Acts 10;34-35

God is a Revealer of secrets. Daniel 2:47

God's wrath is against all who hold the truth in              unrighteousness. Romans 1:18-25

Herod, Pilate, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were      gathered together against Jesus. Acts 4:27

Jesus is the Son of God. Matthew 14:33

Jesus is "That Prophet." John 6:5-13

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the, life. John 14:6

The great commandments. Mark 12:28-34

The resurrection has not yet come. II Timothy 2:18


Truth- "…message of peace." DA 255


Truth- "In the name of God lift your banner for truth and righteousness, the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus." MLT 315


Truth - "The enemy of mankind knew that truth unmixed with error is a power mighty to save; but that when used to exalt self and to further the projects of men it becomes a power for evil." PK 505


Truth - "The only condition upon which the freedom of man is possible is that of becoming one with Christ. "The truth shall make you free;" and Christ is the truth." DA 466


Turn -  To turn is to repent. "...turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord my God. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed..." Jeremiah 31:18-19


Tyrant - worst - "What path so dark for human feet to tread as that chosen by one who has persisted in having his own way, resisting the holy influences of the Spirit of God! What bondage so terrible as that of him who is given over to the control of the worst of tyrants – himself!" PP 676