Themes of resurrection, judgment, tribulation and victory are associated to the Feast of Trumpets. The literal and specific fulfillment of each of God's holy days marks an epoch in God's plan. Trumpets pictures the resurrection of the dead and is the cornerstone of God's plan of salvation. We are called out now and destined to become a royal priesthood and holy nation. In this life, we go through the same process Jesus Christ did of being tried and tested, ultimately dying and awaiting the resurrection. God through Christ and the Holy spirit gives us the strength to go through this and hold our heads high.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.