The Shofar, God’s Weapon of Choice
The following are my sermon notes for anointing and impartation service Saturday night, January 12, 2019...
Greetings and Shabbat Shalom! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
I am excited about tonight’s service because this one is very special. The Lord is in our presence and He has come to release a new mantle for the intercessor’s shofar ministry and to anoint us to release the shout of the King of kings that will release the breaker anointing with force and power such as never has been experienced on the earth.
Much intercession, activation, decrees, and declarations will be made and release with the blast of the shofar and shouts of victory and praise to establish every good work predestined for this year, 2019. In other words, we are going to have to get over what people will think about us! We must sound, shout, praise, dance, or whatever the Lord commands us to do this year and if you are obedient you will see a move of God break forth out of your act of obedience.
We have much to cover tonight so I want to get right to business.
Opening remarks from prophetic word posted to Smashing Pillars website:
07-23-18 Visitation – Blessed are your eyes!
Be prepared, an onslaught of deception is coming. There is a storm of deception coming and once it hits it will be too late for many who did not cover and guard their sight to navigate the storm with clarity. Those who do not regard this word will be blinded by the deluge of deception being prepared to be unleashed over the masses. They call it their “new thing” that will cause “old things” to pass away. It is a perversion of My truth.
Do not fear, you will stand and not waiver in the storm of deception released by political powers using occult and satanic means. This is a national tragedy, but it is employed by dimensional and global agents. Vehicles of news media, entertainment, social media, frequencies, soundwaves, and recreational drugs (DMT), will be employed using technologies not previously known to the public, nor to man for that matter. These programs and algorithms are demonic in nature and will be implemented without really knowing what the final effects will be because they have never been used before now. They will unlock gates and pathways which are not meant to be opened.
The main target of this storm will be My prophetic intercessors and covenant enforcers. You are a threat to these enemies of state and they are trembling. They hear the shout of the King of kings being released through you, intercessor. You have been effectual, availing much and advancing My kingdom. Therefore, do not fear, I will not leave you nor forsake you, but I will help you and deliver you from the storm, says the Lord.
I tell you now before it happens and when it does happen, I will cause you, intercessor, to grow strong in My wisdom and in the power of My might. You will become a threshing-sledge with sharp teeth. I will increase your understanding and discernment to comprehend what the enemy is secretly conspiring to do, and you will thrash and destroy the strategies of the enemy intended to deceive the masses, and you make them like chaff.
I will release my intercessors to preemptively rebuke the storms of deception and cause them to dissipate. The Spirit of God is now hovering over the face of the deep. Deep is calling unto deep. My intercessors are about to open the heavens over the masses and cause a clarity to come to this great nation… End
Point: Chaff is easily blown away by the wind.
Daniel 2:35 NKJV - "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
John 3:8 NKJV - “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The enemy may be using the airways, media, frequencies, vibrations, etc. to try to destroy God’s people and all his creation, but God has the last word and will make the last sound the Satan and his kingdom of darkness will ever hear!
Do you see it yet? Are you perceiving why tonight is a special night? The Word of the Lord comes to you saying, Arise and shine My shofars and My shouting warriors! Release the sound that will break the power of the dark kingdom. Smash and destroy every false system being released through crafts and technologies. You are My threshing sledges with sharp teeth. I give you authority, legal authority, to make them like chaff to be blown away by your shouts and the blasts of the shofars!
Need victory? This is how you get the victory this year! You'll have to take possession of it!
Need freedom? This is how you get your freedom this year! You'll have to take possession of it!
This year there are battles prepared for you. Yes, I said battles have been prepared for you. Battles that will require you to make a sound before even thinking about making a move. The battles prepared for you have already won! This will be the sound required of you to possess the victories prepared for you to possess this year.
Here is a great demonstration - Deadliest Warriors in the World:
Get the picture?
Psalms 150:1-6 Hebrew Names Version
1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!
2 Praise him for his mighty acts! Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with the “SOUNDING” of the “SHOFAR”! Praise him with harp and lyre!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and flute!
5 Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with resounding cymbals! 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
According to Psalm 150 praise and worship begins with the sounding of the shofar.
Tonight’s message is titled - “The Shofar, God’s Weapon of Choice for 2019” – because you are the SHOFAR!
You are God’s weapon of choice. This year you will be His shouting shofar!
Jeremiah 51:20-24 NKJV - 20 "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms; 21 With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; With you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider; 22 With you also I will break in pieces man and woman; With you I will break in pieces old and young; With you I will break in pieces the young man and the maiden; 23 With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen; And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers. 24 "And I will repay Babylon And all the inhabitants of Chaldea For all the evil they have done In Zion in your sight," says the LORD.
Understanding the shofar, its purpose, and when to blow the trumpet – Horn or Shofar. Information on understanding the shofar pulled from: http://www.shofarcall.com
The word Sho’far is Hebrew. In our modern Bibles it is mostly called a trumpet.
The Ram’s Horn Shofar is one of the earliest musical instruments known to man. It is used to usher in the biblical festivals of Israel, including the Sabbath, and to inspire people to mend their lives and repent. It was developed by the early Hebrews and is made from the horn of an animal like a ram, a goat, sheep, or in modern times mostly a Kudu, (Yeminite) from the antelope family.
The Kudu was first used by a tribe of Jews called Yemenites so that is it nickname.
The Silver Trumpet or Temple Trumpet is one first used in Numbers 10:10 to call the congregation together and to direct the movement in the camps.
Yet another shofar is called an Oryx/Gemsbok from a Gazelle.
Also the Sable-Antelope, Ibex and the Eland shofar.
In general there are many sounds made on the shofar.
Sounds vary with psalmist/musicians are able to play several notes to music. Phil Driscoll is a well-known psalmist who can play the shofar like a trumpet with several notes. Some people can play two shofars simultaneously.
In the Jewish tradition there are four different sounds made on the Shofar. Each sound means something different:
TE'KI'AH - a long blast with one or two notes. Praise/Worship
SH’VA'RIM - 3 medium blasts, two tones each. Repent /Broken
TE'RU'AH - 9 short, staccato blasts. Warfare & Victor
TE'KI'AH GE’DO’LAH: an extra-long single blast. It is the jubilee note extended as long as one can … and represents the great last trumpet sound when the Lord returns as King when we who are saved receive new bodies and we are all healed. Also used to call upon God. A thanks for his Mercy /Goodness/Redemption.
The word trumpet(s) is mentioned in the bible over 70 times. In our day, there is a growing interest in the sounds and uses of the shofar. It is a worldwide phenomenon… Actually, it is a move of the Spirit. If you have ever been to Israel, you’ve seen people from all over the world buying and blowing their shofars all over Israel, as far as Abraham could look to the North, the South, the East, and the West, you can see and hear shofars being blown by tourist from all over the world.
Think about it. Tourist from all over the world buy shofars in Israel and take them back to their countries. This has been happening for years upon years! Now God is about to pour out and anointing upon the earth for intercessors to be activated to supernaturally release the sound of heaven on earth. There is not frequency, soundwave, vibration, algorithm that can withstand the sound God is about to anoint you with tonight! Not even 5G will be able to withstand the blast of God’s nostrils coming from out of your shofars and shouts of victory!
Why should we blow the shofar today?
Call to Worship- Hebrew>Tekiah
Repentance & Brokenness- Shvarim
Warfare & Celebration - Teruah
Healing - the rapture - Tekiah Gedolah
PSALM 150:3…”Praise him with the “BLAST” of the “SHOFAR”. The Shofar was the first musical instrument mentioned in this psalm of David. The Shofar is always associated with a powerful move of God. (WORSHIP)
ISAIAH 58:1; Hosea 8:1; Joel 2:1… Repentance - a broken, moaning, and crying sound, signifying that we are broken before the Lord. (REPENTANCE)
GIDEON…brought such complete confusion to the camp of the enemy (the Midianites) with the sounding of 300 SHOFARS that they began to kill one another in their retreat from 300 of Gideon’s men armed with only a Shofar, a torch and a clay pitcher. (WARFARE) Judges 7:15-22
JOSHUA…with the shout and the blowing of the Shofars caused the 25- foot thick, heavily fortified walls of the ancient city of Jericho to crumble and fall to the ground like dust. (WARFARE) Joshua 6
The Shofar is a voice as of God. Exodus 19:19, Rev. 1:10; 4:1
In the tradition of early Judaism: when a bridegroom went to claim his bride, the attendants would announce the coming of the bridegroom with the blowing of the Shofar and a proclamation, “Behold the Bridegroom cometh”. This happens again at the return of Christ, Our Bridegroom. (The Ultimate Healing)
Shofar confuses the “Accuser” (Satan)…”
Who blows the shofar?
Does God? …Exodus 19:16-19 NKJV - 16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who [were] in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai [was] completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.
Do Angels? …Matthew 24:31 NKJV - 31 "And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Do Priests? …Numbers 10:8 NKJV - 8 "The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and these shall be to you as an ordinance forever throughout your generations.
Who are Priests now? …We are. 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV - 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
What effect does the blowing of The Shofar have on the enemy? Confusion and defeat! …Judges 7:20-22 NKJV - 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers--they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing--and they cried, "The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!" 21 And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled. 22 When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the LORD set every man's sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.
Number 10:9 NKJV - 9 "When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.
Does Jesus? …1 Thessalonians 4:16 NKJV - 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
The Priests (Melchizedek) shall blow the trumpets for an ordinance forever”
When should you blow the shofar?
There are many uses for the shofar throughout the Bible and is often referred to as trumpets, rams horn, coronets, etc. They are prominent and extensive and God’s dealings with His people then and today. Here are some of them:
1) The ram's horn, the shofar, is a reminder of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac and God's provision of a ram as a substitute. Genesis 22:13
2) The LAW (Torah) was given to Israel with the sound of the shofar from heaven. Exodus 19:19
3)a The Shofar was blown at the start of the year on Yom Teruah. (Rosh Hashanah) (Feast of Trumpets) 1st day of the 7th month. Leviticus 23:24
3)b The Shofar Sounds again on Jubilee year which is the 10th day of the 7th month throughout the land. Leviticus 25:9-10
4) The trumpet was blown to announce the beginning of the festivals. Numbers 10:10
5) Israel won the battle of Jericho with the blast of the Shofar. Joshua 6:20
6) Gideon and his army confused and scattered the enemy with the shofar. Judges 7:15-22
7) The shofar was blown to signal the assembly of the Israelites during war. Judges 3:27, 6:34,
II Samuel 20:1, Jer. 4:19, 51:27, Neh. 4:20, Amos 3:6
8) Seven shofars were blown before the ark of God. 1 Chr. 15:24, 2 Sam. 6:15
9) They took an oath before the Lord…..with trumpets and rams’ horns.
2 Chr. 5:14
10) The shofar was used for the coronation of kings. I.e. King Solomon.
I Kings 1:34, 39
11) The shofar is a reminder that God is sovereign. Psalm 47:5
12) The shofar was blown to celebrate the new moon each month. Psalm 81:1-3
13) The shofar was used to accompany other musical instruments during temple ceremonies in Jerusalem and in praise and worship. Psalm 98:6, 150:3-6
14) The shofar will be blown at the time of the in-gathering of the exiles to Israel. Isaiah 27: 13
15) The blowing of the shofar is a signal for the call to repentance. Isaiah 58:1, Hosea 8:1
16) Blown as a warning. Ezekiel 33:3-6, Numbers 10:9, Isaiah 18:3
17) The blowing of the shofar ushers in the day of the Lord. Joel 2:1
18) The shofar is blown to call the sacred assembly. Numbers 10:3, Joel 2:15
19) Israel will be advised of the advent of the Messiah with the sound of the shofar. Zechariah 9:14, 16
20) The shofar is sounded at the resurrection of the dead. I Thess. 4:16
21) The shofar (trumpet) is the sound of YHVH’s voice. Rev 1:10
22) John was taken up to Heaven in the Book of Revelation by the sound of the shofar. Revelation 4:1
23) Seven trumpets (shofars) are sounded when God judges the earth during the tribulation. Revelation 8:9 Judaism concerns itself with the "three trumps". They are called the first trump, the last trump and the great trump.
The first trump was blown at Mount Sinai. The last trump is blown to signify the resurrection of the dead and may be blown on Rosh Hashanah. The great trump will signify the Second Coming of Yeshua and is blown at Yom Kippur.
According to other scholars, there are only two trumps, the first at Mount Sinai (Ex 19:19) and the last (great) that is blown by YHVH (Yeshua) Himself at His return on Yom Kippur. (Isaiah 27:13, Zech. 9:14, Matt. 24:29-3I, 1st Thess. 4:16-17, 1st Cor. 15:52).
This instrument of warfare will help you and your church to SOUND THE ALARM. Joel 2:1-28
There are also prophetic assignments, sounds, and blasts that are done with the shofar. These are to be done as the Lord leads you. Obedience will release the power of God, angels, shifts in the spirit, even change the tide of a battle to bring victory over our enemies.