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.
Example of the power of your shout in 2 Chronicles 20:1-32.
2 Chronicle 20:1-32 NLT - 1 After this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat. 2 Messengers came and told Jehoshaphat, "A vast army from Edom is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea. They are already at Hazazon-tamar." (This was another name for En-Gedi.) 3 Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the LORD for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting. 4 So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD's help. 5 Jehoshaphat stood before the community of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the LORD. 6 He prayed, "O LORD, God of our ancestors, you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you! 7 O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people Israel arrived? And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham? 8 Your people settled here and built this Temple to honor your name. 9 They said, 'Whenever we are faced with any calamity such as war, plague, or famine, we can come to stand in your presence before this Temple where your name is honored. We can cry out to you to save us, and you will hear us and rescue us.' 10 "And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them. 11 Now see how they reward us! For they have come to throw us out of your land, which you gave us as an inheritance. 12 O our God, won't you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help." 13 As all the men of Judah stood before the LORD with their little ones, wives, and children, 14 the Spirit of the LORD came upon one of the men standing there. His name was Jahaziel son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite who was a descendant of Asaph. 15 He said, "Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don't be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God's. 16 Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD's victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the LORD is with you!" 18 Then King Jehoshaphat bowed low with his face to the ground. And all the people of Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the LORD. 19 Then the Levites from the clans of Kohath and Korah stood to praise the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud shout. 20 Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, "Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed." 21 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: "Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!" 22 At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 23 The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other. 24 So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped. 25 King Jehoshaphat and his men went out to gather the plunder. They found vast amounts of equipment, clothing, and other valuables--more than they could carry. There was so much plunder that it took them three days just to collect it all! 26 On the fourth day they gathered in the Valley of Blessing, which got its name that day because the people praised and thanked the LORD there. It is still called the Valley of Blessing today. 27 Then all the men returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, overjoyed that the LORD had given them victory over their enemies. 28 They marched into Jerusalem to the music of harps, lyres, and trumpets, and they proceeded to the Temple of the LORD. 29 When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the LORD himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. 30 So Jehoshaphat's kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side. 31 So Jehoshaphat ruled over the land of Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-five years. His mother was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi. 32 Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the ways of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight.
Do you see the pattern? The king receives a bad report about enemy armies coming to destroy him and the people. The king and all the people humbled themselves before the Lord with corporate fasting and intercession. They waited upon the Lord for instruction. The Lord was faithful to hear their cries for help and responded with a strategy for them. This was a battle prepared for them! But before they could make a move they had to make a sound. Before they could go to the battle and possess their victory, a sound was required of them. What was that sound? A very loud shout from the priests!
The day before the battle took place they let out a battle cry that was a declaration to the enemy that the victory had already been secured! Hallelujah!
But! BUT! But, sadly, they did not retain their victory permanently. They compromised and they began to unequally yoke themselves with unbelievers. Read below:
2 Chronicles 20:32-37
32 Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the ways of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight. 33 During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to follow the God of their ancestors. 34 The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat's reign, from beginning to end, are recorded in [The Record of Jehu Son of Hanani,] which is included in [The Book of the Kings of Israel.] 35 Some time later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who was very wicked. 36 Together they built a fleet of trading ships at the port of Ezion-geber. 37 Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu from Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat. He said, "Because you have allied yourself with King Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy your work." So the ships met with disaster and never put out to sea.
There is a mantle and anointing being released to whosoever wills to yield to it for shofar ministry. It wasn’t long ago the Lord called me to this ministry in 2013. I knew nothing about the shofar only that the sound of it moved me deeply in my spirit. I talked to a few men I heard in person sound theirs but beyond that I knew nothing. Though I knew nothing in the beginning, I did know the voice of God so I followed His instructions on how and when to sound it. Initially, I was only to keep it in my prayer room at home. It wasn’t until months after I brought it home from Israel that I was allowed to begin sounding it. Even then it was only in my prayer room and nowhere else. Eventually, the Lord instructed me to take it with me to a church I was invited to minister at, but I never got a release to sound it. On my way home I asked the Lord if I missed His leading to sound. His response was, “No, I never said you were going to sound it. I only said you were to carry it with you to the meeting.” So for a time after that the Lord would instruct me to carry my shofar to a meeting, but I never got the release to sound it, but when the day came that He actually released to sound the shofar in a public meeting, the presence of God manifested with such a tangible weightiness that no one in the meeting wanted to move or speak.
Sounding the shofar releases the frequency of the authority of God causing order to come out of chaos. It is a scientific fact that sound can alter DNA. How much more can the sound of God through His shofar restore and bring someone to wholeness? Blowing the shofar without making a sound, known as the breath of God, is just as powerful as sounding it. It can bring the resurrection power of God into the life of any person, place, thing, or situation that needs new life.
Point: Shofars are used to redeem land. The Lord has sent me to Haiti, Ohio, and even Tyler, Texas. I have also been to homes, businesses, even a cemetery to redeem land. The blast of the shofar under the direction of Yahweh Himself will bring an Isaiah 45 breakthrough.
Isaiah 45:1-25 NLT - 1 This is what the LORD says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again. 2 This is what the LORD says: "I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. 3 And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness--secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. 4 "And why have I called you for this work? Why did I call you by name when you did not know me? It is for the sake of Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. 5 I am the LORD; there is no other God. I have equipped you for battle, though you don't even know me, 6 so all the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I am the LORD, and there is no other. 7 I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things. 8 "Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. I, the LORD, created them. 9 "What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, 'Stop, you're doing it wrong!' Does the pot exclaim, 'How clumsy can you be?' 10 How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father, 'Why was I born?' or if it said to its mother, 'Why did you make me this way?'" 11 This is what the LORD says--the Holy One of Israel and your Creator: "Do you question what I do for my children? Do you give me orders about the work of my hands? 12 I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the stars are at my command. 13 I will raise up Cyrus to fulfill my righteous purpose, and I will guide his actions. He will restore my city and free my captive people--without seeking a reward! I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!" 14 This is what the LORD says: "You will rule the Egyptians, the Ethiopians, and the Sabeans. They will come to you with all their merchandise, and it will all be yours. They will follow you as prisoners in chains. They will fall to their knees in front of you and say, 'God is with you, and he is the only God. There is no other.'" 15 Truly, O God of Israel, our Savior, you work in mysterious ways. 16 All craftsmen who make idols will be humiliated. They will all be disgraced together. 17 But the LORD will save the people of Israel with eternal salvation. Throughout everlasting ages, they will never again be humiliated and disgraced. 18 For the LORD is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. "I am the LORD," he says, "and there is no other. 19 I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me if I could not be found. I, the LORD, speak only what is true and declare only what is right. 20 "Gather together and come, you fugitives from surrounding nations. What fools they are who carry around their wooden idols and pray to gods that cannot save! 21 Consult together, argue your case. Get together and decide what to say. Who made these things known so long ago? What idol ever told you they would happen? Was it not I, the LORD? For there is no other God but me, a righteous God and Savior. There is none but me. 22 Let all the world look to me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other. 23 I have sworn by my own name; I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to me." 24 The people will declare, "The LORD is the source of all my righteousness and strength." And all who were angry with him will come to him and be ashamed. 25 In the LORD all the generations of Israel will be justified, and in him they will boast.
Point: Gideon and his 300 men defeated the enemy with shofars, torches, and clay pots. See the symbolism? Shofars (the sound of God), torches (Holy Spirit), clay pots (earthen vessels). The sound of their shofars confused and terrified Gideon’s enemies.
When the Angel of the Lord visited Gideon and told him that he would be valiant victor over the enemies of Israel he couldn’t receive it at first. The Lord had to reveal it to him by the Spirit for Gideon to get it and when he got it Gideon sowed an offering into that Word. That offering produced a harvest for him. It secured his victory and it was a great victory. The Lord visited the enemy in a dream (Job 33:13-16) and gave him the interpretation. The minute these two guys opened their mouths and uttered what God revealed to one in a dream and the other the interpretation of the dream, it was established and the angels were activated to bring the word to pass. Psalm 103
Psalm 103:17-22 NLT - 17 But the love of the LORD remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children's children 18 of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments! 19 The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything. 20 Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands. 21 Yes, praise the LORD, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will! 22 Praise the LORD, everything he has created, everything in all his kingdom. Let all that I am praise the LORD.
God has given us the game plan that He has for us this year to secure our victories and rewards. There are rewards God has brought with Him for 2019. You have called and chosen and ordained to bear fruit this year. Things are looking pretty good for you.
Judicial Seats in the Courts of Heaven are waiting to be filled.
After the midterm elections, God began to impress on many intercessors to enter into the courts of heaven to seek justice. This is the time for justice to come to the believers, but also to Israel, and the earth meaning the creation of God is crying out for justice. We are to begin to seek justice for ourselves, families, the people of God, etc.
Just before the midterm election I received a summons for jury duty. It just happened to be the day after the midterm elections. Not thinking much about it since I have never been chosen to be in a pool of potential jurors except the previous time I was summoned before this time, and I have never sat on a jury.
I not only was summoned, but I was also selected to sit on the jury panel. As we were being led to the entrance of the courthouse, there in front as we were about to walk up the stairs to the entrance was a gentleman blowing his trumpet in front of the courthouse! He was actually playing a coronet!
The case? Arson and insurance fraud. The accused adamantly denied he did it even though the prosecutors produced a video where he is clearly seen setting the fire. I was the alternate juror so I actually did not get to participate in the actual deliberation. I did sit through the whole case and then was required to be locked in a room by myself while the jury panel deliberated the case. My point is this, I quickly realized there was witchcraft and sorcery being used to influence the case so that this person would be found innocent. The Lord had me there solely to intercede over the jurors to keep them free of the witchcraft and it was power magic. They actually began to argue about not really being sure it was the guy in the video. Needless to say the symbolism in the case is that after I was shown what was really happening I was locked away, set apart, to intercede during the deliberation to secure the justice that was due in this case.
During the time I sat on the panel I also received a powerful word for the judge presiding over the case and the sheriff deputy in the court. I was able to deliver the words personally and even pray for the judge and sheriff privately. The judge even contacted me later and asked if I would send her an email repeating the things I prophesied over her.
What is the Lord saying through all of this? I am summoning My people into the courts of heaven to seek justice and you will find audience with the Judge of Heaven and Earth and you will have influence on Him to move on behalf of the petitions you are called to bring before Him.
We have favor and influence with the King of kings and the Lord of lords! But was have to answer the call to appear in His courts! Will you answer the jury summons being released from heaven’s court? The Judge is seeking to seat a panel of heavenly jurors to deliberate cases being brought before Him by the accuser of the brethren. There is a call to be conformed to heaven’s jury panel to decree justice. You are being presented with an opportunity to receive a badge (mantle) giving you full legal authority to give justice where justice is due.
This court was located on the 40th floor. Hmm…
About the previous jury summons: The previous time was interesting also. I was selected to be on the jury pool, but when we got to the courtroom to be interviewed the sheriff told our group to enter and sit only on the right side of the courtroom. No one should be sitting on the left side. He said, again, I do not want to see one person sitting on the left side of the courtroom. Did I make myself clear? I was last in line so when I entered and was about to sit on the right side as he instructed he stopped me and said – Not you. You’re special. You must sit on the left side by yourself. I thought he was joking because he was smiling and the whole group in the courtroom began laughing at me, but he was serious. I asked why and he said, because you are special and must be separated from the others. I just stood there not knowing if he was actually serious or joking. Still smiling he said, please sit, on the left by yourself. Later on my way home, the Lord began showing me the symbolism in being instructed by the sheriff to sit set apart from the others which is this - there is a call for believers to rise into positions of authority the courts of heaven that will require a sanctified life of holiness. It will require a life so set apart from the world that you may be mocked or considered a self-righteous at times for not siding (sitting) on the same side everyone else is on. I still wondered if the sheriff knew the Lord and was flowing prophetically to know to sit me apart from everyone and to say I was different from the rest. Just then the Lord spoke to me about the sheriff and said the following mind blowing words – About the Sheriff, if you can receive it, I AM He who set you apart in the courtroom.
Let me interpret the symbolism in my stories about the jury summons. The previous jury summons represented a call for positions of authority to be filled in the courts of heaven. There are vacancies in the courts coming soon because of many mighty men and women of God going home this season. There are many potentials on God’s list for consideration but only those who answer the call and are obedient to come out from among anything worldly, including in the church, would given authority to be seated in courts of heaven. The recent jury summons and being picked to be on the jury panel represents the season we are in currently. There are many who were called and have now been chosen by the Lord, handpicked, to receive a seat of authority and charge over His courts. They are those who found the secret place and are hidden in His shadow. There are no public celebrations or announcements of their appointments because they prefer that He, Yeshua, gets all the glory.
Romans 8:27-34 NKJV - 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
We have been predestined to be conformed to His image. What is it? Seated at the right-hand of the Father making intercession for the saints. Remember? And He has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: You are seated in Him in heavenly places far above all principalities, dominions…
What are we supposed to do in the courts? Speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, who have no voice.
Proverbs 31:1-9 NLT - 1 The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, which his mother taught him. 2 O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, 3 do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings. 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine. Rulers should not crave alcohol. 5 For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed. 6 Alcohol is for the dying, and wine for those in bitter distress. 7 Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more. 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. 9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
It is important to understand what I am about to say…The Lord is going to begin dealing with us about things we must lay down in order to operate in what He is calling us to walk in. We will not walk in the courts of heaven if we are not willing to be cleansed of any idols in our lives and live a life set apart from the world. Remember Jehoshaphat?
We must hate even the garments defiled by the flesh.
Jude 1:20-23 NKJV - 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23 but others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
Jude 1:20-23 NLT - 20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God's love. 22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
Point: Sounding the shofar is a form of prayer/intercession. It is the breath of God. If there is a breath, there is a voice. Elijah was a man. He prayed fervently and his prayers were influential even over the atmosphere and elements. This year God will begin to release the spirit of Elijah through the shofars.
James 5:16-20 NLT - 16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. 17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! 18 Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. 19 My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, 20 you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
Yesterday evening, Mom and I went out in the backyard and sounded our shofars. We were supposed to have 100% chance of rain all day today and some rain Sunday. No rain today, only beautiful sunny skies. PTL
Not only will we have influence over the atmosphere and elements, but we will have influence over the nations concerning winning souls and reconciling others back to God. If we pray fervently as Elijah did, God will rain down righteousness and bring many souls into the kingdom.
Job 22:27-30 NKJV - 27 You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, And you will pay your vows. 28 You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. 29 When they cast you down, and you say, 'Exaltation will come!' Then He will save the humble person. 30 He will even deliver one who is not innocent; Yes, he will be delivered by the purity of your hands."
Job 22:27-30 NLT - 27 You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows to him. 28 You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you. 29 If people are in trouble and you say, 'Help them,' God will save them. 30 Even sinners will be rescued; they will be rescued because your hands are pure."
Conclusion of service: Declare Jeremiah 51 over everyone. Anoint everyone and the shofars. Then everyone individually as a prophetic act to activate the mantle and anointing God is releasing to us for shofar ministry this year to sound or shout for the sealing of it.
Jeremiah 1:5; 9-10 NKJV - 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you;… 9 Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant."
Basically, to judge the ungodly, and to seek justice for the oppressed…
Thank you all for coming tonight and to those who will later read these notes, please feel free to share!
Receive this blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
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