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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blow the Trumpet

Dear beloved: We are in the time of the Days of Awe, the Feast of Trumpets, which began on the eve of September 28th, and concludes on Friday eve, October 7th, the Day of Atonement. The Feast of Trumpets is given by the Lord in Leviticus 23:23-25: v24 Speak unto the children of Israel saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. v25 Ye shall do no servile work therein, but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. The blowing of the trumpets had several purposes with the children of Israel: the declaring of a Sabbath or a solemn assembly, a warning of danger and action to be taken, such as calling troops to war, or the announcement of arrival of a king.

For us the trumpet also symbolically does all these things for us, but more than anything else it heralds the arrival and coming of our King Jesus Christ. I Thess. 4:16-18, For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. v17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall ever be with the Lord. v18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. The blowing of the trumpets reminds us that Jesus is coming back and that we should at all times be ready for His coming; we should conduct our lives accordingly, as if He were just over the horizon. Are there things that you would do differently, or people that you would treat differently, if you truly believed that Jesus were coming back this very day?

Yesterday we gathered a group of people to pray over my land and to blow the shofar over the land, to release the Lord's blessing on the land. As the shofar blew out across the land, I could see in the spirit realm the blessings of the Lord piercing through the darkness and sending the enemy running. Just as Gideon went to battle against the Midianites with just three hundred men armed with trumpets, empty pitchers, and torches, he was able to scatter the enemy and rout them; they fell upon each other with swords. Judges 7:20 And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord and of Gideon. v21 And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. v22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host, and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zenerath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

Pick up your trumpet or shofar and blow it over your land, your home, or your city today and send the enemy running. Get ready for the King is coming! God bless you, in Christ, Jim

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