The ram’s horn was used in commemoration of the sacrifice of Isaac by the Hebrew’s. The last moment before Abraham was to sacrifice his son Isaac, a ram caught in a thicket was used as a substitute sacrifice. To honor the ram, Jews use a ram’s horn at religious services.
Horns from cows were rejected because these animals were associated with the worship of the golden calf by the Children of Israel in the desert, a sin vigorously condemned by Moses. The Shofar’s most important uses as described in the Bible were to intimidate the enemy, to declare war, and to call the populace to assembly. This was all done by sound from a SACRAFICAL ANIMAL.
WE HAVE THE SOUND OF THE SACRIFICAL SON AND the sound from Him; HIS WORD, His HOLY spirit has even more power to;
INTIMIDATE THE ENEMY
He was born of a virgin, lived as a man, died on the cross and rose to be seated at the right hand of God for our sins. He has given us the Power of HIS WORD. We use His creative ability when we use His Word. We can restore, rebuild and redefine any situation when we Use His Word. Apart from its liturgical uses the shofar was closely connected to use in the natural. In the Dead Sea Scrolls we read that during battles, the shofar blowers sounded a powerful war cry to instill fear into the hearts of the enemy (just like we saw in the WW2 planes) while priests blew the “six trumpets of killing”. And we cannot forget Jericho, the sound of the trumpet, brought down the walls!! There Power in sound! OK you say what does this have to do with the Holy Spirit?
You see the Holy Spirit, heard from God and then spoke to the authors of the Bible to write it, he speaks to us to tell us what to say in line with the Word of God to create. We create with words and sounds, Just like God did, just like Jesus did and just like the HOLY SPIRIT DOES. He hears what God says, and tells us, all we have to do is to repeat the same thing as God says: the same words, the same sound the same wave length the same vibration and we get: THE SAME RESULTS. Remember God is finished doing what he did. Jesus did his part but the HOLY SPIRIT IS DOING and he is doing thru you and showing you things to come!!
These things are new and exciting to us, but remember God has already created them and he watches as we follow his revelation thru His Holy Spirit.
When you look at some of the shapes created by sound, you will see shapes already created in nature. Our God is so exciting, as the Holy Spirit reveals these things it confirms the Word which solidifies faith. Of course we have total faith in God and his Word, but when it is confirmed in the natural, it gives us more ammunition for those who are struggling to believe. It is all done, when you receive a dream or imagine something that does not exist, it has already been created. We are not the creator we are the creation that discovers what the creator had designed for us to find on this day.
Although we are all on the same path, we are at different levels, revel in your level: as you need more, more will be revealed. Remember a first grader can’t do Algebra, but to a Grad student, it is easy. I have taught of sound before, it is limitless……..as we go higher in the Spirit we must know that sound is not a respecter of persons either, it will create good or bad, it will design what we say.
Sound can design churches or weapons of mass destruction. What comes from your mouth matters: do you speak God’s word which is truth, life, beauty righteousness or do you speak the words of the enemy which are stealing, lying and killing? You may say: well I did not mean it—sound vibrations don’t care, they respond to the source…….you can’t take it back once said. The damage is done……thank God that the Holy Spirit will show us how to cover our errors by using the Word of God to repent and resurrect what we may have killed with our words. I AM the resurrection, so by listening to the Holy Spirit we will know what exactly to say to bring life back to a dead situation.
JOHN 18:20 The truths of God are hidden for His children, not from them. The Holy Spirit has been instructed to teach us all things (Jn. 14:26) and has given us an unction so that we will know all things (1 Jn. 2:20).
We only have to appropriate what is ours.
Man’s knowledge is based on observation. It cannot give perfect instruction about the future. God’s knowledge can. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit we can know things to come (Jn. 16:13). When dealing with God, revelation knowledge is essential. The Lord’s ways are not always our ways (Isa. 55:8). A fear of trusting the intuitive, revelation knowledge that God gives us will cause us to miss many blessings of God. When you hear from the Holy Spirit, don’t doubt……don’t hesitate……JUST DO!!
We need to ask for and expect to receive revelation knowledge from the Lord thru his Holy Spirit. God desires to impart it more than we desire to receive it. Great blessings await those who will not depend solely on their own understanding (Prov. 3:5). 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Matthew 17 1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
How did the disciples know that this was Moses and Elias? Had they seen pictures, did they whip out their cell phone and search the Internet? No…….God’s Holy Spirit revealed it to them. Time after time in the Bible we see how the Holy Spirit brings revelation in different ways, BUT each time it is very important to the person. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman he wants you to ask Him, he won’t force anything upon anyone: Just ask!
Now we are going to take all of the facts and information I have given to you and combine it for a new understanding of THINGS TO COME. All of these facts are interesting, but the truth lies in FAITH in His Word.
I had mentioned before that the greatest thing to come was the return of Jesus. In the Old Testament we see that all prophesy pointed to the coming of Jesus. We know that Jesus is the Spirit of Prophesy as stated in Revelations, so He was speaking of Himself. His Word came thru the Holy Spirit when IT was UPON the writers. Showing us things to come: regarding the coming of Jesus.
We see in the New Testament that Jesus walked as a man, and when it was time for Him to return He gave us His Holy Spirit to live WITHIN us for salvation and UPON us for miracles. In the New Testament the Holy Spirit showed us things to come, always preparing us for the RETURN of our Lord Jesus.
And we then have the: The POWER to witness, The POWER to get wealth, The POWER to claim nations in the name of Jesus. We studied about sound, and how certain sounds had powerful results, such as anti gravity properties. We saw the power of the Sword of the SPIRIT.
Luke 22:35-37 (AMP) 35And He said to them, When I sent you out with no purse or [provision] bag or sandals, did you lack anything? They answered, Nothing!
This was because Jesus was in their presence and He was their total protection, but as He was preparing to leave he gave them this directive because the Holy Spirit Had not yet been given….
Luke 22 36Then He said to them, But now let him who has a purse take it, and also [his provision] bag; and let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy a sword.
This sword is for offense and defense. Jesus knew that the apostles needed it during their natural and in the supernatural ministry. A dead Apostle could not be spreading the Gospel.
37For I tell you that this Scripture must yet be fulfilled in Me: And He was counted and classed among the wicked (the outlaws, the criminals); for what is written about Me has its fulfillment [has reached its end and is finally settled].(A)
Jesus knew, because of him his disciples may be murdered before their times they were considered outlaws, just like He was, so he encouraged them to protect themselves with a natural sword and a supernatural sword. Now we have a even more powerful sword: THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT TO PROTECT, DEFEND AND TO LEAD US.
Nehemiah 4:17-19 (MSG) 15-18 Our enemies learned that we knew all about their plan and that God had frustrated it. And we went back to the wall and went to work. From then on half of my young men worked while the other half stood guard with lances, shields, bows, and mail armor.
Military officers served as backup for everyone in Judah who was at work rebuilding the wall. The common laborers held a tool in one hand and a spear in the other. Each of the builders had a sword strapped to his side as he worked. I kept the trumpeter (the shofar) at my side to sound the alert.
19-20 Then I spoke to the nobles and officials and everyone else: “There’s a lot of work going on and we are spread out all along the wall, separated from each other. When you hear the trumpet call, join us there; our God will fight for us.”
Once again we see the power of the trumpet and how it was used in many ways. These scriptures are a shadow of the rapture…….we may be fighting with the SWORD of the Spirit and be scattered about but OUR GOD WILL FIGHT FOR US.
1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,–a sound, a sound wave….
Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. The voice of a trumpet, sound, sound waves: anti-gravity lifting John?
And we shall know this voice this trumpet, because we hear His voice and the voice of a stranger we will not follow.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (KJV) For the Lord himself shall 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: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
SO WITH THE SOUND OF the TRUMPET, HIS VOICE everything is changed in a twinkling of an eye, those who hear HIS voice and know His voice are released from gravity and we rise and join Him in the air and will spend eternity In His presence……..
NOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS: the HOLY SPRIT has just SHOWN YOU THINGS TO COME.