TRUMPETS (PART ONE)

Two things bring about sudden shifts and manifestation in a man’s life. These are LIGHT and GLORY. The light of God within (WISDOM) and upon (FAVOUR) a man. And without this light in the life of a man, there will be no real change in status. These two key factors are what bring about Favour and Honour to a man. And this light is not mere information. Rather, it is deep revelational knowledge.

SHORT PRAYER: My light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon me. Isaiah 60:1-3.

The first strategy to take the city God gave to Joshua and the children of Israel had always existed from the prophecies that had gone before them. However, despite this huge promise of takeover, they needed the Wisdom that would bring them to the manifestation of that promise. God gave them instructions through Joshua. This simplifies that without instructions, we cannot birth prophecies. These instructions were:

  1. To walk around the city of Jericho.
  2. To let the priest blow the trumpet.
  3. To give a loud shout.

THE RAM’S HORN

This was one of the major strategies God gave the children of Israel. The first mention of the Ram in the scriptures referred to a sacrifice that God provided to Abraham which is a type and shadow of Christ. Later on, we learn that there were two kinds of trumpets God told the children of Israel to make: The Ram’s Horn and the Silver trumpet. The Ram’s Horn is also known as the Shofar and was dedicated to a specific purpose. It represents three major things.

In Exodus 19:13(NLT), the children of Israel were not allowed to climb up Mount Sinai unless the trumpet was blown. Thus, nobody could come into the presence of God if the trumpet was not blown. This trumpet – The Ram’s Horn – is the sound that brings us into the presence of God.

Numbers 10:4-5 help us to understand that the Horn was also blown when it was time for the children of Israel to move forward. In Leviticus 25:10, it is the sound of freedom. According to the subsequent verses, when the trumpet is blown, deliverance comes. In essence, when we find ourselves in trouble, when we blow this trumpet, we will be delivered.

According to Numbers 10:10, whenever the children of Israel blow the trumpet, they reminded God of His covenants with them. It was the declaration of His promises for them. And it was this declaration that brought down the city of Jericho. In our dispensation, the Ram’s horn is like the gospel of Christ. Therefore, the ram’s horn is the announcement of the Gospel. This is what opens up territories to us.

Psalms 44:3 helps us to understand that they got Jericho by the light of His countenance. This light was their Wisdom – The blowing of the Ram’s Horn. Psalms 89:15. They that know the joyful sound shall walk in the light of thy countenance. Thus, when we walk in this light, we receive wisdom to take over those sectors that God has promised us in His Word.

In essence, the Ram’s Horn is;

  1. The sound of God’s favor.
  2. The sound of God’s sacrifice.
  3. The sound that brings men into the presence of God.

In the Old Testament, God gave the children an instruction to blow the trumpets at seven feasts. They are:

1. The Passover: Celebrates the day the angel of death passed over the Israelites. The first trumpet sound symbolizes victory over death through Christ, who spares believers from harm and brings blessings. It signifies Victory over death.

2. Feast of Unleavened Bread: Commemorates deliverance from Pharaoh’s captivity in Egypt. Eating unleavened bread for 7 days symbolizes victory over demons and the devil, as stated in Colossians 1:13 (KJV).

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 

Colossians 1:13 (KJV)

It signifies Victory over Satan. This means we have victory over the devil and his works the moment we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savour. Glory to God!

3. Feast of Atonement: Signifies the forgiveness of sins, freeing believers from condemnation and allowing them to achieve greatness. Signifies Victory over Sin.

4. Feast of First fruits: Jesus’ resurrection on this day marks him as the first fruit of the resurrection. Christ’s resurrection guarantees believers’ righteousness before God. Signifies Christ as our Righteousness.

5. Feast of Weeks (Pentecost): Involves offering bread with yeast, symbolizing the Holy Ghost’s gift to Jews and Gentiles. Represents the Holy Spirit’s indwelling and empowerment of believers. It signifies the gift of the Holy Ghost.

6. Feast of Trumpets: The blowing of trumpets announces the preaching of the gospel, bringing believers into God’s presence and signalling the resurrection of the dead. It signifies the power of the gospel to raise the dead and bring immortality.

7. Feast of Tabernacles (Booths): Celebrates God’s presence during the Israelites’ journey. It assures believers of God’s eternal presence and security until they enter the promised land and beyond. It signifies assurance of eternal security and God’s presence for eternity.

Remember, the Month of May has been prophesized as our season of announcement. Take a stance of victory and dominion as you hold on to the prophecy. It is indeed the set time for the lifting of your horn. Glory to God!

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