Women's Retreat 2-9-07
First Annual Women’s Retreat February 9-10-2007
MINISTRY OF THE SHOFAR
The word “Trumpet” is mentioned 60 times
The word “Trumpets” is mentioned 44 times
The words “Ram’s Horn” is mentioned 5 times
There are “Silver Trumpets”
These were made out of hammered silver, VERY expensive
There are “Trumpets”
These are what are called “The Shofar”
A Shofar is made out of the horn of the Kudu.
Kudu comes from the Greek word “Kudos”
Kudos means “To Bring Glory Too”
There are “Ram’s Horns”
These are goat horns
When the Shofar is blown it means many things,
depending on how and when you blow it.
In Exodus 19:13-17 – it calls down the presence of the Lord.
Numbers 10 – it calls the assembling of God’s people.
Judges 7:21-22 – it causes confusion in the enemy.
Psalm 150:3 – it is used to celebrate
Jeremiah 4:5 – it calls to battle
Revelation 8:1-6 – it brings judgment.
Ram’s Horn – Is like the “The Cry of the Father’s Heart”
Joshua 6 – it brings down walls
When we blow the Shofar or the Ram’s Horn,
Nehemiah 4:20 says, “Our God will fight for us.”
Blowing the Shofar is like the Voice of God coming forth.
Blowing the Shofar is like the Breath of God breathing on us.
Blowing the Shofar releases God’s Power
Blowing the Shofar shatters our enemy
each time the Shofar is blown,
it goes into the air,
Satan is prince of the world
Satan is prince of the air.
Blowing the Shofar brings God’s Presence closer to us.
There are many reasons we blow the Shofar.
At the beginning of a battle
To cause confusion during a battle
To announce something
To bring strongholds down
To sound an alarm
To assemble God’s people
Used to worship the Lord
Used to praise the Lord
There is so much more to Worshipping and Praising God,
Than sitting, standing or singing.
True worship and praise is in and from our hearts,
not from our mouth.