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Shofars

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM

The Shofar is usually made from the horn of a ram, but can be made from a sheep, mountain goat, or Kudu (antelope). A cow’s horn cannot be used because the Hebrew’s worshipped the golden calf in the wilderness, therefore defiling the use of their horns.

The Shofar has always held a prominent role in the history of Israel. In Genesis 22:1-19 we see the ram’s horn identified with the substitute sacrifice for Isaac. The ram typified the future sacrifice of Jesus dying of the cross, shedding His blood in our place, so we can have salvation through Him, setting us free from sin and death in hell.

The Jewish calendar (not our civil calendar) is God’s time table. The Jewish New Year known as Rash Hashanah was instituted by God in Leviticus 23:24 as the day of blowing the Shofar. This festival is a time of great celebration with the blowing of the Shofar as well as a time of self-examination and repentance.

In the Bible the Shofar was used to:

1. Gather God’s people at Mt. Sinai. Exod. 19:16-17

2. Proclaim liberty—year of Jubilee. Leviticus 25:9

3. A call for the Lord’s help fighting for us. Numbers 10:9-10

4. Assemble the people for war. Judges 3:27

5. Declare victory in war. I Samuel 13:3

6. Announce the Ark of God. II Samuel 6:15

7. A warning of judgment for sin. Isaiah 58:1, Ezekiel. 33:3-4

8. Announce Kings. I Kings 1:34, II Kings 11:12-14

9. Rejoicing and giving thanks. Numbers 10:10

10. Bring song of the Lord. II Chronicles. 29:26-28

11. Overcome the enemy. Amos 2:2, Judges 7:19-20

12. Announce the Lord return. Zechariah 9:14, 16

Biblical Uses of the Shofar Then and Now:

To announce worship, call an assembly, and expect Holy Spirit. Joel 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. (Jer. 4:5, Matt. 24:31)

To proclaim liberty to God’s people. Lev. 25:9-10 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound.. .and proclaim liberty throughout all the land.

In spiritual warfare when praying for a church, city, nation, family, etc. Blowing the shofar when praying will bring down the enemies strongholds. Josh. 6:16,20 The Priests blew with trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, shout, for the Lord hath given you the city. . .when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout, the wall fell down flat, and they took the city.

As a call of repentance. Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins.

During praise and worship to declare victory over the enemy. Judges 7:22 And the three hundred blew trumpets and the Lord set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host, and the host fled.

To assembly everyone together as an army. Judges 6:34 But the Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon and he blew a trumpet and Abiezer was gathered after him.

As a warning, “Behold, look pay attention!” Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm. (also Ezekiel 33:3)

When singing and proclaiming that Jesus is King. Psalm 150:3 Praise Him with the

sound of the trumpet, praise Him with the psaltery and harp.

In celebration. Psalm 98:6 With trumpets and sound of a cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

Blow to represent God’s voice. Psalm 47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. (also Rev. 1:10, Ex. 19:18-22)

To usher in the presence of the Lord. I Chronicles 15:28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting and with sound of the cornet and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.

To declare “God will fight for us!” Nehemiah. 4:20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us; our God shall fight for us.

To signal the end of this present age. I 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.

To declare the Lord’s voice. Rev. 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day and heard behind a great voice, as of a trumpet.

To announce the coming of the Lord. Matthew 24:31 And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the earth to the other.

To announce future events. Rev. 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 .

To announce judgments. Rev 8:2, 6 and I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and them were given seven trumpets. and the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (Also Rev 8:13, 9:14)

with me; which said, come up hither; and I will show you things which must be hereafter.

To announce judgments. Rev 8:2, 6 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. and the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (Also Rev 8:13, 9:14)

The Shofar Represents the Voice of God

The Bible is clear in stating that the voice of God is like the sound of the trumpet which is also called Shofar. God’s voice was like thunders and lightning's in Exodus 19:18-22. (Previously mentioned in Rev 1:10,11.) The Shofar is not just an instrument of the past, but the present, and the future. The church is waiting for the trumpet blast in these last days I Corinthians. 15:15 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.

There is an Anointing on the

Blast of the Shofar

Not because there is something magical about the Shofar, but because it represents something to God. It is a representation of the voice of God saying, “Here I AM!”

It was the sound of the Shofar that signaled the people to shout down the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:20)

During war the odds were against Gideon, the Spirit of the Lord directed him to blow the Shofar. The small army of Gideon defeated their foes which outnumbered them (Judges 7:16).

BLESSED IS THE PEOPLE THAT KNOW THE JOYFUL SOUND: THEY SHALL WALK, O LORD, IN THE LIGHT OF THY COUNTENANCE. PSALMS 89:15

 

 


 

 


 

 

Tribe of Judah

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM

TRIBE OF JUDAH

Leadership of the Unashamed

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda,

the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Then one of the elders said to me, “Don’t cry, Look! The lion from Judah’s tribe, the great descendant of David, has won the victory and he can break the seven seals and open the scroll”.

I am part of The Leadership Of the Unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I’ve stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.

I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotions, plaudit or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.

I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power. My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear.

I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let go, or slow up until I’ve preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ.

I am a disciple of Jesus, I must go until He comes, I will give, preach till all know, and work till He stops.

And when He comes to get His own He’ll have no problem recognizing me . . . . . my colors will be clear.

“I’m not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God

For the salvation of everyone who believes

Romans 1:16

 

Declarations

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:35 PM

DECLARATIONS (JOHN 4:25)

In the Name of Jesus

1. I declare the promises of God, which are yea and amen, will explode into your life.

2. I declare Holy spirit make you healthy and strong in spirit, soul, and body so you can move in faith and expectation.

3. I declare the blessings of supernatural strength upon you so you can behold the things God has planned for you as you obey His Word.

4. I declare that you will have ears that will only have the ability to hear the uplifting, the encouraging, and the lovely.

5. I declare that your feet walk in holiness and your steps are forever ordered of the Lord.

6. I declare that your hands be helping hands extended in worship and in servant hood.

7. I declare that unity rests on this family, through humble hearts and service of love to each other and to the things of God.

8. I declare that your minds will be strong and disciplined and balanced and faith-filled.

9. I declare prosperity of God, that you will have success in your businesses and places of labor as you acknowledge the Lord as the provider Jehovah-Jireh through the tithes and offerings.

10. I declare grace upon your homes and upon this house, that it be a sanctuary of rest, and of revival and renewal, a haven of peace where sound of joy and laughter and grace fills its walls.

11. I declare through Jesus that you will overcome the evil one and avoid temptation.

12. I declare God’s grace upon your dreams and visions.

13. I declare the breakthroughs will come upon your spirit, soul, and body.

14. I declare that worship will flow from your spirit

to the very throne room of God, that you will in deed be the throne zone people.

15. I declare a warring spirit upon you, that you possess the God-given authority in your hearts and in your homes, so that the devil will not be able to take any ground away from you or your family.

16. I declare that the signs and wonders of God will be fully engaged in this house.

17. I declare that the fire and wind in the earth and the sky and the oil and the grain converge upon you and this house.

18. I declare that the freedom of Holy Spirit come upon you to break every bondage and every chain that would bind you and bind others.

19. I declare that the harvest and the reaping will rise up and bring that harvest in through the fulfillment of the call of God to be a harvester and to be a reaper.

20. I declare that the cry of revival and renewal will indeed be greater than the cry of sin and unrighteousness.

21. I declare that what we have just declared will be fulfilled starting now. In JESUS’ NAME!

NOW IN JESUS’ NAME!

NOW IN JESUS NAME

I DECLARE IT FOR THE GLORY OFGOD ALMIGHTY!!!!!!

AMEN

 


 


 

Flags

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:35 PM

"Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight", Psalm 144:1

 

You must remember this:  This is Warfare.....not just waving a flag.  By using these instruments of praise and worship you are entering into spiritual warfare.

Why Do We Use Flags in Worship?

To Give Honor – When we wave our instrument, we minister in love to our King and proclaim the magnificence of Who He is. We declare a name and an aspect of God's character.

To Declare Our Allegiance – When we wave our instruments in worship, we admit our loyalty as members of our Lord's army. We do this in the presence of men on earth and before powers and principalities in the heavens.

To Communicate – As a flag is raised, the prayers over it, the colors used, and the words or symbols on it are used in speaking to our Lord in the aspect of His character depicted in the flag. We ask Him to reveal Himself and related matters of His heart to us. For example, if a flag exalts Him as Jehovah Roi (The Lord Our Shepherd), we are asking to speak to Him who leads, protect, and comforts us. Perhaps our hearts are crying out to Him to bring us to that place of restoration, or to show us specific direction for a situation. We ask, and then await His response.

To Signal the Presence of God - Lifting flags in worship is symbolic of the action of Moses as he lifted his rod (a shepherd's staff, a symbol of a flag) as a visible sign of God's presence, power, and authority.

To Rally the Troops - We know our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, powers and spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph.6) . Raising a flag stirs unity and loyalty in the King's army, gathers warriors together for strategy and strengthens our commitment to victory.

To Declare Territory – Matthew 18:20 (NKJV) tell us, “ For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” By claiming territory in the name of Jesus and asking Holy Spirit to purify, to bind and cast out any and all demons and evil spirits, we establish our Spiritual boundaries. When we do not do this we are leaving ourselves open to the realm of the enemy. With the flags, we claim our territory and ask Holy Spirit for protection.

To Direct Warfare and Praise - Early records show that in ancient Egyptians battles, soldiers looked to flags (ribbons or fabric tied to poles) to determine the direction of the wind, then shot their arrows accordingly to reach their target. In terms of spiritual warfare, a particular flag might be flown in the physical realm to reveal what is happening in the spiritual: it relates the direction of the "wind" of the Holy Spirit on a particular day.

To Put the Enemy to Flight – Isaiah 59:19 tells us, "...When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." Flags are God-given, God anointed, Word-based instruments that display His truth. Truth and light cause the enemy to flee. "Nuwc" is a Hebrew word which means “lift up a standard."

and light cause the enemy to flee. "Nuwc" is a Hebrew word which means “lift up a standard."

To Boast of Victory - Another Hebrew word for banner is "dagal" and the definition of it is "to flaunt, be conspicuous, and set up with banners." Ps. 20:7 says "we will boast in the name of the Lord."

To Be a Touchpoint of Faith - God directed Moses to put a bronze serpent on a pole as a focal point and promised that whoever would have faith enough to look on it would be healed of the deadly serpents' bites in the wilderness. As we look to the Cross in faith, we find healing in the blood of Jesus. Flags are not idols and do not contain healing, nor any other manifested gift of God, but serve the Body of Christ as a visual reminders of His faithfulness as Jehovah Rophe, the God Our Healer, or Jehovah Shalom, The Lord Our Peace, or any of the wonderful qualities of El Shaddai, the All Sufficient God, God Almighty.

To Herald an Event - Flags declare a specific event or season. Through the use of flags in worship, the Bride of Christ is announcing in the spirit of Elijah and John the Baptist, “The King is coming! Prepare the way of the Lord!”

Amber—glory of god, the father’s heavenly care, fiery passion, flaming throne of god, the temple of god, wisdom

Black—death of old self, humiliation; righteous judgment

Brazen—Christ the cleanser

Blue—hope healing, grace, freedom Holy Spirit and anointing heavenlies, holy ground, power, and might truth, reward

Light blue—heaven, heavenly

Bronze/brass—judgment upon sin fires of testing

Brown/gray—man as we are earth

Gray--mourning

Burgundy—the red earth; selfish, covetous sin, copper and gold (washing by the word)

Cream—healing

Crimson—blood atonement, sacrifice, consuming fire

Crystal—overcoming bride of Christ, sanctification, salt of the earth

Emerald—mercy, tribe of Reuben (to see a son)

Fuchsia—joy, right relationships, compassion, heart of flesh, passion for Jesus, the bridegroom’s heart

Green—praise, growth, new beginnings, eternal life, prosperity, vigor, freshness, resting in god, knowledge, fresh oil

Gold –power, his deity, glory, presence of god, wisdom, emblem of eternal deity (kingliness); refined by fire

Hyacinth—holy spirit, reward, divine revelation

Iridescent—cleansing work of the Holy Spirit, blessings of god angel wings

Lavender--Grace

Magenta—joy, passion

Orange—praise, spiritual warfare, intercession relationship, companionship w/god, counsel

Pink—right relationship, power, healing, color of Messiah (red for blood or judgment and white for righteousness or purity)

Plum—richness, abundance, infilling of Holy Spirit

Purple—kingship, royalty, majesty, fear of the lord, Jesus as mediator

Purple (pale) penitence and sorrow

Red—salvation, blood, war, redemption, courage, holy fire, life atonement,

understanding covenant, sign of victory or warning, sacrifice and courage

Reflective material—wherever King Jesus shines, He brings light

Rose—the fathers heavenly care, the messiah

Sapphire—the heavenlies, the throne

Scarlet—sacrifice, sin, blood, atonement

Shades of gold—purified people of the nations

Silver—redemption, strength, spirit, revelation, grace, price paid by Jesus

Turquoise—river of god, sanctification, healing, life-giving flow of the holy spirit, New Jerusalem, deliverance

Violet—love, passion, repentance, sorrow, suffering

White—purity, light, festivity, triumph, righteousness, salt, holiness, glory, the bride, white robe of righteousness (priestly garments)

Wine—new wine, cup of the new covenant, blessing, rejoicing, blood of Jesus, surrender, bride of Christ, fellowship of Christ’s sufferings

Yellow—joy, sunshine/sonship, spiritual enlightenment

 

The words for flag, banner and standard are used interchangeably and are translated from the same root words.

 

Scriptures:

Psalm 20:5; 60:4-5

Song of Solomon6:4

Isaiah 11:10; 18:3; 30:17; 49:22; 59:19; 62:10

Jeremiah 50:2

Zechariah 9:16

 


 

 


 

 

Mattahs

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty, through God to the pulling down of strong holds.

I Corinthians 10:4

Rod of Authority

Hebrew: Mattah meaning rod or staff

Exodus 4:2-4.

Then the Lord said to him,

“What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground, it became a snake, and he ran from it. The Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.

The staff became a sign from the Lord to the Israelites and to Pharaoh of the authority by which Moses would be sent to able them from the captivity in Egypt. Mattah or staff refers to authority of a household or tribe

Exodus 4:20:

No longer was it referred to as Moses’ staff but it is now referred to as the “Staff of God”. God took what was ordinary and made it extraordinary in Moses’ hand. He does the same extraordinary things for all His children. God takes us and we become the “Rod of God” in His hands through intercession and worship. The rod of God was also used to divide the Red Sea.

The stick itself has no power but decorated with various items of significant meanings and it becomes an instrument, It became a mighty instrument in the hands of Miriam. Moses used the mattah or rod to strike the rock and turn bitter water into sweet water.

During battle Moses’ arms became weak and the priest Aaron and Hur held up

Hands and the rod of authority. The body of Christ should hold up the Pastor’s hands during ministry and battle.

II Kings 13:15-19

Elisha instructed the King of Israel to take a bow in his hands and open the east window. The king was instructed to shoot the Lord’s arrow of deliverance and victory over Aram and the Syrian armies.

Elisha said to take the arrows and strike the ground. The King struck the ground three times they would win only three battles and would not have continual victory over Aram and the Syrian Armies.

AMEN IS WRITTEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MATTAH SIGNIFYING YOU ARE SEALING EVERY WORD SPOKEN AND ACTIONS PERFORMED!!!  AMEN

Striking The Ground

Ώ Striking the ground states “This far and no more!!

Ώ Striking the ground states “This land has been bought and we are enforcing the authority of the Kingdom of God”

Ώ Striking the ground states we are free in His name and no oppressor will pace us back into bondage

Ώ We will strike the ground many, many times and proclaim the Name of Jesus with every blow!

Ώ The Rod or Mattah states HIS authority rule and reign has come!

Ώ Psalm 23:4 the rod and staff are a symbol of Jesus our Shepherd.

Ώ Isaiah 30:16-18 a thousand will flee at the treat of one, at the treat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop like a banner on a hill.

Ώ The original flags and banner of Israel were poles, rods, or staffs.

Ώ The mattah with its deceleration of God represents intercession in our hands and in our hearts.

Ώ He is Jehovah Nissi our Banner of Love!

He is Jehovah Shalom our peace!

He is Jehovah Sabboth our protector!!

He is Jehovah Jireh our provider!

He is Jehovah Shammah, ominipresent!

He is Jehovah Raah our shepherd!

He is Jeshovah Rapha our healer

HE IS THE I AM

DECLARATIONS (JOHN 4:25)

In the Name of Jesus

1. I declare the promises of God, which are yea and amen, will explode into your life.

2. I declare Holy spirit make you healthy and strong in spirit, soul, and body so you can move in faith and expectation.

3. I declare the blessings of supernatural strength upon you so you can behold the things God has planned for you as you obey His Word.

4. I declare that you will have ears that will only have the ability to hear the uplifting, the encouraging, and the lovely.

5. I declare that your feet walk in holiness and your steps are forever ordered of the Lord.

6. I declare that your hands be helping hands extended in worship and in servant hood.

7. I declare that unity rests on this family, through humble hearts and service of love to each other and to the things of God.

8. I declare that your minds will be strong and disciplined and balanced and faith-filled.

9. I declare prosperity of God that you will have success in your businesses and places of labor as you acknowledge the Lord as the provider Jehovah-Jireh through the tithes and offerings.

10. I declare grace upon your homes and upon this house, that it be a sanctuary of rest, and of revival and renewal, a haven of peace where sound of joy and laughter and grace fills its walls.

11. I declare through Jesus that you will overcome the evil one and avoid temptation.

12. I declare God’s grace upon your dreams and visions.

13. I declare the breakthroughs will come upon your spirit, soul, and body.

14. I declare that worship will flow from your spirit to the very throne room of God, that you will indeed be the throne zone people.

15. I declare a warring spirit upon you, that you possess the God-given authority in your hearts and in your homes, so that the devil will not be able to take any ground away from you or your family.

16. I declare that the signs and wonders of God will be fully engaged in this house.

17. I declare that the fire and wind in the earth and the sky and the oil and the grain converge upon you and this house.

18. I declare that the freedom of Holy Spirit come upon you to break every bondage and every chain that would bind you and bind others.

19. I declare that the harvest and the reaping will rise up and bring that harvest in through the fulfillment of the call of God to be a harvester and to be a reaper.

20. I declare that the cry of revival and renewal will indeed be greater than the cry of sin and unrighteousness.

21. I declare that what we have just declared will be fulfilled starting now. In JESUS’ NAME!

NOW IN JESUS’ NAME!

NOW IN JESUS NAME

I DECLARE IT FOR THE GLORY OF

GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!!!

AMEN

 

 


 


 

 


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