is one of the oldest musical instruments known
The Shofar is an ancient Hebrew musical instrument. It is made from the horn of a ram (called a Ram’s Horn Shofar)
or from an African Kudu (called a Yemenite Shofar).
The word Shofar appears over seventy times in the Bible. When you see the word trumpet, trumpets, or coronet in the Bible, it usually means Shofar.
Many people have commented that some- thing seems to happen when the Shofar is sounded, and that the sound it makes is totally awesome. In Revelations Chapter 1:10 and 4:1, the Holy Bible says the voice of God is like the sound of a trumpet. No wonder people think the Shofar sound is so awesome. It is like God’s voice going forth into the atmosphere.
The first time we read about the Shofar being sounded is in Exodus Chapter 19 of
The Bible. God blew the Shofar as He gave mankind his law, "The Ten Com- mandments.” Today, God is raising up people to sound the Shofar, to release His voice, to remind the world that His law, "The Ten Commandments,” has not changed.
Have you kept God’s Law? Are you Sure?
I. Worship no other gods.
II. You shall make no idols.
III. You shall not use the name of God irreverently, nor use it to swear.
IV. Observe the Sabbath as a Holy Day and on that day, you are not to work.
V. Honor your father and mother.
VI. You must not murder.
VII. You must not commit adultery.
VIII. You must not steal.
IX. You must not lie.
X. You must not be envious.
Have you ever lied? Fibbed? Twisted a story to meet your needs? What’s a person called that lies? A liar.
The Bible says: All liars will be thrown into the lake of fire, "Hell.”
Have you ever stolen? A flashlight from work? Office supplies? A piece of candy when you were young? Have you ever taken anything that was not yours without permission? Have you ever cheated on your taxes? What is a person called that does these things? A thief.
Have you ever committed adultery? The Bible says if you even looked at a person with lust in your heart, you have committed adultery. Have you ever looked at a person with lust? What is a person called that has lusted? An adulterer.
The Bible says that liars, thieves, and adulterers will be thrown into the lake of fire. Forever separated from God.
Does that scare you? It should! Every person will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Every person will stand before God and be judged. If you were judged by God at this exact moment, based only on the three commandments we just talked about, would you be found guilty or innocent of breaking God’s Law? The sentence for being found guilty would be to spend forever in hell.
This sounds pretty hopeless, and it is. Unless you admit that you are a sinner, admit to being a law-breaker, and throw yourself on the mercy of the Judge (God).
1 John 1:9 (NASB)"9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
John 1:14 "We beheld His glory , the glory as of the only begotten of the Father , full of grace and truth"
God sent Yeshua to earth. He did not come to do away with the law. He came to fulfill the law. Yeshua is the only one that ever kept God’s law completely.
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
God loves you so much that He sent Yeshua to the earth to die for you. Yeshua was beaten, whipped, and hung on a cross. On that cross, Yeshua took the curse of the law and paid the price for your sins.
Yeshua paid your debt in full. Yeshua then arose from the dead, breaking the power of death. The grave could not hold Him. Friend, Yeshua is alive!
Friend, receive God’s love and mercy. Re- ceive what Yeshua has done for you. Re- pent of your sins before it is too late. If your physical body stops before you have asked for forgiveness, it will be too late. (You could stop breathing at any moment.)
The Bible says, "For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a mighty shout and with the soul-stirring cry of the archangel and the great trumpet-call of God. And the believers who are dead will be the first to rise to meet the Lord. Then we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and re- main with Him forever.”
If that great trumpet call were to sound right now, would you arise and be caught up to be with God in Heaven?
If you will repent and trust Yeshua, God will forgive your sins and give you everlasting life. Then you will know for sure that when that great trumpet call is sounded, you will be with God in Heaven.
Cry out to God right now:
Dear God, I am a law breaking sinner. I deserve to burn in Hell. I throw myself at Your feet and call on Your love and mercy. Please forgive me of all my sins. (Name the exact sins.) I now turn away from sin. I believe that Yeshua is Your Son and that He died on the cross and rose from the grave. I accept Yeshua as my only hope, my Messiah, and I commit myself to be His disciple, to read the Bible daily and obey what I read, to pray daily, to attend temple, to fellowship with other believers, and to tell everyone I come in contact with about Your Law and what Yeshua has done for us.
If you have made a decision for Yeshua today. Please call, write, or email us today.
Watchmen for Yeshua/Hashem Ministries
We hope to see you when that great trumpet sounds!
Shalom, one and all!
Chanukah is just around the corner! Can you believe this year is almost over? We need to get geared up for what I believe will be one of the most prophetically revealing years ever in this generation. One piece of advice I want to really get across is we need to be better prepared. Primarily we need to be spiritually prepared. It is difficult enough when we are not physically prepared and the power goes out. We stumble around looking for a flashlight. We finally find one and the batteries are dead. We stumble along looking for batteries and there aren’t any. We get in the car to go to the store and buy batteries or a new flashlight. We get there and the store is closed due to lack of power. You finally find a store open and they are sold out already. Finally you make due and buy some candles and matches. All these things take time. If you are fortunate you may have had some nice neighbors to help or maybe remember a secret stash you forgot about and located that.
But when it comes to being spiritually prepared you either have the resources within or you don’t. You can’t buy faith. You can’t get it from your neighbors. You either have a deeply seeded trust in the Almighty or you don’t. You can’t buy a close relationship. Knowing someone takes time and is built over years. A relationship with God is not gotten like fast food. Saying some magical words and thinking now I have a deep personal relationship. We need to be studying God’s Word everyday and getting to know Him even if it is only a short time everyday we need consistency in our lives. All the external preparations we make are great but we should never walk in fear. It is all about trusting in God and helping our fellowman.
With that said we really need to be as physically prepared as well, not only for ourselves but also for our neighbors. Of course we have to stay within our budget and trust God for the rest. Here are some great links for preparedness. http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/events/Disaster_Preparedness.html
Here we are in the month of Kislev. This coming Sunday, Nov 10th is Kislev 7, which is the day King Jehoiakim burned the Torah Scroll as mentioned in Jeremiah. Monday November 18th is the 15th of Kislev and the very day a pagan altar was set up in the Holy Temple resulting in the story of Chanukah. Wednesday, November 27th is the 24th of Kislev. This is the very day that Haggai prophesied the downfall of the Median/Persian Empire and the salvation of the Jews.
Haggai 2:6-10 For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land; and I will shake all nations. The precious things of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of Hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,’ says the LORD of Hosts. ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of Hosts; ‘and in this place will I give peace,’ says the LORD of Hosts.” In the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the Word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,…..
Then it goes on to say:
Haggai 2:20-23 The Word of the LORD came the second time to Haggai in the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying, "Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, ‘I will shake the heavens and the earth. I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations. I will overthrow the chariots, and those who ride in them. The horses and their riders will come down, everyone by the sword of his brother. In that day, says the LORD of Hosts, will I take you, Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the LORD, ‘and will make you as a signet, for I have chosen you,’ says the LORD of Hosts.”
Chanukah and Thanksgiving together are just around the corner! This won’t happen again for 75,000 years – hope to see you then! We are having an awesome Chanukah party on Monday night December 2nd. Be sure and invite the whole family and all your friends. Bring your Chanukkiahs and be a light to the world!
The Shabbat of November 30th is Kislev 27 the very day the 40 days of flood rains finally stopped. It is so fun to be aware of the significant biblical events and when they happen on pour regular calendar. With Jan 1st approaching we still have our Eclipse Calendar available that is good through all of next year. It makes for a great way to wake up your friends and relatives to the importance of the feasts and the biblical calendar. You can get yours here! http://shop.elshaddaiministries.us/16-Month-ESM-Blood-Moon-Eclipse-Calendar-600-999.htm
May the LORD bless all of you and keep you safe!
Pastor Mark Biltz