Posted by: peebles | February 1, 2013

Judges 7:18 (NIV) ~ “When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, then from all around the camp blow yours and shout, ‘For the LORD and for Gideon.’”

Gideon’s men would have used a special trumpet called a “Shophar”. It is a wind instrument made from a ram’s horn, and it produces a loud, strident noise. The Shophar was used to summon men to battle, and was also used to call the people to worship on the Sabbath. It is still used in some Jewish synagogue services today.

The Bible says in Joel 2:1 (KJV), “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion , and sound an alarm in my holy mountain…for the day of the LORD cometh.” It is time for us to worship God with all we have. It is time to rise up in His power to battle the enemy of souls. It is time to go forth in the name of the Lord of Hosts, proclaiming the powerful message of the gospel.

Listen to the words of this old gospel chorus:

Blow a trumpet in Zion , Zion , Sound the alarm in my holy mountain.

Blow a trumpet in Zion , Zion , sound the alarm.

The gospel trumpet sounds no faulting note! We are in the midst of a battle for the saving of souls. Let us, therefore, rally together and stand up with a shout, declaring, “For the Lord and the gospel.” Let us be like Joshua, and see the fortified cities of the enemy fall at the trumpet sound as we shout, for the Lord has given us this city! It is time for battle, it is time for war!

My friend, the day of the Lord is upon us; His day of grace is with us. However, our time is very limited. The alarm trumpet, the Shophar, is ringing in our ears with a deafening sound. So let us declare war in the heavenlies, and go forward, advancing the gospel, and seeing souls saved, delivered, and set free from the hands of the enemy. Let us give ourselves to the work of the Lord, in worship and battle. And as we go in His name, may we blow our trumpet loud and clear, and may we be heard shouting, “For the Lord and for the gospel!”

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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