Rosh Hashanah is the Hebraic new year on God's calendar. It is a time of great awakening. It is a time to blast the shofar, signifying new beginnings and alerting us to pay attention to the voice of God.
As the new year starts at Rosh Hashanah, the Spirit of God...
• Awakens your soul
• Encourages you to worship
• Releases divine instruction
• Calls you to blast the shofar
We are to hearken to His voice, paying close attention to the revelatory words and instructions that the Holy Spirit speaks during this appointed time.
Psalm 95:6-11 says:
"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
"Today, if you will hear His voice: 'Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, as in the day of trial in the wilderness, when your fathers tested Me; they tried Me, though they saw My work. For forty years I was grieved with that generation, and said, "It is a people who go astray in their hearts, and they do not know My ways." So I swore in My wrath, "They shall not enter My rest."'"
As we prepare to enter the new year, let us blast the shofar, realigning our souls so that we hear His divine voice of instruction as we move into new levels of faith.
Each year God brings a new word to His saints. These words are decreed in the courts of Heaven. When we hearken and listen to the Spirit, we will be equipped to...
• Cancel any counterfeit identities we have been agreeing with
• Set aside old patterns and playbooks we have been operating in (Photo via Unsplash)
As a result, we will be anointed with oil and given new mantles of authority and operation, preparing us for the year ahead. You see, the Father speaks to prepare you for what is to come. He speaks to protect you from what will attack.
Ephesians 6 explains that we are to put on spiritual armor because there are demonic forces at work. The closer we get to the return of our King, the more intense these attacks will be. Therefore, we must blast the shofar and put God into remembrance of His Word.
"I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted." (Isaiah 43:25-26)
Why Blast the Shofar at Rosh Hashanah?
There is a mystery in the shofar blast. The sounding of the shofar, or trumpet, is first mentioned in Exodus 19:16:
"Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled."
A Mystery Revealed
The sound of the trumpet, or the blast of the shofar, is the voice of God. Rosh Hashanah is when God the Father reveals Himself through the Spirit, giving life, knowledge, wisdom, strength, and power for the year ahead. The blast of the shofar represents God's voice, announcing His presence. Rosh Hashanah is the appointed time of revelation and awakening. You can begin to see why shofars are blown during this holy day. The trumpet sounding clears the atmosphere for the voice of the Father to reach you.
"Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, saying: "In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord."'" (Leviticus 23:24-25)
God is actually instructing us to blast the shofar and cry out to Him. Blasting allows you experience in the physical realm what is happening in the spiritual realm.
"He shall cry to Me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.'" (Psalm 89:26)
The Hebrew Letters for Shofar
• Sheen (or Shin) means supernatural victory, resurrection, divinely appointed time, promise.
• Vav means to join together, seal, or secure two sides that have been separated.
• Pey means to speak, mouth.
• Reysh (or Resh) means the head, highest, most important, master.
From these letters, you can see why the ancient Hebrews would blast the shofar before going into battle, calling down God's voice and securing their supernatural victory. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
During Rosh Hashanah, blast the shofar and speak to the Father, your Master. He wants to meet with you, securing and sealing you for a supernatural victory in the year ahead. This is your inheritance in Christ. Don't miss the opportunity to meet with God as He sends the fire to fill you and equip you for the year ahead. He also wants you to speak to Him! Are you willing?
Pray and Prepare
We encourage you to pray for your mind and heart to be open to discerning the voice of your Father. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you eyes to see and the words to speak life, wisdom, understanding and power in the new year. He has great plans for you. And He is willing and ready to anoint you with new oil, and equip you in your Kingdom calling.
• Cleansed and anointed
• A king and priest
Step into your new identity and blast the shofar!
"Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified." (Romans 8:30)
"...To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." (Revelation 1:5-6)
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Rabbi Curt Landry
Founder, Curt Landry Ministries
Curt Landry¬†is the founder and CEO of Curt Landry Ministries, an apostle and founder of House of David Ministries, and the acting CEO of My Olive Tree and Dead Sea Moringa. Curt and Christie Landry travel extensively, operating in the gifts of healing, signs and wonders, and teaching about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the One New Man. Curt is also active in raising support for Israel throughout the Evangelical community as he desires to be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church.
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