Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
~ Psalm 98:4-6 ~
The shofar is a trumpet made from a ram’s horn that had several purposes in the Bible. There are three primary reasons why we blow it at the Healing Place.
1. A Call to Gather
In Numbers 10:7 God gave instructions to blow the trumpet to gather his people for assembly. On Sunday mornings we blow the shofar to call ourselves to order and to put our focus on God and what He wants to do in our service.
2. Prepare for Battle
In the Bible, the shofar was used in battle. At The Healing Place we recognize that “we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12).
3. Heralding the King
In the books of First and Second Kings, the trumpet was blown to announce the king. We recognize Jesus as the King of Kings and when we blow the shofar we are calling our awareness to His presence and we celebrate that!