The Sound of the Shofar and the Transition

A few days ago I had a dream in which I saw the father of a believer who borrowed a Shofar with the inscription ‘Lion of Judah’ from a Christian community. Then he went into the hallway leading to the building of the community, where he blew the Shofar loudly several times.
The Holy Spirit emphasized that in a time of transition it is crucial to proceed with worship. Worship is the sound that creates movement and strengthens our trust in God to go further into the promise He has for us.
The essence of worship encompasses the walk in righteousness, sacrifice and fellowship, which are based on a broken spirit and a contrite heart. This produces great results through the hand of God (cf. Psalm 51:17 i.c.w. Amos 5:24).
Psalm 51:17:
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
Amos 5:24:
24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
=> While we have perfected the musical part of worship, we have sometimes lost its essence (cf. Amos 5:22-24).
Amos 5:22-24:
22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them.
23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
With the help of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice, who wanted to give his son Isaac to the LORD, God gives us a picture of the meaning of true worship before He allows it to be added to the music (cf. Genesis 22:1-19). With this, God also makes it clear to us that He doesn’t want music alone, but our hearts. Music can awaken our soul, but worship comes from a broken and contrite spirit.
It was not Abraham's son whom God wanted. He wanted Abraham's heart. <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation of ‘apostolic worship’ from the book ‘Worship As It Is In Heaven’ (ISBN-13: 978-0-8307-5543-1; Regal books by John Dickson and Chuck D. Pierce)
The Tribe of Judah and the Translocation of Sound
It is the tribe of Judah (Note: means ‘praise’) that goes first in the spiritual army of the LORD and is connected with the direction of the rising sun (note: east) which indicates a new day of fruitfulness (cf. Numbers 2:3a; Numbers 10:14a).
Numbers 2:3a:
3a On the east, toward the sunrise, the divisions of the camp of Judah are to encamp under their standard. …
Numbers 10:14a:
14a The divisions of the camp of Judah went first, under their standard. …
Furthermore, the Lord let me know that there will soon be a translocation of sound which includes apostolic worship, so that the saints in transition will enter a new dimension of God's promise, including among other things an increase in quality within the relationship with God.
This is about the interaction of divine government and the relationship with the Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus, which leads to the establishment of righteousness (cf. Jeremiah 26:10 i.c.w. Revelation 4:1).
Jeremiah 26:10:
10 When the officials of Judah heard about these things, they went up from the royal palace to the house of the Lord and took their places at the entrance of the New Gate of the Lord’s house.
Revelation 4:1:
1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
=> The term ‘apostolic worship’ means worship that enables the government of God while He is enthroned on our praise. It is a worship that brings us into the governmental process of God on earth. ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ (see Matthew 6:10). Here the worshippers make themselves available in their worship for the intentions of God.
As God’s people, the Holy Spirit leads us in this and the coming time to the point where Christ the Bridegroom invites us as His bride more deeply into His Kingdom. At this point, the Bridegroom enters into His apostolic function as He calls out to us: ‘Come along, my beloved!’
It is therefore necessary that we develop an understanding of how we can make His apostolic action possible in our worship. We should no longer allow our worship to be limited by our traditions, our culture or by our personal preferences.
It is time to put these limitations behind and develop an apostolic understanding of worship. It is not the goal of apostolic worship to take the place of our passionate, intimate worship. We should never allow our intimate worship to diminish in the bridegroom's chamber; instead, we should find out how to transfer this passion from worship to His governmental perspective. <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation of ‘apostolic worship’ from the book ‘Worship As It Is In Heaven’; ISBN-13: 978-0-8307-5543-1; Regal books by John Dickson and Chuck D. Pierce)
This process of apostolic worship goes among other things hand in hand with spiritual warfare that is not against flesh and blood (cf. Ephesians 6:12).
Ephesians 6:12:
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
The Sound of the Shofar and the New Beginning of Time
The sound of the Shofar or trumpet is among other things, a sound that is connected with the calling together and the movement of the people of Israel as an army (cf. Numbers 10:1-2).
Numbers 10:1-2:
1 The Lord said to Moses: 2 “Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out.
It is also the sound that announces a new phase of time, as is the case with Rosh ha-Shana, the feast of trumpets at the beginning of the biblical year within the cycle of God’s blessing (cf. Leviticus 23:24).
Leviticus 23:24:
24 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. …’
In Hebrew, every new beginning or beginning of time is called ‘peak or head’ (Note: ‘rō’š’). This Hebrew word appears for the first time in Genesis 3:15, from which we can deduce that the beginning of a new time in Christ is accompanied by a spiritual battle. God’s desire is that we strongly conclude His set cycles of time and powerfully begin His new time cycles.
Genesis 3:15:
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head (Note: ‘rō’š’), and you will strike his heel.”
Through God’s statement in this Bible passage, we can see that the beginning of a new time is accompanied by a spiritual battle, which must be properly understood.
As God’s people, we find ourselves in a period of time in which with the triumph of Christ Jesus, the Alpha and Omega, we must destroy the evil plans that the adversary has positioned in the midst of time by effectively applying the Word of God to the situation at hand and enacting the plans of God.
This includes stepping on snakes and scorpions, which represent all kinds of malice and communication and impact loaded with intrigue (see Luke 10:19).
Luke 10:19:
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
This includes the controlling system of ‘Jezebel’, which plan is to initiate a conspiracy to prevent the restoration of God’s intentions on earth. This system aims to maintain laws and legalism in order to block or redirect the supply of God for the purposes of the kingdom.
It is therefore necessary that we go forward with the sound of David’s voice which is connected to the restoration of the relationship with God and is characterized by worship and prayer (cf. Amos 9:11-12).
Amos 9:11-12:
11 “In that day I will restore David’s fallen shelter – I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins – and will rebuild it as it used to be, 12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name,” declares the Lord, who will do these things.
This movement and the sound is similar to the movement of the people of Israel at the time where they have been under the leadership of Joshua which with the presence of the Ark of the Covenant (Note: presence of Christ Jesus) and the cooperation of the angels tore down the walls of Jericho (Note: law, legalism, which should exclude God and His plans …; cf. Joshua 6:1-6).

Joshua 6:1-6:
1 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.
3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.
4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.
5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”
6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.”

The Seed or Descendant and the Spiritual ‘Rosh ha-Shana’

The Hebrew word for ‘descendant’ (note: ‘sära`’) in Genesis 3:15 is also equivalent to the word ‘seed’ and is also allegorically connected with a sown period of either good time or also evil time (cf. Galatians 6:7).

Galatians 6:7:
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

As already mentioned, the sound of the Shofar (note: ram’s horn) heralds a new phase of time as is the case with the feast of trumpets – Rosh ha-Shana at the beginning of the biblical year within the cycle of God’s blessing.

Furthermore, in the book of Revelation we can read about a spiritual ‘Rosh ha-Shana’, where the apostle John came in contact with the sound of the Shofar or trumpet, so that he turned around (cf. Revelation 1:10.12-13).

Revelation 1:10.12-13:
10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, …
12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.

The turning of John is a call to us as God’s people to enter into a new cycle of time and to be ready to renew our spirit and mind. This enables us to see the Lord in a new way in order to enter into a higher realm of the royal government of God (cf. Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23 i.c.w. Revelation 4:1-2).

Romans 12:2:
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Ephesians 4:23:
… 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds (Note: in the spirit of your mind); …

Revelation 4:1-2:
1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm