An Old Sound is Awakening God’s People. It’s Growing Louder, Calling Us To Prayer & Spiritual Warfare!

1. Blow the trumpet,

2. Consecrate a fast,

3. Call a sacred assembly;

4. Gather the people,

5. Sanctify yourselves,

6. Weep and cry out to the Lord … “Spare Your People”

7. And do not give up your heritage but stand up for what is right.
Then the Lord will be zealous for His land, and have pity on His People.   (Joel 2: 15-19, abridged)


Today, the Lord is calling together those who will worship Him, alone, in spirit and in truth; those who report for duty to work, not just talk.

The Lord makes his commands clear and keeping them yields His results.  Remember the story of Gideon who did it God’s way?  Or Joshua in the battle of Jericho?  If God’s pastors and people will follow the directions without skipping over any instructions, God says He will fight our battles. Right?

So, what was first?

The Trumpeters (Shofarim or Shofar Blowers) were first then, and should be so today.  The Trumpeters come along side to support, but in that support role, they lead the way. They do just what Joel 2:1 and 2:15 instructs them to do.  So what does the shofar blowing first accomplish?

In Ezekiel 33: 6-9 the trumpet blasts sound the alert.   The Shofar Blowers are the watchmen on the wall.  Their alert warns the rest of the Army so that they can accomplish the other 6 things mentioned above.

God made it clear in over 70 verses in his word to first blow the trumpets. The trumpets where used and are still used today for starting things in motion and sending forth the warriors.  He uses the simple (or foolish) things to confound the wise and give grace to the humble  We must stop doing only the part that we want to do and do what the Lord says to do and the way He says to do it.  Psalm 150 gives instructions to praise God and to use all the sounds and yes even dance.

There is an unusual Army arising around the world worldwide today: an army of Shofar Blowers, thousands of men and women who have heard God’s call literally to blow the trumpet and figuratively – to awaken his people to action. May God raise up an Army of Shofar blowers – who will declare God’s urgent warnings and the promises of mercy , if we will respond (see Eze 3:17 ff; 33:1 ff; Joel 1:13-15; 2:15 ff) Enlist in God’s Army today and play your note. Shalom!

  • Heavenly Father, help us first to hear the trumpet call, then to arise and obey. Please forgive us, as Christians, for being lukewarm and weak in our flesh and spirit. Forgive our self-centeredness and lack of faith to believe that with You we can do all things.  Holy Spirit, refresh, fill, and strengthen us to be mighty warriors for Your kingdom.  Lord, have Your way in our lives; in all we do 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days each year.
  • Please cover our sins and the sins of our nation with the blood of Yeshua, our Savior and Lord.  By Your power and authority, bind Satan and every evil spirit that has come into our land. (Luke 9:1)
  • May Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  In the mighty name of Yeshua.  Amen!

Dennis McKirahan is Founder & Director of Shofar Call International a worldwide network of men and women who take the skillful sounding the shofar very seriously. Members make a purity pledge and serve believers around the world by sounding the Shofar at Church Convocations and Solemn Assemblies.

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