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UACCCI Ministries
Rev. Dr. Howard McFarland                         Administrator – Lead Bishop



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This Month, I want to Share in my Blog
Blog Post
Judges 7

In the Old Testament where it is translated trumpet, the Hebrew word is SHOFAR. This passage is the story of Gideon (Judges 7) - how He sent Gideon’s 300 men to do battle with a heavily armed enemy that numbered many thousands. However, He instructed Gideon to go out with a pitcher and torch in one hand, and a SHOFAR in the other hand. At the appointed
time, the 300 blew their SHOFARS in unity, which firstly caused a restlessness in the enemies camp, resulting in their total confusion to the point of them turning on each other and killing each other with their
SHOFAR - Hebrew for a trumpet made from a ram’s horn.

Today I believe God has given us a revelation that I wish to share with the Body of Christ.
I believe this will add a new dimension to your intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. The Lord has revealed the spiritual dynamic of the use of the SHOFAR or Ram’s Horn as used by the Israelites in the Old
Testament times.
The Holy Spirit has showed us in the spirit realm, blowing the SHOFAR brings about the same effect. Over our meetings, over our buildings and over our cities, there is opposition in the heavenlies. We believe that
blowing the SHOFAR during prayer, intercession and worship times causes disturbance and confusion to the spirit realm above us, thus dispersing the opposition and bringing about an open heaven for the glory, power and presence of God to fall.
I believe that the Lord is in the process of restoring to His people, all of the truths that have been stolen  by the devil over the last 2000 years. If the devil made a point of taking it, then we can be sure there is
power in it - he doesn’t bother with trivialities! We have in the SHOFAR, a powerful tool for our worship & a powerful weapon for our spiritual warfare.

A call to gather for worship.....2 Ch 29:26-28, Ps 98:6, Ps150:3, 2 Sam 6:15
Ushers in the presence of the Lord ......2 Sam 6:15 1 Chron 15:14
Make proclamation...... 1 Sam 13:3
Symbolizing freedom and liberty..... Lev 25:9 & 10
At the giving of the 10 Commandments....... Ex 19:16 & 19, Ex 20:18,
Sounds the alarm for war........ Josh 6:4 -20, Joel 2:1, Jer 4:19,21, Jer 6:1,17
At the coronation of a king...... 1 Kings 1:34
As a call to battle and war...... Numbers 10:9
To induce fear & confusion in the enemy..... Judges 7:22
For announcing and ushering in the weekly Sabbath and yearly festivals.

God Himself blows it! -
Zech. 9:14 "Then the Lord will appear over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning; and the Lord
God will blow the SHOFAR, and will march in the storm winds of the south."
Gives commands to angelic hosts -
Matt. 24:31 "And He will send forth His angels with a great SHOFAR and they will gather together His elect
from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other."
A powerful catalyst to bring the glory of God -
2 Chr. 5:13 "in unison when the SHOFARERS and the singers were to make themselves heard with one
voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by SHOFARS and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the Lord saying, 'He indeed is good for His lov-
ingkindness is everlasting,' then the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud...' "

Instrument used during great celebration -
1 Chr. 13:8 "And David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, even with songs and
with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and with SHOFARS."
Essential in going to War - Num. 10:9 "And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who
attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the SHOFARS, that you may be remembered before the
Lord your God, and be saved from your enemies."
Heralds the Day of the Lord -
Joel 2:1 "Blow a SHOFAR in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the
land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near."
This year has been a time of Spiritual Warfare, its past time that we as Christians, should be standing in
the Gap, for our Pastors, Leaders, Church Body, Families, & Ourselves. I believe today, that we need to
bring back the Trumpets (Shofar's) not only in our Corporate Worship, also in are Private Worship. As I
was writing this, I know that this is a instrument that is used to bring us into the Presence of God. Worship
is a Lifestyle, not just something we do in Church. Anything that Biblically we can use to bring us into the
presence of God & Worship, we should utilize.
I believe soon that we are going to hear the final Trumpet Call as God, tells Jesus to go get His children.

My Prayer as your have read this, is that it has sparked or rekindled a fire in all of us.


Rev. Dr.Howard McFarland





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