As many seek to understand the times we live in, they find that returning to the roots of their faith sheds light and revelation on today’s events and their current circumstances. They discover new dimensions and levels of faith when they…
- Blow the shofar
- Wear a tallit
- Anoint with oil
The use of these spiritual tools is not about salvation… that comes from Jesus alone.
- “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”—Acts 4:12
These spiritual tools help you to connect to the roots of your faith and battle in the spiritual realm, leading you to a life of victory.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob provided Israel with physical and spiritual tools. These tools activated the power for them to overcome their enemies, reminded them of their covenant relationship with the Lord, and set them apart for His purposes.
- Israel overtook their enemies, and the walls of Jericho fell after they blew their trumpets (shofars or ram’s horns) (Joshua 6:1-27).
- Israel was set apart from other nations and used physical elements to remind them of their relationship with the Lord (Deuteronomy 22:12, Numbers 15:37-41).
- Israel anointed the tabernacle with oil to consecrate it, making it holy (Exodus 40:9).
The Lord does the same for Believers today.
- The sound of the trumpet (shofar), signifies the reign of Jesus (Revelation 11:15 CJB).
- The woman was healed after touching the hem of Jesus’ garment, or tallit (Luke 8:40-48).
- The sick receive prayer and are anointed with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:14).
- The Holy Spirit’s anointing empowers us to proclaim the Truth (Luke 4:18).
Sadly, many Believers miss out on this rich part of their heritage simply because of a lack of knowledge. God’s Word says, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Yet the Word also tells us that all who believe in Jesus (who He is and the work He did on the cross), will not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
So then, we must look at these tools as a way to battle in the spiritual realm so that we are not walking ‘destroyed’ during this present time.
Our salvation is guaranteed by the blood of Jesus. Yet, many of us still struggle in our daily walks—but we don’t have to!
Jesus came to give us abundant life (John 10:10) for our time on Earth and in Heaven. We are also warned there is an adversary out to accuse His bride, waiting to devour (1 Peter 5:8).
Yet we are victorious in Christ!
Let us move forward in faith, using the tools the Lord has given us—to battle in the spirit—so that we enter into His presence daily, knowing we are victorious and confident in our inheritance.
What is a Shofar and What is it Made Of?
A shofar is a ram’s horn trumpet. Not having trumpets like we do today, the Hebrew nation used a ram’s horn to project noise loudly and clearly because of its natural trumpet shape.
When Do You Blow a Shofar?
In biblical times, the shofar was used to announce the onset of the Sabbath and High Holy Days. It was used to announce the coronation of a king and to rally people to battle.
Gideon used the shofar to scare and confuse the Midianites (Judges 7:15-8:21). Joshua used to bring down the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:2-5).
Today, many people and churches use shofars as a call to worship, during prayer, and when celebrating the Feasts of the Lord.
Are shofars relevant today? Find out here...
What Do the Shofar Blasts Mean?
There are various sounds and blasts you can make with the shofar.
- Tekiah—This blast consists of a long, single note and is usually the first sound mastered, as it is the easiest to do. This blast is often used to announce important events.
- Shevarim—This blast consists of 3 medium blasts. Although there are several uses for the shevarim, many Jewish scholars agree that it portrays the wailing of a heart yearning to connect, grow, and achieve.
- Teruah—This is a series of 9 short blasts in quick succession. These are used to awaken us from spiritual slumber, to bring understanding, vigilance, and focus into our lives.
- Tekiah Gdolah—This blast is used to conclude a sound series and typically lasts as long as the shofar blower can manage.
Get a free Believer’s Guide to Shofars that explains how to use your shofar when you purchase a shofar here…
What is the Significance of a Shofar?
The shofar is a symbol and tool for spiritual warfare. According to Numbers 10:1-5…
“The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Make two silver trumpets. Of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for breaking camp. And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting. But if they blow only one, then the chiefs, the heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. When you blow an alarm, the camps that are on the east side shall set out. …’”
Discover more about the shofar’s significance here…
How is the Shofar Connected to Worship for Believers Today?
In Hebrew, the Lord’s breath is Rauch—the breath of God—the Holy Spirit. It was God’s Spirit, His very breath, that spoke everything into existence in the beginning (Genesis 1). The Rauch said, “Let there be” and there was.
The Lord’s breath doesn’t merely flow out with words, but also through the oldest instrument—the shofar. It is a weapon in the natural and in the spirit.
This brings revelatory meaning to worship and Psalm 150:6, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
Discover why the Hebrew culture believed the shofar held every note of every Word written in the Bible here…
Where Do You Buy a Shofar?
You can buy a variety of shofars here…
What is a Tallit?
A tallit, or prayer shawl, is an authentic Jewish garment. It is a long strip of cloth, made from wool or linen, with special fringes, or tzitzit, on the corners.
The word tallit comes from 2 Hebrew words…
- Tal, which means “tent”
- Ith, which means “little”
Therefore, wearing a tallit during your prayer time is symbolic of creating a “little tent” for which you and the Lord meet.
Learn more about the tallit’s ancient roots here…
How and When to Wear a Tallit?
You can wear the tallit during your personal prayer time, special occasions, and holidays. Many grooms even wear a traditional tallit on their wedding day.
Many who celebrate the Feasts of the Lord also wear a tallit.
What Do the Fringes on the Tallit Represent?
The tzitzit, translated as tassels or fringe, are placed on the four corners of the tallit. There are knotted threads at the ends of the tzitzit.
The word tzitzit is the numerical equivalent of 600, which represents life. On the tzitzit, there are 8 threads, which represent new beginnings, and 5 knots, which represent grace.
The numbers—600+8+5—equal 613, which are the number of mitzvot—commandments or precepts—in the Torah.
In fact, the tzitzit has been associated with healing.
Read how the woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years was healed by touching the tzitzit of Jesus’ garment here…
Can a Christian Wear a Tallit?
Absolutely! In fact, it is a remarkable, supernatural tool available to Believers. It carries much biblical significance. The problem is, unfortunately, that most churches don’t teach about the tallit, its spiritual symbolism, or how it relates to the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.
You can create a personal tent of meeting with the Lord. Be wrapped in His glory and understand the roots of your faith here…
Did Jesus Wear a Tallit?
Yes! This is the garment mentioned in the miracle of the bleeding women being healed in Mark 5:25–34, Matthew 9:20–22, and Luke 8:43–48.
How is the Tallit Connected to Worship for Believers Today?
The tallit is a physical representation of a point of contact for Believers to seek God. Just as you lift your hands in worship or close your eyes and kneel in prayer, praying under the tallit creates a place of surrender and invites the Spirit into your prayer time.
It is not the ‘lifting of hands’ or the ‘closing eyes and kneeling in prayer’ alone that is supernatural, but this intentional act creates a space for God to reveal Himself to you.
If you have ever experienced the presence of God, you know that when your physical body intentionally seeks God, your soul—your mind, will, and emotions—will align with the Spirit.
By wrapping yourself with the tallit, it creates a connection—a physical place where Heaven meets Earth.
The tallit is a picture of God’s protective wings covering you. Discover more here...
Where Do You Buy a Tallit?
You can buy a variety of tallits here…
Holy Anointing Oil
What is Holy Anointing Oil?
Holy anointing oil is a spiritual tool used in spiritual warfare, to anoint the sick (James 5:14), and break the yoke of sin.
You are anointed by the Holy Spirit, which breaks the yoke of sin. The anointing oil, representing the anointing of the Holy Spirit, is a symbol used in the physical realm to speak in the spiritual realm.
In Hebrew, Isaiah 10:27 says that the yoke will be destroyed because of ‘fatness’—the anointing oil will make your neck fat. This means that as you grow and mature in the Spirit, the yoke that was fitted for your old self can no longer wrap around and control you.
Discover its symbolism of freedom here...
How to Use Holy Anointing Oil?
People use holy anointing oil to anoint themselves, their homes, property, and also the sick (James 5:14). At Curt Landry Ministries, we also anoint our tallits and use it during the Feasts of the Lord.
Anointing yourself is not about legalism, but an intentional seeking with your heart to step into the presence of God. If your spirit and soul are not in alignment with the Lord as you pray and use anointing oil, then it is merely a fruitless action.
Discover 6 areas of your body to anoint and what they signify here…
What is Holy Anointing Oil Made Of?
Holy anointing oil is made from olive oil, myrrh, cinnamon, cane, and cassia.
“Also take for yourself quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane, five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil.”—Exodus 30:23-25
You can learn more about the ingredients of the King’s Oil Holy Anointing Oil® here…
What Does the Bible Say about Holy Anointing Oil?
“It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.”—Isaiah 10:27 (emphasis added)
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down the beard, the beard of Aaron…”—Psalm 133:1-2 (emphasis added)
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”—James 5:14 (emphasis added)
“You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”—Hebrews 1:9 (emphasis added)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed..’”—Luke 4:18 (emphasis added)
Where Do You Buy Anointing Oil?
You can buy King’s Oil Holy Anointing Oil®, made according to Exodus 30, here…