“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in Your righteousness they are exalted.
For You are the glory of their strength, and in Your favor our horn is exalted.”—Psalm 89:15-17
In the midst of some of the most tumultuous times our generation has witnessed, it is comforting to know that the Lord speaks and calms the seas around us.
Lately, Psalm 89:15-17 has been heavy on my heart as a prophetic word of wisdom and instruction during this season, and for the year to come.
“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!”
Those who hear the seasonal shofar blast of the Feasts of the Lord are living in great joy because they hear and understand the meaning of the sounding trumpet. The Psalmist Ethan the Ezrahite is trying to help us understand that we are blessed to hear the shofar, understand the call, walk in the light of the Lord at His Feasts, and receive an impartation of His countenance.
We have three shofar blasts approaching us: Rosh Hashanah (the awakening blast), Yom Kippur (the atoning blast), and Sukkot (the abiding blast).
Verse 16 reminds Israel that in the Lord’s righteousness they are exalted or promoted. Ethan is reminding the people of the covenants God made with David, and the sorrow of a lost blessing from misunderstanding and disobedience.
Verse 17 then reminds Israel that the glory is their strength. Today, Israel is protected by God and the Iron Dome. By intercepting incoming missiles, the Iron Dome Missile Defense System is a great example of how the Lord quenches the fiery darts that are meant to harm us. He is truly our shield and defender!
During the Feasts, it is important for us to remember that the Lord’s righteousness (in us), and His faithfulness is our strength. It is Christ in you!
“And in Your favor our horn is exalted.”
The horn contains the oil to anoint you in your gift, calling and purpose in God. One of the main assignments and callings of Curt Landry Ministries is to bless the people with a joyful sound and provide a safe place to celebrate the Feasts of the Lord. We are called to teach righteousness so that you can be exalted into your calling and purpose. We are called to create an atmosphere for God’s glory that gives His people strength—a place where favor is released so that you are empowered for victory!
It is our desire to experience and fulfill Psalm 89:16:
“In Your name they rejoice all day long…”
When Yeshua prophesied to us that there would be wars and rumors of wars, He left us with instruction to look up for there our redemption draws nigh (see Luke 21:28).
The Lord has given me a scripture for the upcoming Feasts—Isaiah 55:6-8:
- Rosh Hashanah 5775—the Feast of Trumpets: “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”
- Yom Kippur 5775—the Day of Atonement: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; And to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
- Sukkot 5775—the Feast of Tabernacles: “’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.”
5775 will be the year of Abundant Grace—the year our thoughts are transformed into His thoughts, and our ways are transformed into His ways—when we will walk in victory in the midst of trouble.
- Rosh Hashanah—Wednesday, September 24th 7:00 p.m. CT
- Yom Kippur Immersion Service—Friday, October 3rd 7:00 p.m. CT
- Sukkot—Wednesday, October 8th 7:00 p.m. CT