Rosh Hashanah is the Hebraic new year on God’s calendar. It is a time when God is opening doors and it is time to go through the gates! It is a time to blast the shofar, signifying new beginnings and alerting us to pay attention to the voice of God.
As the new year starts at Rosh Hashanah, the Spirit of God…
- Awakens your soul
- Encourages you to worship
- Releases divine instruction
- Calls you to blast the shofar
We are to harken to His voice, paying close attention to the revelatory words and instructions that the Holy Spirit speaks during this appointed time.
Psalm 95:6-11 says…
- “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
“Today, if you will hear His voice: ‘Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, as in the day of trial in the wilderness, when your fathers tested Me; they tried Me, though they saw My work. For forty years I was grieved with that generation, and said, “It is a people who go astray in their hearts, and they do not know My ways.” So I swore in My wrath, “They shall not enter My rest.”’”
As we prepare to enter the new year, let us blast the shofar, realigning our souls so that we hear His divine voice of instruction as we move into new levels of faith and go through the gates.
Each year God brings a new Word to His saints. These words are decreed in the Courts of Heaven. When we harken and listen to the Spirit, we will be equipped to…
- Cancel any counterfeit identities we have been agreeing with
- Set aside old patterns and playbooks we have been operating in
As a result, we will be anointed with oil and given new mantles of authority and operation, preparing us for the year ahead.
You see, the Father speaks to prepare you for what is to come. He speaks to protect you from what will attack.
Ephesians 6 explains that we should put on spiritual armor because there are demonic forces at work. The closer we get to the return of our King, the more intense these attacks will be.
Therefore, we must blast the shofar and put God into remembrance of His Word.
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted.”—Isaiah 43:25-26
Why Blast the Shofar at Rosh Hashanah?
There is a mystery in the shofar blast. The sounding of the shofar, or trumpet, is first mentioned in Exodus 19:16…
- “Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” (emphasis added)
A Mystery Revealed
The sound of the trumpet, or the blast of the shofar, is the voice of God. Rosh Hashanah is when God the Father reveals Himself through the Spirit, giving life, knowledge, wisdom, strength, and power for the year ahead.
The blast of the shofar represents God’s voice, announcing His presence. Rosh Hashanah is the appointed time of revelation and awakening. You can begin to see why shofars are blown during this holy day.
The trumpet sounding clears the atmosphere for the voice of the Father to reach you. The Lord spoke to Moses and said…
- “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’”—Leviticus 23:24-25 (emphasis added)
God is actually instructing us to blast the shofar and cry out to Him. Blasting allows you to experience what is happening in the spiritual realm in the physical realm.
“He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.’”—Psalm 89:26
The Hebrew Letters for Shofar
- Sheen (or Shin)—means supernatural victory, resurrection, divinely appointed time, promise
- Vav—means to join together, seal, or secure two sides that have been separated
- Pey—means to speak, mouth
- Reysh (or Resh)—means the head, highest, most important, master
From these letters, you can see why the ancient Hebrews would blast the shofar before going into battle, calling down God’s voice and securing their supernatural victory.
Look at the bolded text above. The bolded text reveals the mystery of the shofar blast during Rosh Hashanah.
During Rosh Hashanah, blast the shofar and speak to the Father, your Master. He wants to meet with you, securing and sealing you for a supernatural victory in the year ahead.
This is your inheritance in Christ. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with God as He sends the fire to fill you and equip you for the year ahead.
Pray and Prepare
We encourage you to pray for your mind and heart to be open to discerning the voice of your Father. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you eyes to see and the words to speak life, wisdom, understanding, and power in the new year.
He has great plans for you. And He is willing and ready to anoint you with new oil, and equip you in your Kingdom calling.
- Cleansed and anointed
- A king and priest
Step into your new identity and blast the shofar!
“Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”—Romans 8:30
“… To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”—Revelation 1:5-6
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