It is time for us, the Church, to awaken to a higher level of spiritual warfare—a level that uses practical tools for spiritual protection.
Because what we are battling has risen to a new level in the spirit. A few years ago, we were not battling…
- A pandemic
- Attacks on our governments and education systems
- Medical mandates
- Increased criminal activity
- Raising fuel and food cost
- The attacks in the Middle East, such as the ones in Afghanistan
… at the level they are today.
We need to understand that if we’re going to trust God and know His peace and protection, then we have to do things His way.
Identify and Prepare for Spiritual Protection
If we want spiritual protection as we enter into latter-day warfare, we must identify…
- Our weaknesses and strengths
- The enemy’s weaknesses and strengths
- The theater of war that we are going into
Once this is understood, we can put on the full armor of God (see Ephesians 6) and pull out the tools for spiritual protection.
If we are left unprotected, the attacks will come against our governments, communities, businesses, and families. All seven mountains of influence are affected by spiritual warfare. Therefore we, as the Church, need tools for spiritual protection.
Tools for Spiritual Protection in Latter-Day Reign Warfare
Here are three main tools you can use for spiritual protection in this hour…
The shofar releases powerful spiritual protection.
Numbers 10:8 says…
- “The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and these shall be to you as an ordinance forever throughout your generations.” (emphasis added)
The ordinance of blowing the shofar (and when) has not passed away. This is what “forever” means. As a chosen generation and royal priesthood (see 1 Peter 2:9), we have the authority and right to blow the shofar for our spiritual protection.
Yeshua will return with a “great sound of a trumpet” (Matthew 24:31). The Lord is calling us to awaken to this heavenly blast and use it for spiritual protection!
Numbers 10:9 says…
- “‘When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.’”
You are saved from your enemies at the sound of the shofar. Why? Because you are remembered before the Lord. In the Courts of Heaven, you are remembered for your declarations and proclamations. Declare and decree God’s Word about spiritual protection followed by blasting the shofar.
When to Blow the Shofar
You can blow the shofar several times a day, weekly, monthly, and at the annual Feasts of the Lord.
Numbers 10:10 says…
- “‘Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God.’” (emphasis added)
The appointed feasts of the Lord are listed in Leviticus 23, and include Passover, Shavuot (Pentecost), Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).
The Word also says, “…at the beginning of your months.” Being in the West, our months are in accordance with a Gregorian calendar. But when you look at a Hebrew calendar, you will see that the months are different.
For decades, we have blown the shofar weekly for spiritual protection to be released over Jerusalem (see Psalm 122:6), the persecuted Church (see Hebrews 13:3), and for the walls of our souls to come down (see Psalm 103).
In the consistency of blowing the shofar lies the victory. It’s not a magic horn with special powers. Rather, the authority is from the one who understands its use, remembering that, as a Believer, our authority and power come from the Lord alone.
The quantum physics of the sound awakens the words we speak in the Courts of Heaven. It also awakens our offerings, the seed we sow, in the Courts for biblical release.
The anointing oil is another tool for spiritual protection.
Isaiah 10:27 says…
- “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.”
Every person, no matter their race, religion, or creed, is born under the Adamic curse. This is why Jesus came, to take away the sins of the Earth, releasing a new beginning by His blood. The blood of Jesus expunges the curse. It renders you guiltless, eradicating the sin of the Garden and the sin in your DNA, allowing you to become a new creation.
The burden of that sin, which is the wage, is death. The anointing oil is symbolic of the anointing of Christ, sending His Spirit upon you to break the yoke.
This is to say that when receiving a fresh anointing, you are calling upon the Holy Spirit to equip and provide spiritual protection and wisdom as you move forward in your day.
When you anoint your neck, you are saying, “Let it come to pass this day that sin’s burden be taken off my shoulders and the enemy’s yoke from my neck.” The enemy’s yoke is destroyed because of the anointing oil.
When to Use the Anointing Oil
Ask the Spirit the specific times He wants you to anoint your neck and the necks of your family members. You can do this every day along with the blast of the shofar. You can do this while in prayer, such as praying a prayer of spiritual protection or a prayer of deliverance. Again, in the consistency lies the victory. Like the shofar, this is not a magical oil. It is a tool that we can use to focus and be intentional in our prayers for spiritual protection.
The tallit is another tool to use for spiritual protection.
Psalm 91:1 says…
- “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalm 15:1-2 says…
- “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart;”
The Word “tallit” means little tent. In Numbers 24, we read that the enemy intended to curse Israel. However, he blessed her, declaring, “How lovely are your tents, O Jacob! Your dwellings, O Israel!” The tents declared the protection of the Lord.
When you are praying Psalm 91, you are coming under the feathers, the fringe, and the shelter of His wing.
It is wise to come under the shelter of His wing with an anointed neck, abiding in the presence of God and leaving behind the yokes of your past.
Isaiah 9: 6 says…
- “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
As we put the tallit on our shoulders, let us remember that Yeshua has all authority, and the governments of this world are upon His shoulders.
When to Wear the Tallit
When you put the tallit on, you’ll notice fringes, or tzitzit, on the four corners. They consist of knotted threads. There is a mystery behind the tzitzit…
- The word tzitzit is also the numerical equivalent of 600, which represents life
- There are 8 threads, which represents new beginnings
- There are 5 knots, which represents grace
Were these knotted threads placed by accident? No.
The numbers, 600+8+5 equal 613, the number of mitzvot—commandments or precepts—in the Torah.
Remember the woman with the issue of blood? She touched the hem of Yeshua’s garment. She touched the tzitzit. Her faith activated the healing that flowed from Yeshua, who had fulfilled all 613 commandments represented in that fringe! She touched a new beginning. She touched grace. She touched a supernatural conduit to God’s love through the tallit, a spiritual protection tool that you can use at any time!
Find Comfort in Your Father’s Spiritual Protection
It is comforting to know that the Lord will remember every prayer and declaration you make under your tent when you blow the shofar. You have peace knowing that what yoked you in the past no longer has the power to burden you as you anoint your neck, releasing fresh oil from the Spirit.
These are tools. They are reminders but also defensive weaponry. Think about how different it would be if you started your day blowing the shofar, anointing your neck, breaking the yoke and the burden of that day, and putting on the tallit.
Ask the Lord to reveal more to you about these tools for spiritual protection. His ways are good and everlasting. Be prepared as you move into the new day.