The Shofar Shall Sound…


It isn’t as if we don’t have enough time. We have all the markers. We have the teachers to teach and the signs all around us. But hey, even when the rich man and Lazarus had their stint, the rich man died and found out he was all wrong and it stated, he could actually see Lazarus resting at Abraham’s side, yet there was a great chasm, fixed between him and them and he was in great torment.

He found that hell, was indeed, real. Yet, when he spoke to Abraham, he could hear him. “Abraham, please send Lazarus to dip his finger in water and cool my tongue because I am in great agony in this fire.”  Now I am giving you the short synopsis, however, in his life, this rich man had everything he needed and Lazarus had nothing.

At this point Abraham reminded him of this and now, the rich man begged him, “father, then send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers.Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.

At this point Abraham told him that they already had the law and the prophets available so what else was needed? Well, he, much like everyone else seems to believe, stated, “No father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them they will repent.”

This is when he replied, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, the will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”

Yes, it is all a matter of sin and the hardness of the heart, isn’t it? Some people just don’t want to turn away. And that is the reason for the trumpet blasts and the signal. It is a wakeup call.

Now my pastor was just teaching on Yom Teruah or Rosh Hoshanah. It is the Feast of Trumpets. It is fascinating to be sure because it is spoken of in the scriptures as the trumpet blows(1cor 15:53) That which is perishable must clothe itself with imperishable”;meaning perishable cannot enter heaven with this body, which is the very reason that Christ’s was not recognizable in His own resurrected body at first. He walked and talked with his own disciples and yet they had not even known it was Him. He entered into the upper room right through the walls. “The mortal, with immortality.” Meaning for those who are alive at His coming will be transformed into new creation, not able to die. “then the saying is true; Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

Now once again I am reminded of the prophetic dream that I had been given by the Lord, about 18 years ago. He very clearly told me, “The harvest festival is about to begin….but we must prepare for aras…and to look this up in my Concordance. Upon searching the Hebrew interpretation, I found this nugget. It was a root meaning; to be engaged to, espoused to, betrothed. Which is a word picture. I am after all…the Bride. Anyone who professes to love Him and belong to Him is engaged to Him and is in a state of preparing to meet him. Remember, He goes to prepare a place for His bride. In Isaiah 54, He has told us, “For your Maker is your husband-the Lord Almighty is His name- the Holy One of Israel is your redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth.

Now as my pastor reminded us of this festival. I kept thinking of my dream. He spoke later of the bowl judgements in Revelation and everything that the Lord does is because of His love for His creation and His longing for His children to be set free from the captivity of this world system and it’s corruption.It is this corruption that is destroying everything in this world and it isn’t getting better. Look, our Lord told us that , “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into glorious freedom of the children of God. That is our future glory. (Romans 8:21) Is man really so arrogant as to think that they can accomplish so lofty a goal as this? 

Satan has set up his domain for a while but it is coming to an end and he is filled with  fear. The saddest thing is that even as the final  judgmentsare about to come upon the earth some men will curse God. Yes, instead of turning to Him, for shelter,they willcurse Him and blame Him with their dying breath.

I am always blessed to hear my pastor teach because it’s most profound and something that I haven’t heard. It was a new deeper understanding on the prayers of the saints in Revelation 8. (saints-that’s us folks) Not someone deemed by the Catholic church btw. Now when he spoke about the silence in heaven for half an hour, and it’s astounding when you think about it, because it is the knowing that the final judgements are about to fall regarding the sins of the people on the earth and their refusal to repent  in spite of the tribulation. This is where the prayers come in. I don’t mean some “Our Father’s.” These are fervent, intercessory prayers.Nothing ritualistic in nature. He speaks about the bowl and the harp. Prayers, being combined with our worship, to the Lord.A fragrant offering to Him on behalf of these souls. Read Revelation 8 and see the visual of this. It’s quite fascinating. 

 They are mixed with incense and hurled back to the earth with peals of lightening and thunder. I would encourage you to listen to these teachings. They are very helpful when understanding the prayer life and our place in these last days. But as my pastor also pointed out, as important as our prayers are, we cannot change the appointed times for Gods judgement. We can only change the outcome by our intercession. His times are sealed.

All I can say to believers is…Look up! Your redemption is near! Oh yea and I to Satan…Be Afraid..Be Very Afraid!

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