When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God and be saved from your enemies. Numbers 10:9.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses. He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, so He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! Psalm 107:28-31.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
While the Israelites I redeemed out of Egypt were still at Sinai and had completed the construction of the tabernacle of the testimony, before the cloud lifted over the tabernacle and they journeyed out towards the land I had promised Abraham for his descendants, I spoke with Moses, saying, “Make yourself two trumpets (chatsotsrah) of silver, of hammered work you shall make them; and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out.” Numbers 10:1-2. I asked for silver trumpets. These are not shofar (ram’s horn) but silver trumpets. Silver represents redemption. These are the trumpets of the redeemed.
And besides summoning the congregation to gather together for instruction or festive occasions and signaling them to break camp and set out, they had another amazing purpose. “When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God and be saved from your enemies.” Numbers 10:9. Just blow the trumpet sounding the alarm signal to Me and down I come to save you.
And who were the ones that were to blow the trumpets? “The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.” Numbers 10:8. And Jesus has made you priests unto Me, “Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-7.
And that is today’s Life Lesson on what to do when Satan attacks: “Sound your Silver Trumpets.” The shout of the redeemed. The trumpets of My royal priesthood who are in the world but not of the world.
“When the priests came forth from the holy place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without regard to divisions), and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps and lyres, standing east of the altar, and with them one hundred and twenty priests blowing trumpets in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying, “He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.” 2 Chronicles 5:11-14.
When the devil moves in sound the trumpets and shout and My glory will fill your heart and house so that the devil cannot enter. He cannot penetrate My glory—that is, My goodness, presence and power. “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before God. But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness. Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.” Psalm 68:1-4. And the result? “Blessed be the LORD, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation. Selah. God is to us a God of deliverances; and to Yahweh (LORD) the Adonai (Lord) belong escapes from death.” Psalm 68:19-20. And, “O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!” Psalm 68:35.
Sound your trumpet for Me to come down and one day I will sound My trumpet for you to come up.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. And when the trumpet sounds, in the twinkling of an eye, you will be saved from the wrath to come.
And when John heard the voice of Jesus as he experienced a series of divine revelations and visions on the Island of Patmos, where he was exiled for preaching My gospel, what did he say about that voice? “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet.” Revelation 1:10. And again, “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” Revelation 4:1.
“Cry loudly, do not hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet.” Isaiah 58:1. The trumpet has no sound of its own as a violin, piano or guitar do, the trumpet is the amplification of the voice, that is, the life breath, of the one blowing into it. You are actually hearing an amplification with beautiful rich sound of the breath of the one who is blowing into the trumpet, otherwise the trumpet has no sound of its own. It is an expression of the breath of the player. It is the trumpet player’s voice raised to another level. My Word is Spirit-breathed, My Word is My trumpet call to the world. “By the Word of the LORD the heavens were made, by the breath of His mouth their host.”
When Satan attacks, sound the silver trumpet—the voice of the redeemed. “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.” Psalm 107:2. And what do I tell you to do in trouble when the adversary attacks? Sound your silver trumpet—the shout of the redeemed, “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses. He led them also by a straight way, to go to an inhabited city. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men!” Psalm 107:6-8. And I tell you again, “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their bands apart. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! For He has shattered gates of bronze and cut bars of iron asunder.” Psalm 107:13-16. And again, “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His works with joyful singing.” Psalm 107:19-22. And then more trouble comes and, “Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses. He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, so He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men!” Psalm 107:28-31. Guided into a safe harbor your desired haven. All because you sounded the alarm, the trumpet of your lips. When trouble comes, and it will, sound your trumpet—give the joyful shout of victory in the tents of the righteous. For I have justified you and made your righteous in Christ and that is worth giving a joyful shout about.
And Jesus your good Shepherd leads you out of your troubles with joyful shouting. And how did I bring My people out of the slavery of Egypt? “And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.” Psalm 105:43.
Heaven is full of music because Heaven is full of joy. And when Jesus returns to catch you up in the clouds it shall be with a joyful shout of victory and a trumpet blast. Trumpets.
The trumpets of silver—hammered work of pure silver—that I taught Moses were for summoning the congregation and for having the camps set out when I directed them by lifting the cloud of My presence in the wilderness. Numbers 10:1-2. And do you recall which tribe was to set out first to lead the rest? The standard of the camp of Judah set out first. Judah was named by Leah from the word “praise,” so I am showing you that praise must go up first when you see a problem coming at you. Fight the good fight of faith and praise Me before you see the miracle.
And I also directed Moses to sound the trumpets for pure joy, “Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts (moadim), and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the LORD your God.” Numbers 10:10.
I gave the Israelites appointed times, you call them “feasts” in translation, in Hebrew, “moadim.” These are a divine timeline of the story of your salvation, beginning with Passover and ending with Tabernacles. They are Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles. The second to the last moadim is Trumpets. Now Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Pentecost have all been fulfilled in Jesus. But three remain to be fulfilled on My timeline before the end comes and there are new heavens and a new earth and I come to dwell among you forever. And the next one on the agenda is Trumpets.
The word I use in Hebrew for this moad is not “trumpets” (chatsotsrah for the silver trumpet and shofar for the rams horn) but the word “teruah.” This word means a great shout or a blowing. It is the same word I used when I told Joshuah to have the people give a great shout when they were ready to take the city of Jericho after the priests blew the shofar (trumpet of a ram’s horn) on the seventh day they marched around the city. And at that great shout, that shout like the voice of a trumpet, the walls fell and they had the victory.
“It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead.” Joshua 6:5.
Shouting out to Me is something I direct numerous times in My Word. Happy the people who know the joyful shout! “O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” Psalm 95:1-2. “Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy and sing praises. Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.” Psalm 98:4-6. “The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.” Psalm 118:15.
And on the day when the moad of Trumpets is fulfilled, Jesus Himself will descend from Heaven with a SHOUT, and with the TRUMPET of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first and then you who are alive and remain will be caught up to meet Jesus in the air, and then we shall always be together. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. The joyful shout of command, Teruah, and the trumpet blast. It is My turn to give the joyful shout over you.
For behold, I tell you a mystery, you will not all sleep, but you will all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMPET; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and you will be changed. For the perishable must put on the imperishable, and the mortal must put on immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:52-53. And forever you will dwell with Me in the Kingdom.
I love you. My Son has made you kings and priests and priests blow trumpets—silver trumpets, shofars (ram’s horn), and teruah—the trumpet like shout. Try it now, especially if you are being attacked by the enemy. Blow depression, fear, worry, and doubt OUT with the joyful shout.