Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Sound of the Shofar (Ram’s Horn)

On the Mark Biltz website (El Shaddai Ministries) is an amazing 2 minute 29 second recording from You Tube of The sound of the Shofar.

Mark Biltz placed this recording on his website because he is promoting a “Feast of Trumpets Wave 2009”. He likens this to the wave that we see at sporting events, but, in this instance, the wave will be related to time zones as the day of the Feast of Trumpets / Day of Trumpets / Yom Teruah / Rosh Hashanah begins.

You will recall that a ‘day’ on the Jewish calendar begins at sundown. This year Yom Teruah / Feast of Trumpets / Day of Trumpets / Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown on the evening of September 18, one month from today.

During Yom Teruah many many blowings (I have heard the number 100 but don’t hold me to that) of the Shofar occur, the last of which is a lonnnnnnnng blast which some Biblical Scholars believe refers to “The last trumpet” mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:52

“51Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” KJV

This shofar is played by Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg. You will notice that, as the various names of the sound/blast to be played are called out, Rabbi Ginsburg sounds the named call on the Shofar.

If you listen closely to the names of the sound to be played, you will notice that the name of the last long blast that is sounded is the name of the last blast that is sounded on the day of the Feast of Trumpets. Hmmmm. Very Interesting. Is this the sound of the last trumpet that Paul mentioned???

Anyway, I thought you would like to hear this so HERE’S THE LINK.

And if you want to know more about the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah/ Feast of Trumpets / Yom Teruah / Day of Trumpets CLICK HERE