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The Certain Sound

June 8th, 2012 No comments

1 Cor 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound , who shall prepare himself to the battle? KJV

A ‘shofar’ is a trumpet, and is made from the horn of any kosher animal, except that of a cow or calf. It is one of the earliest wind instruments known to man. The shofar is mentioned in the Bible from Exodus to Zechariah. It is also spoken of in the Talmud and later rabbinic literature.

It was used to announce the New Moon and solemn feasts. It rallied the men of war in time of battle. In our day, the shofar continues to announce the New Year the new moon, the Sabbath, and to carry out the commandments on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

More significantly, the curved shofar is symbolic of the contrite heart repenting on the most solemn days of Rosh ha Shanah and Yom Kippur.” It represented God’s spokesman through whom God would breathe the Truth. When the shofar sounded the people stopped to listen for it had spiritual significance for their lives.

Paul used this symbol when refuting the practice of speaking in unintelligible tongues during the worship service. This symbol can easily be compared with the preaching of the Word of God. The servant of the most high acts as a conduit through which the truth is communicated. The people are called to arms. Those who are in error are called to repent. Worshipers are called to their place of reverent adulation of the most high. Paul wanted the Corinthian Christians to see that the people had to understand the Word of the Lord in order for it to be effective.

The one who proclaims the truth must lift the shofar to his lips with confidence. The proclamation of the truth must come forth as an accurate, sure, authoritative sound. There is no place for confusion or misunderstanding. People wait eagerly to hear the trumpet blast which gives them direction for life. The Word must be preached boldly by the anointed servant of God.

by Dr. Gayle Woods


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“A Reliable Prediction”

March 28th, 2011 No comments

Micah 5:4

He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the LORD,
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth.

Knowing the future seems to be important to many people. The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin is evidence of this desire for security. To accommodate the hunger the devil also uses his physic stooges who make a huge number of predictions.

Some of the prophesies are so obvious that a little child could have made the prediction. Other prophecies are so ridiculous you wonder why anyone would care to believe anything else the prophet said. For example, LaMont Hamilton says that in 2011 states will move to leave the union. Hawaii and Alaska making the first move. Nikki said that in 2011 Sarah Palin would get a divorce. Judy Hevenly prophesied that gold would be discovered in Jamaica. Hayek said that Bill Gates would enter politics in 2011. Terry and Linda Jamison predicted that Obama will not be re-elected.
None of these psychics are 100% accurate in their predictions. God tells us a true prophet is always accurate (Deuteronomy 18:22). None of the prophecies in the Bible have failed including the many that predict the coming of a Savior, born in a manger and destined to die on a cross to provide deliverance from sin and hope of eternal life for all mankind.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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