Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins
Joel 2: 15-17
Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. 16 Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17 Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, Lord. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations.Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”
2 Chronicles 23: 13 She looked, and there was the king, standing by his pillar at the entrance. The officers and the trumpeters were beside the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and musicians with their instruments were leading the praises.
Songs of Worship:
1.Prepare/Holy Visitation featuring Eddie James
2. Lift your Voice Like a Trumpet, Prepare the Way of The Lord by Fresh Start Church
Happy Fifteen Day of Thanks!
Today, I give thanks for the trumpeters, those voices/people who sound the alarm in the spirit to warn of incoming danger and the need for consecration and those who gather the people for celebration and war.
I was having a conversation with one of my prayer partners and she mentioned that God revealed to her that Delilah, my daughter, was a trumpeter in the spirit. The trumpeters in the Bible had such a significant role because they would sound the alarm to warn of incoming danger, they started the call to worship, they gathered the people for consecration and repentance as well as for war. The trumpeters were watchmen on the wall who had to be very observant of times and seasons so they could accurately communicate, with their trumpets, to the people. In my prayer time, God began to expand on that revelation of Delilah being a trumpeter and said that she also had a three-fold kingdom assignment of being a gatekeeper, doorkeeper, and minstrel in the Temple of God. (We’ll talk more about her assignment in another reflection.)
Although in the physical realm Delilah is minimally verbal, she has mastered her unique way in which to be a trumpeter and “sound the alarm.” Not only does she have an amazing anointing in and gift of music, she is a fierce worshipper who can usher in the presence of God in any atmosphere. In addition to her musical talents, Delilah draws prophetic pictures that will indicate clear messages from the Lord, as you have already learned in a previous reflection. I’ve been told by her teachers that when she begins to sing many of her favorite worship songs in class, the atmosphere completely changes. Lilah has always been an artist. However, in these last two years while on her spiritual journey toward complete deliverance, she has drawn a series of pictures of a lock, key and gate that communicate different spiritual territories in her mind and the levels of demonic attacks that are within those spiritual territories that we have to encounter. Often, the color and length of the keys indicate the intensity, duration, and type of spiritual battle in a particular territory. The color of a gate will indicate what demonic spirit is responsible for guarding the territory or whether our battle in that territory is one that Lilah and I have to engage in or if the battle will be supernaturally won by God Himself. When she draws a lock and key only, it indicates that we are in a different region, almost like a different city, in that same territory.
One year, Lilah drew this three dimensional rectangular structure and called my attention to it. When I asked her what it was, she said “the temple.” I had never heard Lilah say the word “temple” in her life and didn’t even knew she knew what that word was. With that drawing she was also drawing a pool with the same three dimensional rectangles at the bottom of it. As she continued to draw the structures and I prayed to get revelation on what she was trying to communicate, I discovered that she was drawing a particular part of King Solomon’s temple. Her drawing was of the outer courts, the inner courts, and the Most Holy place. It turns out that at the same time Delilah was drawing her art piece in the South Bronx, Jewish rabbis and a community of people in Israel were engaging in a ceremony of washing and preparing for the second coming of the Messiah. The revelation of that message was wild and amazing. Delilah also indicated as she was drawing the pool that she wanted to undergo water baptism.
I found out several years ago during this holiday season that Lilah’s success as a trumpeter is because she has mastered a call to worship God that starts with repentance and her humility before Him. God uses her as his trumpeter because He knows that she is a willing vessel and that she has the conviction of the Lord in her heart. When she is not well behaved or does something that she knows is contrary to what is right, when I put on worship music and begin to pray, conviction hits her spirit and she declares, “Lilah, say sorry!” God said that David was a man after God’s heart. We know that David was not perfect—womanizer, murderer, said nothing when his son raped his daughter—but when the conviction of the Lord was upon Him, David asked for forgiveness and repented immediately and always fully immersed himself into worshipping God. Like David, Delilah will lift up her voice like a trumpet and continue to prepare the way of the Lord.
Today as I give thanks for the trumpeters of God, I ask that you pray for them. It is not easy to be the messenger who sounds the alarm and warns the people. You would not believe the intense attacks that are waged against them naturally and spiritually. I also invite you to donate to The Cave of Adullum Transformational Training Academy (https://theyunion.org/catta/donate-catta/), which teaches young boys to find their place in the world and be great men.
Have A Great Day of Thanks