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Growing In God with Gary Hargrave


Sep 13, 2023

Web Description: This podcast is titled “Day of Trumpets 2023” because it is important that we apply this day appointed for the sounding of trumpets to the specific year in which we live. The Hebrew word for blowing trumpets is truah, which can mean to sound an alarm. And that is what we need right now. We need an alarm clock to wake us up from our dullness, our lack of awareness, and our passivity. We must wake up and be alert to hear what the Lord is speaking to us for the coming year.

 

Show Notes: When enacting the Day of Trumpets, the Lord spoke to Moses, “It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets,” or in Hebrew, “a day for truah.” By understanding the meanings of the word truah we can understand how the Day of Trumpets is not just a historical observance that involved people blowing into physical trumpets or ram’s horns. It is a specific time that God appointed to meet His people and is very applicable to us today.

 

Truah, the blowing of trumpets, can be a signal to announce an important day or the arrival of a king. Truah can be a shout, making a noise before the Lord. It can be praise and worship of the Lord. It can be an alarm to alert people to attack or to be alert in battle. These are all ways we can celebrate the Day of Trumpets. We can shout to remind the Lord of His promises; we can announce the fulfillment of His Kingdom; we can praise and worship Him; we can sound the alarm in spiritual warfare.

 

This year especially, our truah needs to be an alarm, like an alarm clock next to our bed to wake us up. We need to wake up to what is happening around us. We need to wake up to the day we are living in. We need to wake up and take account of our own personal walk with the Lord and make sure that we are doing what He is directing us to do. We need to be aware of the battle in these last days and cry out before the Lord that He remember us and fulfill His Word over His people.

 

Key Verses:

 

       Leviticus 23:24–25. “You shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets.”

       Isaiah 55:6–7. “Seek the LORD while He may be found.”

       Numbers 29:1. “It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets [truah].”

       Leviticus 25:9. “On the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.”

       Jeremiah 4:19. “You have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.”

       Amos 2:2. “Moab will die amid tumult, with war cries and the sound of a trumpet.”

       Psalms 150:3. “Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with harp and lyre.”

       Numbers 10:8–10. “The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets.”

       Psalm 100:1 (KJV). “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD.”

       Luke 21:28. “When these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads.”

       Isaiah 55:11. “My word … will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire.”

       Romans 13:10–14. “It is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep.”

       Ephesians 5:14–19. “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead.”

       Isaiah 52:1–11. “Awake, awake, clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion.”

       Isaiah 60:1–5. “Lift up your eyes round about and see.”

       Isaiah 51:17, 22–23. “Rouse yourself! Rouse yourself! Arise, O Jerusalem.”

 

Quotes:

 

       “This is a day of reminder. Lord, we remind You of the promises. We remind You of the prophecies that You've spoken. We remind You about Your Kingdom.”

       “It's time for us to take stock of how we are walking. We wake up, lay aside the deeds of darkness, put aside our walk with God from yesterday, and put on the armor of light.”

       “He will remember His people, He will remember His Word, and He will come down to fulfill it. He will comfort His people, and He will redeem Jerusalem. All that He has spoken will be fulfilled.”

 

Takeaways:

 

1.    The Hebrew word truah, translated as “blowing of trumpets,” can mean shouting unto the Lord. It can mean sounding an alarm. It can mean announcing the warning of battle that is coming. It can mean praising God and making a joyful noise unto the Lord.

2.    These are the things I believe we will see triggered this year as we celebrate the Day of Trumpets with all our hearts. It will be a day of crying to the Lord, waking up in our walk with God, purifying ourselves, coming into a righteousness before God, and God responding and remembering us, and remembering His Word and fulfilling it.

3.    The alarm is being sounded just like it goes off in the morning next to your bed and shocks you out of your sleep. God wants us to be awake now. The time for sleeping is over. He wants us to get right with Him. He wants us to be waiting on Him, crying out to Him, praying to Him, into the Word, and believing for the fulfillment of all that He has spoken.