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1 Blow the Shofar in Zion 5768 The Shofar as a Divine Warning! used by permission

2 Congregation Yeshuat Yisrael Franklin, Tennessee used by permission

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4 The Shofar is a Divine Warning! Isaiah 18:3 All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth: when a banner is hoisted on the mountains, look! When the shofar is blown, listen! used by permission

5 Toot your own horn! used by permission

6 Have you ever heard of a car trumpet? used by permission

7 What are some purposes of horns? used by permission

8 Rosh Hashanah is the day of appreciating who God is. Proclaiming that God is the King of the Universe. It is a part of most of our daily prayers. The Shofar Sound is to announce the coming of the King! used by permission

9 In Jewish tradition, a king is first and foremost a servant of the people. His only concern is that the people live in happiness and harmony. used by permission

10 Maimonides adds one important qualification: It isn't enough that God is MY King alone. If ALL humanity doesn't recognize God as King, then there is something lacking in my own relationship with God. Part of my love for the Almighty is to help guide all people to an appreciation of Him. used by permission

11 The Shofar Blast as Divine Intervention! Exodus 20: Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the shofar, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” 20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.” 21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. used by permission

12 The Shofar of Divine Destruction Joshua 6:15 15 But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day, and marched around the city seven times in the same manner. On that day only they marched around the city seven times. 16 And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the shofar, that Joshua said to the people: “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city! 17 Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. used by permission

13 2 Samuel 6:14-15 Then David danced and spun around with abandon before Adonai, wearing a linen ritual vest. So David and all the house of Isra'el brought up the ark of Adonai with shouting and the sound of the shofar. used by permission

14 The Shofar of Protection! Neh 4:18 As for the construction-workers, each one had his sword sheathed at his side; that is how they built. The man to sound the alarm on the shofar stayed with me. Neh 4:20 But wherever you are, when you hear the sound of the shofar, come to that place, to us. Our God will fight for us!" used by permission

15 The Shofar Announces a New Month Psalm 81:3-4 Sound the shofar at Rosh-Hodesh and at full moon for the pilgrim feast, because this is a law for Israel, a ruling of the God of Jacob. used by permission

16 GOG AND MAGOG The Non-Arab Invasion of Israel used by permission

17 Gog and Non-Arab Allies Attack Israel Ezekiel 38:1-3 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, *the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia (Iran), *Ethiopia, and *Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops--many people are with you. used by permission

18 Gog and Non-Arab Allies Attack Israel Ezekiel 38:14 "Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord God: "On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 16 You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me… used by permission

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20 Gog, Magog and Non-Arab Allies Attack Israel Ezekiel 38:18 "And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord God, "that My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel… used by permission

21 Gog and Non-Arab Allies Attack Israel Ezekiel 38:12 And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord."' used by permission

22 The Good Watchman Ezekiel 33 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, 3 when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the shofar and warns the people, 4 then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning,…… his blood shall be on his own head. …But he who takes warning will save his life. used by permission

23 The Bad Watchman Ezekiel 33 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the shofar, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’ used by permission

24 We are the Watchman! Ezekiel 33 7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel used by permission

25 Ezekiel “Therefore you, O son of man, say to the house of Israel: ‘Thus you say, “If our transgressions and our sins lie upon us, and we pine away in them, how can we then live?” ’ 11 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’ used by permission

26 The Gathering of the Chosen Ones Mat 24:30 "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, all the tribes of the Land will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with tremendous power and glory. Mat 24:31 He will send out his angels with a great shofar; and they will gather together his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. used by permission

27 The Shofar at Sinai kept people away Hebrews 12: For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. used by permission

28 The Shofar of Yeshua brings us near! Hebrews 12: But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Yeshua the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. used by permission

29 The Shofar is a Divine Warning! Isaiah 18:3 All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth: when a banner is hoisted on the mountains, look! When the shofar is blown, listen! used by permission

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