When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies. Numbers 10:9
Throughout early history trumpets were often sounded to show victory or great honor. As battles were being fought, trumpets would sound off to encourage the soldiers to go forward and win.
Outside of times of battle, when a king or some high official entered an area, trumpets would be sounded to alert everyone of who was coming and give honor.
God told the Israelites to sound the trumpets when they went into battle against an enemy. As they did that God would hear, remember them and rescue them.
Hearing trumpet blasts is a rare thing in society today. Trumpets are typically heard only during concerts and very few can play them.
Nearly everyday believers have to go into battle against the enemy. Some days it is a physical enemy, but most often it is a spiritual enemy. Even though most do not have a trumpet, nor can play one, a trumpet sound needs to be blasted as they go into battle.
The trumpet sound that a believer can sound off is with their voice. Shouts of praise and victory can arise from the heart and voice of the believer as he goes into battle, knowing that God can give him the victory. It alerts other believers around him of the battle, and it alerts the enemy of God’s presence. It gives encouragement and strength knowing God will bring about a great victory.
God is always ready and willing to rescue one in a battle against his soul. Trumpet sounds of praise give God the honor and strength to move forward with the rescue.
You will have times in which you must go into battle against the enemy. Temptations and persecution will arise in your life to attempt to break you down and destroy you.
Do not give in to fear of the enemy or the temptation, but shout trumpets of praise to God. Let the enemy know who is on your side and allow God to gain the victory over the enemy in your life. He is ready, willing and able to rescue you from the enemy of your soul.
Will you sound the trumpet of victory today?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the victory you have in Jesus; that you will shout praises of victory to God; that you will see God rescue you from the hands of the enemy; and that God would defeat the enemies in your life.