The sun was setting as Joshua returned from spying out the Midianites.   He found enough trumpets among the people to put one in every soldier’s hand. The Shofar was the trumpet used for sounding the alarm for war. Every man needed a trumpet for the battle.

Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet into every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and torches inside the pitchers. Jdg 7:16 
Have you got the “Shofar” to make the sound of war? A trumpet set to your mouth?  Can others hear it when you talk?   When Moses came down from the mountaintop, he thought he heard the sound of war but as he got closer, he realized it was the sound of partying.   What sound we are making?

If there is no Shofar in our mouth there be no victory in our life.  The sound of the Shofar means you’ve seen the enemy and you are ready for the battle.  You have seen the attack coming or noticed the inroads of the enemy into your thinking and your behavior and you’re not happy.
There needs to be a battle cry in our heart.   David said “I come in the name of the Lord. Caleb said “Let’s go up and take the country, they are bread for us.    Enemies are bread when your appetite is right.

I know you want victory. But my question is how badly do you want it?  Because if you don’t hate your habit and while you’re still enjoying your enemy – you’ll never beat your foe.  I personally have not been able to break free of things till I made up my mind and saw it as the enemy to my destiny. Right now think of your enemy and ask God to give you a hatred for it.   Decide you will not let a small enemy ruin a great future.  The stronghold of the strongman will be  broken by the Stronger One. It is ours to decide -it is His to do.  Your enemy could be smoking, greed, insecurity, fear, or lust but if you decide to beat it – you can.  Repentance starts in the mind.

Friend, the minute you absolutely decide no, the thing that has a hold you, has to let you go.  Grab your Shofar and let’s go to war. Both your Father and the enemy know you can win.


Published by Jim Shaw