About the “SHOFAR”

Shofar stands for a Ram’s Horn. It is an instrument that sounds like a Trumpet and is used frequently in Biblical times at the beginning of a war or at its end to herald victory or to warn an imminent attack of the enemy. Shofar is a divine instrument used by God before it was ever used by man, as the sound of the Shofar (Ram’s Horn) when God descended on Mount Sinai in Exodus 19:16,19 made the Israelites to tremble. Therefore, Shofar in description is the strongest expression of the magic, supernatural, enchanted divine intervention of God. It continues to have a powerful impact on the imagination of people through the ages.

In the Biblical description of the conquests of Joshua and the People of Israel, the walls of Jericho City came tumbling down after blowing the Shofars (Read Joshua 6: 1-20).

In various places in the Bible the Shofar is conceived as an instrument, used by God Himself and in some other places as an instrument of military purposes by God’s chosen Generals. The Shofar is mentioned in the Bible in many other events both past and futuristic, all recorded with a sense of holy reverence, might, awe and fear. It is the symbol of God, representing His voice. The blowing of the Shofar is a much awaited event that will herald the return or the second coming of Jesus Christ on earth.

“1 Thessalonians 4:16 the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God.”

Other scripture references are found in:

Judges 3:27; Nehemiah 4:12-14, Judges 7:22, 1 Samuel 13:3, 2 Samuel 20:1, 2 Samuel 20:22, Jeremiah 4:21, Hosea 5:8, Ezekiel 33:1-6, Zephaniah 1:16, Isaiah 27:13, 2 Samuel 15:10, 2 Kings 9:13, Psalms 47:6; 68:6, 2 Samuel 6:15 2 Chronicles 15:14, 1 Corinthians 15:22, 1 Thessalonians 4:16


Raise a generation of Generals, Warriors, Leaders and Partners by training them up to – “to make the Gentiles Obedient to the Gospel by Mighty Signs and Wonders by the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:18-19)

Shofar Tabernacle Ministries (A Regd, Religious and Charitable Trust) is a divine mandate from God birthed in the year 2009 as given to Senior Pastor Sumeet MJ by a Prophetic Word from Romans 15:18-19 by the late prophet of God Prophet D.Arul Raj, TN, India. Since inception, the Ministry has witnessed many Signs and Wonders amongst the people bringing them into the Knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and thereby establishing the Kingdom of God.

This purpose and mandate from God is fulfilled through various means such as – Biblical Seminars, Evangelistic Crusades and Church Planting. The ministry is involved in publishing Audio Podcasts, YouTube Bible Teaching Videos, Blogs and other Social Media Platforms to bring the Gospel to the Nations.

Shofar Tabernacle Ministry is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telengana, India with branches spread in other cities and states.

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