Sounding the Trumpet

“And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work [is] great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another. In what place [therefore] ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.” – Nehemiah 4:19-20

The children of Israel were trying to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, yet they had to be spread out because of the size of the work. And since there were but few of them, and the threats from the enemy was ever-present, they worked with one hand, kept a sword in the other, and listened for the sound of a trumpet.

Nehemiah saw that their few numbers, if attacked in one spot, could be overrun. However, if when one group working on one section of the wall would sound a trumpet when under attack, the rest of the groups would come to their aid, increasing their fighting power.

For those of you who understand, the parallels between the Jews rebuilding their wall and those of us who fight spiritual battles are striking. If nothing else, we should understand that Satan always looks for the greatest points of weakness, and that’s where he will attack. If we never sound the trumpet for reinforcements, and if we, the reinforcements, never show up when called, is it any wonder so many battles are lost?

Friends, I’m sounding a trumpet. I need you to intercede for me, my family, and my church congregation. I cannot, in my own strength, bear up under the demonic attack being launched. I don’t need to give you details…I don’t need anything from you…all I am asking is for you to hold up my arms (Exodus 17:11-12) through intercessory prayer.

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10 responses to “Sounding the Trumpet

  1. Praying and holding – reinforcements are on the way

  2. Melissa

    Praying hands spread out intercepting for you. Calling all the saints!!!!!!!

  3. Melissa

    That should be interceding lol but I like the visual of an interception!

  4. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:

    Please join me in praying for our brother!


  5. Heavenly Father, Encamp your angels around Anthony, his family, and his congregation. Protect them from the attack of the evil one that You be glorified and Your will be done. In Jesus name, Amen

  6. Anthony, There shall be be five men of one accord coming alongside of you this Saturday morning in prayer. Stand strong my brother we are with you. Love you my brother!

  7. Chris Jordan

    Anthony: But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O ANTHONY, And He who formed you, O ANTHONY: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior!” (Isaiah 43:1-3, slight edits my own!). Praying for God’s strength for you brother…

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