The Shofar Man's Newsletter Volume 6 - Part 1

The Shofar and Eternity

In the picture below you will see the lady that owns the store is looking at a shofar tract, that I gave her after she asked me to sound the shofar. 
 
 
 
A copy of the tract can be requested by sending an email to jim@step-by-step.org  with the words Shofar tract in the subject line. 
The Shofar Tract was designed as a tool to give to people that are curious when they hear the Shofar being sounded.
 
As I carry my shofar around a city, going in and out of stores I watch for peoples reactions to seeing the shofar. Sometimes they will say, "What is that you are carrying"  
Then I will say "Would you like to hear it ?" The answer is always Yes!
 
Sometimes after sounding the Shofar, there will be an open door to talk to the person about the Good News. Other times I will just give them a copy of the Shofar Tract and move on.
 
After sounding the shofar in the above store, I found as I was leaving a crowd had gathered in the street just outside the door. I lifted the Shofar and sounded it again and people started to applaud. You could feel the presence of God in the atmosphere. This sound of the shofar opens up the hearts of people to receive, so we quickly get the Shofar Tracts into the hands of as many people as possible.
 
If you have ever passed out tracts before you know many people refuse them, but in this case everyone receives them with joy.
 
 
 
 
Often when I sound the shofar, people will start to cry. They have no idea why? That is what happened in the case of the lady above. In the above picture Carla and I were in France. This lady could speak no English so Carla gave her the gospel message on a cd in the French language  titled "Do You Ever Feel Like There Is Something Missing In Your Life? "
This cd is available in French, English and Spanish. 
 
 Why does the shofar have this kind of effect on people?
 
11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of Godís work from beginning to end.  Ecclesiates 3:11
 
God has placed eternity in the heart of every person.
 
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
 
God inhabits eternity.
 
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. John 5:20

God is eternal life. God is eternity!

 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet. Revelation 1:10

That great voice was God. So the voice of God is like the sound of a trumpet or a shofar! 

So, Why does the shofar have this kind of effect on people? Why does the shofar cause people to cry?

 
When the shofar  is sounded, that which is like the voice of God, the voice of Eternity goes forth connecting with the place in the heart of man called eternity. That place called eternity in the heart of the person belongs to God!  That person may not fully understand it but there was a connection made between them and the one that created them!
 
In this hour, God is calling His Shofar Sounders to go forth into our communities with shofars in hand sounding them to get the attention of the world to share the God News with them. 
 
I would encourage all Shofar Sounders to use the attached Shofar Tract to share the God News in your community.
 
Saints please continue to pray for us as we stir up the body of Christ to take the God News beyond the walls of our buildings and into the community to reach and disciple the lost.