WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE BLOWING OF
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For many years, we have had the opportunity to be involved
in the ministering arts and the Tabernacle of David style
worship, in Asia, Europe, Africa and in the United States.
In this season, as never before, we are seeing the effective
use of the Shofar in opening the heavens, in spiritual
warfare and calling the people of God together for action.
The Shofar, in this manner, is truly a weapon of war!
The anointing of the Shofar in worship also has the ability
to lift the worshipers into higher dimensions of the
presence of God – it is an instrument of soaring for those
who desire to worship in Spirit, as well as, in truth!
Prophets Jim & Judy Stevens
Christian International Network of Churches Representatives
and staff prophets Marion Christian Center, Marion, Ohio
RIVER OF LIFE MINISTRIES
When Jim blew the Shofar, the Spirit of God hovered over
those meetings and we were so blessed.
Pastors Hal & Phyllis Culberson
JUBILEE WORD OF FAITH CHURCH
When Jim blows the Shofar, the anointing falls, many have
been blessed and healed through the blowing of the Shofar.
We had one lady in our congregation who was totally healed
of a blood clot in her leg when Jim blew the Shofar.
Pastor Tommy Giles
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HOLY OF HOLIES MINISTRY
wanted to take this opportunity to reflect back on our last
two Holy of Holies meetings. When you blew the Shofar in the
Church at Freeport, New York, the atmosphere was changed to
Holy Spirit air. The people would not stop shouting for
their deliverance. Many were set free that night. The walls
of Jericho (Freeport) did come crashing down. Your teaching
on the Shofar was excellent. The Word of God came alive for
those in the sanctuary. I felt we were transferred to Mt.
Zion, and the Word of the Lord came forth through your horn.
The following morning when you ministered to the people at
Christian Community Church with the Shofar, I saw the
healing power of God flowing through their bodies. Many
lives were changed that morning.
During our weekend of ministry in Slidell, Louisiana, the
fire of God moved through the sanctuary like a wall of fire,
as you blew the Shofar. I was personally touched deeply as
you ministered to me at the end of the service. You and your
wife Carla are a blessing to the body of Christ and to this
Thank you for your faithfulness.
God Bless You.
Dr. Stanley J. Kmet
SANDY VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH
The blowing of the Shofar changed the atmosphere of the
church bringing healing and freedom from fear and pride.
Pastor Jim Green
TRI STATE RIVER OF LIFE
The climax of the June 2000 Apostles and Prophets Conference
in Versailles, Indiana was when Jim blew the Shofar over
Bishop and Mom Hamon. The room was flooded with the
awesome presence of the Lord!
Pastor Dan Moore
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NEW HOPE FELLOWSHIP
When Jim blew the Shofar, the anointing fell and many people
received deliverances immediately!
Pastor Steve Perry
WORSHIP MEETING, JUNE 2000
My most startling experience with the Shofar came recently
as I approached the altar to receive and impartation for the
Gift of Evangelist. As I tarried at the altar, Evangelist
Jim Barbarossa lifted up the large Shofar and began to
trumpet out short, quick blasts in half second intervals. As
each blast rang out, my inner being from around my chest
area was being jolted. Something was being ripped a little
further out of me with each blast of the Shofar. My personal
discernment at that time, and now, is that an evil or evil
spirits were being blasted out. Praise the Lord!
God Bless You!
Brother Jim Hamilton
A.F.C.M. FAMILY REUNION
When Jim blew the Shofar, a hush came over the crowd, then
spirits begat spirits. The lifting up of sound and spirit
started as a low rumble and ascended until it was a
crescendo. People were laughing and crying at the same time.
I heard many say “something happened” or “I felt something.”
During another meeting when Jim blew the Shofar, the group
immediately went into high praise with voices and song. He
blew the Shofar again and most of the group were so caught
up in the spirit they did not even hear the blowing of the
Shofar the second time. I asked several and they said “No,
Jim didn’t” but a few confirmed he had blown the horn the
second time. God used him and Shofar to lift people up to a
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CAPE COD CHRISTIAN CENTER
have grown to appreciate the special gift and anointing that
falls through Jim’s blowing of the Shofar. My wife had the
nagging pain in her lower back healed at the blowing of the
Shofar in one of those meetings. Praise God!
Pastor Tim Whitehead
We have had the privilege of attending several services and
meetings where Jima and Carla have ministered with and
taught on the Shofar. The teachings were highly informative
and quite thorough; leaving no doubt that God has anointed
and appointed them in their area for such a time as this.
The sound of the Shofar is pure and distinct, blessing all
who hear it.
Barry and Joy Deckard
FINAL WORD MINISTRY
The first time we heard Jim blow the Shofar, we were leaving
their home. To us it was if a battle had been won and the
victory was being announced. We were so blessed!
The next time we were privileged to hear the Shofar blown
was at an A.F.C.M. family reunion. We had just finished
singing and a holy hush had come into the room. Jim in
obedience to the Holy Spirit blew the Shofar and praise
exploded and the Glory of the Lord was almost tangible. The
only word I can use for these experiences is awesome.
Dale & Pearl Raatz
When I hear the sound of the Shofar coming from the breath
that God has given you, it is anointed of the Holy Spirit
and you can feel it in your spirit, soul and body.
Love in Jesus,
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BOLD LION MINISTRIES
first met Jim Barbarossa in June of this year at the
Apostles/Prophets 2000 Conference, held at Christian
International Family Worship Center in Versailles, Indiana.
During the course of the meetings, he blew the Shofar. In my
national and international ministry, I have many times heard
the Shofar blown, but none with the clarity and anointing
that this man possesses. The Shofar became a musical
expression of the anointing of the Lord. The effect was
inspirational and carried the kiss of the Spirit of God upon
In His Service
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THE MINISTRY OF THE SHOFAR
God – Why are people being healed when the Shofar is
God, why does the atmosphere or chemistry of a room change
when the Shofar is sounded? These were my questions.
purchased a Shofar is Israel in May, 1996. In October of
1996, I felt led of the Lord to take it to Africa with us.
Just before leaving for Africa, Carla had a dream. In that
dream, she was pregnant. We were in a small car and I was
taking her to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, I
reached under the seat and pulled out t his giant Shofar. I
then said to her, “I will blow the Shofar during the
birthing process.” In obedience to God, we took and blew the
Shofar. The following is part of a letter received after our
trip to Africa:
October 1996, Kenya, Africa
Sister Phanice: “The blowing of the trumpet (Shofar) you
brought her didn’t just make a noise. It declared ‘Victory!’
Demons were cast out! Captives were set free! It revealed
that God is reigning in our city in a mighty way. Since you
left, we have been having wonderful testimonies about
healing, deliverance, and people being set free from evil
powers. The Holy Spirit is leading people from one point of
glory to another.
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Since then I have blown the Shofar as the Lord leads and,
wow, what God does when the trumpet is sounded!”
February 1997, Cold Water, Michigan
“Woman Set Free,” She said, “I have been bound by fear for
over 15 years. When the Shofar was sounded that fear left
me. I have been set free. I feel so good, I’m free!”
May 1998, Cleveland, Ohio
man healed said: “I have been in pain for over twenty days.
I was hurting so much, that I wasn’t going to come to church
tonight. I only speak Spanish; and when the man (Jim
Barbarossa) was speaking I could not understand him. But God
spoke to me and said, ‘When he blows that horn, something
great is going to happen.’ As soon as he blew the horn, the
pain left my body. I am healed. You see, I can move my arm
and shoulder without any pain. God has healed me!”
September 1998, F.G.B.M.F.I. Dinner Meeting
man healed said: “I had pain in my right shoulder for a long
time. I could not lift my arm above my shoulder. When you
blew the Shofar, the pain left! I can lift my arm without
pain. I am healed.”
October 1998, Woman Healed of Back Problem
She had been in pain for 4 years! When the trumpet was
sounded, pain left.
November 1998, Healed! No Surgery Needed
We went to Fountain of Life Church in Michigan City, Indiana
just for a visit. At the end of the service, a lady came
over to us. She said, “When you were here in October, my
husband and I came in late for the service. When we were
entering the building, we heard the Shofar being blown.” Her
husband was having a problem with his shoulder and he was
going to have surgery on it. Several times throughout the
service Jim blew the Shofar. She said, “Each time the Shofar
was blown, he felt something happening in his shoulder.” He
went back to the doctor. They could not find any more
problems with his shoulder and they did not need to operate
on it. Thank you Jesus, Praise you Jesus. That is good news,
Jesus is our healer.
January 1999, Man Healed
“I have had a problem with my tailbone for a long time. I
could never sit through one meeting without being in pain.
When you blew that Shofar, the pain left my body and I have
sat through 4 meetings without pain.”
January 1999, Boy Healed
“I had a lump on my chest and was in pain. When the trumpet
was sounded, the pain and the lump left.”
February 1999, Pain Left When Shofar Sounded!
man had been in pain for many years. Several times during
the meeting, I saw him touch the left side of his face. As I
blew the Shofar, I saw him grab his face. He came up at the
end of the service. He said, “I had shingles and was in
severe pain but when the Shofar was sounded, the pain left.
The pain was gone.” Thank you
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March 1998, St. Louis, Missouri
My back was damaged. I would be in pain a lot of the time.
During a revival with Evangelist Barbarossa, at the sounding
of the Shofar, Jesus healed my back. I thank God for them
and their obedience. D.C.
March 1999, Alabama
lady had a blood clot in her leg. After the trumpet was
sounded, the blood clot was gone.
June 1999, Springfield, Illinois
ten-year old girl had a restless and nervous attitude. It
left her when the Shofar was sounded. She has been easier to
relate to since that night.
August 1999, Connecticut
lady had pain in her knees. When the trumpet sounded, the
September 1999. New York
man had pain from a pinched sciatic nerve for 2 years. When
the trumpet sounded, the pain left.
October 1999, Neck and Shoulder Healed
lady had a pain in the neck and the shoulder. When the
trumpet sounded, the pain left.
October 1999, Hebron, Kentucky
lady had ringing in her ears. She was healed when the
trumpet was sounded.
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October 1999, Ohio
young man had severe pain in his knees. When the trumpet was
sounded, he jumped up and down without pain.
December 1999, Columbus, Ohio
man had pain in his hand and arm. When the Shofar was
sounding, the man was healed. The pain was gone instantly!
The man could lift, carry, and do things that he could not,
do just moments before.
March 2000, Versailles, Indiana
lady with back pain was set free as the trumpet was sounded.
June 2000, Portage, Indiana
man said I can’t explain it, but when you blew that Shofar
during that one song, something happened in me, something
was broke. I can’t put it into words, but it was good, and
it was God.
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GLORY TO GOD
October 8-10, 1998
My husband and I took our family to an AFCM conference in
Tulsa, OK. My husband and I attended this conference the
year before and were blessed by the testimonies of how God
was working all over the world. This year we brought our
family, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and also a woman and
daughter from the church my husband pastors. Tuesday night
the first meeting was a lot of the same introducing everyone
and what AFCM is all about.
In the morning meetings they have members get in front of
everyone and give testimonies on what God is leading them to
do and what he has done in their lives. Jim and Carla
Barbarossa were the first couple Jim Kaseman (President of
AFCM) happened to call up. This is a couple my husband was
in touch with, and they were already planning to minister in
our church that following month.
Now I had been suffering with lower back problems since the
birth of our third daughter. She was on my sciatic nerve the
entire time I was pregnant with her. The pain continued to
get worse. I was taking up to five extra strength Tylenol a
day just to get the day started. And with three children
(19, 9, 4) I was always going.
Wednesday morning I woke up in the hotel room and was
experiencing a lot of pain. I took my three Tylenol hoping I
wouldn’t have to take any more. I went to the meeting and
sat down with no relief at all from the three Tylenol I had
taken. That is when Jim Kaseman introduced Jim and Carla
Barbarossa. Jim explained how the power of God moves mighty
when the Shofar is blown
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and I was interested because our daughter has blown the
Shofar before at our church. He went on to blow it. By then
I was in so much pain and ready to receive my healing that
when Jim blew the Shofar I felt the warmth come down from my
shoulder sot my back and I was set Free! The anointing was
so strong. When it was blown God moved. I stood up and had
no pain and continue to be pain free.
Glory to God!!!
Hallelujah I’m Free
IT IS FINISHED
The last of September, I had come to a very crucial point in
my life. Having dealt with some extremely serious health
problems for a very long time, I was in real situation of
life or death. I had gotten several prophesies that the
devil was trying very hard to kill me, but that I refused to
die. But on this day, I could literally feel life draining
from my body. I told God that if He didn’t do something, I
knew that I couldn’t hang on to life much longer.
God had just given me a spiritual dream which gave me wisdom
and strategy as to how to destroy this enemy once and for
all. After crying out to God, I had a vision.
The basis of the vision was that my enemy had been
immobilized by the hands of God. The instructions God had
given me involved a process that lasted throughout the day
and ended at the home of Jima and Carla Barbarossa,
directors of Step by Step Ministries. They had no idea what
occurred during the day. As I and other guests sat at their
table to have dinner, Jim made the announcement that the
Lord had spoken to him at midnight the night before. He had
instructed Jim that when we sat at the table to eat, a
certain person was to pray and then he was to blow the
Shofar. Now please understand that my experience with people
blowing the Shofar has been to hear a sound comparable to
that of a dying buffalo. This sound, however, was beautiful
and supernatural. It’s hard to explain in words what flooded
my spirit, but it consisted of great peace and glory – the
presence of the Lord was very real to me. As if by
supernatural means rather than as the result of a decision
to do so, I stood to my feet with my hands and face lifted
to God. I worshipped Him from the depths of my heart as the
sound from the Shofar seemed to bring His glory all around
us. Jim seemed to have a supernatural ability to blow the
horn an unusually long amount of time. In addition, the
tones and slurring it made were very uncharacteristic of my
experience with Shofars. When he had finished, the silence
that followed was interrupted when Jim shared with us what
the Lord was instructing him to say. He said that the Lord
showed him that though he didn’t know what it was, that
there had been a long, hard battle, but IT WAS FINISHED. As
he repeated several times that it was finished, I knew that
God was speaking specifically to me about the battle I had
been fighting all my life. After that, Carla brought out two
T-shirts to show us which she had just purchased the day
before. On them were pictures of Jesus displaying an
expression of “victory” and the words: “It is finished”.
What a wonderful confirmation. Needless to say, a wonderful
time of praise followed.
It is now the last of October, and I have never again
experienced the extreme physical attacks of the enemy trying
to bring death upon me. He is bound. I am continuing to walk
through complete healing, but I have no doubt that the enemy
who was trying to bring death upon me has been defeated!
Please understand that Jim blowing the Shofar is not a magic
potion. Sometimes we as Christians try to put God into
formulas. If we hear of
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someone or a method that God works through, we try to make
that thing the means and end of our victory. I know that Jim
would not have you follow after that. However, how can we
explain how God uses certain things? I believe that God is
working miracles across the world not through Jim’s horn,
but through his OBEDIENCE to use the horn as instructed by
God. I thank God for His touch, as well as the obedience
of Jim and Carla to be led by the Spirit of God.
Pastor Barbara Bunton
God Help Me To Understand!
At this point, I (Jim) had no biblical understanding of the
Shofar or what was happening. All I know is when I saw that
Shofar, I had to buy it, and that I needed to be obedient
and blow it as God leads me. Since then, I have sought God
for answers and searched the Bible, and I will do my best to
share these things with you.
Shofar is a horn form an animal, prepared to be used as a
musical instrument. Shofars are usually made from the horn
of a ram, wild goat, gazelle, antelope or kudu. The horn of
a cow is never used because of the golden calf. (Exodus,
Shofar is mentioned about 70 times in the Bible. You will
find it as a trumpet, cornet or Rams’ Horn.
There are two types of Shofars:
Ram’s Horn Shofar
(larger of the two, usually 3’ to 4’ long)
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The Ram’s Horn sounds like an animal crying. It is a
repentant-type sound. The Yemenite sounds more like a modern
trumpet. It has a jubilee sound, a celebration sound.
Sizes of Yemenite Shofars
Jumbo 40” & 45”
Large 36” & 39
Medium 32” & 35”
Small 27” & 31”
Sizes of Ram’s Horn Shofars
Size AA 21” & 24”
Size A 18” & 24”
Size B 15” & 17”
Size C 12” & 14”
Size D 8” & 11”
My personal Yemenites measures 42” long and produces several
notes. Most jumbo Yemenite horns that I have tried give 2 or
3 notes. Every horn has a sound of its own. No two are
alike. My Yemenite is fully polished and sounds much like a
modern trumpet, with very clear, crisp notes. I have found
that the unpolished or natural Yemenites usually produce a
deeper or lower pitched sound. I f you are looking for a
good Yemenite, I would recommend a jumbo, but nothing
smaller than a large.
If you find that your lips are too big for the standard
mouth piece or hole in most Yemenites, you can modify them,
but you must be careful not to damage the horn.
modified my personal horn by cutting off about 1” of the
length on the mouth piece end. I then took a cone shaped
grinding disk, attached to a drill and widened the end out
like the mouth piece of a trumpet.
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My personal Ram’s Horn is a size B. It is half polished and
half natural and is about 17” long. I have had people tell
me it hits them on the inside when it is sounded. It has
driven many to their knees in an attitude of heart
One question that I am asked a lot is, “What do you do about
the smell or odor that comes out of a Shofar?” After trying
many things, I have found the best way to eliminate the odor
is to seal it with polyurethane. Hold the Shofar by the bell
or big end and spray high gloss polyurethane in the bell
while continually turning it. Let it run out the small end.
Do this several times. Then put several light coats on the
outside of the horn for a beautiful shine.
To learn more about Shofars go the website
and click on tips on buying a Shofar or questions often
asked about Shofars.
How do I learn to Blow a Shofar?
Breathe in and blow from your diaphragm. The deeper the
breathe, the longer you can hold or continue the note. The
tighter you lips, the higher the pitch or tone will be. You
can change the sound by the way you vibrate your lips.
How do I know when to blow the Shofar?
Read and study all the scriptures in this book so you will
know the times that it was used throughout the Bible. Depend
on and trust the Holy Spirit to tell you when to blow it.
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How do I know when to blow it loud or soft, long or short?
Again, I leave this completely to the Holy Spirit.
What is the key to blowing the Shofar?
The anointing! Pray for the anointing to know when and how
to blow it.
How do I know when to blow the Yemenite or the Ram’s Horn?
The Yemenite has a jubilee sound; the ram’s horn has a
repentant sound, but again believe and trust the Holy
Where can I blow the Shofar?
Anywhere the Holy Spirit leads you to.
One day when Carla and I were checking into a hotel, God
said, ‘Take your Shofar and blow it over the water on the
beachfront.’ You should have seen it. I was dressed in
swimming trunks, t-shirt and sunglasses carrying a 3 ½ foot
Shofar on my shoulder, waling up and down the beach. Every
150 feet or so I would blow the Shofar and somebody would
walk up to me and ask what kind of horn it was. I would say
this is an instrument for worshipping the Almighty God. I
would then tell them about Jesus Christ.
Another time, I was eating lunch across from a bar while on
a mission trip to Jamaica. God said,
‘When you finish eating, walk in front of the
bar and someone is going to ask you to blow the trumpet.
When you blow it, somebody on the inside of the bar will ask
you to come inside and blow it.”
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walked in front of the bar as God said, and three men
stopped me and asked to hear the sound that the horn would
make. As soon as I blew it, the manager came out of the bar
and asked me to come in and blow it. As I went in, he told
me to go up to the front and tell the sound man I was to
blow the horn. So I went to the sound man and told him. He
said go ahead and blow it. As I started to blow it, he
turned off all the music. All you could hear was a crisp,
clear note ringing throughout the bar. Every head turned
towards me, and people started to applaud. These people were
applauding the the releasing of what is like the voice of
God coming from the trumpet.
During that week, we saw healings, deliverances, salvations,
and much more. As I walked out of that bar, I felt that God
said to me, ‘This is the most important thing that you
have done on this trip.” I don’t understand it all, but
I know when you release the sound from the Shofar, you are
releasing what is like the voice of God. You are releasing
power into the atmosphere.
It is not necessary to understand everything God tells you
to do, but it is necessary to be obedient!
Is the anointing to blow the trumpet transferable?
Can it be imparted from one person to another?
During one of our meetings, a man came forward to receive
prayer. He felt God was calling him to blow the Shofar. He
said, “I do not own a Shofar and I don’t have the money
to buy one, but something just exploded in me when blew the
Shofar.” As I laid my hands on him, the anointing shot
through my hands and he went down on the floor.
At the end of the service, a person made a commitment to
send me the money to pay for a large and small Shofar for
this man. When God calls, He
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The following Sunday, his pastor told those in service to be
obedient to the Lord and go to someone and minister to them
as the Lord leads. God spoke to him to go to a specific
person and blow the Shofar over them. (He did not know
that this person was having back problems.) As he obeyed
the Lord and blew the Shofar, that person was instantly
healed. Praise God.
I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift
which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
The gift was imparted when Paul put his hands on Timothy.
It was Timothy’s job to keep the gift stirred up, to use the
gift. Just like Timothy, it is your job to keep the gifts of
God in you stirred up and use them.
Is God calling you to blow the Shofar?
We sometimes carry the Shofar when we go shopping. People
always ask what it is. I tell them it is an instrument of
worship. Then I will usually ask them if they would like to
hear it. Everyone always says yes. After I blow it, the
peace of God is often felt and then I will tell them about
Jesus. I usually carry a testimony on cassette tape or tract
to give to people at that point. The Shofar can be an
awesome tool for evangelism. It may seem foolish, but it
see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after
the flesh, not
might, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the
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world to confound the wise: and God hath chosen the weak
world to confound the things which are mighty;
Corinthians 1: 26-27
Is God calling you to
use the Shofar as a witnessing tool?
Is God calling you to declare His Glory by
the Shofar on the streets in your community?
The Shofar – What a Door Opener
On another occasion we were walking around a town in
Wisconsin. A police officer saw the Shofar. He stopped and
said, “Isn’t that a Shofar?” I said, “Yes, It is.
Have you ever heard one?” He said, “No.” I asked
him if he would like to. He said, “Sure.” I blew it
and started to tell him about Jesus. He was into several
types of religion. So I told him how God healed me of what
the doctors called an incurable blood disease. Then, I said
to him, “There is a difference
between my God and all the gods and religions that you have
told me about.”
told him your gods are all dead. My God is alive. My
God healed me of a disease that man could do nothing about.
My God’s name is Jesus and He’s alive.
He looked at me and said, you know you’re right about that.
He’s that only one that’s alive. We left him a tract and
asked him to consider Jesus.
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Shofar Crosses Language Barrier
While taking a walk on the beach, we stopped and blew the
Shofar. A Japanese family heard it and stopped. We could not
understand Japanese, and they could not understand English
very well. They signaled me by hand signs to blow the Shofar
again. When the trumpet sounded, a blanket of peace covered
us. God’s Glory surrounded us. They signaled me to blow it
again and they said two words that we could understand.
“Peace” and “God”.
Blanket of Fire
After one of our meetings in Versailees, Indiana, a man came
up to me and said, “When you softly blew the Shofar and
waved it across the room, in the Spirit, I could see waves
of fire, one after another. It was like a blanket of fire
covering the room. I’m not sure why but I felt God wanted me
to tell you this.”
As the man spoke God brought to my remembrance two prophetic
words that had been spoken over me a few years before: 1)
You are going to be a flame thrower for God; 2) You are
going to be one of God’s fire babies.
Who blows Shofar?
Angels blow the Shofar
shall send his angels with a great Sound of a trumpet, and
they shall gather
his elect from the four winds, From one end of heaven to the
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Jesus blows the Shofar
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the
archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in
Christ shall rise first:
God blows the Shofar
came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there
were thunders and
lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice
of the trumpet exceeding
that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses
people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at
the nether part
mount. And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because
the Lord descended
in fir: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a
furnace, and the
mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet
sounded long, and
louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a
The Priest blows the Shofar
sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets;
and they shall be
for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.
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Who are the Priests?
are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of
called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;
All Christians are Priests.
A Christian can blow the Shofar.
So, God blows the Shofar. Jesus blows the Shofar. Angles
blow the Shofar. Man blows the Shofar. It must drive the
devil crazy when he hears the Shofar. He does not know who
is blowing it. Is it man? Is it an angle? Is it Jesus? Is it
the final great blast? Is Jesus returning? Let’s blow the
Shofar and drive the enemy crazy!
Why is the sound of the Shofar so special?
I was in
the spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard
a great voice, as of a trumpet,
this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and
the first voice
heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which
said, Come up
and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
The voice of God is like the sound of a
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in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to
prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh
in the children of disobedience:
The devil is the prince and power of the air. OK! Now what
happens when you blow a Shofar? You release into the air
(the devil’s camp) the sound of the trumpet, which is like
the voice of God. Each time you sound it, you are hammering
the enemy’s camp with the voice of God. That is why the
atmosphere of a room changes when the trumpet is sounded.
You are clearing the air between y you and heaven. You drive
back the enemy with each blast of the trumpet.
beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the
earth was without
void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the
spirit of God
upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be
light: and there was light.
God said, God spoke, God created with his voice. When you
blow a Shofar, you are releasing that which is like the
voice of God. You are releasing God’s power and anointing
into the atmosphere.
Why are people healed when the trumpet is
And if ye
go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth
you, then ye
blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered
before the Lord
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and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
Sickness is of the enemy that oppresseth you. When we blow
the Shofar in obedience to the ordinance, God delivers
people from the enemies that oppress them (pain, sickness).
What effect does the blowing of the Shofar
Have on the enemy?
stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all
dried, and fled. And the three hundred blew the trumpets,
and the Lord set
man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the
host: and the host
Beth-shittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah,
The enemy’s camp went into confusion, and they turned on
each other with the sword. Blow the Shofar in your city and
send the enemy running.
What brought down the walls of Jericho?
people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and
it came to
when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the
people shouted with
shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went
up into the city,
straight before him, and they took the city.
The sound of the trumpet and a mighty shout brought down the
walls. OBEDIENCE. Doing exactly what God said to do. At the
very time He said to do it.
The Shofar is Sometimes a Call for Repentance
the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
let all the
inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord
cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your
heart, and with
and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart,
and not your
and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and
merciful, slow to
and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew
my people their
transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
The Shofar is an Instrument of Worship
trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the
Lord, the King.
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him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the
psaltery and harp.
Trumpet of the Jubilee – Proclaiming Liberty
shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the
tenth day of the
month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet
land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim
land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee
unto you; and ye shall
every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man
unto his family.
Lord spake unto Moses, saying, make thee two trumpets of
silver; of a
piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for
the calling of
camps. And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly
themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation. And if they
with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the
Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. When ye blow an
alarm, then the
that lie on the east parts shall go
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When ye blow and alarm the second time, then the camps that
lie on the south
shall take their journey; they shall blow an alarm for their
journeys. But when
congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but
ye shall no sound an alarm.
Silver trumpets were primarily used in the tabernacles and,
of course, would have been too expensive for the average
person. Today the Yemenite would be used in place of the
silver trumpet in local churches.
Blowing of the Trumpets
unto the children of Israel, saying, in the seventh month,
in the first day of the
shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets,
an holy convocation.
the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall
have a holy
convocation: ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of
blowing the trumpets unto you.
A Reminder of God’s Provision
Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold
him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and
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went ant took the ram, and offered him
up for a
burnt offering instead of his son.
Beginning of Festivals
the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in
months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt
sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you
for a memorial
your God: I am the Lord your God.
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ
shall rise first:
Warnings of Judgment
he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet,
and warn the people;
whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not
warning; if the sword
take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He hear
the sound of the
and took not warning; his blood shall be
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But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
Anointing of a King
Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there
king over Israel:
ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.
brought forth the kings’s son, and put the crown upon him,
and gave him the
testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and
they clapped their hands,
said, God save the king. And when Athaliah heard the noise
of the guard and of
people, she came to the people into the temple of the Lord.
And when she looked,
the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the
princes and the trumpeters
king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with
trumpets: and Athaliah
clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.
Jesus Goes Up!
gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
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New Moon Celebration
aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the
God of Jacob. Take
and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the
psaltery, Blow up
trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our
solemn feast day.
Gathering of the Children of Israel
shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall beat off
river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered on
by one, O ye
of Israel. And it shall come to pass in that day, that they
blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the
and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the
mount at Jerusalem.
The Seven Trumpets
seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared
The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire
and they were cast upon the earth; and the third part of
trees was burnt
all green grass was burn up. And the second angel sounded,
and as it
great mountain burning with fire was cast
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sea: and the third part of the sea became blood: and the
third part of the
which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third
part of the ships
destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a
great star from
burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part
of the rivers, and
fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called
part of the waters became wormwood: and many men died of the
they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the
sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the
third part of the
as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone
not for a third
it, and the night was likewise.
fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto
the earth: and
was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the
there arose a smoke out of the pit, and the smoke of a great
sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the
came out of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the
upon the earth: and unto them was given power, s the
earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should
the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any
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those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
was given that they should not kill them, but that they
should be tormented
months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion,
when he striketh
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find
it; and shall
die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the
locusts were like
horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it
were crowns like
their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as
the hair of women,
teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were
breastplates of iron; and
of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses
running to battle.
had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in
their tails: and their power
hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which
is the angle of the
bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon,
but in the Greek
hath his name Apollyhon. One woe is past: and, behold, there
come two woes
And I saw
another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a
rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the
sun, and his feet as
of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he
set his right foot
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sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud
voice, as when a
roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their
voice. And when
seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to
write: and I heard a
from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the
and write them not. And the angel which I saw stand upon the
earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that
ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are,
and the earth,
things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which
are therein, that
should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of
the seventh angel,
shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished,
as he hath
to his servants the prophets. And the voice which I heard
from heaven spake
again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open
in the hand of
which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went
unto the sea
the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him,
Give me the little
he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make
thy belly bitter,
shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little
book out of the angel’s
ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as
soon as I had eaten
belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy
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peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood,
saying, Rise and
the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship
therein. But the
which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not;
for it is given unto
Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot
forty and two months.
will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall
prophesy a thousand
hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are
the two olive
and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the
man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and
and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be
power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their
prophecy: and have
over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth
with all plagues, as
they will. And when they shall have finished their
testimony, the beast
ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make was against
them, and shall
them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the
street of the
city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where
also our Lord
crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues
and nations shall
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dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer
their dead bodies
to be put
in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice
over them, and
merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these
two prophets tormented
dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half the
Spirit of life from
entered into the, and they stood upon their fee; and great
fear fell upon them
them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto
hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their
enemies beheld them.
same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part
of the city fell, and
earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant
glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past; and,
behold, the third woe
quickly. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great
voices in heaven,
the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our
Chris; and he shall reign forever and ever. And the four and
before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and
We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and
to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power,
And the nations were angry, and thy werath is come, and the
dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shoudest
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unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them
that fear thy name,
great; and shoudest destroy them which destroy the earth.
And the temple
was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the
ark of his testament:
were lightnings, and voices, and thundering, and an
earthquake, and great hail.
Calling of the Assembly
two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make
them: that thou mayest
for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of
trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem: and say, blow ye the
trumpet in the land:
gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go
into the defenced cities.
Call To Worship
came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in
the mountain of
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and the children of Israel went down with him
mount, and he before them.
God’s Directive to Gather the People
shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned,
or shot through;
it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet
long, they shall come up to the mount.
Gathering of God’s People
came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there
lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice
of the trumpet
loud: so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
brought for the the people out of the camp to meet with God;
the neither part of the mount.
Declaration of Victory in War
Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in
Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet
land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.
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Announcement of God’s Presence
and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the
shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed
of them that gave thanks, whereof one went on the right hand
upon the wall toward the dung gate: And after them went
Hoshaiah, and half of the
of Judah, and Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam, Judah, and
and Jeremiah, and certain of the priests sons with trumpets;
the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of
Mattaniah, the son
Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph:
Stopping A Battle
blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued
Israel no more, neither fought they any more.
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God’s Wrath Scatters the Enemy
will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces
of Kirioth: and
shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of
God Shall Fight For Us
place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort
thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
Lord God Blows the Trumpet
Lord shall be seen over the, and his arrow shall go forth as
Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with
whirlwinds of the south.
of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and
subdue with sling
and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and
they shall be
like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. And the Lord
their God shall save
that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as
the stones of a crown,
as an ensign upon his land.
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Sending Of Angels
shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and
they shall gather
his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the
shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for
the trumpet shall
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
Gathering Of a Clan
Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon with Himself and took
possession of him,
blew a trumpet, and (the clan of) Abiezer was gather to him.
shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with
the ram’s horn, and
hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout
with a great
and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the
people shall ascend up
straight before him
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The walls represent bondages. We have seen people delivered
from many things when the trumpet blast is accompanied with
a great shout.
→ Addictions broken (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs)
→ Healings received
→ Pain instantly disappears
→ Blood clots dissolved
→ Lumps disappear
→ Bondage of fear broken
→ and much, much, more………
GOD is calling SOME to blow the Shofar
and HE is calling ALL to be human Shofars.
To cry aloud, to lift up your voice, to let a
dying world know about Jesus.
aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew
their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Is God calling you to blow the Shofar?
Is God calling you to be a Human Shofar?
What are you going to do about it?
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Scriptures about the Shofar
Scriptures containing “TRUMPET”
19:13 1 Kings
1:39 Ezekiel 33:4
19:16 1 Kings
1:41 Ezekiel 33:5
4:18 Ezekiel 33:6
4:20 Hosea 5:8
39:24 Hosea 8:1
47:5 Joel 2:1
81:3 Joel 2:15
150:3 Amos 2:2
18:3 Amos 3:6
4:5 Matthew 6:2
4:19 Matthew 24:31
4:21 1 Corinthians
6:1 1 Corinthians
6:17 Hebrews 12:19
42:14 Revelation 1:10
51:27 Revelation 45:1
Scriptures containing “TRUMPETS”
6:8 Judges 7:22
6:9 2 Kings 9:13
6:13 2 Kings 11:14
6:16 2 Kings 12:13
6:20 1 Chronicles
7:8 1 Chronicles
7:18 1 Chronicles
7:19 1 Chronicles
7:20 1 Chronicles
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Scriptures containing “TRUMPETS” (cont.)
5:12 2 Chronicles
20:28 Nehemiah 12:41
5:13 2 Chronicles
23:13 Job 39:25
7:6 2 Chronicles
29:26 Psalm 98:6
13:12 2 Chronicles
29:27 Revelation 8:2
Scriptures containing ‘RAM’S HORN”
6:6 Joshua 6:13
6:5 Joshua 6:8
Scriptures containing “CORONET or CORONETS”
98:6 Daniel 3:10
3:5 Daniel 3:15
3:7 Hosea 5:8
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The Shofar Man
In 1996, God called, appointed, and anointed Jim Barbarossa
to teach on and blow the Shofar from a Biblical Christian
perspective. Since then, Jim has been asked to blow the
Shofar to start conferences all over the country. As Jim
sounds this ancient Hebrew instrument of repentance, praise,
worship, and warfare, the awesome presence of God is
experienced and healings, miracles, signs and wonders
As Carla Barbarossa worships the Lord in dance, the awesome
holy presence of God is ushered in, and tears stream down
the faces of many.
To schedule The Shofar Man to start your conference or event
the sounding of the Shofar or to teach on the Shofar, call
219 787 9933
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THE MINISTRY OF
BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION
The Shofar is one of the earliest musical instruments known
to man. It was developed
by the early Hebrews and is made from the horn of an animal
usually a ram, but many
times a goat, antelope or gazelle. It is often used as an
instrument of worship or warfare.
WHO BLOWS SHOFARS?
Do Angels?.....Matthew 24:31
Does Jesus?.....1 Thessalonians 4:16
Does God?.....Exodus 19:16-19
Do Priests?.....Numbers 10:8
Who are Priests?.....1 Peter 2:9
Is the voice of God like that of the sound
of a trumpet?.....Revelations 1:10, 4:1
What effect does the blowing of the Shofar
have on the enemy?......Judges 7:20-22
SHOFAR FOR SALE