Shofar: The Return

Who We Are

A Certain Trumpet is a Biblical Worldview Discipleship Group based in Tampa, Florida. We pursue various Kingdom missions. In this season, that includes joining with The Return in a time of repentance and prayer for our nation and the World. More about The Return below.

The name of our group is taken from 1 Corinthians 14:8, “And if the bugler doesn’t sound a clear call, how will the soldiers know they are being called to battle?”

You can follow us on Twitter @acertaintrumpet. We can also be reached by email here.

 

The Shofar

The shofar is a bugle made from a ram’s horn and most commonly used in religious celebrations in Judaism (and Messianic Judaism). First recorded in Exodus 19:16, shofars have been used for 1,000’s of years in religious worship and celebration, to herald messages, and to convene assemblies. The shofar is ultimately an instrument of spiritual warfare. It will be heard at the Rapture and at the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior. Listen here.

 

High Holy Days

The Feast of Trumpets1 (Leviticus 23:23-25) and the Day of Atonement2 (Leviticus 23:26-28) are referred to in Judaism as High Holy Days. The ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, sometimes referred to as the Ten Days of Repentance, were to be a time of solemn preparation for the Day of Atonement. As part of the Old Testament covenants, these days of repentance, honor, and celebration have fallen off the Christian calendar. Nevertheless, they undoubtedly remain propitious in the arc of God’s Providence.

In 2020 the Feast of Trumpets is September 19th and 20th3 and the Day of Atonement is September 28th4. Thus, in 2020, the “High Holy Days” run from sunset September 18th to nightfall September 28th.

 

The Return

The Return movement is a formal time of prayer and reflection scheduled from September 18th to 28th, culminating in a National and Global day of Prayer and Repentance to be held on September 26th on the National Mall, in Washington, DC, and throughout America and the World.

The Return is based on the promise of God in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”

Here is a link to The Return website where you can get more information: The Return Website

 

Want to Join in The Return?

There are two ways you can join in The Return movement: i) individually; ii) as a member of our ‘A Certain Trumpet’ group. Some of our group may be joining in the Global Day of Prayer in Washington on September 26th. We will also be holding an online (Zoom) brief time of prayer and reflection each morning and evening of The Return (September 18th to 28th). There is no geographical limitation to joining our group and we welcome members from anywhere in the world.

If you would like to share in this time with us, email us here. If you plan to go to Washington follow the registration instructions at The Return website and select Join A Group to join A Certain Trumpet.


1 In Judaism Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the new year on the Jewish civil calendar.
2 Yom Kippur in Judaism.
3 Sundown September 18th to nightfall September 20th.
4 Sundown September 27th to nightfall September 28th.

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