Summary: This is a call to every man and woman of God to lift up your voice and make the message clear: If the trumpet give an uncertain sound, no one will be prepared for the battle.
“Blow ye 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;”
Notice the first part of the verse, “Blow the trumpet”. Where did God tell the Prophet Joel to blow the trumpet? In Zion, among the people of God. God did not say, “Blow the trumpet in the world” among the wicked. God said, “Blow the trumpet in Zion” among his people. Blow the trumpet in the Church.
We hear a lot today concerning how our nation needs to repent. Some preachers are continually preaching about how
America needs a revival. I believe we all can agree that our nation needs to repent and that we need a heaven sent revival. But, do we really expect to see our nation turn back to God without first seeing the Church turn back to God? How can we expect our nation to repent, if the Church refuses to repent? Do we really expect America to have a revival if the Church does not have one first?
God never promised to heal the land if the people of the land would cry out to Him. God never even said He would heal the land if the leaders of the land would pray and seek His face. God only promised to heal the land if His people, who are called by His name, would humble themselves and pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Who has the answer? The people of God. What is the answer? Humility, prayer, seeking the face of God, and turning away from sin. Then, and only then, does God promise to heal the land, and send revival.
It amazes me how the Church wants to blame the President for the condition that our nation is in. It is important that not only our President, but that all of our leaders be men and women that fear God. But biblically, we cannot blame our leaders for the condition that we are in.
Some want to blame the homosexual community or the abortionists. While it is true that God hates the sin of homosexuality and also the sin of abortion, we still cannot point our fingers at the homosexual community or the abortionist. We are in the condition we are in as a nation because the Church has failed! The Church is to blame.
It is time for the Church to quit blaming everybody else and to look in the mirror, be honest, and realize we are to blame; we have failed!
BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION!
The Church must wake up, and shake ourselves from the spirit of slumber that has overtaken us. We must go back to prayer, fasting and holiness. I am amazed at how few Churches do not even have a weekly prayer meeting anymore, let alone a all night prayer meeting. Most Churches say they want the power but the truth is you cannot have power without prayer.
Many churches today do not even have an altar anymore. The Church must go back to prayer. We must go back to praying like the Church of Acts prayed.
The Church needs to also go back to fasting. The Church seems to know a lot about feasting but very little about fasting. Have we forgot that Jesus said some miracles only happen when the Church
prays and fasts?
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
When it comes to holiness most Christians do not even know what it is, yet the Bible says without it we cannot even see God.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION!
Where did God say to blow the trumpet? In the Church; among the people of God. Who
are the people that God has called to blow the trumpet? His ministers, men and women of God that He has set aside to preach, teach and prophesy.
The problem we have today is God’s ministers have quit blowing the trumpet! They have quit sounding the alarm! Few preachers in this day and time still have the boldness to preach against sin! Few have the courage to preach the Word of God as it truly is!