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Who is this child? The Son of God, The Great I AM born into this world to bring Light into the darkness, redeem us of our sin so we may be made righteous in the presence of the Father. He was both God and man miraculously conceived by a young virgin girl and Holy Spirit all because the Lord Almighty loves us. He is full of mercy and grace. He brings peace, authority over evil, healing to those who seek Him. He is Jesus Christ.

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Overview for our December newsletter:

  • Article, "Let the Trumpets Sound"
  • Lyric Video "King of Kings" by Hillsong Worship
  • Holiday Recipe: Easy Chocolate Truffles
  • The Promise Center's News
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Let the Trumpets Sound
by Karla Maxwell

Christmas is such a JOYFUL time of year as we celebrate worldwide the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the King of Kings. Often times we see Christmas decor of angels blowing trumpets as if announcing the Great I AM's arrival to earth, yet the Bible does not mention trumpets when the angels sang glorious praises after the Prince of Peace's birth. However, trumpets are of significant importance to our Heavenly Father and the spiritual world.

Throughout the Old Testament, the blowing of trumpets (or rather shofars to be biblically correct) played a vital role in communication for the Israelites. A shofar was used on various occasions such as:

  • A call to gather for worship (2 Chron 29:26-28, Ps 98:6, Ps 150:3, 2 Sam 6:15)

  • Ushers in the presence of the Lord (2 Sam 6:15, 1 Chron 15:28)

  • Make a proclamation (1 Sam 13:3)

  • Symbolizing freedom and liberty (Lev 25:9-10)

  • Sounds the alarm for war (Josh 6:4-20, Joel 2:1, Jer 4:19-21, Jer 6:1,17)

  • At the coronation of a king (1 Kings 1:34)

  • As a call to battle and war (Numbers 10:9)

  • To induce fear & confusion in the enemy (Judges 7:22)

When a shofar was used, traditionally there were certain patterns of sounds that were used for each type of event. Some sounds were long, others short bursts, and sometimes a combination of both, depending on the reason for using the shofar. The pitch of the sound could be a high note or a low note and could vary throughout the blowing of the trumpet. Each pattern and pitch conveyed to the Israelites what was coming.

Can you imagine all the different patterns and pitches of trumpet sounds played at the same time by the angels for this one glorious event of Christ's birth? The trumpets would have sounded for the mere fact He was crowned King of Kings, but it would not stop there. The angels would have trumpeted a call to worship to usher in the presence of the Lord, they would have made a proclamation of God Almighty becoming the Son of Man giving us the opportunity to be free from sin and shame. The angels would have sounded the alarm for the new spiritual war that began the moment Christ took His first breath; a war that is still being fought today. But because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we have the victory! We can induce fear and confusion in the enemy by speaking The Word as our own shofar, creating chaos for the enemy that surrounds us. The next time you see Christmas decor of an angel blowing a trumpet, take a moment to reflect on the King of Kings and all the reasons to proclaim His worthiness of praise.

As followers of Christ, we are eagerly awaiting the last trumpet sound to call us home. What do you think it will sound like? Will it be a shofar? The pattern and pitch will most likely be one that has never been played nor heard before. How exciting is that??

Yes, trumpets truly are significant to our Heavenly Father. Praise the Father, praise the Son, praise the Spirit, three in one.

To God be the GLORY!
LYRIC VIDEO
King of Kings by Hillsong
Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

What you need:

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 pkg. (12 squares) Baker's semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • suggested coatings: ground walnuts, unsweetened cocoa, powdered sugar, coconut flakes

Make It:

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar, mixing until well blended.

Add melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in your choice of coatings. Store in refrigerator.
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Promise Helpers is a non-profit Christian ministry for women that seeks to help women experience the fullness of God’s purpose and promises for them. Our desire is to bring women to a place of personal wholeness so they can bring wholeness to their marriages, homes, families and communities. Promise Helpers is women ministering to women, reminding one another of the promises of God and encouraging one another to implement those promises into their daily lives. The foundation of Promise Helpers is prayer, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.