The Mighty Sound 大能的聲音（英文版）
The Mighty Sound
Author: Allen E. Faubion
Editor: Camp Chan
Publisher: POSTMAN-OF-GOD CO,LTD
Publication date: 2019.6
Allen E. Faubion在本書中不只給了我們答案，更因著聖靈吹起3A的巨響與威聲，帶領我們去體驗上帝豐滿的應許和祂強大的聲音！那就是：
Allen E. Faubion
自2006年以來，Allen E. Faubion牧師一直擔任錫安全球國際榮耀事工，並陸續前往亞洲和非洲等35個國家服事，目前與妻子Mindy Faubion住在德克薩斯州的丹頓區。ALLEN除了是達拉斯神學院的神學碩士外，也擁有惠頓學院古代語言學的學士學位。
When I reflect on how God's people have used the ram's horn shofar, I am reminded that it is truly "God Tough."
It doesn't look like a smart bomb or a weapon of mass destruction, yet it was used to route a two hundred thousand man army in a day. No Wall Street hedge fund manager would ever refer to the shofar as a "financial instrument," yet its sound has changed the fortunes of nations. I know of no surgical operating room that includes the shofar as a piece of its valuable equipment, though the shofar sound can raise the dead. There are many preachers who would rather people hear their voice than the sound of the shofar, even though the Lord himself is described as having a voice "like a loud trumpet" (Revelation 1:10). No Marine band ever announces an important leader or dignitary with the shofar blast yet, it always blows before the Ancient of Days arrives. The shofar is strange and it works!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allen E. Faubion is sent out by Chuck Pierce and the ministry of Glory of Zion International at the Global Spheres Center in Corinth, Texas USA. He has served in this capacity since 2006. Since then He has ministered in more than 35 countries in Asia and Africa. Allen prophetically ministers and imparts with the Ram’s horn. He is sent as a shofar to those nations God has prepared to carry that calling as well.
In Revelation 4, John sees a door standing open in heaven. The Lord tells John to, “Come up!” He then allows John to see into the future and hear the sound of the future. The first voice which he heard was like the sound of a war trumpet speaking. The trumpet said, “Come up here and I will show you what must take place after these things.” There is no instrument on earth more powerful than the shofar. Just think about the sound of the ram’s horn. This sound is heard both in heaven and earth. When the Lord revealed Himself to Abraham as Jehovah Jireh, He showed him a ram in the bush. This represented “seeing” your provision for the future. The sound of the ram’s horn opens up our eyes to see.
I know very few who understand “The Mighty Sound” and how God is preparing people today through the sound of His shofar, like Allen Faubion. This book you are holding is an amazing presentation of how sound operates from heaven to earth, and earth to heaven.
In the Bible, trumpets were an important instrument that produced sound and movement. In God’s kingdom, movement and advancement should always be linked with presence. His presence is everything. When He is not present, a curse is in operation. Like Moses said, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here” (Exod. 33:15). His presence keeps us in His perfect timing.
Sound and presence go hand in hand. When the cloud starts moving and the trumpet starts blowing, the Body of Christ must move forward, accelerate and keep going. We find in Numbers 9 that throughout the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness, the Lord accompanied them by means of the miraculous cloud of glory which overshadowed the camp. When the cloud lifted, indicating the time for breaking camp had arrived, the priesthood sounded a long trumpet blast on a pair of silver trumpets to alert the people that the time for setting out had arrived. They also used other distinctive trumpet blasts. They sounded staccato trumpet blasts to convene the assembly. The priests sounded different combinations of trumpet blasts for declaring the onset of festivals and Sabbaths, and yet other blasts for invoking divine assistance in battle.
The use of the trumpets to indicate the onset of the Sabbath and appointed times carried over into temple practice and, even later, into synagogue practice. Here is how the rabbis operated: six blasts were blown on Friday evening before the Sabbath. The first one warned people to cease working in the fields. The second one warned people in the city to cease working. The third warned people to kindle their Sabbath lights. Finally, the last three, a tekiah, teruah and a tekiah were blown to mark the onset of the Sabbath. Therefore, we can surmise that sound and presence work together from heaven into the earth to guide us forward and keep us in time with decisions, confrontations and victories in the earth.
Sound and presence always accompany visitation and will continue until the Lord’s final return. There is that appointed time when all of Israel calls on the Lord and the great cloud of faithful witnesses assemble for their rule. Daniel describes our Lord as “One like a Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven” (Dan. 7:13).The presence of God was positioned at the center of the Israelites’ community life. In the Garden, it was God’s intent for communion and our devotional life to be the center of all activities. His presence walked and talked with man and woman as they worked. And as they worked, they worshiped. This pattern now must be restored from generation to generation so that God’s intent for the earth and mankind can continue. May His presence be the center of everything you do -- when you worship, work and celebrate. May a portal of His glory remain open above you. May He flow through you into a dark world around you.
God’s sound permeates from heaven and orders much of what goes on in the earthly realm. When He is ready to bring restoration to earth, He releases His sound. Physical sound is created when something vibrates. Sometimes we can see the vibration, and sometimes we cannot. When we clap our hands or stomp our feet, vibration occurs. This causes air to move. The source of the sound vibrates and pushes the molecules through the air and into our ears, and our brains then interpret it as sound.
Sound, when unorganized, produces noise. But when organized, sound produces music. When an instrument is blown by a person, the air inside resonates. How an instrument sounds depends upon how fast the air vibrates, and this depends on the length of the column of air inside the instrument. Short vibrations produce high notes; long vibrations produce low notes. The regularity of the vibrations of air produces music as opposed to noise.
Music played an important part in Hebraic culture. Jubal, the son of Lamech, “was the father of all those who play the harp and flute” (Gen. 4:21). The close relationship between the pasture, the field and the musical arts is shown in that Jubal had an elder brother, Jabal, who was “father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock” (Gen. 4:20). Music was used at most key occasions in the Bible. Laban reproached Jacob for stealing away without allowing him to cheer his departure “with joy and songs, with timbrel and harp” (Gen. 31:27).
There were songs of triumph after victory in battle (see Exod. 15:1; Judg. 5:1). Miriam and the women celebrated the downfall of Pharaoh and his horsemen “with timbrels and with dances” (Exod. 15:20), and Jehoshaphat returned victorious to Jerusalem “with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets” (2 Chron. 20:28). Music, singing and dancing were common at feasts (see Isa. 5:12; Amos 6:5). In particular, they were features of the vintage festivals (see Isa. 16:10) and of marriage celebrations. Kings had singers and instrumentalists (see 2 Sam. 19:35; Eccles. 2:8). The shepherd boy had his lyre (see 1 Sam. 16:18). The young men at the gates enjoyed their music (see Lam. 5:14).
When sound comes into air, the air changes. When God releases His voice, creation must respond. When we serve as God’s voice on earth, the earth responds to the sound we release. Psalm 29 declares:
“Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, ‘Glory!’ The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, and the LORD sits as King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.”
When we express ourselves in worship to the Lord, the air vibrates with our worship. This causes our environment to change. When we release a sound of worship, the earth must respond. There is power in lifting our voices in acclamation of the true and living God. We can speak, sing, shout, clap, and play instruments. This is a time our sound must welcome and announce His presence. The Mighty Sound is the best book that I have ever seen concerning God’s instrument, the shofar, and the power of its sound. As you read these pages, be awakened and alert so that you can embrace the sound of your covenant identity. God is preparing you to advance with His sound today!
Dr. Chuck D. Pierce
President, Global Spheres, Inc.
President, Glory of Zion International Ministries