Elements of Service

The following are several elements of our service that you might not be accustom to. Each element is described and includes scripture that will explain these Biblical truths.

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Shofar

The ram’s horn, known as the shofar, is one of the oldest Hebraic symbols.  The Scripture states that the giving of the 10 commandments was proceded by loud shofar blast and shouts. In Biblical times, the shofar was used for many things.  It was used to proclaim the Jubilee year, the Feast of Trumpets, to call the people to war, to warn about judgment, to call people to repentance, for deliverance, to call an assembly and begin festivals, to anoint leadership, and to declare YHVH to fight on our behalf, to remind about YHVH’s provisions, and as an instrument of worship.

 

Matt. 24:31, 1Thess. 4:16, Exd. 19:16-19, Num. 10:1-10, Rev. 1:10, 4:1, Jud. 3:7; 7:21-22, Josh. 6:20, Joel 2:1, 12-13, Isa. 58:1, Ps. 98:6, Ps. 150:3, Lev. 25:9-10, Lev. 23:24, Num. 29:1, Gen.22:13, Ezk. 33:3-6, 1 Kings 1:34, 2Kings 11:12-14, Ps. 81:1-3, Isa. 27:12-13,       1 Sam. 13:3, Neh. 4:20; 12:31-35, Amos 2:2, Matt. 24:31, 1 Cor. 15:51-52, Josh. 6:5

 

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Flags and Dance

To worship YHVH in dance is biblical. The Bible commands it.

We lift up YHVH through dance with flags, banners, streamers, timbrels, and Hebrew style dance.

The Word of YHVH gives many references to the use of dance as a form of joyous celebration and of reverent worship. According to Hebrew tradition, dance functioned as a avenue of prayer and praise.  It is used as an expression of joy and reverence!

In the Tanakh (Old Testiment) YHVH’s people are exhorted to praise Adonai with ‘dancing, making melody to him with timbrel and lyre’ (Psalm 149:3), and to ‘praise him with timbrel and dance’ (Psalm 150:4)..

At the defeat of Pharaoh’s armies following the crossing of the Red Sea, ‘Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances’ (Exodus 15:20).

 

Anointing Oil

James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

Exodus 29:7

“Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.
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