"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
"Make thee two
trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use
them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps." (Numbers 10: 1-2)
In the Bible, silver speaks of redemption.
"And thou shalt give the money (lit. silver), wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed,
unto Aaron and to his sons." (Numbers 3: 48)
"And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according
to thine estimation, for the money (lit. silver) of five shekels, after the shekel of the
sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs." (Numbers 18: 16)
Two types of trumpets are mentioned in the Bible. The shophar indicates judgment:
"And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders
and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet
exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. "
"And when the voice
of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God
answered him by a voice." (Exodus 19: 16, 19)
In Numbers 10, "trumpets"
refers to chatsotsrah חֲצֹצְרָה
whose sounds speak of redemption and support:
"And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye
shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the
LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
"Also in the day of
your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye
shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices
of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God:
I am the LORD your God." (Numbers 10: 9-10)
Beloved, whether marching into a conflict or rejoicing over any success in your life, God wants you to always hear the message within you that your sins are forgiven, that you have received redemption from all your sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. God the Father also outlined to the Israelites that He is "the Lord" their God. God wants us also to remember that through Christ, He has made a convenant with us, that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13: 5), that in Christ we cann do all things (Philippians 4: 13) and all of our needs are met (Philippians 4: 19)
Whatever trial you are facing, whether you face lack or frustration, whether you are moving into uncertain or even hostile terrain, meditate on the truth that in Christ, all your sins have been forgiven, and through Christ you will be saved from all troubles!