Shofar’s explanation for evangelicals:
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The blowing of the shofar symbolizes primarily the memory of the destruction of the Temple in our past and the coming of the Messiah in our future.
The Jews blow the shofar mainly on the Jewish holidays of Tishrei (Jewish new year).
The symbolic act of blowing the shofar is to “open the gates of heaven” and strengthen our forgiveness prayer for the sins of the year that has ended.
When the shofar is sounded, the Jews are commanded to remember the Temple that was destroyed and the resurrection of the dead that will take place in the future.
In the Jubilee year, the shofar is used in additional prayers and its importance in prayers for the atonement is even greater than regular years, due to the unique prayers and ceremonies.
When we hear the shofar, we will recall the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. In our prayers, we ask the Creator of the Universe to rebuild it.
Also, we are commanded to remember the Great Day of Judgment. On the Day of Judgment, the shofar will be blown, as it is said, “close to the great day, close and very soon, the day of shofar blowing.” The sound of the shofar reminds us to prepare for that day.
Remember the coming of the Messiah. At the time of the gathering of the Jewish exiles, it was said: “And it came to pass on that day that a great shofar blew, and the lost came from the land of Assyria and Egypt.
Also, we must remember the resurrection of the dead that will follow. The blowing of the shofar reminds us of the resurrection of the dead and our strong belief that soon the Lord will send a Saviour, and then all the dead will be resurrected, as it is written: “All the inhabitants of the world and the inhabitants of the land.