I once had an angelic encounter. I was asleep in my room when the Lord woke me up. It felt like God injected caffeine into my veins; I was immediately awake, and I knew God was about to speak to me. I had to be quiet though because my wife and baby were still sleeping.

Holy Spirit whispered to me, “Go outside.”

I went out onto the balcony. I took a few deep breaths to relax when all of a sudden I saw someone sitting in a tree outside my home.

Their features were neither male nor female, though it looked to me like a boy whose hair was in tight curls. This angel held a silver trumpet which it brought to its lips and sounded. I heard an alarm go off like an ambulance was driving by. The angel smiled at me, then disappeared.

My un-renewed mind said, “You did not just see an angel sitting in a tree with a silver trumpet. You’ve lost it! Go back to sleep!”

I ignored that thought and instead asked God, “Are you speaking to me?”

I heard, “Numbers 10:9.”

“When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the Lord your God, and be saved from your enemies.”

The trumpet was used to mobilize people; it’s how you get their attention.

It's time to advance. God is calling this generation on to greater things!

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