The Shout of A King

Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

Publish date: 05/26/2024

Foundation Scriptures:

Numbers 23:18-26


1. The Shout of a King.

a. Numbers 23:21 KJV –– He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.

b. Perverseness (Hebrew āmāl) –– meaning trouble, labor, and toil of the oppressive and afflictive kind.

c. The Septuagint renders it this way, “There shall not be trouble in Jacob, neither shall sorrow be seen in Israel.”

d. Shout (Hebrew tᵊrûʿâ - ter-oo-aw’) –– meaning a shout; a loud sound—of voices or instruments; alarm; tumult; blowing; signal; sound of tempest; loud trumpet blast; war-cry; battle-cry; joy; rejoicing; acclamation or shout of joy; high joyful sound.

e. God would not allow Balaam to pronounce curses upon Israel.

f. When he opened his mouth, he could only bless Israel.

g. As he explained to Balak: “God does not lie, and He keeps His promises. I have received His command to bless Israel. He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it” (Num. 23:19-20).

h. The King’s shout—the shout of their King—is among them.

i. Numbers 23:21b AMPC –– The Lord their God is with Israel, and the shout of praise to their King is among the people.

j. The Lord is their God.

k. They proclaim that He is their King.

l. He is with them, and they are with Him.


2. God is With His People.

a. God is with you as long as you are with Him.

b. If you want to succeed in life and ministry, you must fully commit yourself to God—with all your heart and soul and mind and strength.

c. If you do not commit your ALL and give it your ALL—it won’t take much to stop you, discourage you, or lead you away in the wrong direction.

d. Fix your eyes on your eternal destination—in the direction that leads to Heaven and God’s presence.

e. Make it your goal to finish your race well and hear the words: “Well done good and faithful servant - enter into the joy of your Lord.”

f. And do whatever it takes to accomplish it without quitting or going astray.

g. And make it your fervent goal to bring your family along with you—and everyone else that you can.


3. A Trumpet Alarm.

a. When the Israelites heard a specific trumpet alarm call, they knew it was time to pick up camp and head on their journey (Num. 10:5-6).

b. It is a trumpet alarm to give direction.

c. To call on God’s people to rise and move in the direction He leads—according to His timetable.

d. It is a definite call.

e. It is an urgent call.

f. God sounds the call—you respond and head in that direction—and keep going until He says stop.

g. Until He sounds this alarm again, you remain in your place.


4. A Battle Cry.

a. Numbers 31:6 KJV –– And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

b. An alarm—a shout of war on the trumpets—a call to the battle.

c. The shout—a battle-cry—a war cry—and a triumphant cry.

d. Respond when you hear it.

e. Do not try to go to the battle without having heard the sound of the battle cry.

f. If you hear the alarm, you know that you will be ultimately successful—no matter how intimidating the foe.

g. You know the Lord will not fail you.


5. The Shout of Victory.

a. Israel marched silently around Jericho once for six days and seven times on the seventh day, according to the Word of the Lord to Joshua (Josh. 6:5;20).

b. When they heard the long blast on the ram’s horn trumpets, they gave a great shout, the walls fell flat, and they took the city.

c. They hear the shout of their King—a shout of victory and triumph.

d. Before the battle is begun, when it is assured, and after it is concluded.

e. They shout, and the shout brings down the walls and vanquishes their enemies and the battle is won.


6. The Sound of His Presence.

a. When the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all of Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth shook, and the Philistines heard it and were afraid (1 Sam. 4:5-6).

b. Your enemies will be afraid of you because they know that the presence of God is in your midst.

c. 2 Sam. 6:15; 1 Chr. 15:28


7. The Memorial Shout.

a. Leviticus 23:24b KJV –– In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing H8643 of trumpets, an holy convocation.

b. It was a memorial shout—that the great Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles are now approaching.

c. The salvation of our God is here!

d. It is a shout of honor, of acknowledgment of God’s authority and pre-imminence—His greatness and majesty.

e. A proclamation of His goodness and grace.

f. A shout of submission and consecration to Him and His will.

g. Leviticus 25:9 KJV –– Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.

h. A shout of jubilee—of liberty, redemption, and restoration.


8. The Shout of Joy and Joyful Praise.

a. Job 8:21 NKJV –– He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, And your lips with rejoicing.

b. Psalm 89:15 KJV –– Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

c. The shout of praise to their King is among the people.

d. They loudly praise Him with their voices and on instruments of all kinds (2 Chr. 15:14).

e. Psalm 150:5 KJV –– Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

f. A loud shout of joy—that is heard a long way off (Ezra 3:11-13).

g. They rejoice in their King.

h. The joyful shout—the jubilant shout—of a King is among them.