I have a brief thought I want you to consider this time around. It has to do with the sound that we make in the spirit realm – and we are always making a sound. When we walk and live in the fear of the Lord, our lives resound and reverberate, shattering strongholds as the sound goes forth; and it continues, even gathering momentum. The interesting thing is that we don’t hear these sounds. They are at a frequency beyond our ear’s ability to hear, because they are in the supernatural realm. Consider the life of Jesus, the One about Whom the following speaks:
Isaiah 11:1-5 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord — 3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; 4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. 5 Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.” NIV
On the other hand, when we live according to the flesh, the sounds we make lack the power of God, so they only make an echo, an empty noise bouncing off walls and ceilings and returning to us. Do these sounds continue indefinitely, gaining momentum as they go? Or do they serve only to tickle ears, even our own?
2 Timothy 4:2-4 “2 Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, 4 And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.” AMP
Oh, that every sound coming forth from my life will shatter strongholds because of the power of His Word in and through me! Resounding, not echoing, dear Lord!