Joel 2:15, 23, 28-29 (VOICE) Blow the trumpet in Zion; set apart a time for fasting; tell everyone to be still and stop working.
People of Zion, shout with joy and happiness in the Eternal, your God; The drought is over; He has sent the early autumn rain as a sign of His faithfulness. He has poured down heavy rain, autumn and spring, as before.
Then in those days I will pour My Spirit to all humanity; your children will boldly and prophetically speak the word of God. Your elders will dream dreams; your young warriors will see visions. No one will be left out. In those days I will offer My spirit to all servants, both male and female.
Hearing and emitting. Hearing and emitting. Father says that you hear Him well, so do not hold back the sound He has put in you. Yes sometimes it will be words, but sometimes it is simply a sound. Do not let others (or even your own intellect) convince you a sound by itself isn’t powerful. Just as a war cry can instill fear or a note resonating at the perfect frequency can break glass, sound matters. And you have a sound.
You hear Him. You know His flow. Don’t hesitate to emit the sounds He stirs within you – whether they “make sense” or not matters little, simply release what He puts in you. You are called to shift atmospheres. So hear and emit. Hear and emit. It may be words, it may be a shout, it may simply be a sound…whatever He gives you, release it with confidence and without hesitation.
A portion of an article called “Releasing the sound of God’s voice” by Lyn Packer of XP Ministries New Zealand is connected to this piece.
Releasing the sound of God – it sounds a bit mystical doesn’t it and yet it’s not. The sound of God is not just some mysterious sound like a roar or a wind, although He does use those, and we’ll look at those in another article. The sound I am talking about in this article is the sound of His voice as He speaks to you and me. One of the common ways His voice is heard is in prophetic words, yet unfortunately many times prophetic people have unknowingly misrepresented God by the way they deliver what they hear from Him.
You see, prophecy isn’t just about delivering words, it’s about releasing God’s intention, heart and power into a situation or into a person’s life. And God always speaks with intention – His words are spoken for a purpose, to achieve something (Isa 55:11). But prophecy is not just about saying the right words – it’s also about releasing the sound of God’s voice (His heart) into a situation or life.
Your words have great value. People’s response to them is not an indicator of their worth. It is simply your job to deliver, not to make sure what you’ve delivered is received or implemented. Speak, and speak with God’s heart. Leave it at that.
But whether or not someone else believes His word through you, YOU must believe it. If He tells you something, it is true. Period. Walk in that level of faith. When you have heard it, stand fast whether you see it manifest in the natural immediately or not. His word is truth. So wait and believe.
A portion of a word called “A Small Cloud on the Horizon” from Elaine Tavolacci of A Word in Season is connected to this piece.
There is a scripture in 1 Kings 18:41 when the Prophet Elijah had told Ahab that there is a “sound” of an abundance of rain. He then prayed and sent his servant to go and “look” towards the sea. The servant didn’t see anything, so Elijah told him seven times to go back. He then returned and told Elijah that he saw a small cloud rise out of the sea, as a mans hand. This was a sign that the rain was coming.Then it came to pass that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. In the same way, some of us are hearing the sound, and some are beginning to see a cloud as a mans hand, but there is an abundance of rain approaching.
The Lord says; I am sending an abundance of rain, the latter and the former rain. As you launch out in faith and open your spiritual eyes, you will begin to see the rain arriving. As you open your spiritual ears, you will hear the sound of revival approaching. I am about to bring many streams together for this great outpouring and as you look, you will begin to see a small cloud as a mans hand. In this season of rain, ask for the rain. There is a dimension that is available to you and as you step in and allow Me to take you deeper, you will begin to experience a new level of My glory. In this time of acceleration, hearken unto My voice and surrender yourself to Me. I am looking for willing and obedient vessels who will be carriers of My Glory, and usher in the latter day rain. Do not stay on the outskirts, but enter in to what I am releasing. Do not count yourself as unworthy, but many will be used who are in a hidden place right now with Me.
You are worthy because HE has chosen you. That is all the recommendation and authority you need. You have been called therefore you are qualified. He will meet you as you open your mouth.
A word called “Speak” from June Reinke of Prophetic Light is connected to this piece.
Speak again, says the LORD. Open up your mouth and speak. Do not hide behind the stuff like Saul of old, but be like My servant David, who ran toward the enemy, clad in My unseen, infallible armor, and equipped with the Sword of MY SPIRIT. Let there be a sound coming forth from YOU: the sound of MY SPIRIT. Let it gush out of you in a holy roar that causes the enemy to flee. Lift up your voice like a trumpet, and silence the enemy that thinks that he can out roar ME. My Word in your mouth and lips is hammer and fire and a two-edged fiery sword. The enemy cannot out speak ME. The enemy cannot out wit me. The enemy has no strategy or weapon that he can devise against ME. I AM the Living WORD. I Am the LIVING GOD in the MIDST of you. I cannot be defeated. My Word is infallible, and I want you to speak My Word, boldly and fearlessly and continually, says the LORD.
Walk in MY Word, for as you do, you will be ablaze with MY glory, for My Word will envelop you that is a fire. Walk in My SPIRIT. For I will make you a spectacle that is ON FIRE for ME. I have created you to be a witness that is empowered by MY SPIRIT, says the LORD. My WORD works. My Word is enduring, and will outlast the universe that I created by My Word! There is no other power compared to MINE. I have created you to be a sign and a wonder as you burn for ME. You don’t need a script or a formula or a form. Be a mouth piece for My glory, and let My WORD proceed out of your mouth as I give you the unction by MY SPIRIT, says the LORD.
You have a sound. And it is vital. Don’t allow anything to silence you. You have words that He has put into your mouth, don’t hesitate to speak them. The enemy wants to control the atmosphere, don’t go along for that ride. Take the reins and shift it. This is warfare. This is breakthrough. Release the sounds!
The name of the silk hidden in this image is also Make a Sound. The colors in it are light blue representing wind, light turquoise representing rain, brown representing crowned in humility, mahogany brown representing warrior’s heart – praise in the mouth and sword in the hand (Psalm 149:3-7), and camel representing steadfastness.
Father, thank You for the sound you are releasing through Your precious vessel. I ask for increase. Increased anointing. Increased authority. Increased impact. Thank You that Your words are TRUTH and that Your promises are yes and amen. Bring the spiritual shifts. Bring the breakthroughs. We wait on You.
Father, I ask that You turn up the volume that hearing Your voice, Your instructions, would be ever easier. We desire to do Your will. Please make it abundantly clear. And Father, I ask that Your heavenly hosts move with the sounds being released just as the army follows the war cry – may it be so. Shift the atmosphere! Breakthrough!