Hearing a New Sound
Receive and hear this word in the Spirit and discern how it applies to you as the Lord spoke to bring this word prophetically to the Body of Christ. There are some things you have to identify that you have lost for you to recover. It is truly a new season for the people of God and if you’ve been a Christian for a length of time, you need to have a new sound.
What is happening is that too many are stuck in themselves in the way they do things, hear things and in false loyalties. This causes them not to be able to hear that God is actually doing a new thing but He did not start today. If they would have yielded they would have had insight into what the Spirit of the Lord is doing. In taking the time to sit with God, He will break down your theology and anything you think you know. Yet everything He shows is in the word because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forevermore.
What is also happening is that when the sound you are currently listening to is not sitting well anymore, He makes you uncomfortable. Some of you are not able to tolerate certain things anymore because the season for that is over. In reference to relationships this does not mean walking away from people; that’s being bitter! It means assessing what the sound of God is inside your inner, Spirit man and inquiring of the Lord.
In obedience to His sound you will find that things just shift. God will surprise you in ways you never thought of and He will divinely connect you. One of the things that the Holy Spirit is doing is clearly putting people in their place and setting the boundaries aright.
Put your hands on your ears and say to the Holy Spirit, “Give me understanding. Let me hear a new sound”
Decoding What God is Saying
Matthew 24:31 “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
Whenever God wants to give a new sound to a person, a nation, Israel; when He wants to do something new, He uses a code. Here the bible says that He will first send the angels to blow the trumpet. Now we have entered Yom Kippur, this is an opportunity to really put things right. Not just saying to God that you’re sorry but actually looking at things that have happened in your family line properly and proactively.
This whole concept of loving one another has been misconstrued. There are so many wounded people in the Body of Christ not really knowing what love looks like. Their view of love is so skewed that if somebody asked them to give love they wouldn’t know how to do it. The only love they know is either conditional or sexual.
Some people think that when you are rebuking them, you don’t like them meaning they don’t know life. Life is hard; difficult. Somewhere along the line Christianity has become about saying come to Jesus and all your troubles will go away. That’s deception.
There needs to be honesty in love. God’s presence is not His love. His presence is what comes to soften you for you to then know what love really looks like. It means that you need to go beyond yourself.
The Sound of Generosity
When God wanted to bring restoration and healing among Pastors in Ghana He released a new sound. During a power cut at our conference people began to come to the altar and give abundantly. This was the work of the Holy Spirit. God used the sound of generosity to diffuse the atmosphere and sow a seed that would later produce the tangible and lasting fruits of unity.
Hearing a New Sound For Change
There must be a sound you hear that changes your life, even if it is negative and pointing out what a sorry excuse you are. Somebody needs to look down on you at some point, blow a trumpet and announce you in a negative way for you to get up and take the word they spoke back to God. What you then do is ask God what to do when you realise you have been wrong. Negative sound can be turned for good but some are so used to flattery.
Responding to the Sound
When people say God spoke to them the only reaction can be, “God spoke and you did nothing?” You need to have the respect for God to challenge Him to bring the words to pass in your life and doing something with what He said. Rather you keep on repeating the fact that God spoke and saying He knows your heart. Yes, He knows your heart and He is watching it.
Never devalue who you are based on your current situation. With the spirit of excellence and being well prepared, the doors will be opened for you. You won’t have to strive. However if you are not ready you can pray fervently yet nothing will happen. For there are certain things He needs to see right as He will not pour new wine into old wineskin.
The Four Winds and the Four Beasts
Daniel 7: 1-10 “1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts. 2 Daniel spoke, saying, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
5 “And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’
6 “After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
7 “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.
9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire; 10 A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.
The four winds represent the life of God. The nature of God is love and when He created man, He breathed into Him. We must know that God will always take what is His. At the head of every year, God gives His people Vision. For the last 3 months prophetic people have been having dreams and gaining understanding. They have been receiving vision for years ahead and running with it.
Learn to look deeper; don’t waste your time in the outer court. Get into the inner courts of God where He can dialogue with you so you know that everything you will walk through was part of the journey.
The first thing that God showed Daniel was the four winds that came forth to stir up the sea. God is coming anew in His might and His power to judge this earth. When the bible talks about the sea, we know that sin habits and negative things are cast into it. The four winds (North, South, East, West) represents God in His combined strength coming to judge that which was hidden.
The first thing that is going to happen within the body of Christ before we enter into a season of harvest is facing the lion that represents issues in your family and family curses. For some this means that although they have a lineage of people that are born-again, there are certain things that still happen in the family no matter how much you pray.
If every individual would really take the time to look at their family tree they would find some issues still pending. The Spirit of The Lord is saying He has brought this thing up to deal with it! When Jesus comes as the Lion of the Tribe, He protects you. However, the prowling lion of the enemy comes to limit and box in your destiny with persistent, repeated family cycles. Where you are meant to go forward, something is hindering you and not only that but it is empowered with wings.
The Holy Spirit is saying these things are being stirred up but subdued. That is what is meant by it being given the heart of a man. God will touch that situation. From today you need to expect deep family, relational issues to begin to be resolved. God is going to break these lions down.
Identify things that are still pending in your family and deal with it.
For some it may be sickness, divorce, poverty. Ask God to judge the situation for you.
Identify and mark it.
Use the four winds to come against these things
This is a devouring spirit. Many seem to be wrestling with the same things over and again. There seems to be something that comes forth to devour even relationships. Awaken to the operation of this spirit where you introduce somebody to another person who ends up never coming near you again. Another area this Bear devours is finances. It actually comes under the guise of a Midianite spirit (destroy’s at time of harvest).
It brings indecision where for example you were meant to marry then doubt and confusion comes in. It brings perpetual procrastination where you want to do tomorrow what can be done today. It also wrestles honour from you. You may have worked hard for something yet it comes to ensure you do not get your reward or the recognition that was coming to you.
Put your hand on your heart and say to God:
I recognise this theft. Lord, I want what was stolen from me back now in Jesus Name.
Psalm 106:36 They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
The bear also brings spiritual pollution. One of the things God is dealing with in the Body of Christ in this season is snares and spiritual pollution. Sometimes you may have gone somewhere that you really encountered God. You then go into a different environment and felt dirty.
Know your identity because to serve God is simple; He will relate to you how you will understand. Whilst you can go into certain environments, you don’t have to be like them. If you go into environments where there is anger or where people prophesy a certain way you may pick up that anger or begin to think that you have to prophesy like a particular person.
Also, if you go into environments where there is bitterness, envy or jealousy you can be polluted spiritually. God is protecting us in this new season from people who are trying to tap anointings or blind you spiritually so you don’t see their sin.
Aligning yourself with people that are bitter will cause you to miss your season. The bible says to avoid such people. We cannot move forward with this spirit and this is a wrestling match that many do not know they are involved in. Leaders need to stand strong in making sure that nobody who is called to them is polluted.
Lay down all bitterness and unforgiveness
Ask God to cleanse your waters
Step back into line to know what is your fight and what is not
Getting Rid of Entanglement
Leaders also need to ensure that the things people are saying when they are with them are the same as the things they are saying when they are not. Corporate prayer is one thing but be careful of who you are bringing into your inner courts. Don’t be afraid to ask people to repent before you lay hands and pray for them.
If you meet someone always give them the truth no matter how much you like them. When you have given them the gospel then lay hands and come into agreement. Without the truth there is no confirmation.
If you have been entangled pray:
Father in Jesus name, I ask you forgive me where I have taken the side of people without knowing just because it sounded right. Lord disentangle me and remove any pollution from my life. Holy Spirit convict me when anyone comes near me that I would be a righteous judge, that I would not take one side and overexpose myself. Whatever has come on my family or over my life through this act, forgive me. I ask you to cleanse me, empower me and make me whole.
This represents the beauty of something new that is empowered by association. As leaders we want to be seen to be empowering people. You may see the new thing or gifted person and jump on board, giving it wings. In doing so you begin to empower something in its young state meaning it is not properly presented. It then begins to grow horns and take everybody out.
The Lord wants us to deal with things that are not properly cooked that we are endorsing and pushing forward. If certain things begins to gain horns or knowledge that it is not ready for, it begins to destroy everything.
There is nothing wrong with admiring the Leopard but let certain things mature. You need to know who has endured for you to take them with you where you are going. Some of you are about to walk into new strategic relationships but don’t let the beauty of someone’s gift cause you to take the person further than you should.
They will have knowledge and revelation that their form is not ready for and begin to devour. Pray and ask God to protect every new thing that he is bringing into your life. God wants us to mature and tame our appetites.
The Fierce Beast
This was breaking everything into pieces. In ministry people can look at you square in the face and abuse you. You cannot take on the spirit of what was said to you. Retaliating means you are not qualified. Can you deal with the pressures and with ridicule without going into pride or defensiveness?You will deal with people that don’t know your worth.
Things will come to break you and devour you yet God watches all these things. The scripture shows us The Ancient of Days came; the Wise One came. In all these things that have been going on there is a day – now – that He is judging it. Nothing is hidden; this is the season of vindication and increase.
If you have set your heart right you may be seeing things you don’t want to see or having horrible dreams. Instead if binding and breaking, ask God what these things mean. You are indeed seeing the reality yet the Ancient of Days is getting involved.
Do you really think that God is wicked and would see all these things and not judge it? Do you think He will not answer your prayer? It’s just now you need to take stock to see why things are the way they are and He will step in if you believe.
Song of Solomon 3
He is saying you now need to step out and embrace your destiny. It’s dark and late but He has judged the situation so rise up in Him. Get up and seek the One you love. When the Shullamite rose up, she went about the city and when the watchmen found her, she saw her destiny. You need people that will cause you to hear the sound that will unlock the years of your destiny.
You need those who will be able to tell you what is the sound of judgment or the sound of blessing. Sometimes you need to walk through challenges and it is not always easy. However, if you don’t walk through these things, how can you then rule with Him. Yes persecution is coming but so is abundant blessing.
Your obedience and you listening to the right sound will bring you into your right company. When you come into alignment within the place you are meant to be, things turn and change.
God is doing something new
Go to God and take stock honestly of what you have lost
What is in your family that keeps showing up time and time again?
What are you stroking that is growing wings and horns?
Get up and try again; ask Him for that thing again
Change your story; ask for a new sound of hope that you can recover all
You will be all that God says you will be; contend
If your family didn’t get it, it doesn’t mean it is your portion
The four winds of God have been given for your deliverance
That which is devouring us, remove it from our lives
Deliver us from whence we have been polluted
Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit let the lion and the leopard be removed
Declare that you will prosper
Break the sound of defeat and refuse those word of limitation
Where you are being labelled as nothing break it off
You are not an orphan spirit; you are not rejected
You will succeed; you shall be great
Ask God to give you your portion!
Stop begging and claim what is yours! A new sound!
God is with you and for you; enough is enough.
Shout your victory!
Corporate Prophetic Words
The Lord is saying some of you need to be patient with Him. Some of you are so used to your own ways that you question anything that makes you uncomfortable. Some even question the simple prophetic acts He asks us to do. The Lord wants us to know today that His ways are not our ways yet some resist Him due to pride. The Lord would say test Him and see.
The voice of doubt will give you false comfort but His voice will give you light. The Spirit of the Lord says for our sakes He has wrought a good warfare. Some of you will come back and testify of impossible situations that He has spoken into. It is a new season; speak it over your life.
The Lord says, “There is going to be songs of laughter and joy”. Some of you think that you don’t feel Him but did He not say that, “I would never leave you nor forsake you. I am not far from you but when I need to come to you I will woo you to My very presence”
For some there are distractions even in His presence. Some are addicted to their phones, some need to stay away from social media for a while. To some God is saying “come out from among your people”. Like Abraham He is calling you out to present you as new.
This is a season of unprecedented favour, laughter, joy, connections and open doors. The Lord is restoring!
In The Immeasurably Mighty Name of Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen!