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15th June 2023


The Voice of the Lord

The Lord our God speaks to His people & His voice can be clearly heard.
He is a God who communicates on the macro & micro scale. Hugely impressively but also deeply intimately.
Our responsibility is to discover & discern, know & understand, hear & do what that voice is saying.
Yesterday we saw the might, majesty & splendour of the Lord’s powerful voice that sounds above, & beyond, all else (Psalm 29:3-4).
Today we will look at the shout that is God’s voice.


The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man;
He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war.
He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud;
He shall prevail against His enemies. Isaiah 42:13


Isaiah pictures the Lord as a mighty warrior sounding out a ferocious battle cry.
This is the Lord’s voice of victory & triumph. The awesome voice of authority & power.
God cries aloud, & shouts out, to prevail against His, & our, enemies.
God went to war in & through the Saviour Jesus Christ – what a mighty eternal victory He won..
That voice of triumph & protection constantly shouts out over us. Hallelujah!!
This is the voice of our mighty, magnificent Champion. SELAH


God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Psalm 47:5


Again, in this Psalm we see the Lord’s voice of triumph & victory.
God shouts aloud & sounds forth like a trumpet.
The Lord shouts & roars (Jeremiah 25:30) as He fulfils His plans & purposes & prevails over his enemies.
Shades here of the second coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
There will be a mighty shout & trumpet blast on that great & glorious day. SELAH


I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, Revelation 1:10


A shout & battle cry gets the attention of those who hear it. The trumpet blasts too.
There are times the Lord shouts aloud to get our, the worlds or the enemies attention.
Heaven is also a very noisy place!!! Just look at the repeated references to loud voices throughout the book of Revelation.
When anyone celebrates, it is bound to create a loud noise – singing, shouting & dancing!!! SELAH
The Lord shouts aloud as He enters battle & He exuberantly celebrates His eternal triumph. Hallelujah!!
May we be those who constantly join in with heaven’s victory shouts & songs.
Celebrating exuberantly the victory of God in Christ. Glory be to God.
Celebrate the Lord’s voice of triumph – His mighty & magnificent SHOUT.

For Reflection

  • How easily is the Lord getting my attention?
  • In what ways am I exuberantly celebrating the Lord’s great victory?
  • Meditate upon the Lord’s shout & voice of triumph.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You are my mighty Champion,
That You shout aloud for me & over me.
Jesus thank you that You have the eternal victory through Your death & resurrection,
And that soon You will ride forth to end the battle that eternally You have already won.
Holy Spirit release unto me increasing freedom to celebrate the Lord’s great triumph,
To shout aloud & sing endlessly of the victory of God in Christ.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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