“The Sound of Heaven” A requested reprint from one year ago this week.
“So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Hebrews 13:6 ESV
In his book “Dreaming With God” author and pastor Bill Johnson makes this statement about Satan: “He walks about as a roaring lion, hoping to intimidate through noise. His noise, the constant report of bad news, is designed to give an illusion of greatness.”
Who hasn’t watched the national news on any night and failed to hear this ‘noise.’
We’re told it’s bad … it’s hopeless … it’s even going to get worse! We’re instructed to get used to it … to prepare for it … to accept it as it is and always will be. And I’m supposed to sleep after this assault?
But remember, the newscasters can only report on what they have seen (made up). They have no insight into what is behind the obvious. For that reporting we need another source than ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CNN. We need the divine network.
The Apostle Paul said, “So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” II Corinthians 4:18 NLT
The devil may be able to mess up our world for a time, but he has no right, power or authority to mess with our future in Christ! God’s plans will prevail. His power is absolute. His schedule will be followed. His intentions cannot be dissuaded.
Weeping (and watching national news) may endure for the night, but glorious joy will explode at daybreak. You are a winner by association. You have chosen the right team (or more theologically correct, been chosen for the right team). The noise of the accuser will soon be replaced by the sounds of heaven!
This week you may need to turn down (or off) the noise of the news and strain to hear the rehearsal sounds of heaven’s musicians and angel warriors. They’re coming on stage now!