There is a new sound that is going to emerge with this new move of God and it is the sound of that which came forth from the Tabernacle of David. Worship is what God’s people were always created for.
Acts 15:16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
When Moses came and confronted Pharoah to let God’s people go, he also said “To serve me”. This word “serve” means to be worshipers. So God brought them forth with a sound of freedom. Can you imagine the sound of that many Hebrews coming out of Egypt after 400 years of bondage. Whoa!! I imagine it sounded like a great “Roar” as they came out. It was 400 years of bondage, but suddenly, they came out with a sound!!!
There was a sound of a little Shepherd boy that rang out on the mountain sides of Israel when he would worship his king. His name was David the great psalmist and God brought him forth and delivered His people from the Philistines as he conquered their Giant. He established the Tabernacle of David and a sound came that drew God into this tabernacle and the glory would come forth and cause them to defeat their enemies!! There was a sound!!
Their was the sound of the prophets crying out that the Messiah was coming and once the sound came the enemy was so stirred that he killed the prophets thinking “what is this sound I am hearing!!” He knew his doom was sealed when he heard the sound!! Then, came John the Baptist and the Bible says there was a voice crying in the wilderness, “Prepare Ye the Way of The Lord”. That sound brought forth the Messiah that had been prophesied of for thousands of years before, but suddenly the babe was born in a manger!! Our Savior, Messiah and Redeemer!!
After Jesus arose, 50 days later, there was a sound in an Upper Room on that day that came, and suddenly the promise of Joel’s prophecy that your “sons and daughters would prophesy” came to pass. “There was a sound!! It was then that the persecution came. The enemy can’t stand the sound.
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
You see the enemy doesn’t know exactly what is going to happen until that sound comes!! Then the war is on to try to discredit and mute the sound!! Aww, poor Devil it torments him so!! Glory to God!! There was a sound!!
November 10th 1483, a man named Martin Luther a German priest, strongly disputed the claim that Freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He confronted the religious system of his day with a sound and nailed the Ninety-five thesis to the door and brought back the truth of Salvation through “grace by faith” in Jesus Christ. He began what we call the “Protestant Reformation”. We now have the freedom to worship God as we do today, because of a sound.
Then came the sound of Pentecost. Again in 1906, a man named Edward Seymore and his wife were holding meetings in a house at 214 N. Bonnie Brae Street. This was a precursor to the Azuza Street Revival. Witnesses said that “They shouted three days and three nights. It was Passover season. The people came from everywhere. By the next morning, there was no way of getting near the house. As people came in they would fall under God’s power; and the whole city was stirred. They shouted until the foundation of the house gave way, but no one was hurt.“ You see there was a sound!!!
All of these moves have been moves that had been prophesied and toiled over in intercession, persecution and, even blood, but then it will seem like suddenly it will happen!! Then when the enemy hears the sound He is always there to try and swallow up the new move of God in the earth. He isn’t aware until that sound starts to come forth!!
There is a new sound coming forth in this day such as we have not seen or heard before. This is why we are under such intense pressure right now!! The enemy is trying to kill this generation before they come forth and take their authority in the earth, but he is a defeated foe! It is a sound of those discontent about religion and they are hungry for God!! There is a new desire in the people and they will not be satisfied until they enter into His Glory!!
They will bring forth such a sound in the earth. They are tired of church as usual! They are hungry and thirsty for the presence of God like they have never been before!! They have been in their closets and homes crying out, “When God? When will we see your Glory? When will we so be filled with you that we will be able to truly affect our cities and states and countries? When God?” When will the sound that is arising out of them, and the sound of those that have been like Seymore who was not noticed by anyone until He began to hunger for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit be heard? They are those that are raising their voices to heaven and saying “all we want is more of you God!!” There is a sound of those that have nothing but Him. They are the desperate!!
There is a sound coming forth out of a remnant of people who do not care what men think when they worship God unashamedly. It is the sound of the “Day of the Saints!” They that have sat on a pew too long under the long arm of a religious controlling spirit!! There is a sound coming forth out of the earth!! God has been hearing this sound and the sound is tangible in the voices of God’s worshippers ! There is a sound! There is a sound of unity arising out of the ashes of what is left of religion!! God’s body is coming together because they have fallen in love with Jesus, and have been through the fire together, and have come forth with not even the smell of smoke on them!!
This body, this one man in Christ is raising up as Jesus in the earth in his people. This is the Isaiah 60, ”Arise shine for your light has come.” Church, this is the sound of Isaiah 54,”Sing, oh barren thou that did not bear for more are the children of the desolate, than they of the married wife.”
Church!! We are they that are crying with a sound in the wilderness “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!!” There is a sound that is ringing out in the whole earth, and “suddenly, He will come to His temple” and take up residence in his people, and with this sound we will see an awakening in this earth such as we have not seen since the beginning of time. It is the early rain and the latter rain in one month! It is the knowledge of the glory of the Lord covering the earth!! Can you hear the sound?? Can you hear the river?? Can you hear the worship?? Can you hear the King of Glory coming in?? Get ready because “suddenly”, it will happen and this is our time!! Shhhh!! Listen there is a sound!!!!
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.