Lately, I have been thinking about sounds, specifically the sound of breakthrough.
I was reminded of the scriptures in Acts 2:1-2; And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
The one hundred twenty who were gathered in the Upper Room heard a sound before they saw anything. Before they were filled with the Holy Spirit, the first thing they experienced was a sound.
I also thought about the walls of Jericho in Joshua, chapter 6.
God told them to march around the walls for six days, carrying the ark of the covenant. He also instructed them to be silent during those six days.
They obeyed God.
On the seventh day they were to march around the wall seven times, blast trumpets and then shout. Can you imagine the sound of the trumpets and the shouting after six days of silence? On that seventh day when the trumpets blasted and the people shouted, the walls of Jericho came crashing down.
I am certain those walls didn’t come down quietly. The sound was surely tremendous with the trumpets, the shouting and the walls falling. It was the sound of breakthrough!
As I thought of each of these scriptures, I was reminded of the times I sat on my back porch and heard the sound of a storm coming. I could hear the winds rushing from miles away. I could hear the rain pouring across the land, even from a distance. I could hear the sound, long before I saw the storms.
It was Elijah who said, “I hear the sound of an abundance of rain.”
Today, I also hear a sound. I hear breakthrough!
In Acts 2:2, they heard a sound. That word sound is the word ECHO. Did you catch that? The sound they heard was an echo…oh my my!
They were in the Upper Room, praying and crying out to God when they heard an echo. An echo of what they were praying to God. When the echo came, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.
The sound of breakthrough I hear today is also an echo. It is an echo of what we have been crying out to God for. Those prayerful words have entered into the very presence of God, and He is sending a sound, an echo of our prayers and our petitions. That sound is our breakthrough!
Echo is defined in the Websters 1828 Dictionary as; To reverberate or send back sound; to return what has been uttered.
To RETURN what has been uttered! Could it be that we are about to see what we have been saying!
God’s Word, spoken from your mouth, will not return void, but will accomplish what it was sent for and it will return to you as a manifested breakthrough! (Isaiah 55:11)
Listen friends, listen for the sound of breakthrough.
The walls are beginning to fall. Can you hear them? What you have been standing in faith for? The words you have been sending to God are about to echo and come back to you, fulfilled. Can you sense it?
It may be a quiet sound at first, perhaps even barely audible, but listen and tune it to the sound of your breakthrough. It will become louder and louder, like a train coming down the track, like a storm moving in from a distance, listen for it, listen for the sound of the echo of your words. Listen and hear, hear the sound of breakthrough.