Each of us has a distinctive and unique sound that is produced in a recognizable tone. As we are fearfully and wonderfully made, the Father knows our voice. There are singers who have the recognizable voice that sets them apart from the crowd. Many prepare through years of training to acquire the sound and for others it is the gift of God. Getting my voice ready is not about my tone, but my mind and my heart.
There is a shift, a change that is upon us and we must be ready. Getting my voice ready is the preparation for establishing God’s words in the earth spoken through the lips of the Believer. The process begins at the seat of the soul (mind, will, and emotions), and the heart, not the vehicle of the tongue or mouth. There is a fight for control and you must submit to the Holy Spirit for the victory.
Last year a mighty general of God was in the area and I was privileged to be in one of his meetings where he spoke very powerful words that found a place in my spirit. My revelation was that God was saying to the Believer to speak what the Father said. Whatever you hear in your spirit, His voice, speak it. Please note that one of the wonderful things about receiving revelation is that God meets you where you are. Everyone will hear the same thing, but they will not get the same revelation. This year receiving further revelation about the time we are now entering, the process is beginning for us to become speaking spirits because God will put His word on our tongues and there will be the manifestation of what was said because He will back up His word.
Prior to this, I was and still am in a time of less communication. I just do not and did not feel like doing a whole lot of talking. Even though I was in this place, the enemy works very hard to provide some type of distraction. If you are ever led to be quiet, there will be a battle. The enemy does not want you to be still or be silent. He does not want you to hear from the throne room, because you cannot speak what you cannot hear, except there is silence. This silence is the silence of your flesh, your mind, your will, and your emotions. This is where the real battle begins.
Years ago I found a scripture that continue to bless me in Isaiah 30:15, “In returning to Me and resting in Me you shall be saved; in quietness and in trusting confidence shall be your strength.” (AMP). This word along with “Let be and be still, and know, recognize and understand that I am God,” always leads me to be still. (Psalm 46:10 AMP). Quietness leads to the silence of stillness, which leads to the absolute leaning, trusting and confidence in His power and wisdom.
There is an art to listening, which the enemy does not want you to develop. If your faith is at the level to speak what you hear for the manifestation of God’s will in the earth, that witness will dismantle the plans and devices of the enemy. “And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21 AMP).
Before you can become settled to listen, you must war in the battlefield of your mind. The battle is really for the seat of the soul (mind, will and emotions), which is between the flesh and the spirit. If your spirit is strong, then the soul will be subject to the spirit. Please note that the spirit is strengthened through much time in the word and much prayer. We have “to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality,” through “building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” (Ephesians 3:16 AMP & Jude 1:20 KJV).
In the battle for the mind, the enemy will inject wicked and vain imaginations, which must be cast down and rejected. (2 Corinthians 10:5). These loose thoughts from the corrupt culture of the world trigger emotions and impulses for one to act contrary to the truth of the Spirit of God leading to the destruction of the witness of the Believer. In other words, when we fall into this trap, we will cease from being an effective and contagious witness for the Kingdom. Renewal of the mind places one in right alignment to the Spirit allowing us to receive and capture divine downloads from the throne room. How else do we receive all these new trends and inventions?
The battle in the mind is intense because the enemy is really after the heart. Once those thoughts get past the mind and into the heart and are spoken into the atmosphere, we have fallen into the trap and spoken the words of the enemy adding to the existing corruption that we see. The power of the universe is in words as it is how it was created. The ability to operate in the supernatural is in the mouth. The enemy knows this and works to keep the Believer from knowing and operating in this revelation.
At some point we all go through the tongue test. This is continuous and especially when someone is used to provoke you. The situation fueled with anger can become volatile and unstable if not submitted to the Holy Spirit. Personally, knowing that I am a work in progress along with not wanting the evidence of the effect the shedding of the blood of Jesus to be contaminated, helps me tremendously! Also there are certain situations in testing that occur which are the results of your prayers and acting in faith on a new revelation. Since you have stepped out, you must step up and past the tests to advance to operate in this revelation.
Strive to abide in Him so that your voice becomes His voice and it is His voice that will enter into the realm of the Spirit. God is a spirit and His words are Spirit and life. God’s word that is written is seen. God’s word that is spoken is invisible. God’s word spoken (invisible) speaks to the invisible where He resides. Will the invisible become a tangible manifestation in the natural to nullify, that which is? Is this calling those things that be not? Is God seeing and hearing His word enter into the spirit to capture that, which is already provided for the situation?
Since we, the Believers are first in line for judgment to give an accounting for our words, even the idle nonworking ones, we must submit to the purging process. The royal priesthood, the sons of Levi, the peculiar people must be refined and purged so that the may offer themselves as a vessel to speak those things that the Father desires in the earth to demonstrate His power in signs, wonder, and miracles NOW!
“I am the Lord your God.
I brought you up out of Egypt.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.”
(Psalm 81:10 NIRV).
© July 2012