Monday, July 21, 2014
My Mic Sounds Nice!
This message is a clarion call to all of God's ministers and leaders. Do you truly understand the power of a microphone? Do you realize the gravity of responsibility that rests on your life whenever you speak into the mic?
A microphone is defined as "an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations, which may then be amplified." Literally, this small and seemingly insignificant device adds ENERGY to your words and amplifies them, or makes them great. God does not take an amplified voice lightly.
Joel 2:1 declares, "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand." God's prophet was given instruction to cause an alarm... to amplify a sound of warning to God's people.
In like manner, Isaiah 58:1 instructs "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins."
The point is this - God has always commanded that the voice of WARNING be amplified. Yet, so many in the Body of Christ have diminished the privilege of a magnified voice down to an opportunity to entertain and encourage empty religious practice.
Today's modern microphone can be likened to a trumpet or ram's horn - a tool used to amplify and bring attention for the purpose of delivering God's message to His people.
In this season, we must be mindful of the amplified voice. Is God amplifying us, or are we amplifying ourselves? Have we assumed that the loudest voice is the most anointed, without exercising discernment? Do we chase the desire to have our own agendas amplified for vain glory, or are we prepared to loudly proclaim the Gospel, which must include the word of warning?
We cannot become seduced by the amplified sound of our own voices. Instead, whenever given the opportunity, we must amplify only the heart and mind of God, that He and He alone be glorified.
The next time you are presented with a microphone, whether to sing or speak, remember the heaviness that comes with that assignment. You have, at that point, gained access and the attention of God's precious people. Make every second count!
2 Timothy 4:2 "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine."