PKO preached a sermon titled, Sound Is a Sign, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Scripture was taken from 1 Kings 18:41 – 44.
Light is a sign. In Genesis 1:14, God created light to separate the day from the night, to be used for signs and seasons. Just like light is a sign, the gift of tongues are for a signs as well, according to 1 Corinthians 14:22.
Sound is also a sign and indicates something is coming, something is happening or something is about to change. What is critical is that we understand the sound and its significance in our lives. In 2 Kings 19:1 – 20, Hezekiah heard the sign of the rumour of war. He could chose to react or chose to let God take control. In Acts 2, on the Day of Pentecost, there came a sound from heaven, a mighty rushing wind, and they all began to speak in tongues. We need to hold on to the sound, because it is only then, that we will see the testimony that follows. There can also be sounds of victory and sounds of abundance.
When we hear sounds, we no only need to understand the sound, but also tap into the power of the sound. We need to discern the sound and understand the truth of what we are hearing. In Exodus 32, as Moses and Joshua were coming down the mountain with two tables of God’s Word, they could hear sound. Joshua believed it to be the sound of victory after a war. Moses thought he heard singing. In actual fact, the people were celebrating and worshiping the golden calf that the people had requested Aaron to make as a God while Moses was on the mountain. We need to uphold the sound through faith and prayer. Romans 10:17 tells us that “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” We need to be attentive and hear what God is trying to say to us when He speaks through sound. Once we have heard God, in obedience, we need to support the sound through our actions. Actions must follow what we believe. Even though in 1 Kings 18, there was severe famine, Elijah advised King Ahab that he heard the sound of rain and that he should go ahead and celebrate in anticipation of what was going to happen. In the same way Ahab acted not he Word, we also need to act on what God has said. God does not lie. He will do what He says He will do. God always keeps His promises. (Numbers 23:19). His Word will never return to Him void. (Isaiah 55:11)
Have you received a promise or a Word from the Lord? Do not give up hope. Act on what He has said, and He will surely come through. Sound is a sign of something that is coming, something that is happening, or of something that is about to change. The God who created light to separate the day from night, to be used for signs and seasons, knows what season you find yourself. You simply need to be patient and let Him take control! Are you listening? Are you discerning the sound? Are you upholding the sound through faith and prayer? Are you supporting the sound through your actions?