Shout Your Blessing

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Shout Your Blessing

Here are the used for last December 2nd's message Shout Your Blessing.  Shouting has been "sophisticated" out of most peoples minds when it comes to prayer, church and communication.  After all who wants to listen to obnoxious shouting by anyone.  But the shout is a weapon of our warfare as believers that gets genuine results.  Unfortunately most of the "church" has taught us that to be relevant to the modern era we must get rid of all those primitive methods we used to have in the body of Christ.  Things such as laying on of hands, anointing with oil and yes, shouting.  Joshua gives us the first real account of people using the shout to win victory when he leads the children of Israel to the gates of perhaps the most fortified city of their day. 

Joshua takes the people of Israel around the fortified city of Jericho one time a day for six days. Six is the number of man. This is representative of man's effort to make their problem fall. We try our best and every method that we have and we often get no results. Under God's plan Joshua takes the people of Israel around six times on the seventh day followed with a seventh time around that ends with the blowing of trumpets in a great shout from the nation of Israel. Seven is God's number, it represents His rest.  When God does something there is really little effort on our part. When the children of Israel shouted the walls of Jericho fell down flat. The Hebrew text tells us that the word for shout with a great shout is a word which means to incite through words. The children of Israel incited the walls of Jericho to fall through their shout.

I know it is undignified to shout. Even primitive. But when he gets results who are we to argue with God's methods. In today's world we need to bring back the shout. Not shouting at the sky are shouting at things like some have done in certain political circles. Rather shouting God's Word at the problem or the situation that stands before us keeping us from the promises of God.  When we shout the word of God there is a power that is released in the atmosphere which causes the words we speak to take dramatic effect on the things spoken to. Yes I know this sounds archaic and perhaps even simple, but God his long used the simple things of God to confound the wise.  If God used his methods over the past 6000 years to show the nation of Israel favor into bring about a revolution of sorts to the people in the Book of Acts, why would he suddenly in the last century so take his methods off the table for us who believe. It is time for the church to arise, know who they are and shout our blessing.

Joshua 6:1-5 NKJV

1) Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. 2) And the LORD said to Joshua: "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. 3) You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. 4) And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5) It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him."

Joshua 6:10 NKJV

 10) Now Joshua had commanded the people, saying, "You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, 'Shout!' Then you shall shout."

 Revelation 1:10-18 NKJV

10) I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11) saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." 12) Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13) and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14) His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15) His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16) He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17) And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18) I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 NKJV

 16) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17) Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18) Therefore comfort one another with these words.

 Galatians 4:21-31 NKJV

21) Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22) For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23) But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24) which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar-- 25) for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children-- 26) but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27) For it is written: "REJOICE, O BARREN, YOU WHO DO NOT BEAR! BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR! FOR THE DESOLATE HAS MANY MORE CHILDREN THAN SHE WHO HAS A HUSBAND." 28) Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29) But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. 30) Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREEWOMAN." 31) So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.

 Isaiah 53:12 NKJV

12) Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54:1-3 NKJV

1) "Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman," says the LORD. 2) "Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. 3) For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.

Joshua 6:20 NKJV

 20) So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Romans 8:31-39 NKJV

31) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32) He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33) Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.34) Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36) As it is written: "FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE KILLED ALL DAY LONG; WE ARE ACCOUNTED AS SHEEP FOR THE SLAUGHTER. 37) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38) For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39) nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.




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