Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What if?

Catherine Brown, from the UK, wrote this (Except from Elijah List 9/15/09) about Gideon.

Gideon and just one hundred men reached the edge of the camp during the middle watch of the night, just as the guard had changed. Then they blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. What a mighty noise that must have been as earth aligned with Heaven and God released His mighty delivering power. Wow! How many unseen angels battled alongside this tiny army on the front lines of the battlefieldonly God knows. But the three companies of Gideon's army blew their trumpets with all their hearts and smashed their jars with all their strength, and God moved in mighty power.

They each had a torch in their left hands and a trumpet in their rightwhat an amazing breakthrough light must have bombarded the darkness when the torches revealed their light to penetrate the thick darkness. A light and a sound were released on earth, and I believe light and sound were released simultaneously from Heaven. A new sound, and a glory light, that delivered God's people from the hands of their enemies. The sound and the light were given and driven by the Spirit of God, and therefore they became a sword in the hands and in the hearts of these surrendered servants. Oh, hallelujah! We live in days when God is going to bring deliverance to whole people groups through a new sound of anointed worship, that will cause the hills to melt and the earth to quake as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah releases His unstoppable roar from Heaven.

What if the instrument had been violins, rather than trumpets? What if 300 violinists played together, in the same key, perfectly in tune, with all their skill and their bows were controlled to move at the same speed on the same pitches at the same time? What would be the acoustic effect on the environment? What would be the emotional effect on the audience? What would be the spiritual effect of 300 people in perfect agreement and unison? What kind of victory would result? What changes would take place?

I know that playing with 25 violinists in unison in an orchestra sets up sympathetic vibrations in all the other instruments. It literally causes the strings on the violas, cellos and basses to vibrate in sympathy and the brass and wood of the other instruments buzzes as the vibrations zing off their parts. When I was pregnant and playing in a symphony my babies in utero would jump or react with music from horns played in unison, or from tympani played on a repeated pitch.

Would Jesus come back if the Body of Christ sang to Him in unison, all over the earth, lifting up their voices to the heavens? Could we literally cause the trees of the field to clap their hands and the rocks to cry out if we did that?

What if.......

1 comment:

Ed & Debra Lloyd said...

Joyce, this spoke to me so powerfully this morning. This year has been a theme of "the body of Christ" for us. I may memorize the last paragraph.