THE VOICE OF HEAVEN
By Dan Luehrs
There are many voices today, but there is one clear voice from heaven that all Christians should be hearing right now, which is, "Come up here and sit with Me on My throne and see life from My perspective!" I believe that I have heard this voice and have responded to the call of heaven as I have written this message from a throne room experience with the Lord, and now share it with you, the body of Christ. We can all ascend into these realms of God and receive the revelation of Jesus Christ to give us strength, guidance, and a safe journey into the fullness of God.
We can know through personal experience of Godís blessing of an open heaven upon our lives and receive down loads of His revelation into our hearts as bread from heaven. We will then rise above spiritual levels of darkness and evil that are present in our world that control the masses of people to live in the powers of sin. But as we draw near to God, He promises to draw near to us in fellowship in the garden of our heart to receive the on going filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Then Jesus will manifest Himself to us in His wonderful glory.
Even though most Christians know nothing of hearing the voice of heaven "to come up here" into the realms of God and behold things that have been hidden from the masses for ages, because they will not take the time to receive the hidden treasures of heaven. We are about to come into the most intense times of human history and we will need to hear Godís voice clearly if we are going to survive and even thrive in these trying times. Unless we know how to hear and obey His voice we will not receive His grace to live a godly, holy lifestyle and we will not make it through the times that are upon us.
This article on The Voice of Heaven will help you to see the importance of fellowshipping with God and to rise above our earthly temporal events that try to steal the true revelation of God from us. Jesus is the very life of the Father and He lives in our heart so that we cannot fail in our quest to receive more of Him! God has equipped us to be overcomers that will ascend over all that is put in our path to receive the prize of our high calling-the likeness of Jesus.
John the revelator heard the voice of heaven some two thousand years ago and wrote about it because he had a listening ear. This reminds me of a story I heard some years ago about a job opening from a Morris Code company. They were hiring someone to operate the Morris Code device, but instead of interviewing potential candidates the manager just started taping away on the device these words. "If you can understand this message come into my office, the job is yours." Only one man could understand and he landed the job!
Heaven is speaking with a loud voice, "If anyone has an ear, let him hear" (Rev 13:9 NAS). Are you listening, can you hear it? "Prepare ye the way, the Bridegroom cometh!" The Spirit and the bride are beckoning people to come cleanse yourself in the blood of the Lamb and prepare for the revealing of Jesus in and through His people. But who is listening? The bride of Christ is! That is, those who are so in love with Jesus that they will follow Him wherever He leads. These are the ones who will pay the price to follow and will receive gold from heaven and to have their garment made white as light, which is the nature of Christ. (See Rev. 3:18).
"Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps" (Rev 14:1-2 NKJV).
John saw 144,000 people (the number of the overcomer) standing with Jesus on Mount Zion which is the heavenly New Jerusalem, the city of God who we are. (See Hebrews 12:22-23). These have paid the price and have finished their course that was laid out for them and have died to self through their trials and have come into the likeness of Jesus on the throne having the Fatherís name written on their heads.
These overcomers were in the presence of the King upon Mount Zion as they sang a new song before the throne in verse 3. This verse proves that they were in the realm of the Spirit with Jesus exercising His authority and power with Him. But it does not end on the mountain, but only begins for they have a kingdom to rule and reign over!
These overcomers have become one with the Voice that is now speaking from heaven, they have become like the voice of many waters and the voice of thunder that can and will be heard. God is speaking with a voice from heaven to His bride the overcomer to carry an anointing like that of Jonah, who had to wake up the slumbering people that were living in sin and degradation. These will proclaim to the inhabitance of the earth a New Kingdom that has been established and now all will bow their knee to the King of all kings and receive His mercy and grace. These overcomers will speak as if a sword comes out of their mouth to cut up the enemy of lies and deceptions; they will also have a rod of iron to crush all rebellion against the kingdom of God. This is truly a new day that is upon us when man speaks with the authority of the kingdom of heaven to touch and change the earth!
The word voice is used thirty nine times in the book of Revelation, when one word is used so many times we must gain the understanding of heaven and realize what God is saying to us. The word "voice" in the Greek is "phone," which means to make a sound. But this is no uncertain sound! This is the voice of God speaking to the people of the earth to get their attention like the sound of thunder does. "In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world" (Heb 1:2 NAS). His Law and establishments will go forth from His kingdom through His Son, and the sons of God as He did on Mount Sinai through Moses. Now Jesus the creator is in His body of believers speaking to the earth to bow the knee and obey to receive His mercy.
We first see the voice in Revelation 1:10-12 when John hears a loud voice behind him as a trumpet and when he turns to see the voice he sees the body of Christ manifested as the seven golden lampstands which Jesus is standing in the middle of. This is where Jesus is to be found! He remains in His church to this day, since the day of Pentecost when He entered His people to speak through them to the city of Jerusalem. The church is the prophet of God that He wants to speak through as one body. Since the early church we have been divided, but soon we will speak with one voice, which will come through some of the most difficult times for the church. Nevertheless Godís glory will come on His chosen people to become one voice.
WHAT IS THE VOICE SAYING?
"For if the trumpet (voice) makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?" (1 Cor 14:8 NKJV).
The voice of God is the trumpet of heaven that He is using to declare the word of the Lord, first to His church and then through the body of Christ to the people of the world. God wants to reveal His plans and purposes to the body of Christ if we will just seek Him for it. But not until we come into full agreement with heaven are we going to be able to fulfill Godís destiny for us.
"Ö And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this" (Rev 4:1 NKJV).
If we will listen to the voice of heaven we will hear these words, "Come up here" to where God is. To those who obey, He will show us what will take place through prophetic experiences in His word and Spirit. These wonderful gifts are ours if we will ascend into the realms of God.
SEVEN VOICES OF THUNDER
"Ö And he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their voices" (Rev 10:3 NAS).
There has been much speculation as to what the seven thunders spoke since John was told to seal up their words up. But according to verse 7 the mystery of God would be revealed "in the days" when the seventh messenger spoke the revelation of God. The beginning of these seven thunder messages can be found in Revelation 11:15 when the messenger declares the kingdom of God as sovereign over us and in the whole world system that we live in. "And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."
But it is not until we read chapter 14 that we find out what these voices are saying to us. Seven times in this chapter the voice of heaven is heard through the messengers of God and is sent to reveal His clear will for the body. We will look at each one of these verses individually and their message to clarify the will of God for us and to what the seven thunders have revealed to us in our day for God speaks as thunder to get our attention. "The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered His voiceÖ" (Ps 18:13 NAS). As His revelation goes forth as lightning from the throne it reveals Jesus Christ in and through us and manifests His glory.
THE SEVEN REVELATIONS
"And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps"(Rev 14:2 NKJV).
The sounding of these messengers preaching the word of the Lord to John was like music to his ears! These are the messages that we all want to hear, because the kingdom message will now be spoken with power and authority where many souls will come into the kingdom of God and be changed into the likeness of Jesus. We must remember that Godís word created the world and His word will deliver the world from the power of sin and death. Its not until God declares it through His people that it will all come to pass.
The first messenger speaks with a loud voice to the inhabitance of the earth to worship and fear God alone because His judgements have come.
"And I saw another angel(messenger) flying in midheaven (the spirit realm), having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters" (Revelation 14:6-7 NAS).
The second messenger speaks his word about the fallen world system, because there is no other place to go, but to God.
"And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality"(Rev 14:8 NAS).
The third messenger speaks with a loud voice to those who choose to serve and worship the bestial system of man and the devil.
"And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of GodÖ"(Revelation 14:9-10a NAS).
The fourth messenger speaks of the blessing of dying daily to self and serving Christ with our life.
"And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them"(Revelation 14:13 NAS).
The fifth messenger speaks with a loud voice to reap the harvest of the earth, we all want to see this come to pass and for the Lord to put an end to sin and death. And it will happen through the word of the Lord!
"And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe"(Revelation 14:15 NAS).
The sixth messenger comes prepared for the harvest. God will have ready harvesters to reap the earth in His timing. This messenger may not have spoken any words, but his actions speak louder than words!
"And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle"(Rev 14:17 NAS).
The seventh messenger speaks with a loud voice to harvest the earth of all the good seeds and all the evil ones are to be destroyed that is holding man and the earth captive in sin.
"And another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Put in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe"(Revelation 14:18 NAS).
These seven thunder messages have been held for our day, the day of the Lord, which is the final harvest. We must not see God as being angry and waiting to destroy all sinners, but as a long suffering and loving Father that wants to save the lost and bring them into a living relationship with Him. The life of God has and will swallow up all sin and death on the planet. He will do this through His body and if we will prepare ourselves we will become the voice of heaven to the earth.
THE SOUND OF HEAVEN
"Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, and the rumbling that comes from His mouth" (Job 37:2 NKJV).
"The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty"(Psalms 29:3-4 NKJV).
I previously wrote that the word "voice" is the Greek word for "phone," meaning a sound. We all like certain sounds of music, birds, children playing, or the blowing of the wind that somehow draws our attention to become quiet and to listen to life going on around us. Soon the sound of heaven will be heard loud and clear through music that will stop people in their tracks just enough to turn them to God. He has many ways that He speaks to us; we just have to quiet ourselves to hear Him so that He does not have to send a freight train into our lives to get our attention. God wants to be heard, seen, felt, and even smelt! God wants an ongoing vibrant relationship with you. This voice of many waters will be heard!
As I was writing this article Chuck Pierce had this word for the body of Christ.
"The sound of Heaven will create the sound of a people who represent Me in the earth. There is a sound that is becoming one with My breath. This is the sound that will create a glory realm that has not been seen and draw many into that glory realm."
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