Sounds From Heaven
Sermon shared by Mike Fogerson
Summary: As we approach the coming Day of the Lord can we expect to hear audible sounds from the heavens? From the pages of Scripture we find some remarkable (even if overlooked) accounts of sounds from the heavens that surround decisive historical events.
Audience: General adults
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Are The Trumpets of Judgement Warming Up?
I Whose making all that Noise?
A As we approach the coming Day of the Lord can we expect to hear audible sounds from the heavens?
1 From the pages of Scripture we find some remarkable (even if overlooked) accounts of sounds from the heavens that surround decisive historical events.
a David’s victory over the Philistines is a very good example.
aa After the Philistines had heard that David had been anointed as King of Israel, they launched an attack on him/Israel before David has sufficient time to solidify his power among God’s people. (1 Chron. 14.8)
bb The enemies of God always try to abort a fresh move of God/or new birth before it has had time to mature. (Moses, Jesus)
b Unlike David’s predecessor (King Saul) who “inquired” the witch of Endor (1 Sam. 28.7), David “inquired” of the Lord what to do to defeat the Philistines.1 Chron. 14.10).
aa The Philistines were defeat, 1Chron. 14.12 tells us that they abandoned their idols/false gods, symbolic of their importance before YHWH.
bb David demands the idols to be burned per Mosaic Law (Deut. 7.5; 12.3), as compared to parading them through the streets. (Dvd was a man after God’s own heart. . . He was after the heart of God.)
cc You go after the heart of God . . . the enemy attacks again!
c 13 The Philistines made yet another raid in the valley. 14 David inquired again of God, and God said to him, "You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. 15 It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines." 16 David did just as God had commanded him, and they struck down the army of the Philistines from Gibeon even as far as Gezer. 1 Chron 14:13-16
aa God tells David that the divine signal to entrap/defeat/overcome the Philistines will come as “sound” coming from above.
bb The noise was probably the sounded like soldiers marching to war (trumpets, cadence of drums, turning of wheels, clanking of body armor); SOUNDS OF WAR/BATTLE.
cc I believe the sound did two things: confused/struck terror into the hearts of the enemy & encouraged the King’s army.
2 The prophet Jeremiah tells us about a “Day of the Lord” prophecy that in no uncertain terms that will be supernatural sounds from on high that are associated with the Lord’s judgement.
a 29 For behold, I am beginning to work calamity in this city which is called by My name, and shall you be completely free from punishment? You will not be free from punishment; for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth," declares the Lord of hosts.'30 "Therefore you shall prophesy against them all these words, and you shall say to them, 'The Lord will roar from on high , And utter His voice from His holy habitation; He will roar mightily against His fold. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, Against all the inhabitants of the earth. 31 'A clamor has come to the end of the earth, Because the Lord has a controversy with the nations. He is entering into judgment with all flesh; As for the wicked, He has given them to the sword,' declares the
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