Summary: You may be in the middle of the drought, you may not see any evidence of rain in the sky: But Elijah didn't say he saw, he said he heard: The Sound is your sign (The rain is on the way)
I hear the sound of the abundance of rain:
That means my ear has picked up a signal in the airwaves
Sound = vibrations) my ear has picked up the vibration of something that is coming.
I can't see it, I can't touch it, I don't feel it but it's on the way.
How do I know it's coming this way?
Because it's getting louder all the time, (the closer it gets the louder it gets).
When a train is coming your way, you feel the vibrations before it arrives.
When large hail is coming your way, hear it blocks away.
When 120 men and women had gathered in the upper room waiting for the promised power, the bible says: Suddenly there came a sound from heaven like a mighty rushing wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
There was a sound: The sound was an indication (Something is coming).
Suddenly cloven tongues as fire appeared on each of them and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
I hear the sound of an abundance of rain: Elijah spoke those words in a place and a time where there had not been one drop of water from the sky or due on the ground, in 31/2 years.
What did that mean ? (Rain)
It meant: life, recovery restoration, the rivers will run again, fish will be caught again, the crops will grow again,, there will be joy where there has been sorrow, there will be laughter where there has been weeping.
God said to prophesy to you and tell you it's getting ready to rain, the rain is on it's way, I hear the abundance of rain.
That may not mean anything to some of you, but for somebody listening to my voice it means everything.
It's on the way, it's on the way, it's on the way (tell your neighbor, it's on the way) Help is on the way, the answer is on the way, the breakthrough is on the way.
There's just something powerful about knowing that it's on the way that puts a fire back in your belly and a fight in your spirit, it gives you the strength to hold on.
I don't know who I'm talking to but you prayed and you fasted, and you've cried and you've confessed the word and from every natural evidence (nothing has changed, and if the truth be known for many of you it's gotten worse).
But I came to tell you: Change is in the atmosphere, the rain is coming, restoration is coming, healing is coming, peace is coming, joy is coming,
I hear the sound of the Abundance of rain: I don't see any evidence, I don't see any sign, (but I hear it)
Tell your neighbor: The sound is the sign
Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
There is a sound: The word sound does not just mean noise of racket.
It means PROCLAMATION
It's a decree in the spirit realm.
You have to pick this up in the spirit.
This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Somebody's faith is going to another level tonight, (somebody who has been struggling through the wilderness of just enough and barely getting by is getting ready to go into overflow.
Somebody is going to change addresses in the Spirit tonight: Some of the stuff that used to hinder you, and used to pull down, after this service they are not going to bother you anymore because you won't be living in that same neighborhood anymore.
I hear the sound of the abundance of rain:
What is the rain to you?
The rain is Gods power visiting your life in whatever area or areas are in drought, or in lack, or broken or empty.
The rain is God taking every plan, every plot and every scheme and every weapon that the devil has launched at you and turning it around for your good.
The simplest definition of all is just answered prayer.
I wish somebody would prophesy (Gods gonna turn it around, now prophesy, God's gonna make it rain). Come on say it again: Gods gonna make it rain.
The rain was on the way but there was work to be done: Ahab went to play and Elijah went to pray.
E.M. Bounds, one of the greatest men of prayer that ever lived said: God does nothing except in answer to prayer.
So if things seem to be stagnate around you and nothing seems to be moving (you better check your prayer temperature.
For every miracle, every breakthrough, every prodigal who comes home, every son or daughter who is delivered from drugs and perversion (Somebody has to pray)