Summary: The Spirit of the Lord is crying unto us this day, that is why the Bible says, “He that has ears let him hear what the Spirit is saying.” It means that the fact that we have something representing ears does not mean that we hear. It is only those who have
THE CRY OF THE SPIRIT
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Father Lord, do a deep work in our spirits this week, touch us at the points of our needs. Let our lives no longer remain the same, in Jesus’ name. This week, we are looking at what I call, “The Cry of the Spirit.” Hebrew 12: 25 – 27: “See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. for if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”
In that passage, the Spirit of God is promising that He is going to shake the earth again. And when He starts, so many things would not stand. Every shakeable would be shaken away. It is a very sad thing for a person to build his or her life on shakeable things. Such a person would have come to the world in vain. The Spirit of the Lord is crying unto us this day, that is why the Bible says, “He that has ears let him hear what the Spirit is saying.” It means that the fact that we have something representing ears does not mean that we hear. It is only those who have spiritual ears that can hear the cry of the Spirit.
Ezekiel 21: 27: “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him.” This overturning and shaking is happening now. All you need do is to look closely and you will see how the whole fabric of the human society is being shaken and many things are being turned upside down. The Scripture has already warned us about these things because God usually warns us before He does anything. Disobedience to God’s warning is the father of all disasters. Before the flood came in time of Noah, God warned the people for 120 years. Many of them thought it was a joke. Just as many people believe that God who is so good and has created all things cannot clear them away. Right now, mankind as a whole is sitting on what is called a time bomb, which can explode at anytime, and the voice that once shook the earth, is going to shake it again. Unfortunately, many people do not still understand. As you are reading this message, there is a cry of the Spirit ringing in your ears that this is the last hour and you have to be more serious than you are now.
When God sends warning signals, it is to prevent people from getting into trouble. The aftermath of some dangers are repairable while some are not.
One could be in the church and not even hear what the Spirit of God is saying through his pastor or house fellowship leader. Consider the following questions: “Why did God bring you to a particular church? Is it just to collect miracles or to learn a few things? What is your duty in the church? Certainly God is not in the business of messing about. He plans His things and does them. He means what He says and says what He means. So the fact that He has put you in a place means that He has a duty for you. The fact that He has designed that you will pass through a certain place, means that you must make a mark there. You cannot be a spiritual rolling stone and expect to be blessed.