Summary: This message looks at a few benefits of the shout. It is a message that will stir your heart as well as the heart of your congregation as you share THE POWER OF THE SHOUT.
The Power of The Shout
Oh, Clap your hands all ye people, Shout unto God with the voice of triumph! God is gone up with a shout, The LORD with the sound of a trumpet. Psalm 47:1,5
1. We can shout for our salvation.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, …
a. we will rejoice, “to shout”
b. in thy salvation, “something saved”
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
c. in thy salvation, “deliverance”
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
d. in thy salvation, “help”
17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
7 For the Lord GOD will help me; …
9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; …
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
2. We can shout for joy.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
a. shout for joy, “to cry out, to cry aloud, a ringing cry, rejoice
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
a. rejoice, “to brighten up, be glad”
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
16 Rejoice evermore.
a. rejoice, “cheerful, to rejoice, to be glad, to exceedingly rejoice”
1 Pet 1:7-8
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
3. The power of the shout brings down the walls.
all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat,
a. shall shout, “to split the ears”
b. great, “great in intensity”
c. shout, “a shout of war, a battle cry”
20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
4. The power of the shout brings Victory.
The word "shout" is the Hebrew word "ruwa", which means "to split the ears with sound; to mar, especially by breaking."
Judges 7:13-22 describes the battle of Gideon’s three hundred God chosen men against the Midianites and all the people of the east. We are told that the Midianites were "as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand of the seashore in multitude." Gideon divided his men into three companies and they set out to surround the enemy camp while they were sleeping. Gideon had commanded the three hundred to do as he did: they blew the trumpets, broke the pitchers and cried, "The sword of the Lord and of Gideon." The enemy camp ran, fled and began to kill one another. The battle was won.
Psalm 47:5 declares that "God has gone up with a shout."
a. gone, “stir up” So, we could say that God has been "stirred up" with a shout.
Psalm 68:1 says, "Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered."