"And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body." (Romans 8:22-23)
The creation is releasing a groan, which is not a word but the SOUND of a spiritual birth. This SOUND is echoed in us as we yearn for the revelation of the glory of God. We are like instruments that resonate with the sound coming from heaven--the approaching rule of the King of Kings.
It is a SOUND which speaks and reveals knowledge to those with ears to hear. Now it should be no surprise God would clothe His mystery in sound. God speaks through creation and through redeemed man.
THE WORD OF GOD IS A PLUMB LINE
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their LINE has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world." (Psalms 19:1-4a)
Today, the LINES of God’s spiritual government are falling. Like a surveyor drawing boundaries and establishing borders, they will ultimately give way to form. God’s lay lines are dropping from Heaven. Let us say together, "The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance." (Psalms 16:6)
The word "line" has been translated as "sound". Both words, "line" and "sound", are significant and strategic in their meaning. For, in essence, they both relate to the building process. The Word of God is a PLUMB LINE. A plumb line is defined as, "a line with a weight attached to verify true vertical alignment". The Word of God becomes a plumb line for apprising us and provides a reference point for all we do in the kingdom. When God speaks, something of "who He is" is unveiled, releasing the desired measure. As such, the SOUND of the knowledge of God is a plumb line for establishing what is synonymous to Heaven.
There is something about the sound of the Lord that brings order. It is a plumb line that makes every other command and authority seem pointless and insignificant. When soldiers were sent to arrest Jesus, they returned without Him. Their response was, "No one had ever spoken like this before." The sound of true authority is more powerful than that which would try to arrest it. "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness is not able to overcome it." (John 1:5). When the sound of Heaven comes, it instinctively trumps every other sound.
The knowledge of the glory of God is the invisible power center of the Kingdom of God. The question is, "What does it look like, and what does it SOUND like?"
It is important to distinguish that we are not speaking only of language, that is, words and phrases. These are organized to speak to the intellect of man. Rather, spiritual sound only becomes words and phrases in its final form. This is why one can prophesy on the drums and why musicians understand that instruments speak, though they never use words. If we are to receive and function with God, who is spirit, we must appreciate the way in which He speaks.
GOD USES SOUND
Sound is a chief ingredient in the things God builds. When He builds, He does not use brick and mortar, He uses sound. Again, sound was used to assemble the creation. "Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light." (Genesis 1:3) Today, when God builds, He continues to do so using sound. When He determines to do something, He begins by "calling those things which are not as though they were." Thus, sound is instrumental in revealing the glory of God.
At this time in particular, our hearts are being drawn to the sound of the Lord. Jesus said, "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." (John 3:8) The wind is known by its SOUND, and by its effect. Whenever the Spirit moves there is a spiritual SOUND coming from the spirit realm.
Today the believing community is growing in the capacity to release His sound. More and more clarity is emerging, helping us define what it is to walk in the authority of the Spirit. We have begun to understand it is not a matter of formulas, nor is it a matter of "correct words", but it is a spiritual sound aligning with the heart and nature of God. "For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power." (1 Corinthians 4:20)
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY