The first time there was a sound in heaven, the very first time in the history of man that God spoke; what He said was, let there be light and there was light.
That first sound from heaven, “Let there be light” could mean several things but the basic thing is “Darkness get out of the way.” In Mark 10:46-52, the Bible tells us that there was this man who was born blind. He heard that Jesus was passing by and he began to cry, “Lord have mercy on me!”
There was a multitude and when there is a multitude, there are all manners of noise but this man wanted to hear just one voice, one noise from heaven. When he finally got to the presence of Jesus Christ and heard that sweet voice; “What can I do for you?” He said, “That I might receive my sight” and the Voice came from heaven, “Receive your sight.”
Let there be light and immediately there was light. “Let there be light” means “Darkness depart.” In Mark 5:1-15, we have heard of the mad man of Gadara who had six thousand demons holding him captive. One day, Jesus came on the scene and the mad man heard a Voice from heaven saying to the demons “Go, forces of darkness depart” and they all departed.
When that first sound came from heaven; a new day was born. The Bible says “In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth; the earth was without form and empty, there was darkness all over the place but the moment He spoke, the first day began.” Psalm 30:5 says weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.
God spoke again in the same Genesis 1: 4-5 He said, “And God saw the light and it was good and God divided the light from the darkness and called the light day. The darkness He called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
God spoke again, another sound from heaven; He said, “Light, you will be day; darkness you will be night and I separate the two of you.” The second sound meant, there would be a separation between light and darkness. A separation between you and your enemies, between you and those who want to destroy you.
In Exodus 12:21-36, the night that God was going to visit Egypt to destroy all the first born, He put a separation between the children of Israel and the children of Egypt. In Psalm 68: 1-3 the Bible says, Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
There were several other sounds. Genesis 1: 20-21 says “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly, the moving creature that has life and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”
One of the sounds that came was the beginning of human race. At the beginning of creation was when God said; … bring forth plentiful, increase tremendously. In 1 Kings 17: 8-16 the widow of Zarepath had only one meal left which she wanted to prepare for herself and her son to eat and die. A prophet of God came and for the first time in her life, she had a word of prophecy. She had a sound from heaven that said, No! your oil is not going to dry up. It is going to increase abundantly. Your flower is not going to extinct, it is going to increase abundantly and the abundant increase began.
In 2 Kings 4: 1-7, another widow had two sons and a lot of debts. The creditors
came and said, “If you don’t pay by tomorrow, we are going to sell your sons.”
She ran to the man of God and from the mouth of the man of God came a
sound from heaven. The sound that says, the little that you have will increase
abundantly and before the end of that day, she had paid her debt and had
enough to live on for the rest of her life.
An example of increasing abundantly is in the life of the children of Israel.
Genesis 46:26-27 says, the numbers of souls that Israel brought into Egypt including Joseph who was already there were 70. Seventy souls came into a town but in Exodus 12:37, when they left Egypt, the men alone numbered 600,000, not counting women or children. They came in as 70 and they left more than 600,000. There is a God who can speak from heaven and suddenly little will begin to increase abundantly.
There was another sound from heaven. In Genesis 1:28, the Bible says, “And God blessed them…” It is impossible to bless someone with your mouth closed. When you want to bless, you open your mouth. A sound came from heaven to Adam and Eve and God said I bless you.
In Genesis 27:26-27, Isaac blessed Jacob. If you read that passage alone, you will know the meaning of blessing. A blessing is a summon to all the forces in heaven, earth and underneath the earth to come and help you succeed. There is no bigger prayer than, God bless you because if “God bless you” does not solve your problems, nothing can.
When God blesses you, all the angels will begin to help you. Even demons will begin to fight demons to make sure they clear your way for you.
In Genesis 48: 8-20, when Joseph brought his two children to his father in Egypt for blessing, the young one, Ephraim and the elder is Manasseh, he had positioned the two of them so that the right hand of his father can lie on Ephraim and the left hand on Manasseh. His father crossed his hand and Joseph said to Jacob (because Jacob couldn’t see) “sir, no. You are putting the right hand on the wrong head.” Jacob said “I know what I’m doing.” He said the younger is going to be greater than the elder and blessed them with his hands crossed. Within a short period of time, the blessings of Ephraim were 10 times that of Manasseh. The young one has been blessed 10 times more.
In Genesis 1:28, God blessed them and said unto them be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. Another sound from heaven says, be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth. According to Songs of Solomon 4:2, the Bible says clearly, there shall be non-barren among the children of God. When I got this revelation years ago, I told those who came to Shiloh Hour that day, I said “Lay your hand on your womb, command the womb and say womb you must obey God. It is a commandment from God that you are to be fruitful, and you must be fruitful.” But we are not just talking about the fruit of the womb now. There are some brains that are not fruitful.
It takes one idea to make you a billionaire, yet there are some brains that can go from one idea to another. Idea keeps coming because they are fruitful.
In 2 Kings 4:8-17 the Shunammite woman had everything except a child and she was hospitable, she was looking after Elisha the man of God, she even built a house for the man of God. One day she had a sound from heaven. When the man of God said nine months from now, you will have a son, she didn’t believe, but the sound didn’t come from man, it came from heaven.
In Genesis 1:28, the Bible says, “God blessed them, God said unto them be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over everything living thing hovering upon the earth.” Sounds from heaven say, have dominion. It means “Be in charge, take control.” In Exodus 12:30-32, we hear Pharaoh saying to Moses, bless me also. The one who used to control Moses came to him to beg for help.
In Joshua 10:12 -14 when Joshua was fighting and the sun was about to set and he said I have not finished my assignment, if darkness falls my enemies will escape, he said, “Sun, stand where you are! Moon stay where you are!” Nobody had ever done that before but God said, have dominion, be in charge.
The problem with many of us is that instead of running from our enemy, we should be in charge. David didn’t run from the lion; he said, come Lion, I will beat you to death. Come Goliath I will cut off your head. So be in charge!
In 2 Kings 7:1-11, you will hear Elisha saying to the people; “within 24 hours there will be abundance in Samaria.” At a time when things were so bad that women were eating their own children. The man of God got up and said within 24 hours there will be so much food nobody will want to buy. This caused an academic; the economic adviser of the king to say, “How can that be? Even if God opens the windows of heaven and begins to pour in food, how can that be?” The man of God said, “You will see it only you won’t be part of it”
The beauty of that story is that there were four lepers outside the gate and they said to themselves “why are we sitting down here until we die? If we sit down here, hunger will kill us. There is no food in the city so we don’t need to go into the city, let’s go to the camp of the enemies. The worst they can do is kill us, after all, if they kill us we will die quickly.” So they began towards the camp of the enemies and as they were moving, their legs were shuffling because they were lepers. The Almighty God picked up the noise that their legs were making to heaven, amplified it and sent it to the camp of the enemy. When the enemies heard the sound; they said, “Ah! A great army is coming” and they fled; left all their food, clothes and money.
God can speak; make a single statement in heaven and His children will hear one thing and His enemies will hear another thing. The children heard, “Within 24 hours your problems are over.” The enemies heard, “Within 24 hours, the attackers will come and overtake you.” One sound from heaven and immediately the siege was over.
Even if you don’t hear any other thing today, you are going to hear a sound that says, the siege is over. It could be a siege against your health; like in the case of the woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5: 25-34. There was a siege against her health, the blood was dropping. A drop at a time continuously the enemy just decided that this woman was not going to get well, but the Almighty God lifted the siege.
It could be a siege against your finances like the same woman. The Bible said she spent all she had on physicians and instead of getting better, she grew worse but in a single day, the siege against her finances was lifted.
The siege may be against your children. 2 Kings 4: 1-7 says, the enemies were after the children of the widow, otherwise how could you come to a widow and say “if you don’t pay our money within 24 hours, we are going to sell your sons.” The enemies know that if they can deal with those boys then the family will have no future, heritage or legacy.
It could even be a siege against your destiny. In Mark 5: 1-20 is the story of the mad man of Gadara. Who would have thought that the plan of God for this man was to be an evangelist? The enemy knew that this man was going to be mightily used of God and decided that before he can become an evangelist they should grab him to make sure that he will never become what God wants him to become. The devil didn’t send one demon, seven or ten. He sent 6,000. Suddenly that man heard a sound from heaven and his destiny was fully restored.
I know there is someone reading this; You knew it deep within you, even when you were young, that the plan of God for your life is for you to be great but now when you look at yourself, there is no sign of greatness at all. In fact you are barely surviving.
In Romans 6: 23 the Bible says, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is life and is to be found in Jesus Christ.”
If you are a child of the living God, you will hear good news from heaven, but if you refuse to accept Him, you will also hear sound from heaven saying, the wages of sin is death.
There is a sound from heaven coming to every sinner saying, “Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
The Saviour is still pleading saying, “There is an invitation. Come and be safe from your sins. Come let Me wash away your sins and give you a new beginning.”
Someone said, “The sound is not effective until you do something about it.’’
It is an invitation to you now, surrender your life to Jesus. If you like, accept the invitation, if you like ignore it, but if I were you, I will give my life to Jesus Christ today.