Every Thursday night we have a corporate prayer meeting at our church and last night we were singing the song by Kim Walker Smith called Spirit Break Out. One of the lines in that song caught my attention and became the inspiration for this blog post today. The lyrics of the first verse are Our Father, all of Heaven roars Your name; Sing louder, let this place erupt with praise; Can you hear it, the sound of Heaven touching Earth; The sound of Heaven touching Earth. As I sang the line which says, can you hear it, the sound of heaven touching earth, I asked the Lord what does this sound like? The answer He gave me brought a smile to my face.
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if heaven touched earth? We all have our thoughts, opinions and even ideas about what this would sound like and most of it comes from how we have been taught. For me, in my own mind, I would have thought, it would sound like weeping as people see their sin in light of the glory of God. It would be the sound of repentance, grief, etc. This was my thought of what it would sound like. You may have a similar or different thought, but our thoughts are not His thoughts, of which I am forever grateful.
The Lord told me last night that the sound of heaving touch earth sounds like rejoicing. He said it sounds like laughter, dancing, celebration, joy unspeakable. Honestly, I was surprised by this, for as I shared, I always thought it would be tears, not laughter, mourning not rejoicing, but the Lord made it very clear to me last night, that the sound will be one of celebration. As I have been thinking on this thought, I remembered what Eric Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, CA says, “We are headed to a wedding, so there is much reason to rejoice!”
Revelation 19:1 says, “I heard what sounded like a mighty shout of a great crowd in heaven, exclaiming Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God!” Revelation 19:6-7 says, “I heard what sounded like the shout of a vast throng, like the boom of many pounding waves, and like the roar of terrific and mighty peals of thunder, exclaiming, Hallelujah! For now the Lord our God the Omnipotent reigns! Let us rejoice and shout for joy! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage supper of the Lamb has come and His bride has prepared herself.”
Then I was reminded of what the Lord showed me in worship while at Bethel Church in Redding, CA at the Prophetic Conference. He showed me “The Great Room” in heaven, and out of it came the sound of saints rejoicing, it was like no sound I have ever heard, as the multitudes gave praise to our God. It was a place of great rejoicing, so when the Lord said the sound of heaven touching earth is joy unspeakable, celebration, rejoicing, laughter, dancing, I began to smile for the days of death and destruction are over and the kingdom of God is releasing the sound of heaven touching earth.
Music to my ears! I’ve been clinging to Romans 8:18 for many, many years.