appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest…” – Luke 2:13-14
Hear the sounds of the season…no, not those! Not the sounds of carols over loudspeakers in malls…not the sounds of families in distress over the stress of the season…not even the sounds of children’s laughter nor of hushed tones of “Silent Night”. Hear the sounds of the season from the realms of His glory! In both Luke 1 & 2 and Matthew 1 & 2 there is the unveiling of the divine dynamics whereby the Christ will be revealed. As it was for those who were “people of His plan” in that hour, so it is with us who are today’s cast for divine purposes on the earth. There are sounds to this season! Those who have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying will hear the sounds which are right now being released in the realms of glory
As angelic hosts filled the sky over the hillsides near Bethlehem their “sound” was very different than the sounds on the earth. In the natural realm there were sounds of social unrest, of government decrees imposing very inconvenient edicts among men, and of oppression and injustice. Even among those called into the Lord’s plan there were likely sounds of expectation nearly diluted with second-guessing: “Did God really say that?…to me?” “If it is such an amazing “day of the Lord” planned for us, why are things this contradictory?”
The ears tuned to the Spirit were hearing something very different. We’ve become accustomed to the mention of angels and glory appearing to some shepherds; it has become familiar and nearly sentimental. Actually, this is one of the few yet glorious “windows” into the sounds to be heard in the eternal realm of the Lord’s Presence. The prophet Isaiah heard the same sounds in his vision of the throne. John, the Revelator, heard them! From the realms of glory there is a sound of His triumph and supremacy. There is the sound of authority. There is the sound of His prevailing purposes and power. Choose to incline your ear to that realm. Go higher in your hearing to what He will say and reveal. Here is the military choir coming to escort the Commander in Chief to a manger enroute to a cross and ultimately returning to His throne! Triumph, authority, supremacy, divine activity, thrones and worship of the Enthroned One: all of these are available to us as the soundtrack of this season of God’s plans on the earth! And, gloriously we are part of that plan! Hear the sounds of the season!
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