Shout It Loud!
And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the Lord, after the ordinance of David king of Israel. 11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the Lord; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. 12 But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: 13 So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off. Ezra 3:10-13 KJV
Never allow the fear of the past or your uncertainty of the future to cause you to think that nothing is happening in your life right now, because God has done it. This is what the Jews discovered, having witnessed the destruction of Solomon’s Temple and returning to Jerusalem after 70 years of Babylonian captivity, due to Cyrus’s, King of Persia, decree to rebuild God’s temple at Jerusalem. When the builders laid the foundation of the temple, they saw the harvest manifested of dreams, visions, and the fulfillment of prophecies that moved them to weep and shout loud to the glory of God for God had done it!
Some years later, King David prophesied in Psalm 22:31, “They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn — for he has done it” (Ps 22:31 NIV). This is why we should shout loud because God did it for our fore fathers, and has done it for us, and for our children and their children, from one generation to another. God has done it, so shout it loud! If you really believe that God has done it, it affects your emotions in a way that make you want to get loud. Stop confining and repressing “loudness.” If you’re grateful for your harvest, you should shout it loud. For example, people get loud when they receive good news, or their sports team win, or drink alcoholic beverages. People also get loud when they’re cut-off in traffic, when their paycheck is short, or someone insults them. Shouldn’t God and His goodness make you get loud? (2 Cor. 6:2; Ps. 33:3; 98:4). Jesus also shouted loud on the Cross after finishing the work of our redemption and salvation (Luke 23:46). If you believe that your harvest is so now, shout it loud!
Everybody wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die to get there. Do you really want to go to heaven? Then start shouting loud. According to the scriptures, heaven is a loud place (see Rev. 11:15; 12:10-11). You only need to get loud when you’ve got something worth shouting for. If you’re believing for a harvest, then get loud, praise God; dance every Sunday in church because your harvest is so now. After all, even God gets loud in heaven, so why can’t we get loud on earth?
Some reading this blog may say, “I ‘m not emotional. I am more meditative and reserved. Really? Meditation has it place (Ps. 1:2; Jos. 1:8), but when you see the cancer is gone, your bills are supernaturally paid, or you see that new husband or wife manifested, or the door has been opened for the new job—you have to get loud. God wants His children to shout it loud. There is a grave danger of not getting loud when you see that God is good and that your harvest is so now (2 Sam. 6:20-23). Shout it loud!