Our God is the Master of impossibilities. Last I checked, trumpets do not talk. So many times our view of God stops in the natural. We sing, “Lord, send your power right now,” and we usually mean send chill bumps down my spine and goose pimples up my arms. We think a real relationship with Christ is only associated with great visibly tenable displays of emotions and activity. Not necessarily. If we are to really become mature believers, we must go beyond feelings into spirit (life). Emotional service is great, so long as we rend our hearts and not just our garments (Joel 2:13).Something must happen to drive us beyond the superficial façade of coming to church and going back home, unchanged. If we experience a touch, a quickening, a tear or a humbling before God and fail to press further into Him for “the more” we become bloated believers.
John says, “After this, I looked.” After what, John? After hearing God chasten and correct The Seven Churches of Asia Minor for their failings and shortcomings. We make so many decisions based on our feelings. John could have easily said, “Lord, I understand, I get the point; you're not pleased with us” and went back to his normal ways. On the contrary, he pressed in further and what came next, blew us all away. An open door and a talking trumpet. When we stay tuned to the frequency of God, after the rebuke comes the rebuild.
For those of us who press on the know Him, there will an open door and a talking trumpet. The open door symbolizes access and opportunities. In this season, we will have access to things, never open to us before. Areas of denial and repeated rejection will spring open to us and we will walk in places once denied. The door that was closed shall suddenly open and the restricted area shall be freely explored. Not only this, but also associated with this open door is a talking trumpet. The trumpet is the musical instrument with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpets are among the oldest musical instruments. They are played by blowing air through closed lips and producing a "buzzing" sound which starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. John tells us that this trumpet when it sounded did not produce the standard buzzing sound that traveled through the instrument. This trumpet began to talk. The unusual and the supernatural are now a daily occurrence. We cannot be alarmed when God speaks to us from the most unusual places. Directions and instructions will come from some of the most least likely places imaginable. Yet, we will hear clearly concerning our purpose and destiny.
God has saved and delivered us all out of one thing or another. We have been through it all. Now, He has gathered us all together in the same place. He didn’t bring us this far to leave us. Now, we all face the same challenge. Do I stay with the status quo (i.e. my comfort zone, church as usual) or press in to know Him more? I don’t know about you but I don’t want time to pass and I look back with regret saying what if… Let’s decide together to press in to know Him more dearly and receive the blessings He has for us in this now moment. Then, let’s plan a reunion where we get together and sit around talking about the goodness of the Lord saying, “Remember the days before we heard talking trumpets.”
Father, show me Your glory. I am now longer reluctant to see it. I reach out and receive everything you have for me today. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Ex. 19:10-11; Ps. 66:12; Joel 2; Luke 15:20; John 10:10; Eph. 3:16; 1Peter 2:10; Rev. 1-3