The Mystery Of Shouting
Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim
January 11, 2018
In a service, I told the brethren that we were going to shout seven times, after which we would worship God. And I told them that as we shouted, God would move and that there would be an earthquake in their situations. So we shouted. As soon as we were done, a lady was slain in the Spirit, rolled on the floor and was screaming. Brethren gathered around her but I asked them to leave her alone, that the Holy Spirit was at work.
Not many believers understand the mystery of shouting in the kingdom of God. Shouting has a direct effect on God. 2 Chronicles 13:15 says, “Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.”
When the Israelites were to capture Jericho, and Jericho was shut, the strategy God gave them was to blow trumpets and make a great shout: “And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.” Joshua 6:5
Psalm 47:5 says, “God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.” When Balak wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites, Balaam couldn’t. He said, “He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.” Numbers 23:21
They shout in heaven! John said, “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; saying WITH A LOUD VOICE, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5:11-12
When Jesus wanted to raise Lazarus from the dead, HE CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, “Lazarus, come forth.” John 11:43. Acts 14:8-10, Paul was preaching, and a man cripple from birth was listening. Paul perceived that the man had faith to be healed, so he said WITH A LOUD VOICE, “Stand upright on thy feet.” And the man leaped and walked! Hallelujah!
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Chinaemerem Ibezim is the pastor of Able Ministers Chapel in Calabar.