Think of a generation that was the loudest in sound for you?
For me it was the 90’s going into the millennium with the y2k bug and the New Years with the word “Eternity”
written on the harbour bridge giving the message of Hope. With so much fear around approaching the new millennium and what that would look like, be like and sound like.
What is the sound of this generation? What is the noise we hear as we live and lead in this generation?
What is the sound of empowerment? What is the sound that filled the room at Pentecost?
The sounds of empowerment : acts 2:1-8
1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language.
7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?
The sound of empowerment was clear, the empowerment to speak in other languages, the empowerment to share the gospel in every native tongue. The empowerment was like a mighty rushing sound that filled the room and the hearts of these men empowering them to proclaim the good news to every tribe, nation and tongue. This was the sound Of Empowerment, the sound of revival as Peter proclaims the first greatest message of all time where thousands were saved.
We see three key points in this passage:
1. Unity :
– They were all together as one
– they were all in one place
2. Anticipation :
– they were expectant for the empowering
– they were in anticipation of the empowering
3. Participation :
– the entire room was filled
– they were able to speak in languages – they shared the gospel
So what does this sound look like for us:
The sound Of Empowerment for us is in…
1. Breakdown culture
2. Builds communication
3. Bonds connection
We see in this passage that through the empowering of the spirit that all man would hear the “sound of revival and transformation”.
So as we look at empowerment we need to go back to the source, listen to the sound and hear what God is going to do.
In every generation God has a sound of Empowerment, sound of where his spirit is moving. We are called to listen to this sound, connect to the sound of the spirit moving , be fully surrenders and go out into all the world to share the good news.
So how will the spirit empower us?
So what will the sound of empowerment sound like in the lives of us, leaders, states, GBA?
Because these men of acts were empowered with the sound of the spirit, the language spoken of the good news was dynamic where the world took note and listened. The sound of revival and transformation was being made known to all… we see this as a generation empowered for proclamation of the good news for all.
We to can have this Empowerment, all we need to do is listen and connect to the sound of empowerment through the Holy Spirit in our very core being.