The body of Christ is a combination of instruments. Many have spoken on the new sound we are going to hear in this new era, coming out of this new wineskin. No one has been able to put their finger on what it is going to sound like, but the Lord just said to me it is going to sound like righteousness. Righteousness has a sound, wickedness has a sound and mixture has a sound. They are three completely different sounds.
I remember growing up in the 80’s and we had mix tapes, it was a compilation of various songs we recorded off the radio and would listen to in our car’s cassette player. One song would be rock and roll, the next could be jazz, then we would have a cool country song we like and of course there was some R & B in there as well. This MIX tape, did not have one sound, because it was a mixture of sounds and songs. I also had albums of certain bands I used to like which was predominantly heavy metal or rock and roll. The album had the same sound because all the songs were of one band and it was usually dark music. But when I got saved, in 1989, we had a burn bucket and all my posters, albums and T-shirt’s were thrown in there, for I was a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) and those old sounds of mixture and sin I no longer wanted to be heard in my ears or coming out of my mouth.
Righteousness has a sound, it is the sound of authority, the sound of victory, the sound of generosity, the sound of joy, it is the sound of purity and it sounds different than anything else I used to hear. Paul said in Romans 6:13 “Do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” The new sound we are about to hear is an old sound, it is the sound of righteousness that will come out of the instruments called the body of Christ. We are familiar with the sound of mixture, so we may think we know this sound of righteousness, but the longer it plays, the more obvious it will be that the sound of mixture lacks the power to change a life, provoke obedience and instill accountability that the sound of righteousness carries. Can you hear it? It is the sound of righteousness calling you out of darkness and mixture into pure, unadulterated light!