Last night I met with a group of powerful prophetic women. We gathered in someone’s house and shared what God is speaking to us. It was the start of many more meetings like that one. However, what struck me was how one woman who is visiting from California said, I see in this room “builders” who are going to release a “sound”. Those two words, builders and sound stuck with me through the night. This morning I was reading Acts 2 in our all church reading plan and it says in v. 6 “And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.”
I have been meditating on this verse and the words, builders and sound, all morning long. I sense the Lord is looking for a variety of voices, who are all building the kingdom of God. I see these voices coming together to amplify the message of the gospel of kingdom and as they do, the crowd is going to come together because of the sound they are hearing. The sound will cause people to be bewildered, because it will not be one voice speaking one language, but a variety of languages releasing one sound.
The language of the apostle is different than the prophet, the language of the evangelist is different than the teacher, the language of the pastor is different than the apostle, the language of the corporation is different than the congregation and the language of the woman is different than the man. So many different languages, but one sound! The sound is not hindered by the different languages, the different languages actually draw a diversity of people, but the sound is God. His language may come through differently depending on who you are, but His sound is the same. Our job as believers is not to have the same language, but to have the same sound. I hear a sound like a mighty rushing wind coming into the nations declaring the gospel of the kingdom and I see the crowds gathering because they heard the sound in their language. We don’t have to speak the same language but we do have to release the same sound.