I saw in the spirit people’s voices that have been silenced in the past, but have yet to be completely unlocked in this present reality. What silenced them was varied, but something literally shut off aspects of their voice and now they have learned to live with a lesser measure of their original voice. It was so clear to me. As I was seeing this and calling for their unlocking of voices, for the full expression of people’s voices, the parable of the sower came to my spirit. Listen to this from Matthew 13 “Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.”
The thorns, the prickly things we have went through has choked out aspects of our voice. Whether we cognitively realize it or not, we have a lesser version of our original voice because of the thorns we have experienced. But the Lord would say to us, just like He did in the next parable about the same subject in the same chapter, “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” God is about to burn some things out of us and those things are tares, thorns that have choked out our voice.
The Lord is giving the church her voice back. We as believers are going to be bold again, speak the truth in love again, we will no longer shrink back in order to fit in, we will speak the truth and stand out and stand up again. Your voice has more authority and power than anything else in the world. Is it any wonder the attack has been on the voice? But God is unlocking voices right now, He is breaking the strangle hold of the enemy off of us and we are going to not only raise a hallelujah, we are going to raise a roar of righteousness in the midst of wickedness and not apologize for it. Church, it might get loud!