The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven. (Rev. 11:15)
After the seven seals were broken, there was utter silence in heaven. The seven trumpets, however, did not result in silence. Rather, they crescendoed into singing. John heard a great assembly of God’s people lifting their voices! These loud voices were probably belting out songs of praise and worship.
Are you in a state of silence? Like the musical rest before the grand finale, are you ready to raise your voice in honor, joining in the great heavenly choir worshiping alongside you?
As Dallas Willard stated, “In our worship, we are met by God himself, our thoughts and words turn to perception and experience of God, who is then really present to us in some degree of his greatness, beauty, and goodness. This will make for an immediate, dramatic change in our lives.”
The rhythm of receiving and giving in worship is a rhythm that continues into heavenly worship. What season are you in right now? Is it a season of receiving or giving? The one will always transition into the other. How might God be drawing you into a new season of worship? How might God be asking you to live with contentment in your current season?
Live fully into this season and discover his divine truth!
Jeremy Summers is an ordained Wesleyan pastor with a doctorate in spiritual formation. He is passionate about discipleship and church multiplication, and probably drinks too much coffee.
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