Our ears have historically helped us to hear what was in the darkness outside the campfire. We use our ears to hear what is behind us, and out of sight.
Sounds of war trigger an overpowering sense of unease and distress. Earthquakes and other natural disasters create fear.
The FBI blasted music at WACO siege in the 1990s, to disorient the Branch Davidians.
They used mild music then. Today the military uses hard rock music with foul lyrics to break down captured prisoners. One Guantanamo interrogator said it usually took around four hours to break a prisoner with loud music, coupled with strobe lights. Prisoners said they would choose the loss of their eyes over their minds; if given a choice.
The Aztecs used a Death Whistle shaped like a skull while marching against their enemies. It was supposed to sound like 1000 corpses screaming.
US troops in Vietnam used Ghost Tape 10 to haunt the Vietnamese soldiers.
Military drones create a wave of terror when standing underneath them.
In 2009 during G20 protests in Pittsburg, LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) was used to disperse the crowds with high volume directional sound.
God uses sound to defeat his enemies also.
Joshua used the sound waves from trumpets against the walls of Jericho. The constant blast of trumpet sound caused fear of the anticipated attack. Sound at high volumes affects objects, plants, and humans.
In Exodus 19:19, the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. The people of Israel trembled with fear. The very power of his thunderous voice caused people to realize that they were very small compared to almighty God.
There will be the sound of God’s voice as a trumpet when He raptures his church into His Presence.
When the seventh trumpet sounds in Revelation 11:15, the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of God for eternity. At that time the devil and all who give him their allegiance will be cast into the Lake of Fire. There will be no more suffering, and never a tear of sorrow shed again.
You and I are to use sounds against our enemies also.
In the midst of all the suffering that the enemy is throwing at this world today, could it be that God is expecting us to take up our trumpets, as Joshua?
Music penetrates the unconscious mind without our awareness. Just think about the influence of the lyrics and beat of worldly music on our youth today. The foul lyrics of today’s songs encourage drugs, alcohol, sex, rebellion, violence, immorality, lawlessness, and the occult.
Our vocal cords, our tongues, lips, mouths, hands, feet, lungs, and breath have all been given to us to use as stringed instruments, percussion instruments, and wind instruments, for the kingdom of God.
If we use them in words of praise and thanksgiving, in petitions of intercession for others, then they bring glory to God and a release of His angels to drive the devil and his unclean spirit beings away from us.
God dwells in the praises of His people. When David played his music for Saul, it caused the evil spirit to depart from Saul for a season. The demons hate the sound of praise and positive thoughts and words given from the heart to God. We are to bring every thought into captivity to think about the true, pure, honorable, just, lovely, and commendable before God. (Phil. 4:6 & II Cor. 10:5)
Rev. John G. Paton was a missionary to New Hebrides Islands. Hostile natives surrounded his mission one night, intent on killing the Patons. John and his wife prayed all during that terror-filled night that God would deliver them. Daylight came, and they were amazed to see that the attackers had left.
A year later, the chief of the tribe was converted to Jesus Christ. Rev. Paton asked the chief what had kept his men from burning down his house and killing them.
The chief said, Who were all those men you had with you there?” The missionary answered, “There were no men there; just my wife and me.” The chief said they saw hundreds of big men in shining garments with drawn swords in their hands. They circled the mission station, so the natives were afraid to attack.
Rev. Paton realized then that God had sent His angels to protect them!
The sound of Paton’s voice vibrated from his heart through the musical instruments of his body to his God, released a sound that drove the enemy away, and brought near the very angels of God and His Presence of protection and peace.
The sounds coming from our world, our country, our children, our society, are creating a fear for our safety, security, and well-being for the future. These sounds are entering our subconsciousness. They are bringing many illnesses to people, upsetting the harmony of their hearts and souls.
God didn’t create disharmony. The devil uses people to do evil, bringing disorder and dissonance to this world.
You as His child can use the sound of your voice in praise and in prayer to help restore harmony and order on this earth. By doing so, you will give glory to God and judgment to the enemy.