by JoAnn McFatter
HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR, LET HIM HEAR.
Sound is a profound thing when understood and utilized in its fullness. Mankind has barely begun to realize the effect it has on our body, mind, and spirit. During the days of the harvest we must grasp the implications of sound relative to the triune nature of man.
The scripture records the Lord oftentimes saying “He who has ears to hear, let him hear. ” This clearly implies that we can have ears, yet not hear. (Matthew 11:15, 13:9, 13:43, Mark 4:9, 4:23,7:16, Luke 8:8 and 14:35.) It’s a statement made to highlight a point, much like “Truly, truly I say to you “
That particular line of thought is taken even further in Romans 11:8 saying,
just as it is written, ‘ God has given them a spirit of stuper, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, to this very day’
During days of apostasy, God at times even closes our ears to what is being said. Yikes! It needs to be a conscious prayer of ours that He would open our ears to what the Spirit is saying in this hour. Just like it takes God to love God, it takes God to hear God. We would be wise to ask Him to do that in us.
The Act of Hearing
It is reported that our own minds can close our ears to certain sound frequencies. If fact, if you have been exposed to someone who constantly says things to you that you don’t want to hear, things that berate you, your ear will stop itself from ingesting, so to speak, the frequency levels of that person’s voice. It could affect your hearing the rest of your life. Fortunately, they are now coming up with treatment to repair the damage. It’s just something a person does to survive the sound that is causing death in them. That is why it is so important what we speak over our children.
There are numerous studies being conducted today involving sound and vibration and it’s affect on us. Organs can be affected positively or negatively by sound; yes, even music. The Spirit has been showing me some very interesting things about our hearing that we need to be aware of. Many times Paul warned the saints about what they listened to that would lead them astray. We are approaching the day that
“Even the very elect would be fooled “if God did not intervene.
Now, I’m not trying to scare you, but I feel like we need to be educated in some of these things to make the most of what God gave us to use. We often hear that “the new sound” or “the sound of heaven” is about to be released. What if we don’t have ears to hear it? In the last article I referenced a vision that I had of the people working in the field and a few of them heard a sound that the rest did not.
Actually, our ear is much more than something we hear with. When a fetus is in the womb the ear is the first sensory organ to be fully developed and there is a reason for that. When sound enters the ear, it goes through an amazing technical process that actually turns it into electrical impulses which charge the brain.
In a fetus, this charge actually causes the brain to grow as early as 4 ½ months. There is a muscle that is activated at this point inside the ear that never rests until you die. This is the only muscle in the entire body that this is true of. We literally “absorb” sound non-stop until the day we die.
The Mechanics of Hearing
There is a cranial nerve attached to both sides of the eardrum that extends throughout the body and is attached to every organ except the spleen. To some extent, what we hear with our ears affects every organ in our body. We not only hear by sound being transferred through the air, but also through our skin and bones. Our entire body takes in sound in one way or another. Jeremiah declared,
His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones. I was weary of holding it back and I could not – Jeremiah 20:9
There is a spiritual and natural implication to this verse. The sound of God’s word had entered his bones and he was compelled to let it out. Have you ever felt like that? I certainly have-especially during time of intense worship. This truth can give us even greater understanding of Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones. He was told to,
Prophecy to these bones and say to them, ‘ O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! – Ezekeil 37:4
He is commanding the bones to hear a sound-a particular sound that they might live. Is that “the sound” that is being released today? A sound that causes spiritually dry bones to come together and produce life!
It is interesting that the bones are dry because water is one of the most effective conductors of sound. I remember “communicating” with my first son while he was in my womb by lying in the bath tub full of water. I would knock on one side of the tub and he would shift to that side of my belly. Then I would knock on the other side of the tub and he would move to that side. It was a game I played with him – a way of interacting with him. Because the child is in a sack of water in the womb, the water outside the womb was most effective.
Natural and Spiritual
As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit. The words we listen to and the sounds we allow to wash over us, affect us in diverse ways. Jeremiah 6:10 says, “indeed their ear is uncircumcised and they cannot heed.” If we do not have God’s Spirit flourishing in us, our ears remain uncircumcised; Jeremiah says they CANNOT heed. It’s not that we just choose not to, it’s not possible.
We can have uncircumcised hearts as well as ears. We must learn to hear what the Spirit is saying in this hour, particularly in a day when we are given the warning that even the very elect would be fooled apart from the Lord’s intervention. Lord, cause our hearts and ears to be circumcised that we may hear with understanding, your sounds!
What is our Sound?
Sound is measured by vibratory frequencies. Science has discovered that we all vibrate at a certain frequency. They are presently determining how to take the frequency of an individual and convert it to audible sound. There is actually music that each of us carries within our being at sound frequencies that are inaudible to the natural ear, but are sensed by those around us -even by creation itself.
Do we resonate with His Truth? Do we echo the sound of the Spirit? Perhaps, the more of Him that resonates in us causes us to “sound” just like Him and become one with Him.
These are all things to ponder as we attempt to hear the sound that is being released today in this “divine exchange” between heaven and earth. This realization is only going to increase……”He that has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying.”