This message was less of a sermon and more of one of my Bible studies.
One word that has really grabbed my attention for a long time is the word “voice.” It first got my attention when the voice of Abel’s blood cried out. Not the voice of his mouth, but of his blood.
I was in some type of storm in my life and the enemy asked me, “Is your Jesus going to help you this time?”
The Holy Ghost spoke to my heart and said, “Don’t you know if blood will cry out from the ground against somebody, then the blood shed for you will cry out FOR you?” Every time that the enemy sticks his head up, the Blood of Jesus cries out for you.
Acts 2:1-4. The real Holy Ghost always comes from Heaven. A man one time came up to me and opened up his jacket to show me the inside lined with watches, “Fifteen dollars will get you a Folex,” he said. Of course, I asked him what a Folex was. He replied, “It’s a fake Rolex.” It’s sad to say, but I’m afraid that a lot of people have a Folex Ghost. This shouldn’t be. We should have the real, genuine, Holy Ghost. Not something to just make us shout in church, but something that will keep us in the midnight hour. Something to bring peace when Hell is raging. Acts 11:15-16.
I want to talk to you about some voices going on in Heaven.
Isaiah 6:1-4. In the first verse, Isaiah talks about the Lord’s train filling the Temple. Now, way back when, when a king won a victory, they would sew one foot of material to that king’s train. The King of Kings that Isaiah saw had won so many victories that his train went all over the Temple. In verse 3, there were seraphims crying “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”
I don’t believe Heaven is quiet.
I believe that if they are still crying “Holy, holy, holy!” to this day. I believe there is excitement. They’re in the presence of the Lord of Lords. In verse 4, there is such a worship going on that the posts are moving. There’s a lot of worship going on in Heaven. Revelation 4:8-9.
Revelation 15:3. Revelation 7:10-12. Know, that if you are ever struggling in prayer, Revelation 7:12 is a beautiful prayer.
There are multiple places I could take you to where there is worship going on in Heaven. They worship for eternity. When we worship, there’s something different about it. It’s different from the worship of the angels because they don’t know what it’s like to be redeemed. The angels don’t know what it is to be forgiven, reborn, or to have their sins washed away.
Revelations 19:6-8. Revelation 1:14-15. Do you know what is going on in Heaven right now? Your prayers, your requests literally come up before the throne of Almighty God. When you walk into a place with a burglar alarm, you have to punch in the code. When we pray, we need to get into the throne room of God. Do you want to know the code to get into that room?
It’s not enough to just pray. You have to get into God’s presence for your prayers to be answered. And to get into His presence you have to be willing to do some worship. You have to be willing to bless Him, to praise Him.
Revelation 8:3. I am persuaded that this golden altar is the same one that Jesus went to when He had just risen and told Mary not to touch Him, “I’m not your Shepherd right now. I am your High Priest. I have my blood here that I have to sprinkle on the altar. When I do that, there will never have to be another lamb slain. Because I am the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”
There are legal and illegal prayers.
Illegal prayers are those where you threaten to backslide if God doesn’t turn it around, or praying demanding God. Legal prayers are those that say, “I’m going to love you if it doesn’t turn around. I’m going to love you if it doesn’t go the way I want. My foot’s on the Rock and my mind’s made up.” You have to pray rightfully before the Lord. When you pray like this, somewhere between that altar and Heaven, there is an angel who takes your prayers from your altar to the one in Heaven.
Exodus 2:23-24. When you don’t have anything else to pray, just cry.
Sometimes you don’t even have to pray. Sometimes when you have favor from God all you have to do is groan. He will make a way for you. He will intercede for you. Your cries have awoken the Master.
Revelation 6:9-11. This same altar that Jesus sprinkled His blood on is the same altar where the precious souls cried out for vengeance. I believe that the soul of the Apostal Paul is under that altar because he was beheaded for the Gospel of Jesus. Ten of the disciples died a martyr’s death. It’s not recorded, but history says that Isaiah was thrown to hogs. I believe that under that altar is an Isaiah. Verse 11 tells me that in this day, there are going to be more martyrs.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. I think when the Lord returns, the Bible says it. The dead in Christ shall rise first. I read in the Word the other day that the sea would even give up its dead. The bodies that rise won’t come out with cancer. The bodies won’t rise sick. They will come out with glorified bodies. And death will be swallowed up in victory. Then we that remain will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. You won’t take any sickness with you. One day, this mortal is going to put on immortality, and we are going to be together in Heaven forever.
–Pastor Anthony Wynn