Recently, I was calling out to a friend at work and in trying to get his attention I playfully said his name with an echo, as if we were out in the wilderness. In that moment, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me that who we are and what we do is the result of an echo from heaven and there is an echo of blessing being released over us.
Captured by this thought I asked the Holy Spirit, “An echo?” Yes, He said, an echo. We are in a season of blessing and you will hear the Lord with a resounding echo and your life will be one that displays the Father’s goodness from heaven over the earth.
As an echo travels through the air, it creates sound waves that amplify the voice of the one who spoke it, just as God’s voice is being amplified in our lives. As I kept repeating my friend’s name over and over in my impersonation of an echo, he couldn’t ignore me if he wanted to. My voice got his attention and he knew what I was saying. The first part of receiving this “echo blessing” from heaven is knowing that you do hear God’s voice. A verse that has blessed me personally so much is John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.”
The first time I heard this verse in relation to hearing the voice of God was years ago during The Prophetic Boot Camp taught by Patricia King and Robert Hotchkin. It speaks so much truth. The reason the sheep follow the voice of the Shepherd is because His voice leads them to life. That’s right, the voice of God speaks life but also leads you to life. A good picture of our Shepherd’s leading is lovingly interpreted by David in the 23rd Psalm.
The next part of the “echo blessing” is hearing with clarity. When we can hear with clarity we don’t second guess what was said. The echo doesn’t change its message halfway through it being spoken and God isn’t reversing His promises over your life. In fact, just like an echo, His promises are being constantly repeated over your life and even through His word. When God gave Joshua charge over Israel to lead after the passing of Moses, three times the Lord tells him to be strong and courageous. And just like He spoke to Joshua in that day, God is speaking over you now.
Get ready because you are going to hear God’s voice with greater amplification and greater clarity than ever before. You are God’s echo of goodness on the earth.
Pray the following decree over your life:
I hear the Lord’s voice. I know him and He knows me. For I know that the Lord has plans to prosper me and bless me. Not to harm me but rather to give me hope and a future. Because the Lord is my Shepherd and my Best Friend, I will not lack or have need of anything. He offers a resting place for me. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where He restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to His pleasure and leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to His name. I remain confident in this, that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Amen!
(Scripture References: John 10:27, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 23 TPT, Psalm 27:13 TPT)
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