And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek. And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men. And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies. So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God. And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again. And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.
(1 Samuel 4:1-6)
(1 Samuel 4:1-6)
Today's Morsel: I was once watching Memorex advertise the quality of their CD's by having Ella Fitzgerald, a jazz singer, record on one of them. They played the CD with a wine glass before the speakers and it caused the glass to break. What caused them to break? Was it the quality of the CD or the sound? It has been stated that sound has to have a source for it to travel through called a medium. A medium such as air, water, glass or metal. As long as these mediums are available, sound will travel through them. But if we remove the medium, then there is no sound. Satan is known as the prince and the power of the air. (Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2) So if we remove this airbag, then we can't hear his sound in our ears. As this is why we are commanded in scripture to shout? David said that we should shout unto God with a voice of triumph. What does shouting do? It breaks the molecules. It splits air. It sends out waves that breaks the air. Satan doesn't like you to shout out the name of Jesus. It's sends a shock wave through his kingdom. When the children of Israel received the Ark into the camp, they began shouting. And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, 'What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.' It immediately instilled fear in them. James said, "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble" (James 2:19). So every time your shout of the name of Jesus, hell trembles. Mark records, "And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house"(Mark 2:1). When Jesus is present, there should always be lots of noise. When they were filled with the Holy Ghost in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, scripture says, "Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language" (Acts 2:6). Notice, there was noise that Jesus was in the house. If Jesus is in the house, than the gifts of the Spirit should be in operation in the house. Is anyone speaking in tongues in your church? Are there any testimonies of what the Lord has done? Is the preacher on fire with the Holy Ghost? Is there shouting, running, leaping, and praising God? If you want to get Satan out, then shout.
Sing: Triumphant in battle, we are victorious, God is most high, over all the earth; Satan's defeated, Jesus has conquered, the enemy is under my feet.
So I will shout with a voice of triumph, shout with a voice of praise; Shout with a voice of triumph, shout with a voice of praise, shout unto God for the victory, Hey! Hey! Give the Lord a shout of praise.