YES! YES! YES!
From Andrew Shearman:
When Jesus walked down the road, a blind man called Bartimaeus shouted out for help. He had a revelation of who Jesus is: "Son of David!" Not Jesus the carpenter or the "son" of Joseph. But Son of David. A King.
A heathen king hired a whore prophet to curse God's people. He tried three times and finally gave up, to the fury of the king, saying: "I can't do it; there's a shout of a king amongst them." Apparently, if you're shouting, you can't be cursed. The shout of a king that is!
Wherever there is a King, there is a kingdom. And there is always a shout. Kings shout! Whenever kingdoms are established, there is a shout, and whenever God's foundations are laid, there is a shout.
When God made the heavens and the earth, "The morning stars sang together and all the angels of God shouted for joy." When God's Tabernacle was established under Moses, the people shook the ground with a shout.
When the foundations of God's Temple under David and Solomon were laid, the noise was deafening as the people shouted.
When Jesus came to earth from heaven, the angels filled half the sky and shouted. When Jesus died on the cross for all mankind, with a loud cry He shouted. He descended into hell with a shout. He rose with a shout. He ascended with a shout. He was received into heaven with a shout – "Lift up your head, O you gates, and the King of glory will come in!" And He's coming back with a shout.
Wherever there's a King, there's a shout. The kingdom is within you; the King is within you. Hell hates the Shout of the King.
When Bartimaeus was rebuked by the crowd, he shouted all the louder.
YES! YES! YES!
I love this! May it shake the foundations of false religious reverence.
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