Make Your Sound
By Apostle Aje Pelser
Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town
God once told me to make my sound others will hear it.
1 Thess 1:6-10
"And as for you, you became imitators of us and of the Lord, having welcomed the Word while under much pressure of affliction which [act of welcoming] was accompanied by joy that had its source in the Holy Spirit, so that you became a pattern to all those who are believers in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you there has been caused to sound forth in a loud, unmistakable proclamation the Word of the Lord.” (See historical context of Apostle Paul's missions to Thessalonica.)
Ways to develop patterns of Christ that release an unmistakable frequency.
1 Imitators of those who imitate Christ
2 Welcome the preached Word of God
3 Handle pressure of affliction
4 Operate in Joy in believing by the Holy Spirit during times of affliction
5 Become a pattern to other believers
6 Sound forth a loud [bold] unmistakable proclamation of the Word of the Lord
Production of Sound
Physics of Sound: Traveling Waves
Sound is produced when something vibrates. The vibrating body causes the medium (water, air, etc.) around it to vibrate. Vibrations in air are called traveling longitudinal waves, which we can hear. Sound waves consist of areas of high and low pressure called compressions and rarefactions, respectively. Shown in the diagram below is a traveling wave. The shaded bar above it represents the varying pressure of the wave. Lighter areas are low pressure (rarefactions) and darker areas are high pressure (compressions). One wavelength of the wave is highlighted in red. This pattern repeats indefinitely. The wavelength of voice is about one meter long. The wavelength and the speed of the wave determine the pitch, or frequency of the sound. Wavelength, frequency, and speed are related by the equation speed = frequency * wavelength. Since sound travels at 343 meters per second at standard temperature and pressure (STP), speed is a constant. Thus, frequency is determined by speed / wavelength. The longer the wavelength, the lower the pitch. The 'height' of the wave is its amplitude. The amplitude determines how loud a sound will be. Greater amplitude means the sound will be louder.
When two waves meet, there can be two kinds of interference patterns; constructive and destructive. Constructive interference is when two waveforms are added together. The peaks add with the peaks, and the troughs add with the troughs, creating a louder sound. Destructive interference occurs when two waves are out of phase (the peaks on one line up with troughs on the other). In this, the peaks cancel out the troughs, creating a diminished waveform. For example, if two waveforms that are exactly the same are added, the amplitude doubles, but when two opposite waveforms are added, they cancel out, leaving silence.
Scientific notes from method behind the music.com
Therefore, as we live and move and have our being in God, our lives produce a frequency or pattern of sound that affects the atmosphere around us. When we connect with believers and our sound waves match, constructive interference occurs and we double our amplitude making a louder, bold and unmistakable sound for Jesus! That is why agreement in apostolic doctrine is so important. When we see Jesus Christ in every scripture so that the new covenant is revealed, it is apostolic doctrine. That is why the apostles had to separate themselves to the ministry of the word and prayers in the early church, as today, they have to read old testament prophecies with new testament eyes. it is so important to continue in the apostles doctrine, breaking of bread, fellowship and prayers as we see in the book of Acts 2:42. When that was in place, God released signs and wonders through them and the community started to take notice of the church. This is the spiritual impact many seek in the wrong way through good works alone without the spiritual frequency to set it on course and keep the focus on Christ. So many missions have turned into charities competing with the World Health Organization. But we know how corrupt the regions are in Africa and so many times all that care and support is wasted. What Africa needs is a spiritual reformation - "reform the church to reform the land." Once the millions of Christians in Africa seek the center of our existence which is Christ, Christ within will become our hope of glory and change will become a constant metamorphosis from glory to glory, and charity will flow naturally from God's people.
Examples of Distinction in Sound
1Co 14:7 Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played?
1Co 14:8 For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
2Ti_1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Sound Words and Doctrine
2Ti_1:13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
2Ti_4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
Tit_1:9 holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
Tit_1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
Sound of walking with the Lord in the Garden
Gen_3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Sound of the Trumpet
Exo_19:16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
1Co_15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Rev_10:7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
Rev_19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
If we are tuned into God's wavelength for life we do not have to worry about hearing the final trumpet and the thundering of revelation. We will be ready and attuned and will rule and reign with Him forever.