Isaiah 55:10-11 – For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
I like to think of God’s Word or Truth as a sound wave that goes forth. It starts at His mouth and proceeds outwards to its object. The bible says that His word will not return to Him void but that it will accomplish that whereto He sent it. I take this to mean that when God speaks/sends out a word, He doesn’t intend on it returning to Him as not completed. He intends on it doing its job.
God’s Word is spoken. Sometimes it is written down (like in the case of the Words written in the bible by the hands of men). Also, we know that His words that He spoke in the beginning (in the Creation of the heavens and the earth) were recorded the book of Genesis. The laws He spoke were written by Moses. God says things that are sometimes written down to help others at that time and in the distant future.
2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
So we know that God Himself did not get a quill pin and inkwell and personally write the scriptures. They were written down by men after God or Jesus SPOKE it first. Sure, some of it might have been supernaturally downloaded into their thoughts and then they wrote it from there. But even when you think of a thought, it comes as something you hear in your head.
When God speaks, He expects people to agree with Him. I don’t think God said one thing in the Bible that He would have liked His people to disagree with. God speaks truth, and He wants His people to agree with that truth.
As I said earlier, I like to think of God’s word as this very simple thing: A SOUND WAVE. I mean every sound/noise/voice/piece of music you hear is just that – A SOUND WAVE. Every spoken word is a wave. I notice upon reading the scriptures that God doesn’t change His mind very often. Jonah comes to mind in particular. We know that God asked Jonah to preach to the country of Nineveh to repent of their sins or else God would destroy them. Jonah was told THIS particular “sound wave” ONCE, but Jonah decided to board a ship to Tarshish to avoid his calling.
Jonah 1:1 Now the WORD of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amitai, saying, 2. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for the wickedness is come up before me.
Verse 2 is the first sound wave that God sent out towards Jonah’s ears. He directed it right at Jonah, AND He also expected Jonah to duplicate this message or sound wave to Nineveh. If I’m not mistaken, I’m guessing God wanted this sound wave to go to every Ninevite. If God had meant for the sound wave to stop at Jonah, the story would have stopped there. But God intended for His word to accomplish that whereto He sent it. Let’s see if God changed His sound wave in Jonah chapter 3. In other words, let’s see if God changed His mind about what He wanted Jonah to say.
Jonah 3:1 – And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the SECOND time saying, 2. Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. 3. So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, ACCORDING TO THE WORD of the Lord.
Looks like God didn’t change His mind.
SO Jonah had to change His mind. And it took something traumatic for him to do it (just as is the case with some of us nowadays). It took Him going through a very bad sea tempest and being swallowed by a huge fish for him to agree with God’s first SOUND WAVE!
My point here is that God is not going to change His mind to get on YOUR opposing sound wave. If anything, He’s going to move the circumstances so that you WANT to get back on His sound wave – if not to make you beg and plead to be back on it! God is in control of everything BUT your freewills. So since He can control everything (in this case, it was the wind, the sea, and the huge fish), He can manipulate them to get you back on the RIGHT sound wave. And that sound wave is the original word that He sent forth.
And that is how I now see everything that God says. It is THE ORIGINAL sound wave. It is the PUREST sound wave. The message remained the same in Jonah 1:2 and Jonah 3:2. Actually, the 3:2 sound wave was just amplification of the 1:2 sound wave because He said, “preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee [the first time].”
And the same goes for you. God is not going to change His sound waves for you. If God told you to do something or NOT to do something, you need to comply/obey/agree/vibe/tune in 100%. When you don’t agree with His sound wave, I’ll tell you what results. CACOPHONY. The etymology of that word is “bad sound”. I’m sure you all have been to a church service where there was a choir that sounded great EXCEPT for one person singing off-key. Everyone was on the same sound wave except for that one person who was singing out of tune. Although that person might have been singing the same words to the same song at the same speed with the same intent, their voice was sending out a different sound wave that was clashing with the main sound wave. This is what happened with Adam and Eve.
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light…
In the beginning, we know that God sent out sound waves that caused things be made. The atoms obeyed hHis voice and intentions. He made the heavens and the earth by simply saying, “Let there be _____,” and then it was so. We also see that in the beginning of the bible, God sent out another sound wave telling Adam what to do and what not to do. We especially remember about what God told Adam NOT to do regarding the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 2:16-17 – And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
At first, Adam was TOTALLY vibing with God’s sound wave. He believed it totally. He believed totally that he would SURELY die if he disobeyed God’s command about that particular tree. And it was easy to believe God because Adam had no reason not to trust God AND because it was the ONLY sound wave he had heard regarding that tree. Eve was also told about it, and she believed it too. We believe that either Adam or God shared this sound wave with Eve. And Eve went on to repeat the sound wave it to the snake. This wave had a wavelength that we would call “in phase” – meaning all the sound waves being heard regarding the tree were in sync. So if everyone was on one accord, where did everything get all screwy?
What happened? Weren’t they all kind of like a choir? God, Adam, and Eve singing in perfect harmony. All singing the same perfect and pure sound wave of “do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or you will die!”? I’ll tell you what happened. Eve heard ANOTHER wave. She heard another sound wave whose wavelength is what we would call “180 degrees out of phase” (meaning it cancelled out the first wave). It flatlined the first wave. It cancelled out God’s voice! And as we all know, Eve and Adam surely did die eventually. They were cancelled out because they totally disagreed with God’s sound wave in order to allow and vibe with Satan’s total opposite and lying sound wave. How many times have you let Satan’s sound wave cancel out God’s?
Genesis 3:1 – Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Let me explain what I meant by the phrases “in phase” and “180 degrees out of phase”. When a wave’s wavelength is “in phase”, it is known as a constructive wave. When you and another person’s sound waves are “in phase” or match one another, then your combined sound produces a more powerful wave or sound; the word for that is “amplified”. But when your sound wave is “180 degrees out of phase”, they cancel one another out. That wave is known as a destructive wave. A destructive wave CANCELS OUT the one that is 180 degrees out of phase with it. The in phase waves can fit with each other, but 180 degrees out of phase waves can’t fit with each other. That’s why there is no room for Satan’s thoughts and words in your Christian life. It only serves to cancel out God’s voice!
Notice how with the in phase waves, the combined sound is stronger (louder). One singer cannot sound nearly as powerful as a 200-member choir. That soloist only has one sound wave sent out. A microphone and yelling can make her voice sound bigger and more powerful. But a 200-member choir can do the same and will, of course, sound bigger and stronger and powerful. So God, Adam, and Eve’s voice combined into a powerful ONE SOUND WAVE that was on ONE ACCORD.
But silly Eve let a snake let her sing off key. Then Adam agreed and sang off key too. So they disobeyed God’s sound wave and ate the forbidden fruit. Selah!
Notice in the pictures above that the two 180 degree out of phase waves will cancel each other out. So first Satan had to get Eve to cancel out the original sound wave she was “vibing” with. So once he lied to her real good and said, “Ye shall not SURELY die,” Eve decided to vibe with that wicked, lying sound wave. So it cancelled out God’s voice in her life. She was now left to her own devices. No God’s sound wave to ride on. She was left with just silence and her own fleshly desires. Without God’s voice to lead and guide her, she was out on a limb. And we know that without God’s guidance (either in speech or in ink), we make bad decisions just like Eve did. God already made the choice for her in the beginning. Well, I won’t say He MADE it for her, but He did let her know which choice to make. But she wanted to rebel and get on her own sound wave of “Be like gods! Know the difference between good and evil!” And she, he, and we paid dearly for it. It’s amazing how one person not tuning into God’s voice can affect so many others in a negative way also.
I Corinthians 2:10-11 – But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit…the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
But God is so kind to us. He knows we’re just as dumb as Eve and Adam were. After all, they are our GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT….. grandparents. So if they heard straight from God’s mouth not to do something and yet did it anyway, you know we’re going to screw up too because unlike Adam and Eve, most of us haven’t heard directly from God. So God was so kind as to have many of His “sound waves” written in a book for us in what is known as the Holy Bible. Most of His sound waves were written in the Old Testament because many of the OT prophets quoted Him and because there are more and longer books in the OT. Moses wrote out the Mosaic laws God told him to write. Then in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote out Jesus’ words (which in some bibles are printed in red ink for easy reference). Then the other New Testament writers wrote what the Holy Spirit led them to write. The Holy Spirit knows the mind of God. It’s His spirit. So what the Holy Spirit says is only what God would agree with. God was so kind as to give us sound waves to follow.
With my new perspective on sound waves, I’m starting to see sin a little differently also. The way I now see it is that when you sin, you have chosen to tune in to a different sound wave other than God’s original sound wave regarding a particular matter. For example, Eve was tuned in to “FM radio” (God’s sound) and then she decided to switch to AM (Satan the Serpent’s sound). So when they cancelled each other out, she kept tuned in to what she heard on the AM station and so she ate the fruit. Then she convinced Adam to tune in and eat too.
Likewise with us today, God’s Word will say a clear sound about a certain matter. For example, the bible is clearly against homosexuality. God sends out one distinct, clear, pure sound about that. There should be no practicing homosexual Christians. BUT there are. And there are probably a lot. And the reason is because they are not living according to that ONE sound because that sound has been contaminated by other waves. There’s been “interference” so to speak. You know how if you have an AM/FM radio that when you’re rotating the little dial from one station to the next? Well you can sometimes hear two different radio stations at the same time. That’s interference. And you have to move the dial very slowly so that you don’t pass over one station to the next one. You want just that station.
We have to be the same way. Interference happens a lot, especially in America. God will send out one sound wave about homosexuality, but when we turn on American TV, we hear another station saying that’s it’s okay if you’re in love. God will send out one sound about lying, and we’ll hear another station interfering in a movie saying that you can lie to get ahead. Well, God doesn’t send conflicting messages. He is not the author of confusion. If there is confusion in your life about certain topics, it did not originate with God. God sends out only one message about His opinions. Find out from the bible what that opinion is. CHRISTIANS NEED TO TUNE INTO THE ONE STATION GOD IS SENDING OUT HIS SOUND WAVES ON!