Christians, microphones are useful tools in many different areas of our lives. They amplify and project a message, a song, or speech. They are used in places like auditoriums, outdoor venues, arenas, and sports stadiums. Almost everything we hear on TV, radio, through mp3 players, our smart phones, etc – all implore the use of microphones. Sometimes we forget how often microphones are being used. Why? Because if a microphone is functioning properly, it goes unnoticed.
We are God’s Microphone! He made us to be His voice, carrying his message to the nations, so all can hear about the wonderful love He has for us through His son, Jesus Christ. That is the message that should be coming through our hearts, guided by the Holy Spirit. So why…if there are so many Christians, are we hearing this message so infrequently? Well, it leads us into the many problems with microphones. They are imperfect devices, and we are imperfect humans.
Hot microphone – this issue arises when you hear a popping sound through the microphone. As a Christian this is when we get hot tempered or angry. The message of Jesus is cut off and we pop off at the mouth potentially blocking the message.
Dead microphone – this is a microphone that is not connected to a power source. Without power flowing through it, the message is stopped. We have all seen someone speaking, but nothing is coming out. As Christians, our power source is the Holy Spirit. When you minister to someone, you are speaking into their spirit, not their physical ears. If you are not plugged into the Holy Spirit, they may see your lips moving, but the message is not reaching their spirit. If that is the case, a dead microphone is either plugged back into the power source, or replaced by another microphone.
Feedback microphone – this microphone is positioned improperly, the message is there, but it is interrupted by high frequency pitches and sounds that are distracting. This causes people to cover their ears or stop listening, they ultimately tune out the message because of the microphone. This microphone needs to be re-positioned to be of any good. As Christians, this can be when pride comes into our Christian life, it turns people off to the message, because it is drawing attention to the microphone.
Interference microphone – this microphone picks up another frequency and a different message is being portrayed. This is very bad and can be really confusing to the people receiving the message. Have you ever been talking on your cell phone and you somehow pick up another conversation? Not only is it distracting, but the wrong message can be conveyed.
As Christians, we all face times of being these different microphones, we can get upset, not be fully plugged in, be in the wrong position drawing needless attention to ourselves, or be picking up the lies of the enemy and not the message of God. Fast and pray, and seek the Lord. Seek to be His loud and clear microphone, spreading the message of Christ unfiltered to those who need to hear it most, in Jesus name, Amen.
Our Commission: And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:16 (NASB)
Hot Microphone – This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of a man does not achieve the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20 (NASB)
Dead Microphone – I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. Luke 24:49 (NIV)
Feedback Microphone – Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NASB)
Interference Microphone – The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather train yourself to be godly. I Timothy 4:1-2, 6-7 (NIV)
Perfect Working Microphone – Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. Psalm 96:3 (NIV)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2016