Hello, I am Dutch and Ceci‘s daughter Sarah. Dad has asked me to do the intro for today’s post. He says: Ceci and I traveled to Dallas this past weekend to speak for our dear friend, Chuck Pierce. While here Ceci came under a very severe vertigo attack, making it impossible for her to be mobile. I was not even able to leave her to speak at the conference. This also meant we were not able to return home on Sunday. We are still in Dallas until she is released to travel. Thankfully, I had yesterday‘s post already prepared. And thankfully, I had already asked Chuck Pierce, and my brother, Tim sheets, to record posts sharing recent revelations the Lord had given them - insights I felt were important for all of us as we start the new year. I had intended to release them later this week or early next week, but due to the circumstances, I’m releasing them today and tomorrow. You will greatly appreciate what they have to say.
The Mourner’s Bench
About six months ago, I began to feel a different kind of anointing soaking deep into my spirit. It was very bold and aggressive. I had been praying for apostolic boldness like the apostles prayed in Acts 4:29 (paraphrased), “Grant that great boldness would be upon me to preach Your Word and give signs, wonders, and miracles in the name of Jesus.”
I was taken into the spirit realm and I began to see and hear things more clearly than ever before. I entered a different realm, a higher level.
I began to pray into this anointing, asking Holy Spirit, “What are you saying to the church?” I heard Him say, “I’m anointing my apostles, prophets, and Kingdom ekklesias to win both old and new battles.” New was emphasized. I began to understand that while old battles must be dealt with, new battles and new ways to engage were coming.
I then began to hear the sounds of revival. It’s hard to explain but revival has a different sound to it. When I was a boy, 7 or 8 years old, I was often in revivals as my dad was an evangelist and I often heard these revival sounds. They have a different ring to them. There’s a heavenly frequency in them like vibration waves that resonate like the sound of many waters or the wind. As radio waves woven in to the atmosphere of a building, you cannot see them but you can tune into them. These are frequencies of heaven that can be heard during times of revival. Angels are also very sensitive to these frequencies.
One of the songs I heard during this vision was the song of the Welsh revival with Evan Roberts. This is a revival I have studied for years and been inspired by. I began to hear the song of the Welsh miners who sang it under ground to the degree that people would gather lawn chairs around the air shafts to hear it echoing up from the ground.
“Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Loving-kindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten
Throughout heav'n's eternal days.”(1)
People were drawn to Jesus as this song was sung repeatedly.
I also could hear clearly the song George Beverly Shea sang hundreds of times for Billy Graham’s crusades, piercing the hearts of those who were bound by sin:
“O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
I also heard this song of the Brownsville revival:
“He has fire in His eyes
And a sword in His hand
And He's riding a white horse
All across this land
And He's calling out to you and me
Will you ride with me?” (3)
And everybody would answer, “Yes, yes, Lord, we will ride with You!”
I then began to hear the cries of revival and remembered as a young boy how we would gather at the altar on Wednesday and Sunday nights and the saints would pray for souls.
In those days, they called the altar the mourner’s bench. This is where you came to lay and kneel and mourn over the lost. You pleaded and cried for them. I remembered hearing saints calling out for their unsaved loved ones to come to Jesus.
One that I’ll never forget… a mother came to the altar and she was crying as hard as I have ever seen anyone cry, sobbing. Tears were dripping down off of her chin and for 10 minutes, she knelt at the mourner’s bench with her head laid on it and all she said was, “God, don’t let Jimmy go to hell. Jimmy can’t go to hell, God. Stop Jimmy. Do something, God. Jimmy cannot go to hell.” She said it so many times and the memory has remained with me through the years. She was so burdened for her unsaved son.
I began to think about the conviction that was so present during the altar calls back in those revivals. You could sense and feel the intensity of conviction drawing people to Jesus. Conviction is a knowing that you are guilty and an atmosphere would come into the room. I know I’m guilty, I know I need Jesus, and sorrow would begin to grip those without Christ in the room as they sang other revival songs like, “Oh why not tonight? Come to Jesus, come to Jesus.”
There is a story I remember vividly my grandparents shared with me. Dutch and I used to go and stay with them during deer season when we were hunting. On one occasion I was staying with them and for some reason, maybe because I was older and so were they, I began to ask them questions about their lives. I wanted to know more about them.
Sitting beside my grandfather in his recliner one evening, I said, “Grandpa, how did you become a Christian?” My grandmother spoke up and said, “Tell him the whole story, Bill.” And he did.
My grandmother had been asking him to go to revival service with her for many days. He finally agreed to go with her and off they went, sitting toward the back of the church. Conviction came upon him. He didn’t come to Christ that night but conviction began to grip his heart and she invited him to go the next night. He tried to get out of it but finally he relented and went and again, he heard the Gospel. On the third night, grandma said, “Go with me to revival,” and he replied, “No, I have to take care of the garden,” but she begged him and he finally relented. They went and again sat toward the back on the aisle. As altar call time began, my grandpa said that conviction of sin overwhelmed him and he scooted out of his pew into the aisle, and then he crawled all the way up the aisle to the altar and stopped three feet short of it, laying on his face, and gave his heart to Jesus.
I asked him, “Why did you crawl all the way up there and then stop before actually reaching it?” He said, “I wasn’t worthy to walk up to that altar in the presence of God after all I had done so I just felt like I should crawl.” Grandpa gave his heart to the Lord that night and for the rest of his life served Jesus, even becoming an Elder in that church.
Conviction is a loving presence of God that reaches out - yes, bringing remorse for sin but bringing hope for a new life. I heard these sounds and I knew that awesome revival was beginning to stir up in our nation again and great conviction would be coming into our services, drawing men and women to Christ Jesus. New songs of revival are coming and the great harvest that we have desired is going to be reaped. Revival and awakening are not going to be stopped. Hell doesn’t stand a chance! The billion soul harvest that has been prophesied is coming.
Let me encourage you today to allow revival sounds to fill your spirit. Let a revival song fill your heart and let the cries for the lost begin to fill you. Cry out for your sons, your daughters, and grandchildren. Let’s see great harvest!
Pray with me:
Lord Jesus, we thank You for what You are doing on the earth. We thank You for the promise of revival, reformation, and the greatest awakening in all of church history. We’re praying, Lord, for this to accelerate. We pray for a billion soul harvest to be reaped. We pray for prodigals to come home. We pray, God, that the awesome sounds of revival would be heard all over this planet. Let the power and ministry of Jesus Christ and the glorious Gospel of His Kingdom be seen in a new level in the name of King Jesus.
These decrees are taken from my first Angel Armies book (4). Decree them with me and come into alignment:
The greatest days in church history are not in our past; they are in our present and in our future.
Angel Armies are ascending and descending. We are under an open heaven.
Angels are ministering fresh fire from heaven’s altar and power from heaven is flowing to us and through us.
Holy Spirit is breathing life into our King’s revival campaign.
Today’s post was contributed by Tim Sheets. You can learn more about Tim Sheets at www.timsheets.org
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1. "Here Is Love Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/6793488/Passion>.
2. "How Great Thou Art Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/976181/George+Beverly+Shea>.
3. “We Will Ride Lyrics.: Songlyrics.com. SongLyrics, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <http://www.songlyrics.com/brownsville-revival/we-will-ride-lyrics/>.
4. Tim Sheets, Angel Armies (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image, 2016), p. 190-191.