The Sound of Redemption

Holy Spirit is aligning the nations and the spiritual realm, preparing them for His coming outpouring. Last week I read a post from Dr. Scott Reese which spoke of this. Scott used an allegory in which the earth had a spine encircling it. The spine had misalignment and diseased places, causing pain and suffering. In his vision, God was healing and realigning the spine, much like a chiropractor would do for a person.

I also read a post from my brother, Tim Sheets, in which he said a fresh Pentecostal outpouring of Holy Spirit has begun, assisted by a multitude of angels. He also spoke of the rumbling sound this was releasing in the spiritual realm.

Elijah spoke of hearing with his spiritual ears in I Kings 18:41: “I hear the sound of an abundance of rain.” When he said this, there was not yet any natural sound from a storm or rain. Elijah was hearing prophetically. Prior to this, the prophet had heard from God that He was sending rain (verse 1). He now sensed and discerned spiritually that this was imminent. Likewise, prophets today are hearing a sound, the sound of spiritual rain. Just before receiving Tim’s word, another prophet and friend of ours, Gina Gholston, sent me a dream and word which was also about ‘hearing’ this sound of revival. Though Gina received the dream in January, she spoke about it on June 5, Pentecost Sunday. An amazing confirmation was received during the message. I believe that Scott’s, Tim’s and Gina’s words are all related. Here is her account of the dream and what occurred as she shared it:

“On January 11, 2022, I had a dream in which I was sitting next to a campfire with a minister known for his masterful teaching on the subject of sound. He is also a renowned revival historian. As we sat together next to the fire, he held a long stick and was using it to stir the embers around the edge of the fire. While doing so he said, ‘In days ahead there is coming a redemptive sound that that will provoke a redemptive movement.’

“As the dream continued, we conversed about a few other things, then he said again, ‘There is a redemptive sound coming that will provoke a redemptive movement. It’s NOT a LIGHT thing! It is weighty, and will come forcefully. Hell has tried to stop it, but they won’t! They can’t!’

“He then gave a demonstration. Standing, he picked up a fairly large rock, lifted it high above his head, and dropped it right into the middle of the fire. As you can imagine, embers and sparks flew everywhere. He then stated emphatically, ‘That is what this redemptive movement will be like once the sound is released. It will come hard and fast, and it WILL cause a response. There will be an instant breaking loose - a redemption. The Lord is going to redeem the church, and He is going to redeem the nation!’

“On Pentecost Sunday, I shared this dream in a message I was preaching. The central theme of my message was that God has come to reignite the church with Pentecostal fire, so that our lives and message will be presented with a ‘demonstration of the Spirit and power,’ and the world will see and know that He is God (see 1 Corinthians 2:4). Just as I was about to conclude the message, there was a sudden, unexplainable ‘power surge’ that went through the building, causing a very loud ‘BOOM.’ It felt as though it shook the entire church! Though it happened suddenly and was extremely loud, it didn’t startle most of us! Instead, several people in the congregation immediately began to weep. It felt as though the presence of the Lord had just sat down on us! We instantly knew God had demonstrated to us that He has ‘dropped the rock’ and is now releasing the sound that will provoke an unstoppable redemptive movement!

“According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word redeem means ‘to get or win back; to renew;’ renew means ‘to bring back to or put back into a former or original state.’ I believe we are now in a time when Jesus is reclaiming His Church. The Lord once said through a minister, ‘I made the church the way I wanted it. Now I want the church the way I made it.’ Make no mistake about it, the true church that Christ birthed is not intended to be a weak entity sitting in hiding, hoping to hold on until He returns. He formed us to be a glorious Church, filled with and operating in the power of His Spirit. We are called to be filled with His fire and clothed in His glory. The church must be marked and known by the demonstration of His awesome might! That was His intention from the very beginning. He is now bringing the church back into alignment with His original intentions. Out from that church will emerge carriers of the fire. He will work through them to initiate the awakening revival that brings our nation and the nations back into alignment with His original intent!

“This moment in history demands the revealing of the true church, and that revelation has begun. America has a strong revival heritage that has burned through many generations, and that fiery torch has now been passed to us. We must allow the fire to burn in us, no matter the cost. The Lord is reigniting His church with the fire of His glory. She will shine with undeniable signs, wonders, and miracles as Christ stretches forth His hand through us, making Himself known. The redemptive movement has started, and hell cannot stop it!”

When multiple prophets begin hearing similar messages we must pay heed. Numbers of them are hearing that a great shaking has begun on the earth; but they have also been hearing that this will be accompanied by a great, worldwide revival. Do not be alarmed by the shaking – it is spoken of in scripture and must occur (see Hebrews 12:25-29). The agendas of evil governments, systems and institutions must be dealt with; this is occurring. In our nation, not only is the ineptitude of anti-American, anti-God forces being exposed, but it is being done in a way that also reveals their hypocrisy and lunacy. Continue to pray for this exposure to occur, as well as the great spiritual awakening. It’s coming.

Pray with me:

Father, though it seems to some that America and the Church have fallen so low there is no hope of redemption, we know You still reign. Your eternal plan of the ages has not changed. You’ve not altered the purposes and intentions You breathed and prophesied into the church or our nation. You are now calling both back into alignment with Your original plans.

Though darkness has covered the earth and gross darkness has shrouded many people, You have released a redemptive sound that is stirring and awakening the body of Christ. Out of the ashes we are rising to shine with the unavoidable light of Your transforming glory. You have clothed us with Your righteousness and filled us with Your Spirit. We are now emerging with the wisdom to utilize the weapons of our warfare. These weapons are not carnal, but mighty through You, our God, to pull down every stronghold and break the powers of hell attempting to stop this redemptive movement. We will work with Holy Spirit as He guides us according to Your great wisdom. We will stand under the weight of Your glory, and those who sit in darkness will see it and be drawn to Your great light. They’ll be changed by the redeeming power of salvation through Your Son, Jesus! And in His name and authority, we pray, amen.

Our decree:

The Lord is reigniting His church with the fire of His glory, and we will shine with undeniable signs, wonders, and miracles as He stretches forth His hand through us to make Himself known. The redemptive movement has started, and hell cannot stop it!

Much of today’s post was contributed by Gina Gholston. Portions were taken from her book, Dreams of Awakening. You can find out more about Gina here.

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Healing the Breaches of History

Holy Spirit is aligning the nations and the spiritual realm, preparing them for His coming outpouring. Yesterday I read a word from Dr. Scott Reese which spoke of this. Scott used an allegory in which the earth had a spine encircling it. The spine had misalignments and diseased places; pain and suffering initiated from these locations. In the vision, God was healing and realigning points on the spine, much like a chiropractor would do for a person. I feel I need to elaborate more on this picture in today’s post.

In my book, An Appeal To Heaven, I write about alignment:

“Every family, race, and nation has painful chapters in their story - points on their historical timeline with which they would rather not be connected. America is no exception. As I sought the Lord regarding this, He began showing me that nations can disconnect from their ungodly past. Not only is this possible, but it is essential in order to attain a healthy future.

“To help me understand this, Holy Spirit led me to Hebrews 11:3, ‘By faith, we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.’ A more literal Greek translation of the first half of this verse is, ‘By faith, we understand that the ages (aions) have been properly connected or aligned (katartizo) by the spoken words of God…’ (my rendering). ‘Ages’ is the best translation of the Greek word aions.

“The Greek word I translated as ‘properly connected or aligned’ (katartizo), means ‘to put something into its proper position, alignment or connection.’ I mentioned this word yesterday. In biblical times, the ‘setting’ of a broken bone was katartizo, as was the ‘relocation’ of a dislocated joint; ‘mending’ a torn net was, as well. The ‘restoration’ of a fallen brother or sister in scripture is also this word. Generally speaking, katartizo means to properly position a person or thing, whether at its inception or as a restoration. The reason it is at times translated as ‘prepared’ is because properly positioning something, as in the spine, ‘prepares’ it for use.

Breaches in History

“Interestingly, this verse in Hebrews 11:3 tells us God connected or aligned the ages or seasons of time. In other words, He declared the general flow of history and how each age would connect to the next. Isaiah 46:10 says He declared ‘the end from the beginning.’ Also, knowing the effects of Adam’s sin and fallen humankind’s consequent sinful nature, God knew there would be ‘dislocations’ and ‘breaches’ in history’s timeline. Like potholes after a hard winter, His original, decreed connections would need seasons of repair. Defilement would come. Pain would then flow through history’s breaches, creating the need for restoration and healing - katartizo. God knew, for example, that innocent blood would be shed, abuses would transpire, idolatry would take place, covenants would be broken, slavery would occur, and a host of other sins would interrupt His original plan.

“These breaches in the timeline would mandate restorations, reformations and reconnections to His predetermined plan. Therefore, God not only declared the aligning of the ages, but where He knew it would be necessary, He also decreed their realignment, the healing of history. The fact that God heals history can be seen in Isaiah 58:12.

‘And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise

up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the

breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.’

“This verse clearly states that God heals, mends, and restores (katartizo) history. He doesn’t simply ignore history’s breaches and ‘move on.’ We humans engage in denial at times, because it seems to alleviate the pain. God, however, does not. His plan, as Isaiah said, is always to ‘rebuild…raise up…repair…restore’ the broken timelines. As Scott said, He realigns a nation’s spine. The mending of these breaks allows the pain of the past to heal, not simply be buried. Denial, as we know, only buries pain and causes the wound to remain unhealed. When this occurs, the pain will always resurface at some point in the future causing anger, violence, broken relationships and other expressions of dysfunctional behavior. Without true healing, this cycle of pain repeats itself generation after generation.

“Racism in America is a prime example. Because we have not tapped into God’s redemptive ability to heal and restore, pain is still flowing through our broken history. Our spine is misaligned. Katartizo, the realignment of the ages, hasn’t occurred. Therefore, each new age/generation has to continue dealing with the wound and pain. Government tries to heal the breach through laws and programs, but this will never succeed. Individuals attempt it by denouncing and condemning the injustices and prejudices, but this too, fails. Other misguided people espouse the ‘get over it’ or ‘move on’ approach. Meanwhile, the wound festers.

“Government and its well-meaning laws and programs can never heal history’s wounds or erase its sins. The insensitive ‘get over it’ crowd only offends, rubbing salt in an already painful wound; while the unhealed spokespersons of the wounded simply release more venom and hatred. These approaches only make the pain of the dislocation worse.

“However, Isaiah 58:12 makes clear that God does indeed heal the breaches of history, and He uses people. ‘Those from among you…’ is His plan. Katartizo is intended to happen through redeemed people as they understand and participate in God’s plan. We are the healers and peacemakers (Matthew 5:9). Through humility, repentance, prayer and fasting, God’s redemption occurs and history can be healed.”

In the powerful allegorical vision and prophecy God gave Scott, the damaged places on earth were pictured by an injured spine. Holy Spirit said He was coming to heal many of those places, realigning that which had been damaged through sin and rebellion. I am confident that in the coming revival, people and cultures will be healed of yesterday’s pain and bondage, allowing God’s life and blessing to flow through katartizo’d joints.

Pray with me:

Lord, we are encouraged by the words You are releasing through prophetic people. We realize that evil will continue to be released on earth until You return. We also know that when You return, there will be goat nations as well as sheep nations. Sadly, not everyone will be saved. However, many will be. Millions and millions more people will come into Your family before the end takes place. You will have people in heaven from every tribe, tongue, and nation.

We lay hold of this word regarding You realigning portions of the earth. We pray for those in bondage to sin, false beliefs, and idolatry. We ask for healing from the fruit of this: hunger, disease, oppression, and suffering on so many levels. Most of all, we ask for salvation. We ask for the spirit of revelation to open the eyes of millions around the world so that they might hear and understand the Gospel and clearly see Christ. Heal the spine of many nations and people.

We pray for America. We ask for the healing of our apostate nation. Put us on Your adjustment table. Twist, push, pull, and maneuver in whatever ways necessary in order to realign us. Deliver us from lying, agenda-driven educators, media outlets, and government officials. Bring cleansing and adjustment to the church. And light the greatest revival fire earth has ever seen in the young generation here and around the world.

Lastly, Father, we pray for men and fathers on this Father’s Day weekend. May there come a seismic shift and awakening to men. Give us the greatest revival among men we have ever seen or experienced. Strengthen fathers and husbands to be the men you need them to be. Encourage them.

We pray all of these things in the wonderful name of Jesus. Amen.

Our decree:

We decree that a divine shift is occurring in the earth, realigning people and nations to Jesus Christ.

Portions of today’s post were taken from my book An Appeal to Heaven.

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Heaven’s Healing Adjustment

Is Holy Spirit aligning the nations and the spiritual realm, preparing them for His coming outpouring? The prophetic vision and word given to Dr. Scott Reece a few days ago suggest that He is. I read Scott’s word the same day I received my brother, Tim Sheets’ word, which I read on yesterday’s post. Tim said a fresh Pentecostal outpouring of Holy Spirit has begun, assisted by a multitude of angels. He also spoke of the rumbling sound this was releasing in the spiritual realm, which he could “hear” with his spiritual ears (Revelation 3:22). Elijah spoke of hearing with his spiritual ears in I Kings 18:41: “I hear the sound of an abundance of rain.”

When Elijah said this, there was as yet no natural sound from a storm or rain. He was hearing prophetically. Prior to this, the prophet had heard from God that rain was coming (verse 1). He now sensed and discerned spiritually that this was imminent. Likewise, prophets today are hearing a sound, the sound of spiritual rain. Just before receiving Tim’s word, another prophet sent me a dream and word about “hearing” this sound of revival. As this person preached on the dream and word, the service was interrupted by a loud, explosive power surge. I will share this report with you on Monday’s post. I believe that hers, Tim’s, and the following word are all related.

Holy Spirit gave Scott Reece this prophetic word in the form of a fascinating allegory. (An example of a spiritual allegory would be C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia.) He uses the concept of spinal alignment to picture the earth being in or out of proper alignment with God. This is especially fascinating to me due to a biblical Greek word I have studied. Katartizo means to be properly aligned, positioned, and connected. It is the word for “mending” nets (Matthew 4:21), “restoring” fallen brothers and sisters (Galatians 6:1), or “setting” a broken bone. This would also be the word for resetting a dislocated joint. This allegorical picture of our planet’s dislocation and disconnection from God is biblical and powerful. Scott says:

“The Lord showed me the earth with a spine completely encircling it. Certain points of the spine were twisted, distorted, curved, and out of alignment. Out of those damaged places flowed toxicities, sin, and pollution of every kind.

“The earth’s spine was a gathering point and often a place of intense warfare. Around portions of the spine were different, strategic strongholds. These places were the source of global poverty, wars, rumors of wars, demonic strategies of bondage, perversions, slavery, abortion, crime, pornography, dominance, greed, corrupt politics, confusion, carnal religion, diseases, and death.

“Other places along the spine were in perfect order and alignment; these possessed God’s ruling, governmental authority. From them, the purposes and will of God were determined, decreed, and released throughout the earth. In those places, the sovereign reign and rule of God had been established by women and men of God, which brought spiritual order to the earth.

“This divine order was the result of obedience that manifested in a variety of ways: intercession, preaching the word, prophecy, evangelism, apostolic authority - all resulting in revival that brought divine alignment to that region of the spine. Also, in each of those “aligned” places, superior air authority had been established and the atmosphere over them had become secured airspace which the demonic was not allowed to enter. They became heavenly portals reaching completely from heaven to earth. Those aligned places were ‘vavs’ (a Hebrew word which, among other things, has the symbolic meaning of connecting heaven and earth) through which heavenly activity flowed freely. Demons avoided those places at all costs.

“Therefore, in the vision, the battle was for the spine. As went the spine, so went the earth. Whoever controlled it, controlled the physical and spiritual destinies of millions of people. Because of this, attempts were made to cause actions that produced either alignment or misalignment. The very first twisting and misalignment of the earthly spine occurred as a result of Adam’s betrayal in the garden of Eden.”

Scott then shares prophetically, “I’m hearing the Lord say that the earth belongs to Him and He is raising up an Ekklesia that will walk in a new level of understanding. This revelation of authority, anointing, and their assignment will enable the Ekklesia to bring alignment to the global spine.

“The earth is going through a major, spiritual chiropractic adjustment, bringing correction and alignment. As the spine comes into this order and alignment, the result will be a sustained global outpouring of Holy Spirit, a revival that cannot be quenched.

“Demonic entities are being dislodged and twisted theologies are being exposed. The revelation of the church as Christ’s Ekklesia is revealing the twisted lies of demonic religious teachings that were used to keep the spine out of alignment.”

Scott then continues relating the vision. “I also saw much intercession aimed at the spine. As the prayers and decrees were hurtling through the atmosphere, they were joined by other intercessory decrees being released, which caused them to pick up speed, power, and authority. As angels saw the rapid movement and increased momentum of this intercessory weapon, they released decrees from past ages that had been held for ‘such a time as this.’ This caused the release of a supernatural synchronization and synergy.

“As the decrees picked up speed, momentum, authority, and anointing, demonic sentinels attempted to sound a warning - but to no avail. As the empowered decrees hit regions of misalignment demons were dislodged, strongholds were broken, hiding places of evil were revealed, dens of iniquity were exposed and demonic entities were scattered into the outer regions of darkness. Demon princes who sat on thrones of deception, iniquities, and lies were cast down. The suddenness of the attack caught them off guard. Confusion disrupted and scattered the demonic powers that had ruled. Once they were dislodged from the earth’s atmosphere, they were not allowed back in.

“Immediately behind the intercessory missiles were warring angels, on the specific assignment of bringing order and alignment. They engaged in warfare against strong demons of resistance, but the battles were won swiftly because the demons were significantly outnumbered and outmatched.

“The last activity of this angelic host was a heavenly chiropractic correction of the earth’s spine. They gathered on both sides of the spine and began to push, empowered by the Ekklesia’s intercession. The spine was enormous and severely twisted, but as they pushed, the creative breath of Holy Spirit blew, bringing alignment and order to the spine.”

Scott concludes by saying, “Strategic alignment is now occurring around the globe. The Ekklesia is responding, order will be established and a sustained global awakening will occur - the result of proper spiritual alignment.”

Pray with me:

Father, we thank You for the sound being released into the spiritual atmosphere of the earth. It is the sound of rain, the sound of angels’ wings, the sound of bones coming together, and the sound of great harvest.

We thank You for the great realignment with You that occurred through the Cross. We ask for the power of this to be released throughout the earth in a mighty way. Heal humanity’s crooked and misaligned “spine.” We believe this is happening through the power of Holy Spirit, the prayers of the church, and the work of angelic forces.

Send another great Pentecost wind of Holy Spirit to the world. Let it be the greatest and most powerful wind of Your Spirit the earth has ever experienced. We believe this is coming and we agree in prayer now for the manifestation, in Christ’s name. Amen.

Our decree:

We decree that Heaven’s healing adjustment is being made to the earth. Millions will be restored to Yahweh.

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