During a personal prayer retreat before Rosh Hashanah 5783, I experienced profound encounters in the glory of God. I heard the Lord saying repeatedly, "There's glory in the SOUND!"
Just as immersion rapidly births language fluency, so total immersion in the sound of God's Kingdom produces glory. Hearing the Word, praying in the Spirit and worshiping produces supernatural acceleration in you! It deafens the enemy and releases the cloud of God's glory.
Faster Than the Speed of Sound
God began speaking to me about supersonic speed in aircraft. Mach 1 (or faster) breaks the sound barrier, causing thunderous, supersonic "booms" that may exceed over 200 decibels. The high pressure created also produces a visible vapor cloud.
I believe God is calling His Body into immersive, supersonic experiences of His glory through sound. I have felt the heavy "cloud" of God's glory resting close in recent days; it is the "first fruits" of a glory outpouring that will cover the earth and displace all of God's enemies!
The Lord showed me that those who abide in His cloud of glory through the Spirit will be sent on Kingdom assignments to rapidly rout the enemy. Working from the glory realm and praying unified in the Spirit, these Believers will move faster than the speed of sound. They will accelerate and be undetected, hitting targets faster than the enemy can locate them.
Remaining Inside the Sound of God's Glory
It is essential to remain "inside the sound" of God's voice this year! The promise of God's presence through praise still stands. You have the ability to change both hearts and atmospheres through your worship! Praying in the Spirit is a key that will open the door to Heaven's glory, enabling you to walk safely through increasing spiritual warfare. (See Psalm 149:5-9.)
To illustrate this idea, the Lord took me in a vision to the foot of His Cross. Jesus asked me what I thought sustained Him during the worst pain of His life. I responded with a verse from Hebrews, saying He had done it "for the joy set before Him." (See Hebrews 12:2.)
But there was something more: The Son of Man relied on the power of the sound of His Father's voice to create perseverance in His time of need. Though Christ experienced the pain of separation from God: "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (See Psalm 22:1.) He also experienced the reassuring comfort of the Holy Spirit: "You have answered Me!" (See Psalm 22:21.) End-time Believers can allow that same sound to sustain them!
Sound Is Your Supply Line
Both Jacob and John saw angels ascending and descending between Heaven and Earth in obedience to the Word of God. Jacob saw an open portal with angels on a ladder; John saw that Jesus WAS the "ladder," the Word on which angels travel. (See Genesis 28:12; John 1:51.)
Angels will interact with you more and more as you speak God's words over your life. That sound is your supply line between Heaven and Earth. (Photo via Stockfreedotorg)
Do not neglect to decree God's powerful words! Be aware that releasing the sound of negativity into your atmosphere cuts off your supply lines and can cause negative things to happen.
The enemy tries to use sound and resonance to disrupt the atmosphere. Once a worshiper himself in God's glory realm, satan has a "Master's degree" in the effects of sound waves and resonance on the atmosphere. Yet as a fallen creature, he can only distort, not create. His sounds are counterfeit and dissonant.
There is a strong emphasis in the spirit on the power of our words. The Lord reminded me of the old expression: "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" He rephrased it, saying, "If you can't speak by the Spirit, don't speak at all!" God is looking for Believers who speak ONLY as they are moved by the Holy Spirit. It is better to remain silent than to let the enemy use your words against you!
Presence Into Glory
Walking in the FULLNESS of Christ and the corporate experience of His glory realm is going to become commonplace for Believers who choose lifestyles of holiness and hope, trust and love. It is time for the Church at large to move from subjective experiences of God's presence to corporate experiences of His glory!
Encounters with God's weighty glory will increase this year, along with angelic visitations and supernatural encounters that enable Believers to overcome the burden of the enemy's attacks. Yet as opposition increases, it will be necessary to fight for God's glorious presence! (See Hebrews 4:11.)
Immersion into the sound of God's Kingdom will move Believers rapidly from subjective, Presence-based ministry to corporate, glory-filled encounters. The sound of God's voice penetrates the heart's rocky barriers of self-defense, breaking open what even the most skilled counselors have not been able to unearth.
As you decree what you hear from God, the thunder of His voice, intertwined with your own, will shatter internal barriers, bringing miracles of salvation, healing and deliverance. External bureaucratic forces that seem to have caused delays will suddenly be removed and replaced by Kingdom governance. This "Kingdom upgrade" will be a fulfillment of the words of Isaiah 9:7: "Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end..."
There Is Glory Embedded in Your DNA!
Some of you will receive surprise invitations to sit down and talk with your enemies this year. Like Ananias, who was sent to heal Saul, your willingness to trust God's goodness in such situations will result in both protection and promotion. Showing mercy to your enemies through the presence of God is a key to your breakthrough into the glory realm.
In a vision, I saw a plate with four sweet samples of food on it, each with its own tasting spoon. The Lord spoke, saying that some of you reading these words will find yourselves presented with up to four possible choices concerning your future. There will be no "wrong" options! You are free to "sample" any of the offerings He places before you. Whichever one you choose will turn out to be a viable path for you. God will do this to reveal His multifaceted wisdom. You will "taste and see" His goodness and sweetness, being empowered by His trust!
I heard the Lord say, "I have written My genetic 'source code' into your DNA through My Blood. You cannot 'lose' Me! I have embedded My glory in you. Future generations will forever be influenced by My goodness to you!"
Weakness Transformed Into Wisdom
I later encountered the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord and the Spirit of Wisdom, and heard, "I am turning weakness into wisdom."
The sound of wisdom's voice is calling loudly this year at the entrance to every heart's door. The wise will hear the sound of wisdom's upward call, ascending to that ancient "intersection" of Earth's and Heaven's paths through prayer (Matthew 6:9-10). Only here do you gain perspective and learn to govern from glory!
I believe that weaknesses in many areas, like ignorance or deception, will be exchanged for the wisdom of God. This will help us navigate deepening levels of corruption and perversion in every sphere.
Where you send your children to school, how you vote, and how you take care of your physical body are increasingly critical issues that require nothing less than the wisdom of God to preserve your life and legacy! Ecclesiastes 7:12 says that wisdom has the power to protect your life. (Photo via Flickr)
Exchanging Beauty for Ashes
Deliverance will also come to individuals as God puts an end to the enemy's "trading" within the soul, exchanging lies for truth and captivity for freedom.
Jesus is restoring the "beauty of holiness" to His wounded ones! He is healing the traumatized, giving beauty for ashes. It is no accident that the first healing after Pentecost happened at the gate called "Beautiful" in Jerusalem!
A Great Awakening of Holiness and Hope
Holy roots of hope and love are coming to maturity in lovers of God. The Lord is refining and marking His remnant as holy to the Lord.
As diseased or compromised branches and trees are removed from the spiritual landscape, not only will the Body be able to see with greater clarity, but seekers will also notice the enduring legacy of faith. Authentic faith, enduring hope and lasting love will be signs and wonders to a world devastated by public failures.
A "great awakening" of hope will counter the dullness and deadness the enemy has used to shroud wounded souls. After a difficult season of corporate failures and offenses, Christ's Body will, "with one mind," glorify and praise God, "...knowing that this is a critical time. It is already the hour for you to awaken from your sleep [of spiritual complacency]; for our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed [in Christ]" (Romans 13:11).
The Passion Translation words this exhortation even more clearly: "To live like this (in love) is all the more urgent, for time is running out and you know it is a strategic hour in human history. It is time for us to wake up! For our full salvation is nearer now than when we first believed" (Romans 13:11, emphasis added).
The meaning of the name "Israel" is "God prevails." Governing in God's glory requires a heart that is first yielded to God's presence, then submitted to His ways. Move beyond seeking God just for information and revelation! Pursue intimate, corporate knowledge of Him in all His multifaceted wisdom! Counter the pressure of the enemy by pressing into the Father of glory. Speak only as you are led by the Spirit of glory!
Throne-room sounds release glory, and glory releases provision to the saints. May the sound of God's voice propel you into your destiny. May you live in the glory realm!
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Deborah Perkins¬†is a seasoned prophetic author, speaker, and intercessor with more than 35 years of ministry experience across denominations. Her passion is to communicate God's heart for His people, equipping and restoring individuals to minister more strategically in the fullness of the Spirit of God. Through Bible teaching, Spirit-led prayer, and prophetic counsel, Deborah has mentored both ministry and marketplace leaders to deepen their relationship with God. After a radical, extended visitation with the glory of God, Deborah is now working to expand the House of Prayer movement, establishing sacred spaces for inner healing, personal retreats, and corporate worship gatherings throughout New England. She and her husband Kevan have three wonderful, grown boys, and love raising bees and chickens in their spare time. To connect with Deborah, visit HisInscriptions.com/Contact.
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