The Sound of the Lord – Paul L. Cox


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The Sound of The Lord


Years ago God taught me a valuable lesson.  After raising three children in our own home, my wife, Donna, and I had lost almost everything.  God had stripped us of much of our material possessions and we’d moved into a very small apartment with the only things we had left—a small loveseat, our bed, and an entertainment center.  Over and over it seemed that we were required to die completely to the world.  But then the Lord began to return everything that had been lost, and it began with a large financial gift which was more than I’d ever received in a year as an American Baptist pastor.   The same donor also gave us two additional large gifts.  Invited to meet with our benefactor for a meal, we traveled to the San Francisco Bay area with great anticipation of a wonderful time together.  Imagine our surprise when the first words out of his mouth were, “I don’t know why I gave you all that money.  You’ve not helped either me or my son.”  Now, that’s a real ‘squasher’ to a good meal.   I still remember that sinking feeling—like ‘oh, I need to get out of here.’  He later denied making such a statement—but Donna and I both heard it.  We returned to the home where we were staying and there was a prophet there (now, never hang out with prophets as they can be very annoying).  Donna went right to bed—she’d had it—and I looked awful.  I told the Lord, “I do this because of the fruit, and now there’s no fruit.”  But then my annoying, prophet-friend said to me, “You know what the Lord’s trying to tell you.”  I said, “No, I don’t.”  Back and forth we went, “yes, you do,” “no, I don’t,” “yes, you do,” until I finally admitted that I do know, and that the reason I do what I do is obedience to God, not because of the fruit that results.

With that experience in mind, I offer this account of new, God-given revelation out of obedience.  It is written in faith that He will use it for his honor and glory.  First a little background…

We spent New Years 2001 with a group of pastors in Hawaii.  During that time, the Lord gave me a prophetic word (something that doesn’t happen routinely) that revival in Hawaii would begin in 2004.  As soon as the word was spoken, I wondered, “Why did I say that?”  I was much relieved when I learned that this was not the first time such a word had been received.  Subsequently, I was invited to come back to Hawaii for New Years 2004.  So we returned to Hawaii, and thoroughly enjoyed the massive holiday celebration.  Then, two days later on Sunday morning, I woke up and realized that my body was vibrating.   We went to church and I spoke to a friend who reported that, sure enough, he was vibrating too.  Not understanding what was happening, I called one of our intercessors in Minnesota and she revealed that I was vibrating at 7 hertz per second, but she didn’t understand what it meant either.  Several weeks later, the frequency had increased to 14 hertz—and some time later to 48 hertz.  Finally, at a conference in May, I topped out at 440 hertz, the same frequency at which I vibrate now.  Again I called our intercessor, and she got the word “Palmoni.”  Interestingly, I’d just been reading The Bible Code by Chuck Missler, and he mentioned Palmoni (which means “a numberer of secrets”) as a Greek reference to “that certain one” in Daniel 8:1.  “Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking…”

It was time for some research on vibrations, and I soon discovered some amazing things.  It seems the earth is wrapped in a donut-shaped magnetic field with circular lines of magnetic flux that continually descend and emerge into the north to south poles.  The ionosphere, acting as an electromagnetic wave conductor 62 miles above the earth, consists of a layer of electrically charged particles that act as a shield from solar winds.  Natural waves are created as a result of electrical activity in the atmosphere which is thought to be caused by electrical storms.  Collectively, these waves are called the Shuman Resonance, with the strongest current registering at 7.8 hertz.  Remember, I was vibrating at 7 hertz in the beginning—in other words I was vibrating with the earth.  But we’re not meant to vibrate with the earth—we’re supposed to be in sync with the Lord.

Even more amazing is the fact that there are 64 basic elements in the ground that modulate, and they are the same basic 64 elements that are in our blood.  There is a relationship between our blood and geomagnetic waves.  The body vibrates normally and, in fact, there have been scientific studies that prove this.  In 2004 an article in the International Journal of Sports Medicine stated that when vibrations were applied very rapidly to muscles, muscles could be exercised to the same degree as if regularly exercised over a two-week period.

Next, I was given a copy of Molecules of Emotion by Candice B Pert, a medical doctor/researcher with the National Institute of Health.  She states:

The first component of the molecules of emotion is a molecule found on the surface of the cell in the body and brain called the opiate receptor.  The term receptor was used to refer to this hypothetical body component which allowed the drug to attach itself and thereby, in some mystical way, initiate a cascade of physiological changes.  The more flexible molecules respond to chemical clues by vibrating.  They wiggle, shimmy, and even hum as they change from one shape to another, often moving back and forth between two or three favorite shapes or conformations.  In the organism they are always found attached to a cell floating on the surface, oily outer boundary, or membrane.  Receptors have roots enmeshed in the fluid membrane, snaking back and forth across it several times, and reaching deep into the interior of the cell.  Basically, receptors function as sensing molecule scanners.  Just as our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, fingers, and skin act as sensor organs, so to do the receptors only on a cellular level.  They hover in the membranes of you cells, dancing and vibrating, waiting to pick up messages carried by other vibrating little creatures also made out of amino acids which come cruising along, perfusing the fluid surrounding the cell.  We like to describe these receptors as keyholes, although that is not altogether a precise term for something that is constantly moving and dancing in an erratic, vibrating way.

In other words, this molecule on the cell is the receptor that makes you feel better when you take certain medications.  The Bible says that all creation is groaning (a vibration) because of the fall, but it is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God.  We need to stop vibrating with the fallen creation and go back to where we were created to be.  This is not New Age mumbo jumbo—it’s scientific fact, and if we can vibrate with God we can be healthy.  As it is, we’re all messed up because of the fall.  Dr. Pert continues:

So if the flow of molecules is not directed by the brain, and the brain is just another natural point in the network, then we must ask where does the intelligence—the information that runs our body and mind—come from?  We know that information has an infinite ability to expand and increase and that it is beyond time and space, matter and energy.  Therefore, it cannot belong to the material world we apprehend with our senses, but must belong to its own realm, one that can experience as emotion the mind and the spirit.  Others call it God.

It is a scientific fact that our emotions are tied to something outside of ourselves.

What is it that flows between us all, linking and communicating, coordinating and integrating our many points?  It’s the emotions.  The emotions are the connectors flowing between individuals, moving among us as empathy, compassion, sorrow and joy.  I believe that the receptors on our cells even vibrate in response to the extra corporal peptide reaching, a phenomena that is analogous to the strings of a rusting violin resonating when another violin’s strings are played.

That’s called resonance.   You can strum a guitar in the key of C and another guitar will start vibrating in the same key.  Dr. Pert is saying that we are so connected that we actually are affecting each other, but that there’s also something outside all of us that is affecting us.

We call this emotional resonance, and it is a scientific fact that we can feel what others feel.  The oneness of all life is based on this simple reality—the molecules of emotion are all vibrating together.

So, if indeed we are all vibrating together, what are we vibrating with?

Another scientific fact that should be mentioned is Superstring Theory.  In physics this is called the theory of everything—it’s the theory that goes beyond quantum physics.  Quantum physics examines power packs—the atoms, the nucleus, etc.  Mathematicians have found that there are some math problems that cannot be solved with quantum physics.  However, Superstring Theory solves them, and the basic conclusion is that behind all matter is vibration.  This is Biblical.  God spoke (a vibration), and matter came into existence.  So, behind everything we see that’s physical, there is vibration.

Next, the Lord began giving us some scriptural insight into this vibration phenomenon. During a tent meeting in Idyllwild, CA, the worship leader asked me if I remembered 2 Chronicles, chapter 5.  I replied affirmatively, and commented that it’s an account of the dedication of Solomon’s temple—I’d even preached sermons on it.  Have you ever read something in the Bible but not really noticed what it said?  As I looked more closely at the passage, I realized this is amazing!  The words were right there—the same as ever—but I’d never seen them this way before.

And it came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without keeping to their divisions), and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the alter, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets—indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. (2 Chronicles 5:11-14, NKJV)

Let’s examine this passage: notice the phrase in verse 11, “without keeping to their divisions.”  Priests in the Old Testament were set up to minister in 24 divisions and would serve in teams, each division for 2 weeks, for a total of 48 weeks.  The remaining weeks would be feasts when all priests would be needed at the same time, serving all together.

Next we see that the singers and all of those with musical instruments “were as one, to make one sound.”  They did not sing a song—they made a sound.  They made a vibration, “to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord.”

Then they sang the words of praise, “For He is good, for his mercy endures forever.”  Look at what happened when they made this sound.  The Bible tells us that house of Lord was filled with a cloud of His glory, so much so that the priests could not continue ministering.  In other words, God showed up!

So, we see there’s a relationship between the sounds and the words and the glory coming.  Why did they say these particular words? I’ve meditated on this and I’ve come to understand that when life comes at us with all that it brings, our response must always be that his love endures forever if we want to experience His glory.

My little grandson, Cody, was born with cystic hygroma and was surgically cut from ear to ear when he was just 2 days old—his little face is deformed—but you see, “For he is good; His mercy endures forever.”

When a tragic auto accident injures or kills someone we love, we don’t ask, “Why did God do that?  We say, “For he is good, His mercy endures forever.”

When someone we love comes down with cancer or some other devastating disease, our response must be, “For he is good; His mercy endures forever.”

This contradicts everything the world says is true.  Just listen to what media said when the tsunami hit—or even what theologians said—they all claimed that God had his reasons.  That is a bunch of baloney!  Why don’t we blame the enemy for what the enemy does?  Why do we call such disasters acts of God?  You see, “For he is good; His mercy endures forever.”  It flies in the face of everything life dishes out—the priests sang, and God liked it because it was (and remains) the truth.

But there’s still more in this passage.  There were 120 trumpeters.  The only other place in the entire Bible where the number 120 is mentioned is in the Upper Room.  And what happened when 120 came together in unity?  The power of his Spirit fell. Think there might be correlation?  I do.  The English translation “one accord” in Acts 1:14 is from the Middle English and Old French word, “accorder” which is derived from a Latin word meaning “to be at one heart.”  The Greek word is homothumadon, which means “with one mind, with one accord, with one passion.”  It’s a unique word—used 12 times as the number of government in the New Testament, 10 of those times occurring in Acts, which helps us understand the uniqueness of Christian community.  Homothumadon is a compound of 2 words and means to rush along in unison.  “The image is almost musical.”

Think of vibrations as a number of notes or sounds, which while different, harmonize in pitch and tone as the instruments of a great concert blend together under direction of a concert master.  In much the same way, the Holy Spirit blends together the lives of the members of Christ’s church to be of one accord—it literally means to lock arms with one purpose.  It is unity.

In John we’re told that the Lord Jesus prayed that the Father would make his followers one so that the world would know that He was sent by the Father.  Unity is an amazing vehicle of evangelism, yet it’ s the hardest thing to maintain in a church.  Nevertheless, the Lord still wants us to become one.  Remember at the Tower when of Babel the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.  Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” (Genesis 11: 5-6)  Why?  It’s because, whether for good or bad, there’s a spiritual principle of unity.  What would happen if there was a church of Jesus Christ in a location that would finally come into complete unity?  I would declare that there’s no building in the world that could hold a church that size.  But we fight against it—we have our own opinions of how things should be done.  Still, the Lord wants us to be one.

A key passage in my life, first given prophetically in the early 1990s, and given again during a recent trip to Hawaii, is Psalm 133.  Look what happens when brothers dwell together in unity—the anointing flows.

Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments.  It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore. (NKJV)

After I had given this sermon in Kaneohe, a man came up to me and said the Lord had told him to give a specific amount during the love offering that was taken for me before I had preached.  The amount was $133.12.  He asked the Lord why that amount and the Lord told him to go to Psalm 133:1 and 2.  The Lord had confirmed in a miraculous way what He had been teaching me.

Let me tie all this together.  I originally started vibrating 7 hertz—and now I’m at 440 hertz—this is the key of A.  An interesting fact about the key of A is that it’s used to tune musical instruments internationally.  I cannot prove it, but I believe this is the sound that they made at the temple dedication—remember they sang the sound and in the sound the words proclaimed, “for he is good and his love endures forever.”  The word for love refers to the covenant love of God.

As the vibrating continued, I began discerning Palmoni, and some people also started seeing Palmoni, describing them as a vibrating, living columns.  We were sharing this information in a meeting at Aslan’s Place and a lady who is an intercessor who lives two hours away called in the morning with a passage with something about columns (I like it when God sends this kind of confirmation because I often feel I’m walking off a cliff falling into craziness—it’s all by faith).  It was 1 Kings 7:15-21, regarding the construction of the temple;

And he cast two pillars of bronze, each one eighteen cubits high, and a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of each.  Then he made two capitals of cast bronze, to set on top of the pillars.  The height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.  He made a lattice network, with wreaths of chainwork, for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars: seven chains for one capital and seven for the other capital.  So he made the pillars, and two rows of pomegranates above the network all around to cover the capitals that were on top; and thus he did for the other capital.  The capitals which were on top of the pillars in the hall were in the shape of lilies, four cubits.  The capitals on the two pillars also had pomegranates above, by the convex surface which was next to the network; and there were two hundred such pomegranates in rows on each of the capitals all around.  Then he set up the pillars by the vestibule of the temple; he set up the pillar on the right and called its name Jachin, and he set up the pillar on the left and called it’s name Boaz. (NKJV)

Jachen means, “he shall establish it,” and Boaz means, “the strength of youth.”  So, there are two columns with these names that appear to be two freestanding columns in the temple.  When these pillars (or Palmoni) show up in our meetings, we have people walk through them so God can re-tune them to vibrate with him.  This sounds bizarre, especially for people like me who are Baptists!  But, it works.  Look at this passage from Colossians 1 as recorded in The Message. 

We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created.  For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.  And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.  He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end.  From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone.  So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding.  Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the Cross.

Let me remind you of my opening example of the lesson the Lord taught me—we do this by faith.  And, we now have had two people, both women with Dissociative Identity Disorder, who were totally integrated when they walked through the columns.  We’ve also seen people healed.  This is a new kind of deliverance—whenever we do this people go through a new level of deliverance.  This testimony of one woman is amazing.

In 2002 the Lord revealed to me that I had Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.  My prayer counselor and I spent a year inviting my different parts to come out of hiding and tell their stories.  That was when I found out that my family had been involved with the occult when I was very young.  Satanic ritual abuse was the cause of my dissociation.  We then spent a year and a half bringing healing to my memories and parts.  My husband and I had attended a Paul Cox discernment conference in Kitchner, Ontario, Canada, and were regularly removing objects off each other’s bodies.  We were excited to hear that Paul would be in New Jersey in December of 2004 and that God wanted us to attend.  My life was forever changed.  The presence of God was filling the meeting hall, and like the priests in 2 Chronicles, chapter 5, I was not able to stand.  One of the times I fell to the floor we had entered into God’s heavenly places.  I went into a room of tears, and for the first time in my life I was able to scream at God.  I have since cried buckets of tears—this was a great gift of healing from God to me.  The next day Paul spoke on the superstring theory and how we need as the body of Christ to be returned to vibrate in unison.  Paul mentioned that at one of his conferences someone with DID was integrated during a time of worship where all present sang 2 Chronicles 5:13, “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever.”  I prayed, “God if you want to unify me, I receive that.”  We then began to sing that as God put the tune in our heads—the Lord is good, his love endures forever; the Lord is good, his love endures forever,” over and over again.  God spoke to me as I lay on the floor.  He said I no longer needed my stuffed animals nor did I need to pray SRA protection prayers anymore.  I knew I had been integrated, united and made whole.  I praise God for his mercy and his grace to me.  He preserved my life and restored me to his original creation.  I no longer hear voices, I can read the Bible with comprehension and focus, I can laugh and cry, I can sing a new song.

Years ago I read a little paragraph by a woman author—unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the book.  She said, “Why is it that we come to church as if children playing with chemistry sets.  Should we not rather come to church with crash helmets and seat belts?  For perhaps the Living God might come and visit His church.”

The Bible says that when they sang the sound the priests did not stand.  We are a royal priesthood, and he wants to retune us to vibrate in unison with him.  Let us act in faith.  Let us not limit our God.  We never know what God’s going to do, but we do know that if we’re in vibrant harmony with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords l something is going to change within us.


About Paul L. Cox

Paul L. Cox is co-director of Aslan’s Place, a ministry center dedicated to bringing freedom and wholeness to the wounded and captive. It also brings training and equipping to the body of Christ for spiritual warfare. Paul is a graduate of the California Graduate School of Theology where he earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree. As an ordained American Baptist pastor Paul ministered at several churches as senior pastor. He is committed to prayer ministry that brings freedom through generational deliverance. In order to share the revelation and insights the Holy Spirit has imparted, he and his wife, Donna founded Aslan’s Place in 1999. This facility in Apple Valley, California not only serves as an individual ministry center, but also a training and seminar center. Many people are growing in freedom an d the Holy Spirit as a result of ministry at Aslan’s Place. The ministry given is Biblically based and Holy Spirit led. As a result of their heart for the nations, Paul and Donna have also had the privilege of ministering at many of the major ministry centers around the world such as Rivergate Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, Canada, Hope for Munich, Germany and several others worldwide. Aslan’s Place has also participated in several mission outreaches to Argentina. It is Paul's heart to continue to learn from the Holy Spirit and the body of Christ and to share openly what the Spirit is teaching him.