There is a true sound from heaven that is being released. There is a sound in the earth that will increase. I believe the battle in 2 Sam. 5:18-25 holds a revelation of just what that should look like.
My prayer is that this article encourages your faith – so that you know you are closer than you first believed to your eternal existence. This is the journey the Lord took me through that inspired this painting – Baal Perazim.
“The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?”
And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.”
So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim. And they left their images there, and David and his men carried them away.
Then the Philistines went up once again and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. (valley of giants)Therefore David inquired of the Lord, and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” And David did so, as the Lord commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.”
—2 Samuel 5:18-25
This scripture is a great picture of the victory of the Lord’s return. David declares over the land which changes its realm of existence and purpose. It also sets the stage for the Lord’s return. On the second battle we see heaven engaged with the battle.
To inquirer of the Lord meant that lots were probably cast. It amazes me the amount of information David got from casting lots.
In the victory, the first thing David did was to rename the valley Baal Perizim. which means “master of breakthrough.” David describes the breakthrough like “the breakthrough of water”. He also gave all the credit to the Lord. This is the first restoration for the land The land now has been prepared for the influence of the kingdom of heaven.
Secondly he destroyed the Philistine idols.( the King James version says they were burned) Most importantly David inquired of the Lord. David was given specific strategy and position. , “You shall not go up; circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly. For then the Lord will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.”
I am not sure if there is a natural phenomenon with the mulberry trees or not. Know this – the sound drove the Philistines out. This was a heaven encounter with a heavenly army. The Arabic states the sound of marching was the sound of horses’ hooves, like an army advancing in battle. It would do us all good to know that each of us releases a sound that beckons the kingdom of heaven. The reality is that there are more of us than there are of them for we are of the kingdom of heaven.
As a young believer, 10 years ago, I had an encounter with the Lord. I needed to get up at a certain time to make a meeting. I asked the Holy Spirit to wake me on time. I was awakened out of a deep sleep by a trillion voices in water. They were all speaking my name simultaneously. I answered and darted up as if it was a normal voice waking me up. When I realized it was a supernatural encounter I stood frozen in my tracks. It was the voice and voices of many waters.
Revelation 1:15 says “His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.” What I heard was a solo and a multitude of voices. It was like a song, although it was one word. “Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” (Revelation 19:6)
I began to realize there is a finished work in heaven that we can join with in unity. Two years ago, as I was in my hotel room in New York, I got this word “I also heard the sound of their ‘wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings’. ( Ezekiel 1:24) Are the Cherubim multiple beings? Are the connected to the great cloud of witnesses? Are these the righteous made perfect? “
Then the Lord gave me this utterance – a mystery in a rhyme–
“There is a true sound being released. It comes from you the body and it will increase.
Much can be said but more needs to be herd. The sound of heaven is in a one note return.
The sound is in the waters, It Is in the cherubim wings, a mighty rushing wind, a seven fold expression, a sound of a spring.
Unity of the waters is in the wings. It is the sound of the All Mighty, the soon coming King.
The sound is in the wings and releases the breath; the spirit is in the wheels so you go to what is next.
The key is the sound of A, It is from eternity past. The aleph to tav the beginning and the end
The sound will carry you. You will be in two places at the same time. The everlasting is substance, it is just about time.”
I understand we are a finished work catching up with eternity past. We also have a tangible existence of our future. The sound in us can change a whole dimensional realm of existence. We can join with the kingdom of heaven
I am not sure how I came upon it, but the Lord lead me to another scripture. “ And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.” (2 Cor. 12: 3-5. )
Paul was explaining to the Corinthians about an encounter fourteen years ago. I find it interesting he would not boast of himself but of the one he was communicating with. Was this a finished work of Paul himself? After all this was a man in Christ and not Christ himself. God knows.
The word that I would like to break down is “inexpressible words” which is unsaid. Thayer gives a related word (Strong’s Concordance, G1) which is the first letter of the alphabet.” Alpha “ the beginning and the end. Words were not spoken, unspeakable ( on account of sacredness) This means they were not talking but understanding. As it turns out it comes from a derivative reho:
A primary verb; for some tenses of which a prolonged form ( ῥεύω rheuō ) is used; to flow (“run”, as water):—flow. It seems the sound was in the water. A given reference is John 7:37-38 “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
As a born again believer you have the sound of the eternal kingdom in you. The kingdom of God and the Lord of breakthrough.
“I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like sheep in the fold; Like a flock in the midst of its pasture. They will be noisy with men. The breaker goes up before them; They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, And the LORD at their head.”
— Micah 2:12,13