by JoAnn McFatter
There is at all times a sound being released from earth to heaven as well as from heaven to earth – a divine exchange, so to speak. In the unseen realm, it is in the form of energy patterns, waves, particles and though the vast majority of it is not heard with our natural ear, it is sensed by us because we are part of this existence. What is coming from our end is “heard” by God, and I believe that He has an ever flowing response back to us that we need to be aware of and “tune into” with our spirit man so as to tap into that constant communion we can have with Him. We often refer to it, as does Scripture, as “spirit to spirit, deep to deep”.
In John 17, Jesus prays concerning our oneness with Him, “…that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me.” Regardless of whether or not we are conscious of it, without that constant exchange this world as we know it would not even exist… “in Him all things consist.”
When God set up this whole existence of ours, He put it all in motion with the release of His sound, His Word, “Let there be Light.”
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend
[overcome] it. John 1:1-5.
Science is only just now catching up with the Word, but what they are discovering these days, especially in the quantum world of physics, is absolutely amazing as it pertains to scripture.
He released His sound, His Word out of Eternity and by It all of this that we experience and all that has been experienced in all of history, along with what is to come is held together by It. Science calls it the zero energy point which is at the very center of the smallest particle. It is what keeps everything from collapsing all around us. Jesus is the fleshly Manifestation of that Word – He IS the Word.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:15-17
It is all held together by Him, again, “…and in Him all things consist”. I had to look up that word “consist.” I’ve heard this passage misquoted many times – I’VE misquoted this passage myself because of the way I’ve heard it said so often as “all things exist,” rather than “consist.” So I looked up the word consist because Holy Spirit used that word specifically and the misquote drew my attention to it. The word consist means to be made up or composed, to be comprised or contained, to exist together or be capable of existing together. I found that very interesting – all of this is made capable of existing together only in Him.
I wanted to lay a scriptural foundation for some of what I wanted to say so that we don’t get tripped up by some of the terminology I need to use to help unravel a bit of the mystery of this divine exchange of sound between heaven and earth. This is in order to move into a focus on the coming sounds of worship being released to Heaven by way of intercession, hope, holy anticipation, faith, good works, etc., as well as the sounds of response from heaven to earth in the way of signs and wonders, manifestations, angelic participation, revelation being released, etc. that are coming our way – the sounds of Heaven invading earth. There is a sound of BREAKTHROUGH being released from Heaven in this hour that I believe can even be activated by our sounds of worship mixed with the sound of faith here on the earth. Our agreement with Heaven’s agenda will truly affect the outcome.
It may be strange to hear the phrase, “the sound of faith” or “the sound of good works,” but energy that is released from these things really does have a sound. Worship is a sound, whether it be audible or inaudible to our natural ear, flowing from us to the Father. When we direct our hearts, our intent toward Him, even when we don’t verbalize it, there are waves and/or vibrations that are released into the atmosphere that He sees, smells, hears, tastes – that He receives unto Himself. Obviously, Scripture uses metaphor to describe the exchange between God and His creation – “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Our prayers are as an incense unto Him and He “fills His nostrils” with it. There are so many examples. But if you were to really look at what is happening at a subatomic level, that unseen realm, our words and sounds are releasing energy into the atmosphere that everything around us is affected by.
I am reminded of something Neville Johnson (a father to the body of Christ in matters of the Spirit) shared in a teaching session. He went through a period of time, I believe several months, where the Lord caused him to see and smell the spirit realm – particularly, the realm of emotions. He actually saw the colors and smelled the fragrance that was released from people as they entertained emotions. If a person was angry he saw red coming from them with a foul scent accompanying it. Jealousy in a person released a greenish grey color, again with a particular foul smell. The most fowl scent of all came with self-pity. Demons would see and smell it and flock to the person to fuel the emotion. It worked as well on the flip side of that. Positive emotions released particular colors and pleasant fragrances, causing angels to come. My point is that we see, hear and sense only in part what is taking place in the unseen realm. Actually, Neville begged God to “turn it off” because it was driving him crazy to be constantly aware of all of this. God is constantly aware of all of this, and even more, in all of creation at all times.
I remember John Paul Jackson relaying an experience he had in heaven during a visitation. He said every fiber of his being was illuminated as if it were alive and he was conscious of how everything in his body was connected – even things science and the medical field are not yet aware of. In his thoughts he knew that God was that aware of every aspect of creation at all times – every blade of grass, every particle of every atom, as well as every creature, every human on the earth – not to mention the things of heaven. What we say and what we do does not go unnoticed by God. Every intent of our heart, every action, every word, every song, it’s all “breathed in,” so to speak, by God. John Paul went on to say that when a word was released in heaven, with it came music, fragrance, a color of light and a numerical equation. I was undone by that statement, as I had been studying physics, light, sound, color, etc. for a couple of years at that point and wasn’t even sure why. I would go to the book store, stand in front of the physics/science section and throw my arms up to God, saying “What !?!? What am I doing here?!” Then a couple of titles would catch my eye and I would buy the books and go home and try to read them. Well, when John Paul mentioned the numerical equation with each word I just started sobbing. That’s what physics is all about – mathematical equations! My heart was so relieved, thinking, “This is You, God. You really are behind this!” Many of you have that same sigh of relief, “I’m not going crazy after all and I am hearing God on all of this.” I can’t tell you how many people have said the same thing to me in the last few years – God is up to something! Something’s up in the Spirit and it’s a spirit to spirit understanding that He is giving us in this hour. Things have escalated drastically and there is a divine acceleration going on. I liken it to an earthquake. If you were to say that the end of time as we know it is the epicenter of the quake, then the closer we get to it the stronger and faster the ripples will be that pull us toward it. God is going to be releasing understanding at a greater pace. We are going to be much more acclimated to the unseen realm and I believe we will be more able to sense and discern what is happening there as a result of our actions and our words. We will see and hear more clearly His response and heaven’s response, as we become more skilled in the ways of the spirit and the unseen realm.
I am setting the stage to move into some explanation of just how our words, our actions, our worship affect the unseen realm. The church is finally exploring that which was meant for us as believers from the beginning of time. We lost the understanding of His ways as we trusted more and more in the thoughts and ways of man….the opinions and traditional way of thinking in Greek-based philosophy.
We need to begin to pray and ask for the fullness of God to be released in our spirits, that we might be enlightened to the way He meant for us to walk with Him even on this earth. He said He would have those who worship Him in spirit and in truth.
There really is something on the horizon in the not so very distant distance. Worship will be key in releasing much of this. It will be used to change the atmosphere for the Light to penetrate the darkness “and the darkness will not comprehend [overcome] it.” As He is lifted up He will draw all men unto Him. God is unlocking mysteries and allowing us to peer into things we’ve not understood until now. In part 2 of this article I want to go into the nature of sound and how our words, our intent of heart, impacts the atmosphere. The Lord set it all up in the very beginning with the release of the “let there be light” and we are just beginning to catch a glimpse of what that is.
There is a line in a song that He gave me that goes, “Breaking the sound barrier, breaking the barrier of sound between heaven and the ground.” We’ve got to get in touch with the power of our words and, yes, even the intent of our hearts. As we align ourselves with the “sound of heaven” these things will begin to manifest on the earth.
grace grace – JoAnn McFatter
Releasing Breakthrough Conference
Our upcoming conference July 23-25 is progressing well. There has been much excitement generated concerning this season of church history. We certainly appreciate the many people who are committing times of prayer for the conference.
We are expecting a capacity crowd, but more importantly a manifestation of the Holy Spirit for breakthrough.