Those Mysterious Sounds
By Christine Cartwright
Goosebumps chased each other up and down my arms and legs. My limp and needing-to-be-washed short brown hair stood up anyway. “What in the world was that?” I asked to an empty house, aloud.
On a cool late fall day in 2011, while sitting on my loveseat in the family room that had become my personal prayer closet, I suddenly put down the Bible I had been reading. It was early, sevenish in the morning. Quite suddenly the floor beneath my feet began to vibrate. Next the windows in my home rattled loudly. What came after that I will never forget: this loud screeching sound that I could only describe as an unseen other-worldly metal gate swinging open on rusty hinges. After about thirty seconds it stopped. I took a breath, shook my head and went back to my reading. A minute later I began to feel the floor again vibrate, followed by the windows challenging their frames, and then the screeching. This got me off my seat. I went to the front door, for the sounds seem to be coming from that direction, and looked out, fully expecting to see some Dominion Electric truck extending a crane in order to fix some electric pole. Nothing. No people, vehicles, planes. Again, the vibrations and sounds invaded my space. It was so loud that I wondered why people weren’t wandering out of their houses in disbelief and curiosity. And another thing registered: now, standing in the doorway in the front of my house, the sounds seem to be coming from behind me. The sounds and vibrations occurred six times, and their location was impossible to determine; all I could ascertain was that they were coming from overhead. Then they stopped. I’ve never heard them again.
Prior to this personal experience, I was aware of multiple reports, published on the web, of supernatural sounds recorded in various parts of our globe. I was curious about them, and researched them some.
After this experience, my study became more focused. I asked the Lord to please explain these mysterious sounds to me. Many of the reports, even on secular sites, are accompanied by individual statements of conviction such as: “Oh no! I’m not ready for the Apocalypse!” I found that interesting, as I don’t believe our enemy would do this. Satan is very busy denouncing all the “signs of the last days” and lulling the world to sleep. These reports seem to include a personal conviction of spiritual bankruptcy, something the Holy Spirit does so well.
Since that morning, I do believe my King has lifted the veil somewhat for me by giving me these scriptures that I want to share:
“. . .it will be when you hear the sound of marching [going in the KJV] in the tops of the balsam [mulberry] trees then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you. . .” 1 Chronicles 14:14-15.
I searched Strong’s concordance for the Hebrew for “marching” or “going:” nothing of interest or significance. Then I think the Lord instead directed my attention to the word “sound,” which in Strong’s is Hebrew #6963, qol, meaning voice, sound, thunder and is linked to #6964, qolaya, meaning Yahweh’s voice! Mmm. . .interesting. Is God going out before us, and announcing His presence?
The next scripture He gave me was Zephaniah 1:14:
“The great day of the Lord is near, it is near! And hasteth greatly, even the voice of the Day of the Lord,” emphasis mine.
The Hebrew here for “voice” is again qol, qolaya. How I love the emphatic, is near, it is near! Again I wondered: are we hearing the voice of the Day of the Lord?
Then came Exodus 19:13, 16:
“. . .when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. . .And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that were in the camp trembled,” emphasis mine.
The Hebrew word for “thunders” here is again qol, qolaya. So—before the Lord came down and Moses went up (which is a picture of the rapture on the third day), Yahweh’s voice was heard!
Well, now He had my attention! But He wasn’t through with me yet!
“The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He shall mightily roar upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth, for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations. . .” Jeremiah 25:29-31, my own emphasis.
You probably guessed it! The Hebrew for “voice” in this verse is qol, qolaya. While Jeremiah begins this chapter with the near fulfillment of judgment on Judah
with the Babylonian captivity, and subsequently on Judah’s neighbors, the end of the chapter is decidedly apocalyptic. How interesting that “a noise shall come even to the ends of the earth” because the Lord has a controversy with the nations, as indeed He must today!
I do now believe these “sounds” are from Heaven, and are meant to wake the world from its slumber in preparation for the Day of the Lord. In addition, I believe He delights in lifting the veil for His Bride so that she will know He is soon to summon us! Praise the Lord! Come, Lord Jesus!
“Anticipating the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing,” 2 Timothy 4:8.
Submitted to my precious brothers and sisters in Christ for your prayerful consideration,
Christine Cartwright, firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 9, 2012