Recently, the Spirit spoke one word to me, “Rehearsal”. He said it like this: REHEAR-SAL. Then He spent the next few days expanding what He was stressing.
Rehearsals often reveal the areas which need polishing and dealing with any flaw in one’s alignment to the written script. To rehearse means ‘to go over again, to repeat your part in a script or to polish your moves for the performance’!! And is that not what we have been waiting for many a long night, the performance of all He has spoken over our lives? But now, He was highlighting our part in the performance.
There is a script to be studied and aligned to. This so dovetailed with what we have been busy with during the month of Elul as we move towards Rosh Hashanah. But what the Spirit really emphasized to me is that in order to rehearse or go over and polish our part, it is vital that we REHEAR what He originally said. And why is this important at this time? Because when He first spoke those words, we were in a very different spiritual place to where we find ourselves now after a good long season of refining fire and repentance.
It is like removing wax from the ear canal. Suddenly the specific notes sound different and clarion clear! When there was wax in our ears, we think that we heard and understood clearly what God’s instruction and decree over us was, but the nuances of detail are perhaps lost on us. It is therefore vital to REHEAR with clean, uninfected ears what Heaven’s original and abiding intention is for our lives.
So call to mind, rehearse the lessons you received and heard; continually lay them to heart and obey them, and repent. In case you will not rouse yourselves and keep awake and watch, I will come upon you like a thief, and you will not know or suspect at what hour I will come. (Revelation 3:3)
So, my friends, get out those promises and prophetic words that you think you know backwards and REHEAR them. Go over them again and perhaps you will suddenly see something that escaped your notice in the days when you were a little dull of hearing because of leaning on your own understanding. We are walking through a week of release of creative light; a week when God is separating light from darkness in our understanding and elevating heavenly far above earthly soulish words which have been spoken and embraced during past seasons.
I investigated further into the concept of ‘rehearsal’ and I know what I found will speak to you prophetically:
- a session of exercise, drill, or practice, usually private, in preparation for a public performance, ceremony, etc.: a play rehearsal; a wedding rehearsal.
- a practice exercise : A TRIAL (isn’t this interesting that we can view our going through a trial as a rehearsal?)
- it is undertaken as a form of practicing, to ensure that all details of the subsequent performance are adequately prepared and coordinated. The term “rehearsal” typically refers to ensemble activities undertaken by a group of people. For example, when a musician is preparing a piano concerto in their music studio, this is called “practicing”, but when they practice the concerto with an orchestra, this is called a “rehearsal”.
- paramedics practicing responding to a simulated emergency, or troops practicing for an attack using a mock-up of the battle.
- initial rehearsals will often involve working on challenging sections of the piece!
- while classical conductors do not typically speak to direct the orchestra during concerts, during rehearsals, the conductor speaks to communicate his artistic vision for the piece and explain the “articulation” (note lengths), tone colors, and tempos he would like to use.
- during initial rehearsals, the conductor frequently stops the rehearsal to ask players or sections to change the way they are playing or provide guidance to the orchestra.
Bride of Christ, we are in a time of gathering before the throne for the dress rehearsal; for the Great Conductor to communicate afresh His vision for the piece we are going to be a part of and some of us have to make subtle changes in the way we have been playing our instruments. We may each be hidden from the others we are going to play with in the next season in the natural realm, but as we tune in our ears afresh to REHEAR what the Conductor is saying, we will perform our part with precision and bring glory to Him.
Listen intelligently, free from preconceptions which colored your understanding in the last seasons and don’t confuse the dress rehearsal with the performance. A rehearsal is a shadow in a sense. The reality, the performance, is still to come, just as the feasts and the Sabbath are shadows, but the reality and full manifestation is Christ! The rehearsals point toward the reality or time of manifestation.
AFTERWARD MOSES and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness. (Exodus 5:1)
The true Church, those who follow the Way, are moving into a time when they will be thrust out of Egypt or the world system and will hold a feast to the Lord in the wilderness. Revelation 12 describes this clearly as the woman flees from the presence of the dragon into the wilderness to a place prepared for her. The fact that it has been prepared tells us that a performance is awaited. Therefore, the final REHEARsal is of vital importance to us. Remember, the measure of thought you give to what you hear will be the measure of revelation received in these preparatory days. Expect an increase of light and understanding as you REHEAR:
22 [Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation.] For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything [temporarily] kept secret except in order that it may be made known.
23 If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you–and more [besides] will be given to you who hear. (Mark 4:22-24)
After working with me so I fully grasped what He was saying concerning rehearing, the Spirit then returned to that word ‘REHEAR-SAL’ but now emphasized the word ‘SAL’.
The name Sal is an Italian baby name, which means ‘Savior’. We need to rehear the Savior during this REHEARsal. Sal is also Portuguese for ‘salt’. The reason we head to REHEAR is so that in the coming season we can be salt that has not lost its savor. Salt is a preservative, preventing decay or death wherever it is present.
SAL is also an abbreviation for Surface Air Lifted, which is a postal service used to send international mail items. It is a cost effective international mail. At first, SAL mail is processed and transported by surface in the origin country. Then it is airlifted to its destination. Beloved, we are living letters who may have been walking in the earthly realm, but we are about to be lifted up and carried to our destination in the Spirit. Blessed are those who dwell in heavenly places in the coming days and it is possible if we take part in the REHEAR-SAL presently on Heaven’s calendar!
Sal is also short for ‘sally’, which means ‘an action of rushing or bursting forth; of troops from a defensive position to attack the enemy’. This is why the last minute adjustments once we have reheard what God originally said to us is so vitally important. There is a launching forth upon enemy strongholds up ahead.
The name Sally is also a Hebrew baby name: originally a pet form of Sarah (meaning princess). The royal lineage of Heaven is currently involved in a REHEARsal before manifestation and affirmation or their true parentage before the eyes of man. At the same time, the sons of the wicked one will also become fully manifest – and unfortunately many will be found within religious circles. Our enemies will be the members of our own households. However, in order for full identification and separation to take place, there has to be a full measure of light for this day released. Only after light manifested, did God separate light from darkness on the anniversary of this day (Genesis 1).
It is almost the end of the year 5777, the year of the sword. Join me in praying from Ephesians 1:17-18 in the next few days that the eyes of our hearts would be enlightened afresh to comprehend fully the hope to which we are called; that the ears of our hearts would be opened to rehear clearly exactly what the desire of Heaven is concerning us in the days ahead.
17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), (Ephesians 1:17-18)
Author: Christine Beadsworth
Christine Beadsworth lives in Somerset West, South Africa. She is an artist, poet and speaker, also writing and publishing articles under the ‘Fresh Oil Releases’ banner. She has authored several books, which she offers for free on her blog, Fresh Oil Releases. In 2017, she started a new site for posting her podcasts, called Fresh Air Releases.
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