Prophetic Insights Regarding Pentecost;
Relevance of the Hebrides Revival
Jerry and Denise Basel
May 9, 2020

“Reset” and the Comparison of the Recent Passover to the Upcoming Pentecost

Many things have been shared prophetically concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact
on our country and the world. Because of the need for people to shelter-in-place, it has
provided Christ-followers the opportunity to pause and pray. To pray, of course, for this plague
to stop, healing for those afflicted and comfort to those who have lost loved ones from this
virus; but to also pray for discernment from the Lord as to what He is doing in the midst of this
very unusual season. We don’t believe that it was the Lord’s will to cause this virus to afflict
and kill people, but we know that He uses all things for His purposes and our ultimate good
(Rom. 8:28), if we discern and pray accordingly.
It is stated in Scripture that “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan
to his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:9) We have paid particular attention to prophetic
insights that have come during this period from individuals that we trust, and there are some
words that we have heard from all of these prophets that we want to share here.
First, one of the words that has come forth repeatedly is that this “shutdown” period is a
time for “reset”—both on a personal basis and also on a broader scale for the church-at-large.
We have sensed this to be true for us, personally, and we have been looking at our own lives
and ministry and asking the Lord if He has a change or shift for us in the near future. What
these last couple of months remind us of is when the captain of a large ship communicates to
his helmsman, “All Stop,” and the ship comes to a complete stop. It seems to us and these
prophetic voices that God “has our attention”—again, not that He caused the virus—but,
nonetheless, it is a time to reflect on what we are doing, where our “ship” is going and what
changes are in order. One prophetic voice, James Goll (;, has broken this down into a series of processes and these ring true
for us. They are as follows: Repent, Reset, Recalibrate, Recover, and Restore. James expands on
each of these and we will not take the time to attempt to do that here.
Second, and especially important, is what these prophets are saying about Pentecost, which
falls on Sunday, May 31st. As you know, this is a celebration of when the Holy Spirit fell on the
Apostles and others who were gathered in Jerusalem after the Ascension of Jesus, as described
in Chapter 2 in the Book of Acts. There is a common prophetic theme that has come forth
regarding how the nature of Passover, which occurred in mid-April, is a foretelling of the nature
of Pentecost this year. To be more specific, for those that follow the Jewish holidays, this was
the first Passover since the original one in Egypt that was not just “observed” but was actually
“experienced.” The religious Jewish people and we as Christ-followers grafted in were actually
required to be enclosed within our homes while the “plague” (coronavirus) “passed over.” In
some ways it can be viewed as a “literal Passover.” What is being shared prophetically is that
the upcoming Pentecost will also be literal in nature. In other words, it won’t simply be a
celebration of that event that occurred over 2,000 years ago but an “experience” of that
event—an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and all that this may bring forth. What this would
specifically look like in the natural is to be determined—it doesn’t necessarily mean that it
would be exactly as that described in Acts 2 nor does it mean that it would start and finish on
May 31st. However, the fact that a number of prophetic voices are sharing this—especially in
light of the unusual season of time that we are in—should cause us to pause and to pray that
we would indeed experience such an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As in Acts 2 when this
occurred, there was a tremendous spirit of repentance that came, followed by what we would
call “revival” today.

Video Resources:
Here are links to three separate short videos from people who have had pastoral and/or
prophetic ministries for many years and who are well-grounded in their faith and whom we
trust. These video clips speak directly about a “literal Pentecost” and subsequent outpouring of
the Holy Spirit. We’ve included information about each person at the end of this document, if
you are interested. It is important to understand that many modern-day prophets receive
divine revelation through dreams—which is very biblical. You will hear reference to this in
some of these video clips.
Tim Sheets: (17 minutes)
James Goll: (3 minutes)
Dutch Sheets: (5 minutes)
The Hebrides Revival and Its Potential Relevance Today
Back in December of 2000 when our ministry was based in Duluth, GA (Gwinnett County), in
addition to our counseling, we were also leading a group of 12 individuals to grow in their
understanding of the Holy Spirit and to help equip them in their individual callings. We called
this group the “God Chasers,” as we were very much impacted by the book from Tommy
Tenney of the same title. Believing and praying for revival was also an important part of this
group. During this time, I (Jerry) became aware of what was termed the “Hebrides Revival.”
This was a revival that occurred in the Hebrides Islands, off of Scotland’s northwest coast, from
1948-1952. The thought I had about this at the time was that I had remembered reading that
this revival was birthed from the prayers of just a few people who gathered regularly to pray,
and some of these people were young (teenagers and early 20’s). It impacted me because the
group we were facilitating was made up primarily of younger singles and married couples and I
felt the need to share this with the group the following week. On that particular day that I was
reflecting on this particular revival, we ended up going to a Christian bookstore as I wanted to
pick up the latest issue of Charisma magazine. As I opened the magazine in the store, one of
the stories was entitled, “When Heaven Invaded Scotland,” written by Kathie Walters. It was a
story about the Hebrides Revival, with an emphasis on a “handful of people who came together
to pray” and revival broke out! I really sensed the Holy Spirit regarding this “coincidence,” and I
have never forgot this.

Relevance Today
You are probably wondering why we are sharing all of this info with you now. Over the past
week or so we have had the Hebrides Revival show up in front of us in different forms—and
especially with video stories—so much so that we believe that the Lord is trying to get our
attention. Though the Hebrides Revival created a strong imprint with us back in 2000, we
haven’t thought about it until this past week—20 years later! So naturally, we have been
pondering this and asking the Lord why. There are two things that have come up for us, and
we’ll share them now.

Literal Pentecost and the Call to Pray for Revival
If the prophetic voices are correct and we are looking at the beginning of a major outpouring of
the Holy Spirit—and knowing that He would get our attention by bring up the Hebrides Revival
again—this would provide motivation to pray for revival and to share this with others (i.e. this
document here). The current Covid-19 crisis has interrupted the lives of millions and has
caused many to have great fear in the midst of it. As already mentioned, it has set the stage for
all (especially Christ-followers) to stop and take an inventory of where we are as individuals,
churches, ministries, businesses, etc. It is a time for us to assess where our hearts have been in
relation to the Lord and make any adjustments as He directs. This is the “reset” mentioned
earlier. We personally know that we have a longing for a much greater heart-connection with
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and we believe that this might be the time that He will begin to
hear and answer that cry (Jer. 33:3). Corporately and individually we are a people greatly in
need of a revival—which involves repentance and returning to our First Love. We see powers
of darkness increasing across this country and the world in the midst of this virus (and even in
its initial release), and it is often in those times when the light of God becomes even more
evident. If it is possible that we are moving very close to another revival, we want to be in
agreement with God’s heart and to pray accordingly. We also know that although true revival
will bring about deep repentance and conviction (as it has in true revivals of the past), it will
never come with condemnation but is rooted in His love and His kindness (Rom 2:4).

The Hebrides Revival and President Trump
Something was revealed to us over this past week about the Hebrides Revival that we had
never heard before. We did not know that President Trump’s mother was born in a town in the
Hebrides Islands and it was her two aunts there that were very instrumental in praying for the
manifestation of this profound move of God. We had read about these two elderly ladies and
seen their photos 20 years ago but it wasn’t until this past week that this information was made
known to us. In addition, we also learned that these ladies sent President Trump’s mother their
Bible that they used prior to and throughout the revival and she, in turn, gave that Bible to her
son Donald, and it is now displayed in the Oval Office in the White House. Apparently, there
was a teenager named Donald Smith, a cousin of President Trump’s mother, who was a very
important help during the revival—especially for the main revivalist, Duncan Campbell. Mrs.
Trump was so impressed by this young man and his heart for God that she named her son,
Donald, after him. We were taken back by this “Hebrides” connection and it has stirred us as to
again ask the question, “Lord, why are you sharing this with us now?” “What are you saying?”
“What are you doing—or about to do?”

Additional Resources:
Here is a link to a short video regarding the story of the Hebrides Revival and the connection to
President Trump’s lineage: (4 minutes)
Here is a link to the article from Charisma magazine, December 2000, entitled “When Heaven
Invaded Scotland” that we referenced previously. We strongly encourage you to read this as
we believe you will find it very interesting:

We are unable to bring all that we’ve shared in this document to a concise conclusion. Rather,
we are sharing this because we felt that the Lord was urging us to do so, and especially with
each of you because you are intercessors for us and this ministry. We believe that it is a time to
align ourselves with what we believe to be the Father’s heart for revival and a major outpouring
of His Spirit, and we invite you to join with us if you feel His confirmation in your spirit.

Dr. Tim Sheets is an apostle, pastor, and author based in southwestern Ohio. A graduate of
Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Ohio in 1979 to pastor The Oasis,
a CityGate Church, in Middletown, Ohio. The church is one of the largest in the Cincinnati-
Dayton area and is host to many ministries/conferences. His vision is to raise up people who will
authentically demonstrate the Church on the earth and passionately evangelize the world. His
heart is for awakening and reformation in America. He has written three books, Armed and
Battle Ready, Being Led by the Spirit, and Heaven Made Real.

Dutch Sheets (brother to Tim) is an internationally recognized author, gifted teacher, and
conference speaker. He travels extensively, challenging believers for passionate prayer and
societal reformation. Seeing America experience a sweeping revival and return to its Godly
heritage is Dutch’s greatest passion. Dutch has written over 23 books, many of which have been
translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold over
1 million copies worldwide. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and
served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. He is fondly known to many as
Papa Dutch. Treasuring time spent with their family and grandchildren, Dutch and Ceci, his wife
of 40 plus years, enjoy quiet walks in the woods, reading, and playing a little golf. They make
their home in beautiful South Carolina.

JAMES W. GOLL is the president of God Encounters Ministries and has traveled around the
world sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life
in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding study guides and is the
author of more than forty books, including The Seer, The Lost Art of Intercession, The Coming
Israel Awakening and The Lifestyle of a Prophet. James is the father of four wonderful children
with a growing number of grandchildren, and makes his home in Franklin, TN.