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Follow Me, for you are My own
Come away, come away, My holy one
I’m leading you, leading you home
I’ll follow You for You are my Lord
I’ll follow You wherever You go
I’ll leave behind whatever You say
I’m following, following You
– Penny David Sheahan
It Is FINISHED! There is something new coming! Many of us sense this in the Spirit. Doors are closing to the last chapter of our lives. However, THE DOOR, Jesus, Yeshua Ha Maschiach, is poised to open anew and lead us out of the old stale past to new, rich pasture, the pasture of abundant life and provision.
Sometimes the closing door is disconcerting, maybe even frightful. Know, however, God won’t close the past door until we have completed and perfected the previous chapter. When it does close, we can be assured we have passed His tests and finished the work He gave us to do. This means He is pleased with us! Many will soon hear: “Well done My good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the JOY of the Lord!”
This time will bring us into the REST of God and usher us into a new season of RULERSHIP with Him. Oh the joy this will bring!
Joy #1 Completion of the former work: Matthew 25:19
After a long time the master returns to see what we have done
(or completed) through our faithfulness and diligence. We will then hear His “well done.”
Joy #2 Cessation of the former work: Hebrews 4:7
We will now enter His rest. He who has entered this rest has ceased from his own work. This phase seems difficult for many of us as we equate work with value. But, during this time of cessation, we will begin to realize our TRUE VALUE to God; the value of worship. The Father is actively seeking, desiring, those who will worship him in Spirit and in truth. Our rest will be birthed out of worship and it will be glorious!
Joy #3 Commencement of the greater work: Matthew 25:23
He will make you ruler over much. With this rulership comes abundance of life and ministry. As we rest, He now takes over and oh, the miracles and fulfillment we shall see!
Once again its time for His sheep to follow Him into new pasture laden with crisp, fresh, healthy spiritual blessing and new, greatly increased spiritual authority. We can hardly wait! This will truly be the “Time of abundance” Spoken of in John 10:10. May we soon let go of the past completely, hear new direction clearly and follow accordingly.
See you there, in our new abundant life, as together we follow our Lord out of the old; into the unprecedented, glorious place He has prepared for us all.
My blessings always,
Last week while praying I broke into joyful song. I was singing “God bless America.” All of a sudden the words to that song came alive as I sensed the Lord pouring His blessing on the United States. He was about to separate the righteous remnant from the unrighteous in the land.
The remnant people were to be:
- Raised out of the dust (1 Kings 16:2)
- Released from the dust (Matthew 10:14)
- Repositioned above the dust (Isaiah 35:8)
In a startling vision, God lifted me up above the Nation to see what He is about to do. Below, the 50 states appeared; dark mostly, but with brilliant dots of light throughout. The Lord’s powerful voice then sounded:
“I AM cleaning house!”
At that voice, The Lord’s immense left-hand descended from heaven and hovered over the land. I then heard Him command:
“Separate the light from the darkness. “
At that command His left hand quickly gathered all the dots of light
in the 50 States and lifted them together, raised to walk with Him in an extremely high place; the “Highway of Holiness.” What was left on the surface of the land below was only darkness and dust.
“A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.” (Isaiah 35:8)
Immediately after the dots of light were lifted by His left hand, God’s right hand, in great power, descended from heaven. In this mighty hand, the Lord held a small whisk broom. With great deliberation, He began to sweep away all dust and darkness from America. The dust, a symbol of humiliation, contempt, and man’s frailty, were the unrighteous of the land. This dust swirled wildly as in protest, then was blown away by the wind of the Holy Spirit and dumped in the oceans; first the Pacific and then the Atlantic.
Victory in the Lord was assured for those who were light. Defeat would be for the dark, dusty unrighteous. The prophetic scene before me reminded me of Miriam’s song, “Sing to the Lord for he has triumphed gloriously! The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea!” (Exodus 15:20)
I again peered deeply into the vision and saw an unusual thing. As those who were light were lifted from the earth, only one thing stayed behind…their SHOES! They were first shaking off the dust that had clung to the shoes but then dropped the shoes themselves. What an unusual scene! Saints rising, shoes falling, dust swirling. “But the shoes, Lord. What about the shoes?” I asked. Then I thought, Of course! These, as with Moses at the burning bush, were going to walk on Holy ground, “The Highway of Holiness.” Their shoes had to go!
He has said of the righteous remnant, those who were lifted as light:
“You will be resting as I work. You will see such a difference in that “it’s not by might nor by power but by my spirit (Zechariah 4:6) for I have no pleasure in the strength of a man. I have pleasure in those who wait for my mercy for those who fear me and worship me in spirit and in truth. You are one of these.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold to those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11)
Rejoice! Our God is about to do wonderful things for us whereof we are glad!
PS More to come regarding this!
Penny David Sheahan
For He brings down those who dwell on high, the lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust” (Isaiah 26:5)
Thus saith the Lord: “The ungodly will flee at My presence. They shall be scattered . . . even scattered as dust before Me. For the flood of ungodly men has made My people afraid. I will NOW ARISE and DRY UP the flood of ungodliness.
I will send a mighty wind and BLOW AWAY the enemies of My people. You will look for them and not find them, for I, the Lord your God, am about to move in POWER on behalf of My people. Do not be disturbed by the things you see for you have not seen Me move in this way before. You have not seen the hills shake at My presence. You have not seen the fire that goes before Me. You have not heard the mighty wind in which I move nor seen the Way in the seas that I make as I move through the oceans of the world.
Watch as I lift you, My righteous people, above the stench of the world into the place of holiness where I dwell; above principalities and powers and their rule over you. For have I not said you will be the head and not the tail? Have I not said to them that overcome that they will rule and reign with Me? THIS is THAT TIME, saith the Lord. This is the time of the exaltation of the righteous remnant.
Again, I say unto you. WAIT. Wait through the earthquakes, wait through the fire, wait through the wind, for at the end, I will speak and you will see CLEARLY what I am asking you to do. You will see CLEARLY those of the same spirit and calling; those who will be with you in these last days. You will see CLEARLY as I lift MY remnant to rule with Me. You will see CLEARLY the character of My Son revealed in My people. Communication will be CLEAR once again. I will speak to you plainly and you will move accordingly. Then you will see My GLORY fill the earth for you will see MY people work WITH ME in a cooperative effort to establish My Kingdom on this earth. You will see My people move in love towards one another, each one preferring the other. You shall arise and shine as one in this move and sweep VERY QUICKLY over the earth gathering all who shall be saved . . . then shall the end come, saith your God.”
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them”
Christ in you, the Scripture says, is the hope of God’s glory (Colossians 1:27). Christ manifested outwardly upon you, however, is the realization of His glory. Our Lord is waiting for this realization in our generation. Believers who carry the glory of God formed within them will soon find this glory,including both the loveliness of God‘s character and His awesome power are now visible upon them—Christ, Ha-Mashiach the Messiah, on display! Through these, His glorious people— “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).
In a three-part vision, I could see this reality; the realization of the glory of the Lord through His people. The vision began with a heavenly perspective, then a transition perspective between heaven and earth, and finally an earthly perspective.
“I saw the Lord. He was high and lifted up and His train filled the temple,” Isaiah said. This was a confirming Word to me; something akin to this Scripture was happening in our day. I saw part of His glory; the glory of His people. They were being stitched as one long unbroken strand of translucent thread into the hem of the Lord’s train. I saw Him thread some of these soon to be glorious people through the “eye of the needle.” —“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:25). This will begin the process that would finish His glorious work through the Church age and usher in His Kingdom age. Once through the “eye of the needle,” these glorious, now Kingdom age people were “on fire” with first love for Jesus (Yeshua). They stood in antithesis to the “lukewarm church” in Laodicea which was told: “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17-19). Until these lukewarm people were willing to lay down their pride, be tried in the fire, and become poor in spirit, they would not be part of this new marvelous Kingdom event.
It was a “blind stitch” He was using to stitch the hem of His train. His glory would be all that was seen. Although these people carried His glory upon them, they themselves were hidden in that glory. Jesus (Yeshua) Himself was all that was seen.
“And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day” (Isaiah 2:11).
I then saw the thread He was using. It was a picture of His people being pulled UP from the earth—away from the world—from what looked like a huge spool of thread. Those He was presently using were emerging as a glorious chain of people from the very core of the spool. I knew this to be those who had come into the very center of His will. They were lifted in a continuous flowing strand; many coming together in His perfect will for their lives.
Next, I saw part of His church on earth. It looked like a very worn, faded, dirty, moth-eaten piece of cloth all made up of His people. The good news was that the Lord was unraveling this piece of cloth, pulling the thread at the top upward. As He unraveled this, He would come to places where the people were not joined together. Lovingly, His hands would mend the breach. Not one was lost. I think of Jesus saying, “Of those whom You gave me, I have lost none” (John 18:9). He continued unraveling, mending, and pulling the “thread” of His people. As He did, they were being changed in form from the dirty, broken, worn pieces of thread which had formed the old cloth into a new unbroken, cleansed, and glorified chain of His people. He was then wrapping them on the spool of thread which stood between earth and heaven. They were first wrapped then pulled to the inside of the spool (the center of His will), then upward through the “eye of the needle” to be stitched into His glorious train—“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1).
We are standing on the threshold of part of what the prophet Isaiah experienced, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” (Isaiah 6:8). Who will God send as His new Kingdom people? It will be those who have become an unseen part of His glory in their transition from the earthly to the heavenly. The last cleansing fire will touch them as the hot coal touched the lips of Isaiah. This will remove the final stains from these people. They will emerge as a Holy Bride without spot or wrinkle—ready to meet their Lord and beloved Bridegroom, becoming part of His glorious train filling the Temple.
Through His people He will shine forth, His train will fill the temple, and the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of His glory.
Amen, Lord, Amen!
Confirming Scripture—Isaiah 6:5-8
“So I said:
‘Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.’
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
‘Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.’
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
‘Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?’
Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.'”
View of the original City of David including Mount Zion
“O Zion, You who bring good tidings, Get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid; Say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God.'”
The Lord’s visions to me have begun a new focus. All of them focus on an overcoming remnant people moving upward in His New Kingdom plan. In the most recent of these visions, two groups of people stood apart at variance to one another. These two groups were holding onto opposite ends of a strong rope stretched tightly between them.
One group, Jerusalem, was a type of the “Church Age.” Each was beautifully dressed in glistening white robes. Those in this group stood down in a deep valley, immersed in the crystal clear river of God. These were part of God’s covenant people. They were chosen to remain safely in the valley, bathed in God’s River. The white robes they wore indicate the righteous acts of the saints. “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints” (Revelation 19:8).
The other group, Zion, was a type of the “Kingdom Age.” Those in this group were clothed in camel-hair as was John the Baptist. These rough, vexing, very humble robes indicated the constant discipline of God. Though this discipline caused much suffering, the suffering was worth it. For underneath these irritating robes, these people had been changed into the image of the light of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. I could see they were filled to overflowing with His blazing, glorious light. This quite small group were forerunners; the present day overcoming remnant people of God. They were chosen, as Zion the people, to ascend in Spirit, Zion the mountain.
Looking upward in vision, I could see the whole of Mount Zion. On the very top of this mountain, shrouded in His awesome presence, stood the Throne of God. “For The Lord hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation” (Psalm 132:13).
I then turned my vision toward the two groups, Jerusalem and Zion. As I looked, I saw again the strong rope between them. There was a great struggle. The remnant people, Zion, those on the mountain, were trying to pull the people, Jerusalem, those in the valley, up the mountain. Those in the valley were trying to pull the people on the mountain down into the valley.
It was a tug of war!
As I watched this tug of war, I heard The Lord speak authoritatively to those on the mountain:
“Let go!” (of the rope)
One in this group prayed: “Father, may we let go of the rope by degrees? If we let go too fast, the sudden slack in the rope will cause those in the valley to fall.”
God was pleased with the prayer. “This was,” He said, “Governmental wisdom which is given by revelation from the Father. Those chosen to ascend the mountain,” He explained, “will receive much revelation of this ‘Governmental wisdom’ in days to come.”
I asked the Lord: “Who are these ‘ascendant ones?’ What makes them different from the others?”
He answered: “They are My present day ‘Heroes of Faith.’ They have and continue to suffer much tribulation, testing, and trial. These are the soon to be glorified ones; those who will represent My glory which will be revealed in this latter time.”
It is written: “If indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 17-18).
We are at the tail end of the “Church Age” and will soon be entering the “Kingdom Age.”
He will mightily use Zion, these glorious heroes of faith, in His soon coming Davidic, Messianic Kingdom. They will be His “Kingdom Age” ruling ambassadors. Right now these, and only these, are being taken from function in the “Church Age.” Soon they will be placed by Him in their new function in the emerging “Kingdom Age.”
In preparation for this Kingdom position, they are entering a time of sovereign training by the King. After this training is complete, He will place each one in his or her ruling position. During their training, however, He will allow them to practice functioning with Him in a limited way. I call this period their “trans millennial” position. It is called “trans millennial” for this place of function will begin during the end of the “Church Age” and extend into the Millennium reign of the Kingdom of God.
Thinking about this “trans millennial” training and function, I am reminded of the Tabernacle of David on Mount Zion. In this tabernacle, King David erected two distinct tents. One tent, or tabernacle, housed the Ark of The Covenant, God’s abiding presence. This tent was exclusively for worship of God, the King. The other tent contained the throne of the King. This tent was for exercise of the government of the King.
In the Kingdom Age, the Tabernacle of David will be established in function again, for the Lord says in His Word:
“I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11).
Zion, the small, ascending group of “trans millennials” is now being radically separated from those in the valley. They must let go of the rope and end the tug of war I saw in the vision. They will then turn, leave behind those still in the “Church Age” and climb to the top of Mount Zion. There, they will be trained to assume this new Kingdom placement and function. These on Mount Zion will be involved in the “Kingdom Age” in the following two primary functions of the Tabernacle of David:
(1) Worship, as priests of God, where they bow in the holy presence of God and come under His Kingdom authority
(2) Government, as kings with God, where they join Him at His throne in the exercise of His Kingdom authority
These separated people will very quickly rise and take their place in the top of the mountain to begin training for their ministry in the Kingdom of God. These chosen by God as His faith-filled forerunners and overcomers will shortly begin the process of “Ruling and Reigning” with Christ Jesus (Yeshua Hamashiach) at His throne. As it says in Revelation 3:21, “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Their function in the Kingdom realm will quickly usher in a new Kingdom Messianic era. From this worshipful, governmental position, we will see the fulfillment, in part, of the following scriptures:
“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many Nations shall come and say’ let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us of His ways and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion the law shall go forth, And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples” (Isaiah 2:2), (Micah 4:1).
According to these Scriptures, the mountain of the Lord’s house will eventually be a place for ALL people. This will happen during the fullness of the Messianic Kingdom age.
It will be a place of:
Learning: “He will teach of His ways.”
Law: “He shall judge many peoples.”
Life (Revival): “All nations shall flow to it.”
Those who are overcoming forerunners will be involved in administration in all three areas. They are now about to climb Mount Zion in the Spirit, coming closer to their Divine destiny; to rule and reign, to worship and adore, to teach, to judge, to bring new life.
Rejoice if you can identify as part of Zion! You have been chosen as His faith-filled overcoming forerunners. You will inhabit and function in Zion with Jesus, Yeshua Ha Maschiach, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in His new Kingdom place.
What an honor! What a joy!
“Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!” (Isaiah 12:6).
Let go of the rope. Start climbing. You’ll be there soon!
Penny David Sheahan