Vision of the Glory of the Lord Through His People

Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them”
(Isaiah 42:9)

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.

Heavenly 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).

Transitional Perspective

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.

Earthly Perspective

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.'”

Get Up Into the High Mountain!

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.'”
(Isaiah 40:9)

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).

God explained:

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

Led by His Presence

A Word from the Lord to Penny For All

“You have said, ‘If Your presence does not go with us, we will not proceed.’ I have been faithful. Have I not continued with you?

In the past year, you would diligently search My Word for the path I had chosen and find it. I have rejoiced with you in this. Your seeking has been well-pleasing to Me. Your absolute adherence to the way you have seen has been well-pleasing to Me. Thank you for your undivided hearts and your steadfastness. I have seen your love for Me at every step.

You will no longer be able to see the way. However, you must instead learn to follow My presence for I am making a way in the wilderness; a path you cannot comprehend.

In My presence, there is peace. In My presence, there is joy. In My presence, love reigns. Follow after these things and you will find My way through the wilderness into a new dimension in Me; a dimension you have longed for. I am bringing you into My glorious rest. When you have entered this dimension, you will know My fullness in your lives and ministry. You will “Go no more out” of My presence. You will have gained an eternal place in Me.

At this time, seek to maintain My presence at all costs. You will lose it easily at first. If strife and contention begin, My presence will depart. If love and unity of heart is broken, My presence will depart. When you realize I am distant, quickly repair the breach. Seek Me immediately and I will be easily found of you.

You will love walking My way in this new day. I will love walking it with you.”

–Your Lord

Led by the Breath of Heaven

“And the Lord said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?’”
(Genesis 18:17)

“And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple.”
(Malachi 3)

One Sunday morning, my husband Bill and I were watching a church service on Christian television. The sermon was good, the pastor seemingly a humble, good shepherd; the crowd large and enthusiastic. Nothing seemed amiss. I saw in vision this was a type of the church worldwide. As I looked, I saw a huge feeding tube coming from heaven attached to the pastor. Through him, from the pulpit, the Lord was feeding all the people. Then, ALL OF A SUDDEN, as if there were a piercing blow to the church, OXYGEN masks fell from heaven.

Each person in the congregation grabbed a mask and began breathing in exhilarating new life from God. Through the Ruah Hakodesh, or the Holy Spirit, God was sovereignly feeding, empowering, and refreshing all His people. The newness shocked, disturbed, yet blessed. Each sensed pure, fresh breath from God, increasing greatly the Divine life within. Knowledge of the fear of the Lord and hushed awe ensued. None could speak. Activity ceased. Only the sound of breathing — rhythmic, slow, and measured could be heard. Absence of speech spoke loudly of the majesty and glory of an all powerful, all consuming, wonderfully good God.

Then, individually, each lifeline breathing mask began to move. Every individual grasped his own line securely and moved with it. Some tried to grab the hand of another whose line was not moving in the same direction. Separation happened between these people or the lifeline was lost. Many were led to pack all their belongings to board a ship, plane, or train! Others entered into homes bringing the Word of God. Some went quickly from one nation to another, appearing at appointed destinations. Many stood on streets imploring people to know the Lord. All were aware time was short. Fountains of life poured from these greatly empowered servants of God. Water began to pool around them creating headwaters of what were to become mighty rivers of God’s life. The rivers’ paths were directed by Him; flowing into riverbeds prepared ahead of this time by forerunning Apostles and Prophets. The waters rose to become rivers to swim in – “Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed ” (Ezekiel 47:5, NKJV).

Everywhere these rivers went, life sprung forth in abundance. “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb” (Revelation 22:1).  Many enthusiastically jumped in and became immersed in these rivers. Many were swept away by them to other nations to speak of the glory and majesty of God. It was a snowball effect. Nothing could stop this. Worldwide revival, salvation, and deliverance began. The glory of the Lord FILLED the earth. His NAME, the Name of Jesus, Yeshua Hamashiach, was on the lips and in the heart of multitudes. A great chorus of worship arose to the Throne. The King was pleased with these worshippers and spoke prophetic Words:

I am leading you. I am leading you and no strange God shall be among you. I am leading you to green pastures for I am your Shepherd and you shall have no other shepherd but Me,” saith the Lord.  I am jealous for you and will be your Shepherd and your King in this day. There shall be one Shepherd and one King and all shall know Me who seek Me with all their heart, even from the least to the greatest. All will have an intimate knowledge of Me,” saith the Lord. He continued. “But you who are far from Me shall not know My goodness in this day. You shall enter a time of cleansing. I will appear to you in judgment as a purifier and who shall be able to stand when I appear? [“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver”] (Malachi 3:2,3).

I say to you, until this work is finished, you shall not stand. You will be brought low even as Nebuchadnezzar was brought low. Yea, seven times shall pass until you rise again, for it is My intention to bring you to a place of total humility. You will be stripped of title, honor, wealth, and dignity. For I have seen your ways and your doings, saith the Lord, and they have not been perfect before Me.

But those who have not sought honor from men; only honor from Me alone, shall be raised to sit with Me in Kingdom positions. These shall now be honored even as Mordecai was honored. They shall receive blessings from My hand and shall enter into the joy of their Lord.”

Follow Me, I’m leading you home.
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.

AMEN! Exciting times are coming!