The Kingdom Train—Come Up Here

In the last vision, the caboose was loosed from The Kingdom Train. With this caboose gone, warfare ceased, the past now became dim to those in the last train car. These turned, now facing forward; anticipating a new call from God. The first part of this call came swiftly and surely: “Come up here,” our Lord commanded. “Here” was the engine room where our King Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach, engineered the train. The Lord continued, “I set before you an open door” (Revelation 3:8,4:1).

At this command, those in the last car only, raced forward through car after car. Each door between cars flew open before these and all continued, as little children, running joyfully toward the engine room.

 Soon they saw Jesus on one knee; arms outstretched, anxious to sweep each one unto His hungry, heartfelt embrace. One after another literally jumped into His arms; reveling in His love. His arms encircled these humble, child-like Believers, drawing each closely to His heart.

Once in His arms, He carried all to the engine room, gathered them on His knees and began to show each how to drive the train. This was much like a father holding his child on his lap, teaching the young child to drive a car. He was teaching them His strategy for the new Kingdom age. Jesus was enjoying teaching each immensely. They had become such a delight to Him!

Each one had come through much testing; each chosen in “the furnace of affliction” (Isaiah 48:10). Their change was not Personal now, for they had been changed or formed into His likeness. The change was Positional. Those called forward, these humble “little children” in Spirit, were to become His New Kingdom leadership. These who were last, humbly seated in the last car train had now become FIRST (Luke14:10, KJV.). They were slated to rule and reign with their beloved King. He was teaching them much for this new role. By the time they reached the Throne, they would be prepared to meet their Father God and receive the next very powerful Kingdom call. . .

The Kingdom Train—Loose the Caboose

 

While on board the Kingdom Train, seated in the last train car with others, I heard two things from the Lord. First He said:

Those who were against you are now behind you.”

I turned to see behind us and saw a jolly looking red caboose. Those inside the caboose were having a wonderful time talking to one another, laughing, and busily milling around in the caboose. There was one problem, however. They were so absorbed in themselves and what they were doing that they were oblivious to the Lord’s direction. They weren’t listening to Him at all! They were also speaking against others; God‘s anointed servants.

Because of this, the second directive was to those who were in the last train car closest to the caboose. He said:

“Pull the pin and loose the caboose.”

This was very difficult to do emotionally, for we knew what would happen! We knew the ones in the caboose would not go towards the Heavenly Throne of our Father, but instead, would slide backwards; landing on the very bottom of the track.

In my case, this loosing, this pulling up of the pin, took several weeks for me to do. After strong crying and intercession for those in the caboose, I rather reluctantly “pulled the pin;” watching in the fear of the Lord as the caboose careened down the track; coming to a dead stop at the bottom of the hill.

The people inside were strangely ecstatic as they emerged from the caboose; thinking they had arrived at the pinnacle of success in God. Actually, it was just the opposite. They had been rejected; failing to pass a great test–the test of humility and dependence on God.

The people in the caboose had lost the opportunity to participate in what would ultimately be the last great Apostolic move of God. New Apostolic leadership would be chosen by the Lord from those who remained on the now steeply, upward-bound Kingdom train.

To be continued…

Don’t Get Off the Train!

Cloud-train

In a recent vision, I saw a “Kingdom Train.” The presence of the King lay heavily upon and within it. Glory streamed from each car. While on this train, I began to hear from the Lord for His people. First of all, He spoke three basic truths:

The Place:  The train was moving on a single track heading North, straight as an arrow for the Throne of God.

The Passengers:  The people on the train were all Believers in Yeshua; mature disciples of King Jesus. While on the train, all were carried completely “in Him.”

The Principle:  The Divine engineer, with absolute authority over each disciple, was the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach, Himself.

Each person on this Kingdom train had been given a “spiritual ticket” indicating his or her seat and birth. The ticket also indicated how far the person would go on this train. At various points, the train would stop; unload some passengers and receive others. It would then move purposely forward. From my seat on the train, I couldn’t actually see where it was heading, but I knew in the Spirit. We were moving North toward the heart of God; closer, ever closer to Him. Our destination, carried in Jesus Himself, was the bosom of the Father, the place where the Son resides.

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him”  (John 1:18). 

Then I heard our Lord speak:  “Don’t get off the train until you arrive at the Throne!” This was a severe warning, but not heeded by all. It reminded me of the ten virgins in Matthew 25. The five virgins who continued on to meet the Bridegroom were wise; the five foolish ones turned back. The ones who didn’t get off the train corresponded to the five wise virgins; those who made it all the way to meet the Bridegroom. The foolish would be unable to continue on the journey. They would, at some point, disembark.

At this, His Word of warning, some of us stayed on the train watching as others got on or off. The train climbed higher and higher. Fewer people were boarding the train at each stop now; many, however, were disembarking. The ones who remained had no work to do, so in this time frame, we:

Waited – Renewing vital strength:  “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”  (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV).

Watched – Receiving wisdom and understanding, a much greater knowledge of our Heavenly Father:  “Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7, KLV).

Worshiped – Reveling in a glorious new anointing, bowing deeply before Him:  “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him”  (John 4:23, NKJV).

Now we knew! The people who remained on the train were all worshipers; headed for the Throne to worship our God in the strength of the Spirit, in greater understanding and truth, in the anointing of the Spirit, the Ruah HaKodesh. We had been sought out by our Father for this one express purpose:  to worship and minister to Him at His Throne. We would soon join the great throng of His people, “And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: ‘Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!’” (Revelation 5:13).

Wow! Amazing! Our excitement was building! We could hear the throng of angels rejoicing as we now climbed vertically, speedily! Then, all of a sudden, with joy unspeakable beating within us, we burst triumphantly into the Throne room of Heaven. I watched intently as one man now left the train and walked straight ahead; never looking back. He entered the circular rainbow around the Throne and was gone; caught up forever into the all consuming presence, the loving rest in the embracing bosom of the Fatherhood of God.

Glory! Glory! Glory!

P.S. I can hardly wait! My turn and yours is next! It is soon. Please be warned, once you embark on this journey, no matter the delay, please “Don’t get off the train!”

Penny

Word to Israel— “The Latter Rain”

Word from the Lord / April 30, 2018

I am sending My latter rain to the earth, for it has had the former rain lightly. This rain is for growth upward. The latter rain will now fall. It is for maturation of the fruit. As a husbandman waiteth for the crops to mature, so I have waited, lo, all these years until now–for now is the time My Bride will mature and shine forth in the Kingdom of My Father. As she arises and shines, I will send another shower of blessing upon My people. It will be the double blessing of the former rain and latter rain upon the people. I am positioning My people right now to receive this rain. When they do, they will very quickly grow stable roots downward and bear fruit upwards.

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
(James 5:7-10)

Hallelujah!

Off to Israel with this beautiful, positive Word. Our first meeting in the land of Israel was with Bridges for Peace. They loved the picture for the new immigrants (Olim in Hebrew) that daughter Debbie brought. We finished meeting the staff at their main headquarters in Jerusalem, then drove with Terry, the head of the organization, to their distribution headquarters. It was a cloudy, rainy day. “This rain is very unusual. This is a latter rain. We don’t usually have rain after Passover. It is very significant,” Terry explained.

Since I had a Word of the “Favor of the Lord,” I was very interested in this latter rain event. One Scripture, especially, drew my attention. It linked the latter rain to the favor of the Lord: “In the light of the king’s face is life, and His favor is like a cloud of the latter rain” (Proverbs 16:15). What confirmation!

Terry continued, “The former rain is for growth (germination), but the latter rain is for quick maturation.” I then understood the favor that God was bringing. It was for the blessed latter rain and maturation of the grain. I knew instantly this spoke prophetically of the maturation of the people of Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel); favor for the Nation and favor for His people, both Jews and non-Jews, worldwide.

Rain in Scripture is representative of the Holy Spirit and His work. The former rain came prophetically at Pentecost with the immense outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. The latter rain symbolizes the second great visitation; the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ. This comes when His Bride has matured through the latter rain work of the Holy Spirit.

Do you see this? If so, it is very exciting, isn’t it? The Bride is maturing and readying herself for her Bridegroom’s appearance. She will have His character formed within her; enough character to carry the weight of glory soon to fall upon her.

In the weeks since we left the Land, Israel has begun to see the favor; beginning with the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s eternal capital–Jerusalem. At home in Scottsdale now, I am praying for “rain in the time of latter rain”–prayers for His mighty blessings to fall as rain upon you and your family.

Ask the LORD for rain in the time of the latter rain” (Zechariah 10:1).

Shalom . . . . . . Penny

Face to Face (with Jesus)

“This is the generation of them that seek Him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob” (Psalm 24:6, RSV)

As we know, those who seek FIND. Here we go. . .

The vision:

The scene opened in a large cathedral or synagogue. The occasion was the wedding supper of the Lamb. First came the wedding ceremony. Guests streamed in through open doors and down the center aisle.

Jesus (Yeshua) stood at the altar. All the guests came forward to greet Him. Each responded to Him in the primary way they knew Him. To some, He was Lord and they bowed before Him. With great appreciation, He received their worship. To others, He was Commander and Chief. They saluted. He saluted back and gave them their “orders.” To many, He was provider. They prayed. He gladly answered their prayers! Each one was acknowledged and loved by Jesus.

After all these had greeted Jesus, they were seated; every person an honored guest; “. . .  blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:9, NKJV).

After the last one was in place, Jesus’ focus changed dramatically. He was no longer absorbed by the guests at His wedding. Instead, He looked intently; eyes fixed on one ravishing, beautiful girl; His true and faithful church – “These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb” (Revelation 14:4, NKJV). The Bride stood at the opposite end of the aisle waiting for His signal. Then with His right hand, He motioned for her to come. She began to move toward Him. Her eyes and His met and locked in overwhelming love and passion. Soon, they would be eternally ONE. All the guests would soon celebrate with them at the “marriage supper of the Lamb.”

The vision ended.

I know from this vision and Word that now is the time for the Bride to focus totally on HIM alone. Everything else will become, as the song says, “. . . strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”

Our walk will be straight and narrow. There will be no distraction. We will soon see our Bridegroom FACE to FACE and glory in unbroken fellowship; satisfied with His love throughout eternity.