At the end of the age, we will hear the words: “Behold the Bridegroom cometh. Go ye out to meet Him” (Matthew 25:6).
In between then and now, however, we have many invitations; many opportunities are given to “go out to meet” our Lord. We see this explained in the Book of Revelation. A group of 144,000 Believers are standing on Mt. Zion. One of their characteristics listed is: “These are the ones who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth” (Revelation 14:4).
Each time I have been given a commission by the Lord to follow, to go, it is by an invitation from Yeshua (Jesus) our Bridegroom. “Would you like to join Me?” He asks. When we answer yes, we join Him in the oneness of His heart and of His work. The Lord actually “works with us” as He did in the early Church with “signs following” *(Mark 16:20).
I hope these blog posts will inspire you to drop everything and in love and devotion “go out to meet Him.” When He calls you — listen! Abraham, Moses, and Isaiah all responded to the call with: “Hineni” — here I am, Lord. Send me. Let this also be our response. The cost is high, but the results are amazing. Intimate knowledge of our Lord is incredible!
It is the time and season to “GO!” May our hearts leap in obedience and anticipation as we cry, “Hineni, Lord, Hineni.”
Penny David Sheahan
* Mark 16:20 – “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.”
I was looking in a spiritual vision over a large, dark expanse when suddenly … I saw the Lord! On the horizon, shining bright as the sun, golden wings widely outstretched, covering this whole startling vista, arose the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha Maschiach. His glorious head burst forth, shining in its brilliant strength. His wings were a stunningly bright gold like the wings of a dove unfurled magnificently; horizontally covering the whole Eastern skyline. He began to arise slowly; showering amazing splendour over the earth.
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.
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.
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).
“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.
“And the Lord said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?’”
“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.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
(Acts 3:19, NKJV)
I saw God’s people like a field populated by acres of green grass; grass that had been knocked down, trampled under the foot of man, beaten by torrential storms; lying flat on the ground unable to stand.
Then I heard the Lord say :
“You will soon arise, My people, and stand, for I Am sending My rain of refreshing, My light of Revelation, My life giving love to you. Then will your mouth be filled with laughter and your tongue with singing! In one accord you will say: ‘The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad!’”
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.
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 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.
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)
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.
“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 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.
Placed strategically in the midst of the valleys surrounding her, Jerusalem stands . . . a city with fortified walls. Below is a picture of the “City of David” built 3,000 years ago and continues to be unearthed. Debbie, Sophie, and I stood at its highest point, presumably on top of the remains of King David’s palace itself. From this vantage point we could see the hills surrounding Jerusalem . . . from the Mount of Olives, continuing through Mount Zion and extending 360 degrees around; making a natural defense barrier for her. Surely, this could become a “city without walls.” But how? We know scripturally that Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies. The indication from Luke 21:20 is its destruction. But, either before or after these things occur, either a new day or an intermission from conflict is coming for this, the City of the Great King. To this end, we prayed. To this end, eschatologically, I saw. My hope is that this vision speaks of an interlude that will be soon and last long.
Vision: By the grace and revelation of our God, I saw Jerusalem become a bastion of peace, a city defended; without need of any walls. The city was safe! The people were safe! As I looked in the Spirit, I saw warring angels upon every hill surrounding the city. God Himself, the Lord of Hosts, was defending her. Our God will be, as the scripture says, “A wall of fire around her and the glory in the midst of her.“ As we prayed, I saw war begin. This multitude of angels stood; fiercely prepared as vast enemy armies approached; coming up the backside of the mountains with tanks, infantry, and munitions. These armies had one intention; “conquer Jerusalem!” Suddenly, acting at the awesome commanding voice of the Lord God Almighty, the angels went into action, hurling “hail stones” and “balls of fire” down the mountains. A glorious light then immediately filled the whole interior space; reaching from earth to Heaven. Shortly after this war was won, Jerusalem was in peace. She was never touched.
How difficult it is to be unique, i.e., different from the crowd and, therefore, often misunderstood by man. Yet, if we walk the path God has ordained for our lives, we will undeniably be both. Throughout history, God searches for those individuals who will step out to follow Him; to become the uniquely different people He called them to be. At the very beginning of our Judeo Christian heritage, uniqueness clearly appears in the lives of the patriarchs of Israel. Of the three patriarchs chosen by God – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, it is Jacob who is the most unique; the least understood and certainly the least revered. Yet, out of his genetic pool were born the entire twelve tribes of the nation of Israel. More was produced from his life numerically in extending God’s kingdom on earth than Abraham and Isaac’s lives combined. Abraham began the nation; Isaac continued the nation. But, it was through the life of Jacob that God’s desire for a people for Himself was advanced and increased. We are in desperate need today for advancement in the Kingdom of God: both through God’s nation, Israel, and God’s body, the church.
Throughout recent history there have been those like Abraham who have been chosen by God to begin…birthing both the nation of Israel and new movements in the body of the Messiah, the church. We have had those who have caught the fire of those beginnings; then continued developing, building on what was begun, as did Isaac. Now, where are the Jacobs who will take this fire from their predecessors and run forward to bring dramatic, worldwide extension of the Kingdom of God? It could be you and me!
Bill and I were sent to ISRAEL last month with the following scripture and Word from the Lord:
The scripture: “I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it says the Lord of hosts. And a surveyor’s line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem” (Zechariah 1:16).
The Word: “There will be an incident on the temple mount.”
And so we left for Israel. Because we stepped out in faith, we witnessed one of the greatest miracles in Israel in 2000 years. All we did and prayed lead up to this miracle moment; the moment, since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD, that the Jewish people were able to pray on the temple mount.
One long reverberating blast of the shofar, the trumpet of God, echoed in waves from the summit of Mt. Sinai—penetrating rocks and trees; shaking the wilderness with awesome majesty. One man alone understood. At the sound of that trumpet voice, a solitary man stepped trembling from the crowd. Moses, the meekest of all men, slowly began his ascent to the heights of Mt. Sinai.
This mount, now quaking as in fear at the presence of God, was not unfamiliar to Moses. He had been there before. The trumpeting voice that signaled him to “come up” was the voice of the God he knew. Moses was prepared for the glory he would soon experience. He would be able to stand when God appeared to him, for he had been given “Glimpses of Glory.”
What a wonderful God we have Who will let us know when He is about to make a major change in His Church. Because of His great love for us all, He wants us to know this particular imminent change He is effecting.
Exactly forty years ago, it was this the Lord spoke to me: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak. . .” (Habakkuk 2:2,3). Forty is God’s number of “probation, testing, ending in victory or defeat.” Taken from the book, Interpreting the Symbols and Types by Kevin J. Conner.
This revelation series is for the body of Christ. It is not for an elect group who are “superior” to the rest, for we are all important to Him. It is simply targeted at a small, forerunning band of isolated believers who are wondering, “Are there others who are hearing in the manner and context as I am?” May you be comforted to know that you are not alone. He cares. I care. Eventually, you will be enabled to bless the rest of the church!
“Remember” in Hebrew at the Holocaust Memorial, San Juan
“Human being, I have appointed you to be a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a Word from My mouth, you are to warn them for Me” (Yechezk’el) Ezekiel 3:17).
The letter and Word to our contact in San Juan:
Thanks for checking on our Seder reservations. Bill and I enjoyed it! I did make a bit of a mistake, though. I was complimenting the Rabbi on their new building and Mikveh. In my enthusiasm, I said: “And your future daughter-in-law will be in the Mikveh soon!” He said, “Oh, you’ve been listening to the gossip!” I looked at him with a totally blank stare and said: “No, I don’t know any gossip!” He then left the table.