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by Joyce Poet
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My friends, I thought that I would share with you the many, many events leading up to a wonderful vision that I had a couple of weeks ago. I could not see sharing that vision with you without preparing your hearts to receive it the way that my heart was prepared to receive it. It occurred after many weeks of certain words spoken to me, e-mailed to me, given to me, (Some of you may notice things within the vision that you, yourself sent to me or even things that I sent to you.) and dreams such as the “lighthouse restoration” dreams, and events such as the lessons in the tearing down of strongholds taught to me via working in my flower gardens.

But there was just so, so much information, so many events. I have tried hard to put it all together. But I’ve come to the conclusion that only God can prepare you. What worked for me worked for me alone. I can only pray that you will be able to receive from the Lord via the vision He gave to me and I only know that it will do no one any good at all if I keep it to myself. Fortunately, because I’d been going through so much the few days prior to the vision, I had pencil and paper readily available and did write down most of what I saw/heard. Therefore, to the best of my ability, I give to you...

Walk in Love

First, please allow me to share a few scriptures with you. I believe that they confirm much of the vision given to me. I will also put scriptural breaks in the middle of the vision as I write it out, some from the NIV and some from the KJV, for confirmation purposes.

2 John 1:6 And THIS is love: that we WALK IN OBEDIENCE to his commands. As you have heard from the Beginning, (“I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”) his COMMAND is that you WALK IN LOVE.

Exodus 3:14-15 God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.' " (The same “I am” who was “the Beginning.”)
God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.
John 8:58 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

The hand of the Lord was very heavy upon me when I woke that morning. I saw many people, individually, in many different places and the earth seemed to be quaking beneath their feet. Clouds were rolling back and a loud voice that seemed to come from within those clouds said “I Am the Good Shepherd. Say to the people, ‘I Am that I Am, the God of Abraham, the Beginning has sent me to you.’ Many can feel the earth trembling beneath their feet. All the earth trembles before Me. This shaking is the great separation of the sheep from the goats. This shaking is to some the fires of affliction in which I test your hearts. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I deliver them out of them all. It is for your purification that I send you through the fires of affliction. But you do not go through them alone. I Am with you. I Am the Good Shepherd. My sheep hear My voice. I know them and they follow Me.”

More and more people began to gather around a big hill. “Come together, I say, and walk in love. Put away from you every form of contention and malice, jealousies and strife. Come together, I say. Embrace the hands of your neighbors and walk in love. I tell you, this is the great separation of the sheep from the goats. Ho, come! Come, sheep of My pasture and drink. Come! Come to the waters. Ho, come! Come to My Holy Hill. Gather round and see what great things I have in store for those who love Me and are called according to My purpose. Ho, come! Take your neighbors’ hands and come, all of you. Come walking in love and in the unity of faith.”

A great cloud of mist or heavy dew had settled over the big hill and multitudes upon multitudes of people were gathering from every direction on earth.

Matthew 25:31-34 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’” (Since the beginning.)
Isaiah 43:6-7 “I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth- everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

As all the people gathered around and began to form a huge circle around the top of the hill, clasping one another’s hands, I noticed a little goat trapped in the middle of all the people. He was feeding on the grass on the hilltop. When he looked up and noticed all the people gathering around him, he began running back and forth in a panic, looking for a way of escape. He spotted two people who were just starting to reach for one another’s hands and rushed between them to get out. The circle of people became tighter and tighter at the top of the hill. Anointing fell from the cloud of dew. I felt a little bit sorry for the goat. He had no idea what he was running away from. But he did not want to be obedient as were the sheep, nor did he want to stand among them.

Then I heard, “Purify your hearts. Again, I say, put away from you all forms of contention and malice, jealousies and strife, and all things that you have in your hearts that come before Me. Come together in love as I have commanded you. Put away all your selfishness and serve no other god, for I alone Am God and there is none other like Me.”

Psalm 24:3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.

As the people all gathered round at the top of the hill, the cloud of dew began to dissipate and behind it was a window that stretched out as far as my eyes could see, all the way across the heavens. That window began to bulge down as though it were too full to contain everything it held up. I knew it was the heavenly storehouse, the storehouse of God’s temple. All those who’d gathered together at the hill were praising the Lord and doing exactly as the Lord had commanded, holding one another’s hands and walking in love and the unity of the faith. The more they praised the Lord and the tighter they held to one another’s hands, the heavier the window above them seemed to become and the more it bulged. Behind that window were all kinds of gifts, both spiritual gifts and material gifts.

1 Kings 7:51 When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the LORD was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated—the silver and gold and the furnishings—and he placed them in the treasuries of the LORD's temple.
1 Kings 8:1-5 Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the LORD's covenant from Zion, the City of David. All the men of Israel came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month. When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark, and they brought up the ark of the LORD and the Tent of Meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up, and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.

We know that now, the Lamb of God, holy and without blemish, was sacrificed and that sheep and cattle no longer need to be sacrificed. However, what I believe is that all these people who were gathering at the holy hill are those who willingly lay down their lives to take up life in Christ... the sheep of His pasture. And I believe that the building of Solomon’s temple is, in a way, an image of what is to come. David was not allowed to build that temple. But his son, Solomon, was allowed to build it. Yet, the Word says in Acts 15:15-17 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: " 'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things'

Being from the book of Acts, New Testament, the Lord was not referring to Solomon. He was referring to you and me. And He says that HE will rebuild it, not a man or men. God is Love. I firmly believe that the great Church of God, The Church of the Firstborn, David’s fallen tent, is being rebuilt by Love and through LOVE for the remnant of those who seek the Lord, those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and that the rebuilding has been taking place for years. I believe that what I saw is an image of that rebuilt tent. And I believe that those who are willing to hear and willing to believe will see the windows of heaven open over them. There, we will behold our Savior the same way AS HE ASCENDED, riding in on the clouds. If He establishes the New Jerusalem, the holy hill of Zion in a kingdom that cannot be seen with careful observation, but that takes place WITHIN us, and gathers us to Him, first the dead in Christ, then the living, then tell me, WHERE is this “new heaven”?

Then I heard, “Test Me in this, My sheep. Test Me in this and see if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour a blessing out on you that you cannot contain. Why do you allow selfishness, doubt, fear and lack of love for one another to rob you of what I have for you? Test Me in this, I say! Test me and see if I will not perform for you just as I declared in My Word. If I told you the things I have in store for those who love Me, you would not believe Me. Where is your faith, My sheep? You of little faith, I will pour more blessings out on you than you have enough hope to hope for, enough dreams to dream for, enough faith to have faith for. Come! Ho! Come! Purify your hearts. Walk in love and the unity of faith and come!

Come to My holy hill and partake of your inheritance. My kingdom does not come to you by your careful observation, sheep of My pasture. You can search forever for My kingdom with your eyes and never find it, for My kingdom is within you. Come to Me, to the holiness of My presence, to where I dwell, within you, on My holy hill. Come and drink. Drink from the springs of life and build My kingdom in yourselves, among you, through love for one another and the unity of faith. Then... then, sheep of My pasture, My church, the Church of the Firstborn is established among you and in you. I love you, My Church, and it is My good pleasure to bless you. Do not deny Me the pleasure of blessing you, My Church. Come together.”

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

According to the Word, Zion is the City of David, (2 Samuel 5:7, 1 Kings 8:1, 1 Chronicles 11:5, 2 Chronicles 5:2) the Lord’s “holy hill,” (Psalm 2:6) and the Lord’s habitation, the place where the LORD is enthroned. (Psalm 132:13, Psalm 9:11)

I believe that the vision I had was something very similar to what the Lord was speaking of in Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

He wasn’t talking about a place in the physical heavens. He was talking about His kingdom here, His “ransomed” ones, His church, His congregation, The Church of the Firstborn of Christ, those chosen beforehand, whose names are already written in the Lamb's Book of Life. He wasn’t talking about a place in the heavens, but rather, a place that comes down to us OUT of heaven, not necessarily one geographical place, but one kingdom, one church, one people IN Christ.

Revelation 3:12 Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.

Revelation 21:2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

I pray you will get great revelation from the following scripture, because I believe that the entirety of the vision I had is wrapped up in this scripture:

Psalm 74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

Isaiah 62
Zion's New Name
1 For Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
her salvation like a blazing torch.
2 The nations will see your righteousness,
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah,
and your land Beulah;
for the LORD will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.
5 As a young man marries a maiden,
so will your sons marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the LORD,
give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise of the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
"Never again will I give your grain
as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
for which you have toiled;
9 but those who harvest it will eat it
and praise the LORD,
and those who gather the grapes will drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary."
10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.
11 The LORD has made proclamation
to the ends of the earth:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
'See, your Savior comes!
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.' "

12 They will be called the Holy People,
the Redeemed of the LORD;
and you will be called Sought After,
the City No Longer Deserted.

© Joyce Pool

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Sharon McClean 12 May 2006
AMEN Precious, you have the vision of the Holy One! I stand in agreement with everything that you have written! You wrote: 'After this I will return and rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things' Being from the book of Acts, New Testament, the Lord was not referring to Solomon. He was referring to you and me. And He says that HE will rebuild it, not a man or men. God is Love. I firmly believe that the great Church of God, The Church of the Firstborn, David’s fallen tent, is being rebuilt by Love and through LOVE for the remnant of those who seek the Lord,") 1 Peter 2:5-You also as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood. Eph. 2:22-In whom you also are BEING BUILT TOGETHER for A HABITATION OF GOD IN THE SPIRIT. John 14:23-If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him, and WE will come TO HIM and MAKE OUR HOME WITH HIM. Love, Sharon


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