God showed me Mount Zion

God showed me the Kingdom of God realm in heaven called Mount Zion.

By Pieter Kirstein

God is holy and He has called us to be holy, but to be brought into the glory of the holiness of God and Presence of God He puts us through the fires of purification and cleansing by trial.

Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For My own sake, even for My own sake, will I do it: for how should My name be profaned? and I will not give My glory unto another.

1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found to praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

In the following scripture we see that God works SPIRITUAL MATURITY into His peope through various trials to strengthen our faith in Him. Patience is a fruit and attribute of Christ and we are transformed into His image and likeness through much pressure and suffering.

We share in His suffering so that we might share in the glory and image of His likeness. It’s within the purging fires of purification through seasonal trials that God burns away everything in us that does not reflect Him. We are called to become His holy habitation and He desires to reveal himself through His people to the world.

James 1: 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.
4 #But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.

Patience is a fruit and mark of maturity as Jesus declared to me – “your faith has been perfected when you are at peace in the midst of seeming impossibilities.”

The fruits of the Spirit is the life of Christ wrought out and perfected within the life of the born-again seed.

He takes us through an inward cleansing and sanctification.

Ezekiel 36:23 And I will sanctify My great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. And the nations shall know that I [am] the LORD, says the Lord Jehovah, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all lands, and will gather you into your own land.
25 And I will sprinkle clean waters on you, and you shall be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from your idols.
26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
27 And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do [them].

After we are born into the realm of the kingdom of heaven through the gift of salvation as babies in Christ, which speaks of the outer court dwelling in which we dwell as fleshly carnal natural men, the Father says to us the following in 1Peter 2:

1 Therefore laying aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings, and all evil speakings,
2 desire the sincere milk of the word, as newborn babes, so that you may grow by it;
3 if truly you have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.
4 # For having been drawn to Him, a living Stone, indeed rejected by men, but elect, precious with God;
5 you also as living stones are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 Therefore also it is contained in the Scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner Stone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him shall never be ashamed.
7 Therefore to you who believe [is] the honor. But to those who are disobedient, [He is the] Stone which the builders rejected; this One came to be [the] Head of the corner,
8 and a Stone-of-stumbling and a Rock-of-offense to those disobeying, who stumble at the word, to which they also were appointed.
9 But you [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for possession, so that you might speak of the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 [you] who then were not a people, but now the people of God, those not pitied [then], but now pitied.
11 Dearly beloved, I exhort [you] as [temporary] residents and pilgrims to abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
12 having your conduct honest among the nations, in that which they speak against you as evildoers, they may glorify God in a day of [His] visitation, seeing [your] good works.

God calls us to pursue Him out of the outer court realm of the earthy Adam, through the inner court realm of SPIRITUAL GROWTH, DISCIPLINE, TRANSFORMATION, HEALING, DELIVERANCE FROM OUR OWN FALLEN WAYS AND SANCTIFICATION of our hearts and minds, into His mountain, which is the upward call of God in Christ unto mature manifest sonship.

The Father called us to be trained, discipled, equipped and disciplined until we mature in Christ and until we walk as He walked as those who are truly led by His Spirit according to His ways, design and pattern. We are called to allow ourselves to be patterned after the example of Christ as those who pursue Him into His mountain, that we might be presented as those who have overcome all the temptations and lustful desires and distractions of this fallen world.

We cannot love God and the world. We are called to allow ourselves to be cleansed and fully conquered by His love. He called us out of the world to bare fruits unto righteousness, which is His way of doing things.

1 John 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
16 because all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.

1 Peter 2: 4 # For having been drawn to Him.

When I was caught up by the Father through a majestic powerful prophetic encounter, I felt in my spirit and the core of my being how He draws me to himself through the power of His love. The Father caused me to travel up into heaven and showed me that the outer court realm of paradise is the kingdom of heaven realm, which is at the foot of Mount Zion, which is the Kingdom of God. The outer court realm of paradise surrounds the Kingdom realm of God, which is Mount Zion.

That powerful encounter was in agreement with Isaiah 57:15 For so says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity; whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, even with the contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend forever, nor will I be always angry; for the spirit should fail before Me, and the souls I have made. 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry and struck him; I hid Myself, and was angry, and he went on turning away in the way of his heart. 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him. I will also lead him, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
19 [I] create the fruit of the lips; peace, peace, to him far off, and to him near, says the LORD; and I will heal him.

This speaks exactly of the upward call of God in Christ by which the Father heals and cleans and restores us, for without holiness no one shall see the Lord – Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed. 14 Follow peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord;

David writes about the requirements to dwell in the mountain of God in Psalm 24:3 Who shall go up into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, and has not sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This [is] the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, [O God] of Jacob. Selah.

Also in Psalm 15:

1 A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall dwell in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell on Your holy hill?
2 He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart;
3 [he] does not backbite with his tongue, nor do evil to his neighbor, nor take up a reproach against his neighbor;
4 in whose eyes the reprobate is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; [he] has sworn to his hurt, and does not change it;
5 [he] has not put out his money at interest, nor has he taken a bribe against the innocent. He who does these [things] shall not be moved forever.

We see the pathway to Mount Zion is through the Father’s discipline and correction in Hebrews 12:

1 Therefore since we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily besets [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured [the] cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be weary and faint in your minds.
4 You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked by Him;
6 for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He scourges every son whom He receives.
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father does not chasten?
8 But if you are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then you are bastards and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
10 For truly they chastened [us] for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that [we] might be partakers of His holiness.
11 Now chastening for the present does not seem to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are exercised by it.
12 Because of this, straighten up the hands which hang down and the enfeebled knees.
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.
14 Follow peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord;
15 looking diligently lest any fail of the grace of God, or lest any root of bitterness springing up disturb [you], and by it many are defiled,
16 (lest there [be] any fornicator, or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected; for he did not find any place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears).
18 For you have not come to the mountain that might be touched and that burned with fire, nor to blackness and darkness and tempest,
19 and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words (which [voice] they who heard begged that a word should not be spoken to them any more,
20 for they could not endure the thing commanded, And if so much as a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned or thrust through with a dart,
21 and so fearful was the sight [that] Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake).
22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to [the] city of [the] living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 to the [general] assembly and church of the first-born who are written in Heaven, and to God [the] judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than [that of] Abel.
25 See [that] you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape, those who refused him that spoke on earth, much more we [shall not escape] if we turn away from Him who speaks from Heaven,
26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more I will not only shake the earth, but also the heavens.
27 And this [word], Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, so that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear,
29 for also, Our God [is] a consuming fire.

Are you a foot of the mountain outer court dweller distracted by your own ways and desires, or are you pursuing God into His mountain to be presented before Him as 1 who has overcome?

Consider the following word given to the body of Christ through J Leland Earls;

MY WAYS IN THE MOUNTAINS

“Are not my ways in the mountains says the Lord? I declare to you, as my ways are in the seas so also are my ways in the mountains. For it has been from the mountain tops that I have made known my will and revealed my purposes. If you will study in my Word concerning those incidents which took place on the mountains, you will find a pattern for that which I would bring to pass in your lives. Beginning with the mountains of Ararat on which the ark of safety rested to the Mount of Olives which shall be split in two by my coming, you will find my pattern portrayed. So look to the mountains and learn the lessons that I would teach you.

Am I not the God of your salvation?

Am I not the one who has redeemed you from the waters which would seek to overwhelm you and destroy you?

Have I not saved you from the passions of your soul which surge within you as the waters of the sea?

Have I not given you life by preserving you in my ark?

And has not my ark (Christ) found a resting place in the heavenlies?

And shall I not bring you, if you are fully resting in Him, in­to my heavenly kingdom?

I say, even as the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat, so does this show that I will lift my chosen ones above the watery tribulations of this life and cause them to inherit the heavenly places above. They shall find rest from all the limitations of this earth, and they shall inher­it the realms prepared for them.

Now consider further that which is revealed from my Word concerning the mountains.

Did I not require Abraham to go up to Mount Moriah and offer his son as a sacrifice to me?

And is this not what I require of those who would enter my heavenly kingdom?

They must lay down everything on my altar and present themselves as a living sacrifice to me. For even as Isaac was raised up from the altar, so shall I have my Isaac company arise and give themselves completely to me as those who have been raised from the dead. They shall be perfected by me and inherit the fulness of the promise.

Then consider that which I made known when I revealed myself to Israel from Mount Sinai. Did I not speak forth my law? And do I not require that my law be written in your hearts and minds, yes, on the fleshly tables of your innermost being? (Jer. 31:33, II Cor. 3:3, Heb. 8:10, 10:16).

For only as you yield yourselves to me in complete obedience can I do that inner work of conforming you to my perfect righteousness.

Did I not command the children of Israel to refrain from touch­ing my holy mountain?

And shall I not prohibit those who are not ready from breaking through into my heavenly realm?

Mount Sinai is a type of that heavenly kingdom which is being prepared for those that love me.

Did not Moses alone proceed into my presence on the mount?

The congregation of Israel, although they had received the spoken law, had to remain at the foot of the mount.

Even so does this portray the truth that those who have received the law [leading to] life and have been born again by the spoken and living Word, but who have not been prepared by me to be received into my glory, shall have to re­main in that realm which is being prepared for them at the foot of the heavenly kingdom. But those who have fully yielded themselves to me shall ascend into the mount of my heaven­ly kingdom and be joint heirs of all that I have. As Moses was prepared to be the ruler of my people, so shall those who enter my heavenly kingdom be used of me to rule over the earth.

Did I not bring my people into a land that was filled with hills and valleys? And did I not set as a watch over all the land the stately and majestic Mount Hermon to the north? Am I not watching over you to give you that which you need and to send refreshing on you? For from the lofty heights of Mount Hermon the dews descend upon the hills and valleys and the rains are sent in their seasons.

From the mountain height of my heavenly realm do I also send on you the re­freshing dew of my Spirit and the abundant downpours of my empowering as the rain in due season. Mount Hermon stands as a constant reminder of my care and concern for my people, for from Mount Hermon I send that which brings life and re freshing to the land.

Were not the blessings and cursings on my people spoken from Mount Ebal and Mount Gerazim?

There is a mountain from which my blessings descend, and there is a mountain from which my cursings descend. I say to you, the mount of blessing is that realm of the invisible hosts of light that are on constant duty and are surrounding my people at all times.

From that realm there are myriads of ministering spirits which are ready to bring my people into the realms of blessing if there is an obedience to my Word. For I have commanded blessing to flow from the angelic hosts on those who fear me and keep my commandments. I have also allowed cursing to come from the other mountain or realm which is the invisible hosts of wickedness.

When my people are disobedient and when they care not for my ways but are bent on that which is detrimental to them, then I allow the hosts of wickedness to come on them and lead them into ways which are hurtful, and from the mountain of cursing come all kinds of spirits of deception and corruption and bondage. So my people hear my word, for surrounding you on every hand is Mount Ebal and Mount Gerazim, even the blessings and cursings of the in­visible hosts of light and darkness.

Now listen to me as I speak to you of that which took place on the mount of transfiguration. On that mount I drew to myself three of the disciples that I might manifest to them my glory, even that glory which shall be made known when I take my own to myself in my kingdom.

Therefore hear my words concerning that which I show to you. Moses and Elijah appeared with me talking of the things which would be accomplished by my sacrifice on the cross. On this par­ticular occasion, and in this setting, Moses represents those who shall participate in my kingdom but shall not be among those who shall rule and reign with me. For Moses struck the rock and brought forth that which was not in harmony with my will.

Even so does he represent those who have brought forth the passions and desires of the soul and flesh by failing to hear and give heed to my Word. They shall not be allowed to inherit the fulness of the kingdom even as Moses was not allowed to go into the promised land. They shall be partakers of that realm which shall be allotted to them and they shall enter into life eternal, but they shall not have the glorified life of those who rule and reign with me.

Now consider my servant Elijah who also appeared speaking of the things of the king­dom. He was taken in His day by being caught up in a whirl­wind and removed from the earth. Even so does he represent those who will be taken by me at the end of the age to in­herit all that I have prepared. They shall be received to me in two distinct groups. First, the firstfruit sheaf will be taken just before the period known as the great tribulation.

They shall be used of me during the tribulation to speak my word to those that remain. For they shall have the power to appear to those yet on the earth. They will be clothed [ ] with that glorified body which is eternal in the heavens, but also has the power to manifest in the physical realm. Following the tribulation the main part of the Elijah group shall be taken and glorified even as were the firstfruits. And so shall they ever be with their Lord.

Were there not three disciples taken by Jesus to the mountain top? And do not these three also represent phases or groups within the kingdom? Peter, James and John repre­sent phases of my kingdom which are little understood even by those who have perceived much.

Therefore it is not within the wisdom and providence of your God to reveal them to you at the present time. Remember that there are yet many mys­teries to be made known. That which is revealed concerning the prophetic patterns in the lives of those I have chosen in no way exhausts those patterns-in-truth.

Neither does the same person always portray the same phase of truth, for one chosen person can portray different prophetic patterns and different phases of kingdom truth as the life of that person is seen in different settings and circumstances on different occa­sions.

Therefore do not limit your God, but let Him continue to unveil many facets of the truth in the prophetic patterns which have been woven into the lives of the chosen servants. In giving you a glimpse of the revelation of my ways in the mountains of scripture, l am withholding much from you at the present time. I will reveal only a small portion at a time that you might behold the glory of your God and continue to seek further understanding of His ways. My people, I am so de­sirous of sharing much more of my truth with you, but lest you stumble at the magnitude of it and be unable to appropriate it to your spiritual good, I must limit that which I make known.

Now consider the mount on which Jesus taught His disciples, and that which is revealed in what is commonly called the ‘Sermon on the Mount.’ Were there not multitudes which came to hear that which Jesus spoke?

And were not the disciples taken apart and instructed in that which the multi­tudes were not ready to hear? I say to you, I am calling to myself a people who will sit at my feet and hear my words—who will be instructed in the truths of my kingdom and my righteousness. That which is revealed in the Sermon on the Mount is what I require of those who would enter my heavenly kingdom. For was it not said, ‘You shall be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect?’ (Matt. 5:48)

Will I not do a perfecting work in those who are to be received of me in my own realm? For I say, except your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the nominal Christian of today, you shall not enter my heavenly kingdom. My kingdom is not for babes and toddlers but for those who have been brought to maturity.

For my kingdom is a ruling kingdom, and only those qualified to take a responsibility in my kingdom shall be admitted there­to.

Others, though saved, will be barred until they have come into that minimum perfection which I require. I say to you, study carefully the precepts of the kingdom as revealed in the Sermon on the Mount, for therein is the pattern of right­eousness which I require.

It is for those who are willing to be my disciples. Others will hear the words and know the out­er husk thereof, but only those fully instructed into my kingdom by my Spirit shall reap the benefits of this righteousness of the heart. Therefore hear my word my people! Will you be among those I am drawing to my mount? And will you sit at my feet day by day and let me teach you my ways?

The final mount concerning which I would speak to you is the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives speaks of the triumph of this age when all that has been accomplished pre­viously comes to its full. For the Mount of Olives will be the place where my feet shall touch when I descend to this earth accompanied by the hosts of the redeemed. (Zech. 14:4).

The earth shall quake at my presence, and the mountains shall tremble, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two. Even so does this portray the twofold manifestation of my kingdom—the earthly and the heavenly. The one will operate in the in­visible realms above and the other in the visible realms on the earth. The one shall take precedence over the other, for the heavenly, which is my own kingdom realm, shall rule over the earthly.

Those in the earthly kingdom shall have the opportun­ity at a future time to enter the heavenly kingdom if they ful­fill all that I require on earth. The earthly kingdom shall re­ceive its direction from the heavenly realms.

Even so shall I split the two in that day that they may each fulfill a por­tion of my plan. After having fulfilled my purpose, I shall cause the two to merge into one at that time when my plan of the ages is complete and I move to inaugurate a new order, even at that time when there shall be a new heavens and a new earth. (Rev. 21:1). Then shall that which is visible be merged into that which is invisible, and the two shall become one realm for the matured and fully instructed sons of God to be­gin a new phase of my plan. This is beyond that which you are capable of understanding at the present time. So arise, you aspiring sons of God and ascend to the mountains that you may know what I would speak to you.”

(end of pro­phesy)

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