A couple of weeks ago I raked up some Loquat leaves that were dry on the ground and there is no grass on the ground, it’s just dirt there.
In doing so it kicked up dirt and some mosquitoes, and the mosquitoes at my sons house this year were these weird little mosquitoes with white spots and unusually strange.
I could barely see them, because they’re so tiny, they could go through the screen easily. There are two bodies of water near them so it’s understandable that at the time of the year that there are mosquitoes being released.
But I got some bites and they were nasty bites. They were really itchy and there were two particular bites on my lower right leg that didn’t seem to heal that easy and I just thought; I don’t know, I’m getting older it’s taking longer.
But it just kept getting longer and it almost looked like a little crater in the middle even though it’s a tiny sore and I thought this is so weird and thought it was ring worm, but then after this weekend I broke out in on my hand on the upper half of my right hand and then, because I have dry skin and scratched my forehead, I got some on my forehead and as I’m realizing it’s possibly ringworm, I am going online to research what’s the best treatment for this, because I’ve not had it that I know of, but did have for decades off and on reoccurring candida symptoms since my son was born.
I got some over-the-counter cream and I started putting it on but it didn’t seem to do that much and I looked up different approaches on YouTube and garlic is one of the things you can make a poultice with — or slice it up and put it on the sores.
So I did that last night and it worked really well to bring down the swelling and oozing and then I also found a special soap on another YouTube video by a gal who said that she had put up with it for a month going to the gym and couldn’t handle it anymore and she found this soap called DEFENSE! Which she said worked for her to dry them up in 2 days.
But yesterday as I was pondering all this with The LORD, because I had asked for prayer as I not only got the sores on my hand and my forehead, but I got a major headache with head pressure that came during the night, so I needed some help with warfare prayers.
But as I was talking about it with a friend, The LORD gave me an impression a memory from years ago ago when I had gone to a Prophecy Conference at Harvest Rock.
There are some big-name prophets there most of you be familiar with and one of them was James Goll and his wife who was still with us at the time.
While I was going to that Conference, I’d taken some medication for chronic candida that was an oral pill and I broke out in a terrible puffy rash under my arms.
That night Che An gave a testimony about how The LORD had reached into his armpits to pull pride out of his heart.
So since I’m an Intercessor, I realize somethings going on more than I understood.
So then the next morning I wake up and my whole face is red and puffy and in the shape of a heart like the top of the heart was right at the midpoint of my forehead and the point at the chin.
I was questioning The LORD and He said to me rather clearly, “The FACE of My Church is the HEART ATTITUDES of the people!”
Later that day there was oozing coming from this massive swelling on my face and I said to The LORD, “It stinks!” (Because it really did smell and I’m assuming that was coming out of my pores, because of the med battling with the disease.)
And The LORD said to me, “The pride of the Prophets is a stink in My Nostrils too!!”
Remember also, that yeast is a sign of a Pharisee Spirit. Jesus often pointed out the hypocrisy in the Pharisees and likened it to pride — the lump filled with leaven.
What could I say, when I had also battled with pride and you have to understand that pride is not just thinking you’re better than somebody else.
It’s also thinking you’re less than somebody else; less than who God made you to be, and who He says you are!
We all fail in the pride arena specially here in the United States.
A good definition of humility is someone who depends on The LORD and His Wisdom, not their own.
Back to the object lesson…
The next day I woke up and my eyes were puffy like a frog, so I wore sunglasses to cover up the ugliness.
And The LORD wanted me to go to see Michal Ann Goll and tell her what The LORD told me, that the eyes of the prophets were full of pride!
So I wrote it on a note and I found her sitting next to Jim in a row, and I took off my glasses to show her my face and what The LORD showed me.
Then she took her sunglasses off too and she also had puffy eyes and God had told her the same thing!
Hers were less swollen than mine — but still swollen — and it was a confirmation to her ,and hers a confirmation to me, which was awesome, because when you’re going through these sufferings, it’s very easy to be manipulated by the enemy into condemnation or thinking that you’re just imagining things and that it’s all in your head, especially when you’re not that old in the realm of the prophetic gift.
So…. back to the present breakout of infection.
The LORD impressed me when I was seeking Him, that this was about the same thing and He was showing me that the whole face is not broken out, so there’s still a portion of the face that is reddened and sore, and a small part of the right leg and the top part of my hand was the worst part.
So what does this mean? What I got was that prophets still have some pride that needs to be cleaned up; strongholds in their minds, because the breakout is near my hairline behind which is the brain.
You defend yourself with your right side if you’re right handed, that’s the right lower leg has a few sores relating to infection in our walk.
The right hand again with most people being right handed is the hand you have wielded your sword with when defending yourself, which is The Word of God, and it’s also the right hand for reaching out to people for reaching out to others.
The night before 911, I had gotten a Word from The LORD and the name of it was “The arms are disconnected from the body…”
The LORD usually gives me a Word by starting with a Title, because the Titles in someway are also clues, so I always usually have a Title for the Words I have most of the time that He spoke to me.
But this Word was about The Church not reaching out to the poor, not taking care of the widows and orphans, not practicing true religion… Again, pride in the way….
I wasn’t sure about all these impressions and when I told Sandi Holman about it, I found out The LORD’s been speaking to her about the same thing, so her Words to me confirmed what God said to me.
But then I went to walk in clinic and have found out this monstrous thing on my hand/leg and forehead is also from a type of bacterial infection — Streptococcus agalactiae!
I haven’t had strep since I was about nine or 10 years old and I had a really bad case of it (scarlet fever) for a month.
I had to get penicillin shots every day and I got very weak, so that they told me I couldn’t go to the bathroom by myself, because I might fall and I tried to and I did fall.
And it was my foster mom had to take care of me, because my own mom was working, so it was a little more traumatic for me, and it was some thing that God wanted to heal the memory of.
I’ve been asking God to root-out all infection in my body, because I’ve had so much illness in my life, viruses etc.
I knew that there was still a spirit of infirmity tormenting me that I think came from the Freemasonry in my family. So though He’s allowed it for more than one reason, He is cleaning out my heart ♥️ and the hearts of the prophets who have been so broken.
After going to the clinic a couple more times I found out that the route of the infection on my skin was something called tinea versicolor. Are young Jordanian doctor confirmed it and put me on some fluconazole once a week.
In America we’ve had a big problem with pride, because of being in “the greatest” country, not only in our eyes, but in the eyes of the world.
Many countries have people who want to come here, because of the freedom we have enjoyed.
However it is our nation that also concocted the UN at Bohemian Grove. It is our nation who participated with western bankers in their war plots/ schemes.
Repentance Is important if we’re going to stand before The LORD as he comes in power that we would be able to receive everything that He wants for us.
Pray for the healing and deliverance of God’s Prophets, instead of bludgeoning our wounded. We need to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters like Moses did.
We need to separate ourselves from people who demand money for prophecy, until they also repent. I’m talking personal prophecies.
Of course we need to support the prophets and apostles and evangelist and pastors and teachers, but self indulgence has become the norm for many in The Church.
I’ve had to live on Faith for a very long time, but with today’s Church leaders, it seems many of them have forgotten, or not understood, what it is to walk in Faith — that God will provide.
Sometimes they can walk in Faith for other things — but many don’t want to go through any hardship.
Truthfully, nobody wants to sign up for hardship. The priests in the Old Testament had God as their inheritance, and we need to live that way too, instead of looking to man all the time.
Yes of course, it’s men who provide most often, but it’s up to God to put it on their hearts to do so, not for us to beg, or demand an offering before telling people that you’ll give them a prophetic word.
Trust God for Provision. A Gift of Prophecy is just that, and it’s God who determines what He speaks and when, and to whom. We can’t manipulate God, nor are we to manipulate others.
For a few weeks I’ve been sick with the bioweapon, and I don’t have much ability to chat, but I have to say that there’s been a real loss in this nation of kindness and caring about others —- not just in the nation, it’s in The Church People who don’t know how to be a nurse.
I was a nurse in my early life and I know the difference between natural compassion and God compassion.
People have a tendency to lecture you, or spout some scripture, rather than to pray, or if they pray, they pray “corrective prayers”, as if that’s appropriate.
Compassion is what births miracles. Not lecturing; not reminding people they should be doing this, should be doing that.
If you don’t have compassion, then don’t bother to pray for people! All it takes Is asking God for the compassion that you lack, and He’ll give it to you… and if not, back off and stop lecturing people.
Stop being arrogant and prideful and presumptive. “Assuming”, Graham Cooke once said, “makes an ass out of you and me.”
Whatever we need God is our source, but when someone’s hurting, when someone’s afflicted and in pain, the last thing they need is a lecture — they need compassion; they need caring; they need your heartfelt prayers….
But if you don’t have time, then don’t take it on — because you’re not called to be the Savior, Jesus is.
While I was in hospital, God renewed my love for the nursing profession, because I had some really good nurses while in there, and it reminded me so much of why I loved that profession, and God gave me a heart again to pray for them.
When I came to The LORD, The LORD had me lay down the nursing profession, because all my pride was tied up in that, and because He said He had other things for me to do.
I am grateful for a renewed perspective and God’s keeping and healing power.
Loquat Image:from Wikipedia
~ Priscilla Van Sutphin
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN is the founder of Upstream Ministries, California, online at www.upstreamca.org and blogtalkradio.com/ Upstream. Donate to Upstream: via secure Paypal by sending as gift to upstream.ca @me.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278, USA.