“I did not come to earth to condemn the people for their sins, but to fulfill all righteousness.
I suffered and died that all men might be saved. I have called many of you to walk a walk that is commensurate with mine, to lay down your lives that others may have their life in Me.
That does not always mean martyrdom in the flesh, but death indeed to the flesh, in living for My purposes and not your own.
When you live your life apart from dependency on Me, and knowing My will, and not just what you want, or think I would want, then you are fulfilling your own desires. You are not walking according to My Will, but your own.
Apart from My Grace, you cannot do any good thing. Apart from My Grace, you are unable to fulfill even the slightest commitment to Me. Apart from My Grace, you can do NOTHING.
I have been putting pressure on many to make them see the foolishness of trying in their own strength to be holy.
There is so much religion in My Temples, so much hypocrisy; of not even trying, but pretending to try, pretending to come to Me, the Author and Finisher of your Faith. Your Faith needs to be in ME.
My ability to walk you through trials and temptations. If your Faith is in Me, and not your own flesh, then you will look to Me for help and assistance.
You will not attempt to do things apart from Me. GRACE is to be ASKED for in time of need. Ask, and you will receive. Knock, and the door will be opened. I AM here for you always. The LORD God of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.
Remember in this new year ahead, that I have brought you THROUGH, that you may come to ME in time of need, for needs will abound.
Those who have refused to be comforted by My Grace and Mercy, who have refused to come to ME, the well of Living waters, and have gone their own way, not desiring in their hearts to be circumcised in their flesh… will be challenged, beyond anything they ever thought to experience.
But for those who have been willing for Me, and asking for Me to uproot, and pluck out, and destroy the flesh in their own lives; for these the Son of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings, and the chains will be broken and destroyed that have held many in bondage for many years, or even decades.
Remember from whence comes your help? Look to Me. I AM your resource for all that you need! Do not go back, like a dog to your vomit.
Do not look back except to look for healing. Do not fall into the condemnation that many will try to throw at you, to maintain their hold on what they have mistakenly thought to be theirs, when it was Mine all along.
I, The LORD, give. And I The LORD, take away. I root up, and pull down. I pluck out, and bring down powers and principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places.
I AM about to anoint the Judges; the Deliverers, who will bring many to the light of My GLORY. For they have been humbled, like Moses, that they would not steal MY GLORY.
For I have said, Do not touch My Glory! For I AM a HOLY and JEALOUS God, and I will not contend with man forever.
In this next year, your heart will be rent for the times you have been compassionless for the hurting and downtrodden, for as you have judged, so you will be judged.
But again, for the merciful, they will receive mercy. Charity covers a multitude of sins. And those who have sown to righteousness, and labored to do what is right in My eyes, will behold My Glory as never before.
I do not judge as man judges. A bent twig, I do not break. Smoking flax, I will not quench. I did not judge by the sight of My eyes when I was on earth.
I judged the hearts of men. If you look with My eyes, and not your own, you would do the same. If you cared about others, you would look to Me for Wisdom, instead of assuming things about others. You would judge with MY WISDOM, and not your own.
This nation, and much of the world is about to be catapulted into the fire of My burning. The LORD is like a Refiner’s Fire and a Fuller’s Soap, My Word says, I AM the refiner and purifier of men.
I have NOT called YOU to do what is for My Holy Spirit to do! If you walk in love, you do not keep track of wrongs done, you forgive, remember 70 X 7 — You do not hold a grudge.
Love is kind. Love is NOT puffed up, thinking it is better than others. I will be dealing with the spirit of religion and Jezebel in the Church this year, as never before.
When you judge others, yet have the same thing in your heart, and do not give mercy to others, when I have given MUCH mercy to you, then you will be judged quickly, that you might know, that I will not tolerate your hypocrisy.
For you know yourself, that you were DRAWN to ME by The Holy Spirit, and not by your own right standing. You KNOW if you are a true Christian, that man is saved by GRACE alone, that he cannot BOAST!
Yet many go on boasting they have their trust in Me, when they are trusting in their own wisdom and strength.
I will expose for the sake of the work of revival, your weaknesses, that you might know where true strength comes from.
I rain on the just and the unjust. No man is hidden from Me, so repent of any arrogance in your heart and lay down your pride sons of men, for Your LORD is coming to you, to establish His ruler-ship and governorship in your heart, that His love might shine through you to a lost and dying world, who desperately needs to know My love and GRACE.
ASK for Me to destroy all the flesh, and I will be faithful to accomplish, what you in your own strength, could never do.
Come to ME my children of light, and let me expose the recesses of your heart as never before, that you would be filled to overflowing with MY LOVE and GLORY.
For what I do next, comes quickly, and it is NOT My desire for you to be destroyed. I AM a God of restoration, not destruction.”
End of Word.
I had miss-filed this Word under teachings and today I was looking for something else and found this in that file which I think was God’s plan for timing.
As when I read it, felt God’s nudge to post. 😀💗
Received December 23 2000.
~ 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 92780, USA.