“Many are called but few are chosen,” said The LORD.
It is important, as chosen, to maintain the spiritual devotions that God has set before you. God also calls us to come out of compromised Churches.
There may be times of aloneness when God may work some things in you that are needed, but He has called us to be inter-dependent not independent from other Christians.
We are called to fellowship with one another, that we may encourage and build up one another in the faith, and help one another to be free, and grow in sanctification and love in Christ Jesus.
He directed me then to these scriptures…
“For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service].
For just as in one [physical] body we have many parts, and these parts do not all have the same function or special use, so we, who are many, are [nevertheless just] one body in Christ, and individually [we are] parts one of another [mutually dependent on each other].
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness.
Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy].
Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good.
Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor; never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving The LORD; constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength], contributing to the needs of God’s people, pursuing [the practice of] hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm or hardship]; bless and do not curse [them].
Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief].
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view].
Do not overestimate yourself. Never repay anyone evil for evil.
Take thought for what is right and gracious and proper in the sight of everyone.
If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “ Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says The LORD.
But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome and conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:3-21 AMP.
“There are far too many calling themselves apostles and prophets, who are unhealed in part, from things of the past and who have become so busy that they don’t have as much time for Me.
There are some that are into syncretism with Freemasonry, or witchcraft and control, and so begin to have a wrong focus.
Some boast in their titles instead of humbling themselves. They Lord it over others that they are somebody important.
Priorities become confused and the body of Christ suffers, because wounds go unhealed and many in the Church are sick.
Some are sick because they’re suffering for the sake of the Church, or for the sake of their family, or for the sake of others.
Apostles are supposed to replicate themselves, not cause others to look at them as mini-gods with adulation. I AM the One who is to be lifted up!” says The LORD.
“When I lift Myself up, and step into the Church as has been anticipated and prophesied nothing will be the same!
There will be only one Ruler, for the Portion of Jacob will not allow any more pretense to The Throne, nor any Glory to be given to mere men!”
Nor will He allow sexual perversion and sexual impurity of any kind in the pulpits.
“I said I would raise up The Tabernacle of David in this hour.
Praise Me in worship!
Praise Me in the dance!
Sing a new song oh worshippers of God, who have been stifled by man’s rules! You are My DELIGHT!
Your ministry purpose is to bring down The Glory so that all may enter into My presence and and receive from Me, as you love on Me and minister to Me!
Many of My Apostles and Prophets started out as worshipers, but some have pulled away through too much busyness.
I AM here waiting for you Beloveds! A paradigm shift is coming so you need to be ready for change.
You need to soak in My presence that I can give you the blueprints for what lies ahead. It is vital in this hour.
Come away with me, let Me heal your wounds and nurture your heart with new wine of My Spirit. For I have a PROFOUND and STARTLING WORK TO DO IN YOU!
Days ahead will challenge you right and left and you must be able to care for those in need. This is a much neglected admonition in the body. Life has become way too filled with other priorities rather than My Priorities.
Anyone who is not caring for the poor will have their candlestick removed! So watch that you do not disdain the poor or show preference to the rich!”
“Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world,” James 1:27 AMP.
“Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy,” 1 Timothy 6:17.
“A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own imagination,” Proverbs 18:11.
“My brothers and sisters, practice your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ by not favoring one person over another. For example, two men come to your worship service. One man is wearing gold rings and fine clothes; the other man, who is poor, is wearing shabby clothes. Suppose you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say to him, “Please have a seat.” But you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor at my feet.” Aren’t you discriminating against people and using a corrupt standard to make judgments? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Didn’t God choose poor people in the world to become rich in faith and to receive the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? Yet, you show no respect to poor people. Don’t rich people oppress you and drag you into court? Don’t they curse the good name of Jesus, the name that was used to bless you?” James 2:1-7.
“In addition, Many are no longer walking in the faith they once had and everything has become business as usual. And Churches have become businesses instead of ministries.
They have think tanks instead of relying on the Holy Spirit. I call them “stink tanks” because their pride and presumption have led them into error instead of trusting in Me and My direction and My resources.
I AM the RESOURCE for all you need. Even some prophets prophesy only if you give them money. I told My Apostles freely you have received, freely give!
When I was on earth I chose unlearned men for My Apostles. They trained through spending time with Me. I was there school, their rabbi/teacher. In this hour I will do the same. I will raise up those who have learned to depend on me for their Resource, who have leaned on Me instead of their own wisdom, or worldly wisdom, those who truly follow!
Be prepared My Church for there will be startling confrontations with people off the street who I will use to be a trumpet to you, and those who have been hidden, and those who have been rejected by the Church will I use to bring correction.
Be careful who you MOCK in this hour. For I AM the inhabitor of the souls of men and their Creator! I do not only choose the suave and the beautiful by men’s standards.
Amos the prophet was a farmer when I called him to bring correction to Israel. So do not disdain those I love! For every man, woman or child is made in the image and likeness of Me, no matter how they look to you!!”
~ 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 goininupstream @hotmail.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278, USA.