“Too many today are deluded into thinking that I AM so soft, and so loving that I would not be responsible for anything negative happening in the earth.
There is a balance in all I have created, male and female, darkness and light, heavens and earth, and all that I have created testifies of my greatness and ability.
Some only see Me as the docile lamb, but there is another side of My Person that is just as devoted to being The Lion of Judah!
I AM devoted to protecting My Own Children, just like a loving parent. When I see you going towards something that is destroying you, should I not act?
Should I not travail, until you are turned around and walking in the right direction?
If you are a parent, would you let your child of 2-year old cross the middle of the street on a busy highway alone?
If you saw a bulldog chasing him, would you just stand and watch?
If he entertained a snake, would you not want to deliver him from it’s lure and a possible death?
Some are so stubborn, or so blinded by woundedness to their soul, that they cannot see clearly.
They fall and they stumble, and get caught in the snares of the enemy due to their weakness. I AM a loving father. I know what is best for my children.
My judgments are my love greatly provoked to the point of attempting to get them to awaken to their condition, that they would cry out to me in their recognition of their powerlessness to change anything on their own, that I may intervene and rescue them.
I don’t normally push myself into your lives. Normally I AM invited. I wait for you to make the initiative. That is how love is!
You don’t force it on someone! You let them know you are here. You love them without force.
Control is when fear and pride gain the upper hand, along with independence from Me! When you think you can be in charge and in control apart from my influence.
You set about doing things on your own to fix things without looking to me for how to do and what to do, and if to do!
The influence of the world has invaded My Church, so that witchcraft control has had the upper hand. But that enemy is about to be dealt with.
I want you to understand, that no matter what happens in the coming of My Presence with power, that I love you. I AM love. I know you! I know everything about you!
Nothing is hidden from Me. So do not be distressed over your own shortcomings and failures. Do not be distressed over your weaknesses, for I AM doing a work in these days that will change the face of my church till it shines and radiates the glory that is mine!
Religion harbors condemnation and guilt. But I AM coming to remove all the pretense, all the shame, all the mixture in My Bride, that she may no longer succumb to the wiles of the evil one.
Do you believe I AM this powerful?
Do you believe I can change the hardest hearts?
Is there anything too hard for Me?
Just worship and watch what I the lord of hosts can do!
Worship me in the beauty of holiness. I AM the holy one. I alone am holy. The only way you can be, is to come into my presence and receive what you need from me to empower your will to obey and walk in the light as I AM in the light!
So come! Lay at My Feet My Children and learn rest. Learn what it means to let me fight your battles. The battle belongs to Me.
Worship, read, meditate, talk to Me, but rest in Me, that I may be all you want Me to be. For it is not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit says The LORD!
The water is increasing. The fire will increase in My Church till it releases all who come to Me in honesty of heart wanting change in their lives, wanting to walk in holiness.
I AM Emmanuel! I will do this work in you —-all you have to do is come! The Lion of Judah is not a mild form of My Personality. It is the spirit of might. It is My roaring out of Zion!
I will defend My Own. I will not allow anyone to touch My Anointed till it is time for them to come home.
I have said to lay down your life, and take up Mine! Put off the old, and put on the new man. Do not think of yourselves more highly than you ought!
Do not think you are better than someone else. Such judging will be judged by the one true king and judge! Lay down your swords against your brothers and sisters! Withdraw, but do not judge!
Have nothing to do with violence. Have nothing to do with resentment and revenge! I have created you for glory.
But My Glory cannot come to you without hurting you, if you continue in bitterness. All you have to do is come and ask Me to remove it!
Ask Me to help you to forgive. Ask Me to help gain understanding and wisdom and discernment! You have not, because you ask not!
Am I not faithful? Am I impotent?
Many soon will find out that I AM far less impotent than they thought! I AM the creator of the heavens and the earth!
I AM Elohim! I AM the all consuming fire! Whomever contends with you, I will contend with, in my own way and my own timing!
Everyone of you is precious to Me. Whomever has said yes in his heart to Me, is My Child. The soul is cleansed only through a process of regeneration.
I AM the Restorer. I AM the Deliverer. Believe and you will receive!”
First published December 11, 2003 11:11 pm P.S.T.
~ 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.