“For years, Justice has been buried in this Nation. I have heard the outcries of My People for justice, and for righteousness.
I AM not deaf. I AM not apathetic. I have been patient for the cries of REPENTANCE.
Many have sown seeds of repentance and forgiveness, yet it has been a small amount compared to the offenses.
I have looked for MEN to put ME first before doing, before anything in their lives, including the desire for vengeance.
Vengeance is MINE, I said. I will repay. So shall I repay those in like kind who have squandered their lives on pleasures and fame, and making a name for themselves, versus making a name for ME.”
“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says The LORD. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Romans 12:19-20 NKJV
You will see many things exposed that have been kept hidden. You will see men of God whom you’ve respected confessing to horrendous things as I bring conviction.
Just keep your own house swept clean. Do not harbor bitterness and vengeance in your heart, repeating offenses, and gossiping about the offenses of others.
Remember that I told you to love your enemies, to pray for those who spitefully use you, and to be good to those who hate you!
“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” Luke 6:27-28 NKJV.
“Justice will not be buried forever. I AM revealing and unconcealing. I AM going to lift the skirts of those who go on in their sins over and over, that they may have a last chance to REPENT.
Break up the fallow ground of your heart. Pray for any bitterness, pride, or hardness of heart to be revealed.
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF, for I AM a loving Father, who gives good gifts to His Children, and I love you with an everlasting love.
You are not to be afraid of ME, in the sense that you have already been forgiven, if you’ve entered into the gate of the narrow pasture.
So you just have to wash your feet daily. Come to ME, and bring your TRUE heart.
PUT AWAY THE PRETENSE, because I already know what is in your heart. Stop looking at others, and look to your own garden to de-weed it!
Ask for ME to reveal any deception or delusion. OPEN your life to ME, and I will tenderly deal with you.
But if you insist on your own way, then you can expect that suddenlies will overtake you, for I AM a JEALOUS FATHER too, who loves you so much, I won’t allow you to keep running away from my lap.
The men and women in the church need healing, but where will they get it, if PRIDE fills the pulpit?
HUMILITY is necessary to keeping a pure heart, an undefiled heart. You can’t have bitter pools of water and anger, and still have peace, love and joy.
The Fruits of REPENTANCE are peace, love and JOY. Are you walking in those? Are you demonstrating what I can do for a life?
Some of you are SO focused on the wrong things. You soak up all the bad things, but don’t take it to prayer.
A spirit of “WRONG FOCUS” will get you to spend all your time on areas of negative behavior of others, while not spending enough time on your knees in prayer for those same people.
A spirit of “WRONG FOCUS” diverts your energies to focus on judging others without cleansing your own house, without focusing on ME.
RETURN TO ME BELOVEDS!
RETURN to focusing on ME in between all the other activities of your life. You are supposed to put ME FIRST.
DO you really love ME? Is your life really given to ME hour to hour, minute by minute?
Are you looking to ME for what to do? WHERE IS YOUR FOCUS? Is it the same as when you were first “born again”?
Faith and justice have fallen in the streets, but I WILL BE A HIGH TOWER TO ALL WHO GENUINELY COME TO ME, not to just get their way, but to humble themselves and be made new.”
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.” Matthew 23:23-24 NKJV.
First published: July 10, 2009.
~ 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.