“Rational thinking escapes the average person at times, when the emotions are not under the control of the spirit.
When you need Me, I AM here for you. I AM always here for you, because I AM your Abba. That is something that you must believe in faith, regardless of circumstances or emotions.
Truly the dead shall be raised to life in the days ahead. Yet My people are so many times limiting Me, as if i were this tiny little god, instead of the Great I AM.
My people need a bigger picture of WHO I AM and what I can do. They are not walking in LIFE and FAITH and TRUST, because they are not renewing their minds in the Word.
Distractions of this world abound. They clutter and confuse and distract you from time with ME. But in the days coming, the light that is in you will shine brighter than ever before because of the new thing I AM doing.
When the chains of injustice and sin are broken, you will be released into glory in ways you have not imagined.
So I AM asking you now, to spend time with ME and to just SOAK in My love and goodness, that I can pour into you.
Come to me in thanksgiving and worship, and in meditation on My word, and in prayer. Come and let us talk about all that concerns you. For I AM longing to speak, if you would but still yourself.
It is important NOW, because the coming days will not be restful. They will be filled with activity and stress and peril will increase.
So COME to My table now, my beloveds, that I can fill you up with what you need to endure the days that are coming.”
“He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint,” Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV.
“This is a season where normally people in the world and in my church are very busy, preparing for celebrating.
Yet not many will come to ME and ask what I want. If you delight yourself in Me, I said, I will give you the desires of your heart, that you won’t have to strive.
My GRACE is abundant towards those who say YES to Me.
Don’t get SO busy, that you miss what I am trying to say and do in you. REST IS WARFARE! While others are stressed and striving, the sign of My peace should be upon you as a witness, that you are trusting in ME, and that I AM the reason for HOPE in the world.
I AM the HOPE of this world. See the snow falling in the east? See the signs of change of the season?
Do you have eyes to see that the spiritual season is also changing?
I AM doing a new thing, and that NEW THING will soon make it’s entrance upon the scene. If you abide in Me, then I abide in you.
Take a long restful bath in My Holy presence that all may go well with you when the times are not as well.
For I want to give birth to a new movement and to sanctify YOU, My new temples with My glory, just as I sanctified the old temple in Jerusalem with My glory.
I will RESTORE My presence in My people that the world may find HOPE in days of trouble.
I have also told you before that I am building relationships between peoples that will bring about MY purposes in the earth.
This restoration will bring about renewal in families, in extended families, and will mend broken families. New Marriages, New Business Relationships, New Spiritual Relationships will abound.
The youth will come and the prodigals will return, and there will be a fullness of JOY in My people that has not been known for many, many years.
The signs of restoration will be signs of the restoration I AM doing inside of you; of MY SPIRIT’s RULE and REIGN in your lives.
So there will be abundance of NEW and elimination of the old and stagnant ways of doing things. Oh yes, many will attempt to continue, but their Churches will be places of death and not life.
Only those who are willing to walk in the NEW wine-skin will KNOW the continual refreshing of My Spirit in the days ahead.
Songs of deliverance will come forth from the worshippers and instrumentalists, and there will be healing songs, and songs for the bride to sing to the Lover of her soul, and the angels will join in worship as they do and you will experience greater depth of My GRACE and POWER in your worship gatherings.
There will be songs that reach out as a testimony to the LOST that will capture their souls and shake them loose from the moorings of this worlds lures.
Many have been in waiting, and have been being prepared for this. I will LOOSE all the provision that is needed for My army of worshippers to go forth.
I AM JEHOVAH JIREH, am I not? Is there anything that is too hard for ME?
And when the times become too hard, and money is not there, I AM still not limited to how I can provide for you and take you where you need to be.
So worry not, fret not, do not think like a man, but walk in MY SPIRIT, that you may walk in the LIGHT of FAITH and HOPE, and LOVE and be MY WITNESSES.
Stir up your FAITH, sons and daughters of Mine. You have not imagined days such as are ahead. But I AM loosing MORE VISION for those who are My eyes, as never before.
You will be eyes to those who are arms, and ears to those who are mouths.
I AM raising up my midwives to impart all that can be imparted to the believers of the earth, to the Church in far off places.
You have abundant wealth of things here to help you. But in many places they have no books in their languages. In many places they don’t earn enough to buy foreign books even.
So I AM sending MY LIVING testimonies, My ambassadors to the nations in lack.
Will you believe for the impossible?
I said, when I return, will I find FAITH on the earth. Already, it is so dissolved, and weak.
STIR IT UP wherever you go. SPEAK IN FAITH. BELIEVE in the IMPOSSIBLE for I AM THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE!
When I come in power to your house, you will BE the LIGHT! You will BE the salt of the earth!
There will be no question WHO you represent. For the GLORY of MY presence will be SEEN upon you!”
“Their Redeemer is strong; The LORD of Hosts is His name. He will thoroughly plead their case, That He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon,” Jeremiah 50:34 NKJV.
“When He gives quietness, who then can make trouble? And when He hides His face, who then can see Him, Whether it is against a nation or a man alone?” Job 34:29 NKJV.
“For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not, and you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,” therefore you shall flee! and, “We will ride on swift horses” Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift!” Isaiah 30:15-16 NKJV.
“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, though hail comes down on the forest, and the city is brought low in humiliation,” Isaiah 32:17-19 NKJV.
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope,” Psalm 16:9 NKJV.
“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass,” Psalm 37:7 NKJV.
“So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. 7 Indeed, I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah,” Psalm 55:6-7 NKJV.
“Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living,” Psalm 116:7-9 NKJV.
“He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness,” Isaiah 57:2 NKJV.
“Thus says the LORD: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it,'” Jeremiah 6:16 NKJV.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light,” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV.
“And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat,” Mark 6:31 NKJV.
First published: December 2003.
~ 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.