The Holy Spirit spoke, “Deliberate force!”
What do You want to say Father?
“The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and with cruelty you have ruled them. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.
My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.”
‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of The LORD: “As I live,” says The LORD GOD, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock” — therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of The LORD! Thus says The LORD GOD: “Behold, I AM against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.” Ezekiel 34:4-10 NKJV.
“Changes are coming that will catapult The Church into one of MY making, and of My Heart towards men!
So many have been building their own kingdoms and competing for the place of influence. But I AM turning over the tables of the money changers, and I will make a permanent change in the face of The Church, till it reflects MY IMAGE — My HEART!
I want to spread My KINGDOM over the face of the earth.
I cannot do that through pew-sitters and comfortable shepherds who feed themselves and not the flock.
I AM overturning the iconoclastic fervor within My Church — the making idols of men will be arrested!
The traditions of men will be abandoned by The True Church that reflects My Image, and there will be a greater dependency on allowing the preeminence to be in CHRIST JESUS, and not in the words of men.
I will not entrust My precious broken ones to those who will treat them like flotsam and jetsam.
I AM a jealous God and My Heart is broken and weeping for those who have not been cared for, for those who have misunderstood My Love, because they have not been dealt with in LOVE.
There is such a propensity in the flesh to be impatient, intolerant, and easily frustrated with others. And too many rely on flesh rather than on seeking My Face for how to relate to those who are difficult to deal with.
Come to Me, and apprehend what it means to love unconditionally. Apprehend what GRACE is about !
I AM truly going to change so many things quickly, that it will throw some off kilter if you do not rely on intimacy with Me.
You must know when to say YES, and when to say NO! You cannot depend on your own best wisdom, but only on MY WISDOM, for deception abounds in this present world and it is getting stronger.
The unholy one is coming. The terrible one who will manifest the worst kind of violence ever seen on this earth.
So I say to you…
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12 NKJV.
I AM strengthening your spiritual backbone, that you might be able to STAND when many will bend.
The Kingdom WILL ADVANCE despite the violence and bloodshed that will ensue from his vengeance, for I have My own Plans.
Earnestly seek MY FACE for what Your role is to be!
Earnestly seek My face daily as one who is My BRIDE, looking for her lover.
Ask ME for the GRACE to endure, to stand, and more than that, to take The Kingdom by violent force!
I will show you The Keys to The Kingdom and give you my strategies if you will seek Me for them.
The days that are coming will truly test who is truly for Me, and who has only been pretending. The falling away has begun.
But like in Gideon’s time, many more will succumb due to FEAR. Total surrender to Me is the ONLY way that you will overcome in the days to come.
Ask for the Grace to die to self.
Ask for the Grace to endure.
Ask for UNION with ME.
Be ready to receive all that your heart has yearned for.”
First published: September 29, 2004.
~ 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 9278, USA.