The LORD spoke “Encounters”, and then began to recall to my mind the many encounters of Angels just before the birth of Jesus and after in the first part of The Gospel of Luke.
So as I listened He spoke, “Many of you are going to have Divine Encounters in the next few months.
It has already started in many and will continue as I have so much I want to teach you, and so much I want to do in you and through you.
I AM bringing to birth and I will not fail to commission each and every one I have purposed to go for Me.
Angelic hosts have begun to be loosed to every corner of the earth. Awakening is on My heart and The Glory of The LORD will fill the earth as the waters cover the sea.
Yes, there will be judgments, for when Glory comes it separates. It exposes the light from the dark within a person and within society.
Just as it comes, there will be commensurate signs and wonders in the earth proclaiming My Glory, proclaiming My Sovreignty.
With what I do and how I do it, no man will have an excuse for refusing Me, though many will.
You will not only encounter Angels, but you will encounter The Living God in your midst and you will know My Love for you as you have never known it!
I have so much in store, that you will jump for joy at all I do.
Do not give in to complacency and apathy in this time of waiting. Come to Me and allow me to control the birth pangs!
Even as a woman gets restless before birthing, so many of you have become restless in your spirit, wanting union, and wanting communion with Me, yet stirred and troubled and it’s difficult for some to rest and longing is building up in many hearts.
I AM keen to see all that is going on in you and I will bring forth every promise I’ve given you.
Do not lose hold of your hope for the enemy seeks to destroy your hope in Me breaking through for you, and to cause you to fall away into despair and discouragement.
Many of those of old fell away due to impatience and wanting what they wanted NOW. So they then took up other gods to worship who would give them what they wanted.
Others were not satisfied until they were able to be more independent of waiting on Me. When tested, their hearts turned away. A whole tribe was taken out of the book of life, due to idolatry.
Keep nurturing your hope in Me through the Word and reading those promises I’ve given to you.
Encourage yourself in worship and rest in My arms of love so that I can encourage you. For some of you this seems to go against all logic.
But I AM wanting you to rest, even as warfare, as so many in the world are so BUSY, and too busy to bother with ME.
Do not think that any time spent with Me is wasted.
The enemy seeks to keep you from this time of communion that I have called many of you to, so that he can abort My Purposes in you.
But I tell you right now, he CANNOT do that! I will speak Truth to you and I will breathe My life into you and I will dispel all that the enemy has come against you with.
Raise up a banner! Dance and sing a new song to The LORD Your GOD, for I AM about to do MIGHTY WONDROUS things in your midst.
Rejoice and be glad for The Day of The LORD is at hand and many will come to the brightness of your rising! Many will come and be astounded at the things I do in you.
Others will be jealous that I would choose such an army of misfits and those not seemingly sophisticated enough in their eyes.
But I will only give grace to the humble! Rejoice and sing and lift your voices in PRAISE for I will RAIN down GLORY as you do!
I Love you as no other loves you, and I will bring you into My Perfect Will for your life and nothing shall by any means harm you till that plan for you is fulfilled.”
“Silver and gold I do not have but what I do have, I give freely,” Peter said when he encountered the man at the gate beautiful (Acts 3:6).
“Many of you are going to have sudden encounters with people you would never have guessed to come in contact with.
But you’re going to know that it’s a Divine Appointment. You need to learn to be flexible so that when you encounter someone I’ve put in your way, that you take the time to sew a seed, or pray for a miracle.
For some of you, these encounters will be life-changing. They will utterly change the course of your life.
There will be startling miracles not just of healing physical bodies, but deliverance as well and emotional healing.
It will be so different from what you’ve experienced before that you’ll wonder, “Am I really living this?”
These times call for great dependency on Me, because you will need my wisdom and you’ll speak my very words to that person.
No one will be able to take the glory for what I AM about to do. You’ve never prayed enough. You’ve never fasted enough.
It won’t be because you’re good enough. It will be solely because of My Glory moving through you.
Many will be surprised at those I use to bring healing to others.
You cannot pigeon-hole people or put people in a box based on how they look, based on how much money they have, based on whether they’re attending church or not, based on all the things that men look at like how attractive they are, or how sophisticated they are.
I will use homeless who have been purified by fire, and shock many people to their senses!
The Church I lead is The Church Without Walls, where you will know one another by the love you have for one another; by the fruit in your lives.
The Church will return to its roots and meet in the same manner as the early Church did.
There will be no vying for position, no selfish ambition, no trying to outdo each other, no jealousy, no envy, no competition. For I will break the chains that have bound true believers and they will be changed suddenly.
Emergencies and disasters will be opportunities for you to demonstrate My Kingdom. The Church that is unwilling to help who I say to help, will have their candlestick removed.
The True Church is a living thing made up of all kinds of believers from all walks of life, from all ethnicities.
Some of you are still so bound that you have Black Churches or White Churches or Mexican Churches, etc. You still don’t even know how to get along with each other, or to blend and bend to each other.
Ethnos vs ethnos! You will wake up and learn to ask for My Eyes to see with.
There will be NO bitterness or resentment in My True Believers! I will see to it! I will break every demonic chain!”
Received January 6, 2018.
~ 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.