FERN: Function: noun – Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fearn; akin to Old High German farn fern, Sanskrit parna wing, leaf : any of a large class (Filicopsida) of flowerless spore-producing vascular plants; especially : any of an order (Filicales) of homosporous plants possessing roots, stems, and leaflike fronds
URN: Function: noun – Etymology: Middle English urne, from Latin urna 1 : a vessel that is typically an ornamental vase on a pedestal and that is used for various purposes (as preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation) 2 : a closed vessel usually with a spigot for serving a hot beverage
“There are many plants in My garden and some give forth fragrance from flowers, and then there are others who do not blossom… those who do not give forth any pleasant aroma.
They are beautiful but not noticed. They are plain to the world. There are others who never blossom for years and years, then bring forth the most beautiful blooms. There are others that give forth the most beautiful flowers time and time again. There is a use for all these plants in My Kingdom.
But to the ones that bear NO FRUIT, they will be cut down and thrown into the fire. For they are like the parable of the talents and they do not reproduce even! They hoard what they do have and do not even share their knowledge of the Holy One. There are others who appear beautiful to the outside but are rotten on the inside. They hoard for their own advantage all they can. They compete and do not wish to share what they’ve been given with others.
Shall I not prune My garden? For it is only by PRUNING that the dead branches which sap life from the tree can be revived.
I AM the Master Gardener and I know exactly what each plant needs to live and thrive. I have granted much to many who do not even try to use their gifts to help others. I have given much to many who reach out to thousands, but live off the earnings of widows and single mothers, and old people, and widows and those who strive to raise their families, and they do not help those same ones when they get into trouble.
Shall I not PRUNE MY GARDEN ?
I will raise up a standard in the land. Come together My children to worship and pray, and to celebrate the times coming. For I will pour out My Spirit in unprecedented ways. Wherever one or two or more are worshipping ME, I will rain down My glory!
Did I not sustain David in the Caves of Adullam? And did I not revive His spirit as he came out of captivity and danced before me naked and unashamedly? I tell you there is no greater delight than to find My children delighting in ME. But apart from MY GRACE you can do no good thing! You cannot even worship ME without My grace !
I AM WITH YOU. I AM EMMANUEL, GOD WHO IS WITH YOU. Realize that even without feeling me, whenever you worship or pray I AM pouring down glory.
Whenever you gather, I AM pouring down glory. To the sincere, I will sincerely pour out MY HEART and MY POWER. I will reduce to nothing the opposition that hinders you from coming close to ME.
I AM JEALOUS for MY BRIDE. Come and dance, for the days are coming when I will fill the earth with judgment and a man will be more rare than fine gold. In that day, urns will abound filled with the dust of man. Come and buy from ME NOW, gold refined in the fire. Buy for yourself linen garments and I will dance with you and perfume you with My fragranced oils!
I will use every vessel that will submit to My glory. I will raise up a mighty army. A militant BRIDE that will carry My glory to the ends of the earth, into the marketplace, into the streets, highways and byways… into remote villages of the earth, and into great cities filled with the lost. Do NOT be jealous of what you see in others. DO NOT BE JEALOUS or compete for anything but ME. I AM THE PRIZE. I am all you need. CAST OFF ALL
COMPETITION. Remove the stones and hindering blocks from the highway of HOLINESS. PLOW THE FALLOW GROUND. REPENT and REPENT for the priests and prophets who have grown to be like the world. Ask that they might be spared from the wrath that comes with My glory outpoured!
“For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: “Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, And take away the foreskins of your hearts, You men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Lest My fury come forth like fire, and burn so that no one can quench it,” Jeremiah 4:3-4.
Have nothing to do with the vessels who choose their OWN way instead of MY WAY. For men have grown proud and think nothing of usury and lying, even in My church it is so. PRETENSE has filled My church and the sheep are becoming wolfish. But I have a plan to cleanse My threshing floors.
So WORSHIP that the glory might fall. Sow to the heavens and I will rain down on the earth. Worship is a mighty weapon against the witchcraft that is filling the earth. I will put the brakes on anyone who is not using the money given to Help the poor.
I will remove the candlesticks of those who persist in doing their OWN will over MY WILL. Do not marvel at the judgment coming within My house. And do not say it is the devil For I will stir up those who will execute MY JUDGMENT in MY way. PRAY that many will be spared as you repent for them. Care for your brothers the way MOSES cared for the people of ISRAEL and fasted and prayed for them!
Do not say, I AM without sin, or I wouldn’t do that. You don’t know what you would do if I removed My grace from you! Mercy is better than sacrifice and OBEDIENCE is better than sacrifice! CRY out for those who are ignorant of their own sins. I need workers.
I need those who will HARVEST and CLEAN, and TRAIN those who will come into the KINGDOM. I will use the tiniest fern, who has no sweet fragrance to give. I will use those who have been thought the LEAST OF THESE MY CHILDREN to confound the wise in their own opinions. So do not make judgments without seeking MY face and MY HEART.
Martyrdom is coming to My church in greater measure in the days ahead. Will you be ready My BRIDE to stand? Will you acknowledge MY will alone in your lives? Will you give up your rights to your own life and live as My Son did, doing only the Father’s will?
Will you give up your rights to convenience and fame, and riches to receive what is most precious in the Kingdom? Will you lay down YOUR AGENDA and ask ME for what I WANT? Lay aside all your preconceived notions. Ask ME for WISDOM and I will give it! BUT you must ask to receive. IT IS IN LAYING DOWN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU WILL FIND IT !”
“I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, a man more than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger,” Isaiah 13:11-13 NKJV.
“So Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry,” 1 Samuwl 15:22-23 NKJV.
“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him,” Psalm 32:10 NKJV.
“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment,” James 2:13 NKJV.
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy,” James 3:17-18 NKJV.
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:16 NKJV.
“Unity Through Humility – Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself,” Philippians 2:1-3 NKJV.
See also: Romans 9:23-24, Romans 9:15-16 and Matthew 12:7-8.
by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream
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