Someone wrote to me — an old acquaintance — who said, “Anyone who preaches Revival is a heretic and is preaching the wrong gospel.”
I was more than a little disturbed by her comment, because ever since The LORD started speaking to me in 1989, He’s been telling me about what He’s going to do in the glory coming.
So to say He’s not going to bring revival, even though Isaiah 60 talks about it, and many other passages for that matter, made me more than a little disappointed.
I Immediately wrote back to her that God said that “the revival is coming in the one-another’s.” God said, “It’s not coming the way that people expect it,” but God said, “It’s coming in the midst of persecution and judgments.”
I could show you the places where He told me this, but then He started speaking to me and He said “You’re going out the same way you came in!”
So listening…. I heard, “The early Church had revival in the midst of persecution. The early Church suddenly was attacked by the religious order.”
My thoughts went back to the movie about the Apostle John and showing him on the island of Pátmos.
How many of us are willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel?
There are so many comfortable here who never had to suffer like brothers and sisters overseas have suffered.
“Terrible things are planned by the wicked and you must put on ME!
Come to Me in the secret place and I will fill you up with all you need. Stop any striving, and keep your eyes on Me, for I love you as no other loves you!
Rest in My arms of safety. Praise and worship for I will overwhelm you with My love and mercy and you will be changed.
Pray for your family, brothers and sisters in the world, but cover your cities, states and provinces with the blood of My Son! Take authority in the area you live in. Pray for the Saints and the elect!
Take authority over the air! Take authority over the misdeeds of men and demons — repent for them, but take authority over the wickedness and the deeds they’ve planned! Pray a shield of fire around you and your loved ones!
For I will destroy their wicked plans because they have not looked to ME, the Author of peace, the Author of hope, the Author of love, the Author of LIFE! I AM THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
I AM creator God Who made the heavens and the earth and all mankind. IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME?
The martyrs blood is crying out to ME and I will avenge all wickedness! So cry out for the souls of the elect now for I will save nations in a day!”
“Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Or can a nation be brought forth in a moment? As soon as Zion was in labor, she also brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says The LORD.
“Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God.
“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her, that you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, that you may drink deeply and be delighted with her bountiful bosom.”
For The LORD says this, “Behold, I extend peace to her (Jerusalem) like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you will be nursed, you will be carried on her hip and [playfully] rocked on her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem. When you see this, your heart will rejoice; your bones will flourish like new grass. And the [powerful] hand of The LORD will be revealed to His servants, but His indignation will be toward His enemies,” Isaiah 66:8-14 AMP.
Only this Time we will do greater things than seen through many ages. His glory will be SEEN upon you like Moses!
~ 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.