The LORD drew me to Isaiah 5, then spoke:
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil. Am I not a God of JUSTICE, and Righteousness? Am I not ALL MIGHTY?
Call for the wailing women and call for the mighty ones. Call for the priests and prophets to wail between the porch and the altar, for the souls of men.
Will you LAY DOWN YOUR AGENDA and take up MINE?
Why are you there in Church on Saturdays, on Sundays? WHY? Do you come to be fed by MAN, or do you come to seek ME?
Do you oh priests, not have an unction from the Holy One of Israel to TEND to My sheep?
Then why are you there? Is it not to feed those who are hungry and thirsty for more of ME? Is it not to lay down your lives for your brother?
Many are so wonderfully seeking after ME — but many more are seeking to build their own kingdom, and in the process have allowed in pride and vanity, greed, envy and every form of wickedness, because instead of the focus being on ME… it has come to be on them.
It has become to receive IDOLATRY from man instead of WORSHIP TO ME! YOUR agenda is more important than MY AGENDA. Your timing is more important than MY timing.
The admiration of your subjects is more important than adoration of ME! And many of My people seem to love it so!
When will you lay down Your agenda? I have brought hurricanes and tornadoes, storms and pestilence, and yet you continue in YOUR AGENDA without regard to those who are suffering.
Church has become a tradition, rather than moving by MY SPIRIT.”
“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit,” John 3:8 AMP.
“I tell you that what I do now, will remove all complacency from this nation. You will not tremble at My presence, so you will tremble at the groaning of the earth!
The earth will split open in various places in the world and I will cough up salvation! Men’s hearts will surely tremble as I allow this.
Then perhaps you will acknowledge My MIGHT and MY POWER, rather than your own abilities.”
“Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together. I, The LORD, have created it.
Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?” Isaiah 45:8-9 NKJV.
“I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bandage the crippled, and strengthen the weak and the sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong [who have become hard-hearted and perverse]. I will feed them with judgment and punishment,” Ezekiel 34:16 AMP.
“Do not think in the lull, that I have forgotten you. Do not think that I will be complacent as you are, oh man.
You will no longer be given to strong DRINK. You will no longer bathe yourselves in excesses. I will bring down the lofty and arrogant. I will level the mountains of pride and greed.
I will Exalt MYSELF in your midst and I will be hallowed in you. You will bow down and worship, no longer in pretense, but with trembling hands and knees and stuttering lips.
I will loose MY LIONS among you and they will speak with AUTHORITY and power. If you will not listen, you will learn to listen or be humbled as Nebuchadnezzar was.
You will acknowledge MY SUPREMACY, and MY PLAN in your midst, or you will be laid out, and I will do surgery before the eyes of those around you.
I will expose your hidden sins if you will not repent NOW. Then certainly, like David you will repent, or like Saul be removed from your position and power.
Many will think that the devil is doing this. You are SO arrogant that you think that I AM helpless to do anything about what you are doing to My sheep.
You think no one sees the sexual abuse of children behind your pulpits. You think that no one sees the homosexual affair you are having with those in your youth groups, or your worship teams.
You think no one sees the adulterous affairs, and the mistreatment and abuse, and domination of your wives.
Well, I AM Jehovah ROHE, and I SEE. I KNOW. I AM not complacent. I have only given you time to repent.
But lo, I AM loosing The Spirit of Elijah. I AM restoring what has been broken down.
I AM restoring all that has been stolen and rebuilding the true foundation of holiness and truth. Repent now, for The Kingdom of God is at hand.”
Isaiah 5:8-30 NKJV 8 Impending Judgment on Excesses
“Woe to those who join house to house; They add field to field, till there is no place where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land! In my hearing The LORD of hosts said, “Truly, many houses shall be desolate, great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant. For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield one ephah.”
[ Revelation 6:5-6 NIV :- Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” ]
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may follow intoxicating drink; who continue until night, till wine inflames them! The harp and the strings, The tambourine and flute, and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the work of The LORD, Nor consider the operation of His hands.
Therefore my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure; their glory and their multitude and their pomp, and he who is jubilant, shall descend into it.
People shall be brought down, each man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled. But The LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness. Then the lambs shall feed in their pasture, and in the waste places of the fat ones strangers shall eat. Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as if with a cart rope; that say, “Let Him make speed and hasten His work, that we may see it; and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it.”
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous man! Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom will ascend like dust; because they have rejected the law of The LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore the anger of The LORD is aroused against His people; He has stretched out His hand is stretched out still. He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and will whistle to them from the end of the earth; surely they shall come with speed, swiftly. No one will be weary or stumble among them, no one will slumber or sleep; Nor will the belt on their loins be loosed, nor the strap of their sandals be broken; whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent; their horses’ hooves will seem like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind.
Their roaring will be like a lion, they will roar like young lions; yes, they will roar and lay hold of the prey; they will carry it away safely, and no one will deliver. In that day they will roar against them Like the roaring of the sea. and if one looks to the land, behold, darkness and sorrow; and the light is darkened by the clouds.”
“See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but The LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. “Lift up your eyes and look about you: all assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come,” Isaiah 60:2-5 NIV.
Received October 27th, 2005.
~ 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.