The LORD spoke: “Degradation and Defilement”
“I speak to you of difficult things tonight beloved. Things that make My Heart weep.
There is so much that I want to change in My Church. There is so much that must change.
Those who think they are well, are sick, from the head to the feet, My Body is sick and defiled. They degrade others, yet do not realize in doing so they are defiling themselves.
They measure men by the world’s standards instead of mine. So many are preaching and teaching prosperity without self denial, and success without failure.
There is no Grace anymore for those who don’t march to their tune. Even if that one is marching to mine.
The year of My vengeance is at hand, and they are not awakened. But they will awaken.
They will be startled out of their slumber by the events coming this year and the next.
There is no more moratorium on My Judgments.
I AM coming now into My Church because judgment begins with the House of The LORD.
I have been rattling some cages so the men will wake up from their complacency and lack of abandonment to me.
I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life. I AM The Light of the World. Nothing is done but I have My Hand on the situation.
Men have been running with their own ideas for long enough, not considering the consequence to their fellow man.
I AM roaring over the Nations! I AM going to roar, and roar, and roooaaarrr!
I will destroy the kingdoms of men, that they will bow to me and advance My Kingdom.
The earth will be filled with the knowledge of The LORD, from sea to sea, there will be an outpouring of My love and grace upon the sons of men.
But it will not come without cost and commitment. You will not see prosperity that is just for man to lavish himself with any more in this nation.
You will see the prosperity that I bring that you can feed others and advance My Kingdom. But My Kingdom never needed millions of dollars of support to establish it.
It came in signs and wonders. It advanced by the very breath of The LORD, not by man’s efforts.
In My Kingdom, men care for one another and help one another. Early believers sold all that they had and laid the money at the feet of the apostles.
Those apostles were evident by their signs and wonders, and by their concern for holiness unto The LORD and doing only what I wanted.
Paul paid to release Onesimus from his debt. Onesimus was a slave. What will you give to help the children caught up in pornography, and used as objects like slaves?
What will you give up to be able to help advance the Kingdom?
Will you live simply rather than luxuriously?
Will you use one car instead of two or three?
Will you give up some luxury so that you can give to someone who has nothing to eat.
Or will you stuff yourselves while others cry out to Me for one morsel of food.
Will you live your life like the rich man in the story of Lazarus?
Or will you care for your brother or sister? (Luke 16)
Well now, many live like Lazarus, because they have not cared for anyone but themselves.
Many will cry out to me in their suffering so that they will learn what true humility is.
How can you watch the pain and suffering around the world and laugh at the degradation of others, and defilement of little children and not do anything? Every day I have to watch it!
I have to hear and see the hearts of little children abandoned, raped, beaten, killed, used in occult rituals and enslaved by Islam and other false religions and perversions.
I have to hear their cries every day. I listen to the cries of the homeless daily. Will you now move to help those who can’t help themselves, either physically or emotionally?
Will you give up your time to spend time with me and attain My heart?
Will you not fight against the evildoers for My Name’s sake?
Will you not raise up a standard of righteousness and proclaim My Kingdom till the end comes?
For I tell you it is closer than you think. The Kingdom of God is at hand. I will have a harvest of souls like nothing seen before, with or without your assistance!
But it is My Bride, My Beloveds that I long to bless, so choose this day whom you will serve, mammon and self, or Me!”
“Lay up treasures in heaven…” (Luke 12:33,34)
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV.
“.. and when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the holy spirit, and they continued to speak the word of god with freedom and boldness and courage. Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all.
And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of The LORD jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all. Nor was there a destitute or needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses proceeded to sell them, and one by one they brought (gave back) the amount received from the sales and laid it at the feet of the apostles (special messengers). Then distribution was made according as anyone had need,” Acts 4:31-35 AMP.
Re-posted at The LORD’s urging
Originally Received January 18th, 2006
~ 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 92780, USA.