In the late hours of the early morning I heard this tune in my head…. “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary!“
I felt The LORD wanted to say something. I looked up the history which is very interesting and it involves many European nations, England, France, Holland and Ireland.
The comment is made at the bottom of the history brief… History was again made here when the Irish State formally honored, for the first time, the quarter of a million Irish people who had served in the British Forces during the first World War. More than fifty thousand of them died.
On November 11, 1998, a monument to those Irishmen who fought and gave their lives in World War I was unveiled by President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and the King and Queen of Belgium.
The monument is a 110 foot Irish Round Tower in Mesen, Belgium is made from tons of stones taken from a former workhouse in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. As part of the unveiling ceremonies, the band played, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.
Before author Jack Judge died in 1938, he composed a sequel called “It’s A Long Way No Longer.”
We have yet to find the lyrics – and we’re left to wonder what he wrote. Our wish is that in those last words, he embraced the hope that all Irish soldiers could come home – whether here or in the hereafter – and find peace, at last.
After reading that I felt The LORD may have a word for IRELAND He wanted to speak.
I asked Him what He wanted to say and was reminded of a character in Braveheart who was Irish and called Ireland “MY Island” and the Scots all laughed at him.
He actually saved the main character from death shortly after his arrival in camp.
I feel The LORD is saying:
“Ireland, YOU ARE MY ISLAND!
I cleansed you and brought revival to you many years ago, but since then things have gone from bad to worse in many ways and many have left the true faith of their fathers and have mixed witchcraft again with Christianity.
Syncretism abounds and many have left the truth long ago. Many go to church but do not really practice what they hear.
I AM going to shake you Ireland and break you free from the hundreds of years of oppression of the enemy.
The true enemy is Satan and I AM your FAITHFUL FATHER. I love you and will do great and mighty things within your borders to establish MY PEACE.
It will not be the false peace of one world religion, but the PEACE that passes all understanding.
The warring spirits will be brought down. I will sow love instead of murder and vengeance.
I will sow glory and you will have humility once again, and peace, and joy and all manner of wisdom from the FATHER of LIGHTS Who will destroy all that has opposed HIS WAYS.
I have heard the cries of the mothers and children. I have heard the cries of fathers.
I will break the chains of bondage and idolatry that have held you captive for centuries, and RESTORATION will bring a different kind of war within your gates.
War of My goodness against all the evil of the enemy! I will bring down and I will lift up.
I will destroy and I will RESTORE. I will bring all men through the valley of decision that they might bow down and know that I ALONE AM LORD, and there is NO OTHER. I will have no other gods before ME.
I AM the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is under the earth. I will break down the walls of division, though there will yet be a wall of division of those who truly love Me with their whole hearts vs those who only pretend to love Me!
I AM raising up an army of youth that will be catapulted to the nations for MY SAKE and for bringing glory to MY NAME!
Though you are small among some nations, You are mighty in Spirit.
I will RECLAIM your sons and daughters and you will again dance in the streets and sing to ME a new song!
Your sons will return to ME, the Bastion of Hope, the Desire of all nations!
It is a long way to Tipperary, but no longer will you have to wait!
They will have purpose for their lives again, and hope will be RESTORED. TRUTH AND JUSTICE will prevail over the fears and lies of the past!
LOVE will once again mean what it was meant to be!
TURN TO ME, sons and daughters of IRELAND for I will once again REVIVE you and bring you forth to many nations to impact them for the Kingdom of GOD!
First published August 18, 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 upstream.ca @me.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780, USA.