Understand, this was to the overall Church called by His name….
“You wonder oh Church why I wouldn’t hear your prayers?
You wonder at the apathy towards sin?
Could it be because of your own apathy towards the poor and broken?
The poor cry out to Me and I answer. You won’t care for them willingly, even after I have been so generous with you.
Now you who have not cared will feel My apathy towards your needs, because you would not remember the poor.
You were more interested in building your own kingdoms. So those who build your own kingdoms will fall.
The apathy I allowed in you due to prayerlessness and comfort, pride and greed, selfish ambition and all your idolatries.
You have mixed idolatry with other gods while pretending to worship Me.
You refuse to eradicate your idols.
You are just like Israel in Jeremiah’s time — full of mixture, idolatry and perversions. But yet will I restore those who REPENT !
I will move mightily among those who have cared for the broken hearted and not forgotten the poor.
Judgment will fall on the compromising, till transformation is accomplished.
Prepare your hearts by coming to Me My bride and REJOICE in Me, for I AM Your Everlasting Hope!
Harvest comes, Glory comes.
Oppression comes but I will stand with you My bride and you will see great and mighty things amidst turmoil and confusion, violence and distress.
Remember the early Church had My power, but also experienced the wrath of the enemy!
It will be no different in this hour in that he will pursue, but I will be with you. I will hold you in the palm of My hand, and I will lift you up with My righteous right hand.
Be not afraid of what man can do to you. Let ME be your dread and fear!
Be light in the growing darkness for I will make you the jewels in My crown!
I WILL sustain you. I AM with you always.
Then had an impression of a loaf of bread fresh out of the oven & how it greatly expands when baked… heat multiplying volume.”
“But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites,” Exodus 1:12 NIV.
“But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied & grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel,” Exodus 1:12 NKJV.
“The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow; let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread,” Isaiah 8:13 NKJV.
“O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of The LORD. For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob,Because they are filled with eastern ways; They are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they are pleased with the children of foreigners. Their land is also full of silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is also full of horses, and there is no end to their chariots. Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. People bow down, And each man humbles himself; Therefore do not forgive them. Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of The LORD And the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and The LORD alone shall be exalted in that day,” Isaiah 2:5-11 NKJV.
First published: November 4, 2008.
~ 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.