The still small voice….
“The enemy thinks that I have allowed him to move forward with ease. He hasn’t had that much resistance. But I’m going to be muzzling and I’m going to be muffling many voices now of false authorities who have come to capture the hearts of My children.
There is a false kind of love that has been over and over taught among prophets in the church and in the world. It’s the “new-age” kind of love, that has no regard for sin and doesn’t believe in hell.
But I’m going to muzzle the voices of those false authorities, those demons, whose owners want to be paid for saying things that come out of their own mind and heart. There are times for applauding. There are times for uncovering. There are times for exposing. There’s times for opposing. This is a season of discovering, and a season of uncovering is included in that.
Those things that have been kept hidden or deep in your spirit man that are part of your soul are being exposed so that you get the healing that you need. There is also a revealing of religious spirits. Those religious spirits want to shut you up, they want you to stop producing, stop speaking, stop doing anything that will build My Kingdom. Before the seed has barely come forth, the enemy always seeks to destroy it.
If you could look at the garden I’ve planted, you would see, you would see, all that is going on to encourage or to oppose the church. I AM not a man that I should lie nor a son of man that I should change my mind. If I’ve written it, then it will be so. No one has to justify what you hear in your ears to other men. They can accept or reject it. There are those who would just would throw you in the waste pile if you speak anything at all.
There are those who think they speak for Me but their heart is far from Me. And there are those who masquerade. There are those who are usurpers of the throne. There are many who have been waiting for words of comfort and confirmation and hope, words of hope and justice. I’ve sent my prophets to speak truth.
Do you not understand that when you speak MY words of love, it leads people to repentance? But when anyone speaks of this false love, that doesn’t come from my heart, it leads to addiction to what self wants. My love will bring repentance from selfishness, because it convicts.
My love is so great, that that person is convicted of their own lack of it. It is so great that it breaks the bonds of fear and looses the chains of addiction. False love leads to love of the world, and an attitude, that I can do whatever I want, because God will love me anyway.
There is pride in that, and lust, not love. Also it will lead to that lust of the flesh, that anything is okay in My eyes, even sexual impurities.
Many of you remember that being preached in the 60’s, and what was the result? So called, “free love”, lust, perversion, drugs, sorcery, lack of responsibility and rebellion. Love is NOT LUST. Lust focuses on what I WANT. Love focuses more on how I can serve another, how can I help someone else.
True love, lays down one’s life for a friend, is willing to go the extra mile to help someone. True love is not jealous, self focused, self preserving or in competition with others. It is not full of pride just to prove them wrong.
NO GREATER LOVE has any man than to lay down his life for his friends. Many do this in many ways. Laying down their lives in service to others in helping professions, or in government work. My CHURCH is supposed to be a bastion of love to the world, and example for all to see.”
I was then reminded of a word I posted years back from ‘The Apology by Aristides the Philosopher‘ – 1656, by Aristides the Philosopher.
Aristides, a Christian from Athens, wrote this in defense of Christians to the Emperor Hadrian in the year 125 AD…….
“They love one another, and from widows they do not turn away their esteem; and they deliver the orphan from him who treats him harshly. And he, who has, gives to him who has not, without boasting. And when they see a stranger, they take him in to their homes and rejoice over him as a very brother; for they do not call them brethren after the flesh, but brethren after the spirit and in God.
And whenever one of their poor passes from the world, each one of them according to his ability gives heed to him and carefully sees to his burial. And if they hear that one of their number is imprisoned or afflicted on account of the name of their Messiah, all of them anxiously minister to his necessity, and if it is possible to redeem him they set him free. And if there is among them any that is poor and needy, and if they have no spare food, they fast two or three days in order to supply to the needy their lack of food.
They observe the precepts of their Messiah with much care, living justly and soberly as the Lord their God commanded them. Every morning and every hour they give thanks and praise to God for his loving-kindnesses toward them; and for their food and their drink they offer thanksgiving to Him.”
“For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep. And He has closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, He has covered and muffled,” Isaiah 29:10 AMP.
“So go to the thoroughfares where they leave the city [where the main roads and those from the country end] and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find. And those servants went out on the crossroads and got together as many as they found, both bad and good, so [the room in which] the wedding feast [was held] was filled with guests. But when the king came in to view the guests, he looked intently at a man there who had on no wedding garment. And he said, Friend, how did you come in here without putting on the [appropriate] wedding garment? And he was speechless (muzzled, gagged). Then the king said to the attendants, Tie him hand and foot, and throw him into the darkness outside; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. For many are called (invited and summoned), but few are chosen,” Matthew 22:9-14 AMP.
“What have You to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are — the Holy One of God! And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hush up (be muzzled, gagged), and come out of him! And the unclean spirit, throwing the man into convulsions and screeching with a loud voice, came out of him,” Mark 1:24-26 AMP.
“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise,” Luke 6:27-31 NKJV.
|by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream
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