I heard The LORD say “Preeminence,” so looked it up and asked what He wanted to say about this.
Dictionary: Having paramount rank, dignity, or importance; exhibiting eminence especially in standing above others in some quality or position : PROMINENT
“And He is the head of the body, the Church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence,” Colossians 1:18 NKJV.
“I AM the Preeminent One! I AM the Head of the Church triumphant. I AM the Head of the Church glorious!
I AM arrayed in glory and filled with love and kindness towards all who love Me. I was, I AM, and I will always be loving you unconditionally.
My love is eternal and My fame is over anything else in heaven, on earth and under the earth . I will not give My name to licentiousness and greed.
I AM KING FOREVER. I AM Your Covering. I AM your EVERYTHING. I AM the Resource of ALL you need.
So why do people who call themselves by MY NAME, run to astrology, diviners, and sorcerers, for what they need or think they need?
Why do they seek after other gods who murmur and lie?
Why do people who call themselves “Christian” believe in false religions?
I ALONE AM GOD ALMIGHTY and THERE IS NONE LIKE ME!
I have been traversing the house of The LORD in the land, and I have found many who mix witchcraft and sorcery with Christianity.
They are impatient with Me, and have not sought after me, or taken My counsel, but have run a whoring after diviners and mediums.
They think that I don’t see. And for many, they don’t even know that it is wrong to do so. T hey never hear the priests speak on it, so they just go ahead and do what is an abomination in My eyes.
The people perish because there are no counselors. Where is the Shepherd who will teach My people right from wrong?
And where are the people who will search out and meditate on My Word, that they may have LIFE?
People are starved for love and knowledge, and there are few who are willing to open their lives to reach out to others freely.
So many are willing to come to Church, yet if they need to BE the Church, the rest of the week, they are so preoccupied, that they struggle with their inner man just to do the small things that would make a difference in the lives of others.
There is a lot of self-will, but precious little self-denial. To want something is paramount to having it. And so many are unhealed and walking around wounded, yet they find difficulty finding anyone to help, who also don’t try to control them or who underestimate them.
So many in the Church are willing to just let others do the work of the kingdom without participating. Life has overburdened them, and they feel overwhelmed with life. You need to SHAKE off the lies of defeatism and unbelief.
If you want to know how to love others, just think of that other person as your son or daughter. How then would you help them or love them?
Look at how I have loved you:
Have I given up on you?
Have I abandoned you?
Have I judged you?
Have I been impatient with you?
Have I ignored you?
Am I not a God close by and not afar off?
Is there no balm in Gilead?
Have I not seated you in heavenly places in Christ Jesus and commissioned you to go into the world and make disciples of all men?
Have I not said, that these signs will follow ALL who believe?
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 and these signs will follow THOSE WHO BELIEVE: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover,” Mark 16:15-18 NKJV.
“I did not call only a select few to do miracles and healings. Stephen who was the first martyr, did all the works of the apostles.
He was a disciple just like you. Step forward into the high calling of Your LORD Jesus Christ and know that I AM WITH YOU, whatever you do!
I AM CHRIST IN YOU, the HOPE OF GLORY! NOTHING is impossible to those who BELIEVE!
If I AM LIFTED UP, I will draw all men to Myself. So make sure I AM STILL pre-eminent in your life, then reach out to others as I LEAD YOU, and draw them to ME.
TEACH them how to hear My voice for themselves so that they will be able to hear and to see what the Spirit is saying. Do not try to take glory for yourselves.
There is so much COMPETITION in the world, but it should not be in My Church! It is because of your insecurities that you feel a need to be preeminent, but I AM coming to heal all that afflicts you and to demonstrate My love to you, and to break every chain that has bound you.
I AM removing the dross in your lives and I will RESTORE all that has been stolen, that you can be all I want you to be, and that you can feel My manifest LOVE.
The best is yet to come!”
~ 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 9278, USA.