“For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him,” John 3:34-36 NKJV.
“And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit,” 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP.
How much do you want of My Spirit? How much do you want My presence? Why do you want more of My power? Why do you seek Me? I was transfigured before enduring the cross.
Are you now willing to take up your crosses? Are you willing to go to the next level of glory? He who suffers with Me, shall share in My glory.
I tell you now, because you have asked, indeed you will suffer loss, but in that loss will come GAIN. For I will indeed redeem you from the fires of affliction, persecution and suffering to be lights in a world filled with darkness. You will be replenished with all you NEED to do the work of the Kingdom. The spoils of the wicked will be given to those who are trustworthy. I will see to it that you who fear My name will have many great escapes from the fangs of the beast.
But I tell you now to prepare your hearts for UNION with Me. Prepare for the hurricane of My love to bring you into the eye of My peace. In ME is LIFE, and life more abundant. So many are looking for greater deeds, greater missions, greater fame and name, greater ministry.
Ministry has become an idol to many. You don’t realize that to whom much is given, much is required. Great ministry is DOING THE WILL OF THE FATHER. It is NOT about having your name in lights. Having your name in lights will cost you in the days ahead. Many will be glad for your years of hiddenness.
For the nameless and faceless will be able to do great exploits because they are unknown and because they have died to having the glory for themselves. I AM purging all selfish ambition. Many love to have their names seen but don’t realize the risk. It’s not inherently bad to have your name in lights.
It’s just that when you look to that, to receive approval from man, then you are barking up the wrong tree, and are into idolatry to self. And like a dog, those who are in selfish ambition, will be beaten down…not by ME, but by those who hate Me, will the judgment come!
I was known because of My miracles and teaching. Many will be known because of being like me, but they will not have lifted themselves up. They will lift ME up! And for that, they will share in My glory and share my love with the world. And they will dwell in the secret place and be hidden by me, till their commission is fulfilled. Do not seek to be known. Seek to make Me known, and you will be known where it counts!
Be faithful in caring for the children I have given you, and I will extend your tent pegs. If you are faithful in little, I will give you more. DISCIPLE My lambs! Disciple My sheep!
Take up your cross and walk forward to the greatest hour the earth has ever seen. The hosts of heaven will rejoice in all I do. They have been waiting to see this hour. REJOICE for Your LORD draws nigh!
Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened. Ask for more faith. Ask for more love. Ask for more patience and ask Me for souls and I will give them! Ask for miracles, and be filled with FAITH!
“And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory,” Romans 8:17 AMP.
“If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire,” 1 Corinthians 3:15 NKJV.
“Glory of the New Covenant – But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?” 2 Corinthians 3:7-8 NKJV.
“Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, And let righteousness spring up together. I, the LORD, have created it,” I saiah 45:8 NKJV.
by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream
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