The following song came to mind when I asked The LORD if He had something to talk about…
“When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Refrain: It is well, with my soul, It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise The LORD, praise The LORD, O my soul!
For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel ! Oh voice of The LORD!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and The LORD shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul,” by Horatio Spafford.
“The signs of the culmination of all time are here.
Yet so many still sleep. What is going on? What is happening? Many are thinking!
Why won’t they wake up? Lulled asleep by their comfort and the spirit of slumber, they rest in the assurance of a next day the same as the last.
Business as usual you could say. It is as in the days of Noah! So do not be discouraged, nor be dismayed at their slumber.
Only worship Me in the beauty of holiness and stand firm to the end My beloveds.
The winds of change have come, and rapidly, perilous times will descend.
But have REST in your souls! Have PEACE within, for I AM with you. My rod and My staff will comfort you.
I will lead you in the way everlasting. So do not be moved, and expect that I will lead you when it IS time to move.
Expect Me to lead you out as I led Lot out of Sodom, and assured his passage before bringing judgment!
Be assured that I have Goshens in the making where many will be kept safe through the times ahead.
I will not call all of you to spend your time in Goshen however. For I have many MOSES type leaders and many Elijah’s that will go forth in the power of MY MIGHT and confront the darkness head on!
They will not go unequipped. THAT is why many are in transition now! I AM wooing you closer to My side, that I may consume all that cannot withstand the test to come, and that I may fill you with all you need to go through what is coming!
WHATEVER your role is, I AM preparing you. I ASSURE you I will finish the job!
I will not leave you behind, nor lacking if your heart is right! I AM removing the dross that would make you look back like Lot’s wife, AND I AM enlarging your tent pegs and expanding your FAITH so that you will believe TO DO THE GREATER THINGS I have for you to do!
So rejoice and be exceedingly glad Worship and praise me with all you have!
Praise will bring down the darkness and will LOOSE MY KINGDOM to come and cover the earth where My people will worship freely and unashamedly in abandonment to Me!
I AM shouting and trumpeting to the enemy to “LET MY PEOPLE GO that they can worship ME !”
WATCH and see how I bring down every stronghold in your lives!
Watch and see how I will bring down every stronghold that has kept your families captive to the enemy!
I will lift you up with My righteous right hand!
Rejoice My beloveds for your King draws nigh! Be expectant!”
“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets,” Luke 6:22-23 NKJV.
“Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of The LORD!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Luke 19:37-38 NKJV.
“Rejoice in The LORD always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The LORD is at hand,” Philippians 4:4-5 NKJV.
“Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will],” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 AMP.
“But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph [exultantly],” 1 Peter 4:13 AMP.
“Therefore be glad (exult), O heavens and you that dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in fierce anger (fury), because he knows that he has [only] a short time [left]! [Isaiah 44:23; 49:13.] And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he went in pursuit of the woman who had given birth to the male Child,” Revelation 12:12-13 AMP.
~ 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.