Tonight I was reading the dream of a friend and in the dream, there were Mexicans, not caring for their children.
As I was reading this dream at my computer, suddenly I felt something cold and wet on my left foot, and I was shocked to see an earthworm crawling over my foot !!!!
I don’t need to tell you that earthworms crawling inside the house is not a very common thing ! Earthworms love dirt and they will orient to light turning away from it, but to find it late at night crawling INSIDE my house is preposterous. Where did it come from ? I recognized it was a sign so looked it up in Kevin J. Conner‘s book on Symbols: Interpreting the Symbols and Types and it says “SYMBOL OF THAT WHICH IS DESPISED; used as instrument of JUDGEMENT” !
Just tonight Ashish who had been visiting, and I were out back barbequeing some Tandoori chicken, and there were some of my Mexican neighbors out there, and The LORD came suddenly – I felt HE wanted us to pray for a couple of them. So I started to pray for Allen [ who is not Mexican but had a son with slipped disk he was just telling me about. He himself has had depression battle for many years but insisted he was fine as he could get refusing prayer ! ]
So we prayed for his son, then the one man in a wheelchair was indicating he wanted prayer so Ashish and I prayed for him, then I felt led to pray for the young boy there, and for outpouring of the Spirit on him, then his auntie for prophecy. Then another lady wanted prayer, then the other lady’s husband wanted prayer, and the wife of the man in the wheelchair, so that everyone but Allen got prayer ! It was AWESOME ! I also felt like something prophetic was going on. That though is yet to be understood.
Later Ashish got attacked and got dizziness and I somehow knew it was just lash-back for what happened so spontaneously… we prayed and he seemed better.
So as I was pondering this all, especially the worm I felt the impression that what is going on with the Mexicans here was a part of the interpretation of the worm. That those despised would be used to bring judgement. Have we not despised those outside of ourselves in other nations ?
Have we not mocked Mexicans and discriminated and underestimated them ? Have we not used USURY to pay them ? We are guilty of so many things especially our pride in our intellect and abilities that are given us by God, and we have despised others as if God wasn’t watching and seeing it all. We react in fear and suspicion and do not get His perspective. So I asked God if He had something to say about all this…
1 Corinthians 1:22-31 AMP
“For while Jews [demandingly] ask for signs and miracles and Greeks pursue philosophy and wisdom, 23 We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense.
24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God. 25 [This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men, and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men. 26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth.
27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.
28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are, 29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God. 30 But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [ thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God ], and our Consecration [ making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [ providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].
31 So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in The LORD [Jeremiah 9:24.]”
And the still small voice said: ” I have deliberately chosen the weak and foolish, and despised of the earth to bring to nothing those who think they are something ! My ways are higher than your ways of thinking ! My reasoning is nothing like your own worldly reasoning. I have had a plan and I have ways that go beyond your thinking and opinions that are powerful and mighty to bring down strongholds and that confound the wise in their own opinions !
My life is for ALL men ! My heart loves ALL who are created in Our image and likeness – not only those who are already in My Kingdom. And watch out for the pride of the flesh that makes you think that you are better than those around you. Who are you oh man but flesh and bone ? Did I show preference to men ? Did I shun women, or foreigners, or disdain the poor ? Did I neglect to heal those who were Samaritans ? Did I show despisement for any race of man ? Is it not the sick who need a Doctor ? Is it not the needy and poor of spirit, and weak who need the Great Physician ? WHO WILL GO FOR US ? Who will speak ? How will they know without a preacher ?
You look down your noses at those around you, yet you like the Pharisees do not open your hand to help them or lead them to ME ! You disdain and hate and think you are above those who are sinners around you. You are filled with unbelief and doubt, and do not stretch forth your hands to help. What makes you different from the Pharisees of My time on earth ? Did I not say that if your righteousness did not exceed that of the Pharisees, you would not ENTER the Kingdom ?
Matthew 5:20 NKJV “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
My church has been so SELF focused that it has not reached out in earnest to others, but has remained exclusive in many assemblies. There is but a remnant that cares for the poor. There is but a remnant who will offer their kindness and help to those different and those weak and maimed by the circumstances of life. The church is full of extortion and lies, and then proclaims MY righteousness in presumption, when many fully know what they are doing but have been blinded now by their pride and arrogance.
My church IS TO BE A HOSPITAL. How can you heal and deliver the sick and broken without being a hospital that will take in the wounded and nurse them back to health ? How can you change nations if you won’t even reach out across the street to a neighbor ? STOP and smell the roses My beloveds and maybe if you slowed down long enough to hear My voice, you would know what to do that is in MY will, and not just your own will ! Will you lay down your plans and seek MY PLAN, MY WILL, MY Righteousness ? If you want the right to appropriate My righteousness, then you must ABIDE IN ME, and TRUST IN ME, and not in yourselves !
I AM THE WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. I AM. I AM forever watching over those who are willing in their hearts, even if the flesh is weak. So ASK and you will receive all you need to step out and touch someone. ASK and I will show you the way. DON’T rely on PAST METHODS. Don’t rely only on what has been done before.
For behold I do a new thing and now it shall spring forth!
I AM taking the despised and the lame and making them a strong nation! I AM uprooting the false and exalting the true.
I AM eliminating the debt of paupers and disenfranchised ones, and lifting up the brokenhearted and mistreated. I AM exalting every valley and crushing every mountain and every false authority that exalts itself against my will!
I will ride across this land and I will change the face of my church. No longer will the godless mock me without consequence.
I will arise in My Mexican bride and I will exalt the Native American tribes which have been oppressed and suppressed, and I will make a spectacle of the enemy and his oppression ! I will exalt the truly humble, and reduce the prideful to eating grass and confusion. I DO NOT ONLY USE THE EDUCATED ! I CHOSE APOSTLES THAT HAD NEITHER EDUCATION NOR POSITION OR POWER. I CHOSE THE WEAK TO CONFOUND THE STRONG. Thus will I once again SHAKE all that can be shaken through those who offend the mind and senses ! I will also use the despised of the earth to confound those wise in their own opinions ! Do not become arrogant either My Mexican bride, for I AM calling you forth for such a time as this. And though you have been treated as refuse, in My eyes you are beloved. I see what others do not see. I do not give what you deserve.
My GRACE is sufficient and I will do mighty things in your children, that you could not have imagined ! Lay down your bitterness beloveds and lay down your pride !
Lay down your heartaches and your brokenness I will heal. I love you immensely and forever, and ever ! I will put healing balm on your wounds and I will release vision that will heal your hearts ! Come to ME and taste of My sweetness ! Come to ME and drink in My presence ! I AM longing to hold you and deliver you from your bondages and hurts. I love you with an everlasting love and My delight is in you. Open your hearts and receive the fullness of My LOVE for you ! For even as you have a reputation for passion, I will give you PASSION for JESUS the likes you have never known and you will do great exploits in My name.
Do NOT underestimate what I will do in you and through you My beloveds, for I AM not a harsh taskmaster, but a GOD WHO LOVES YOU as no other loves you ! MY LOVE is better than wine ! My love will cover a multitude of sins. My love never fails ! My love will cast down all fear ! It will heal all hatred and malice ! And I will jealously guard you as you seek your home in MY HEART, and I will show you great and mighty things to confound those who have mocked you and belittled you ! COME TO ME and drink ! Come and worship in the beauty of HOLINESS. Lay down the past and pick up your future!”
~ 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.