I hit a rough bump in the road with a friend this week.
Through it, I was thinking about everything, repenting on my part for anything, and after, The LORD showed me how the spirits of competition and jealousy breed division, as they are off-springs of witchcraft.
She had done something that seemed like she was trying to control.
I recognized these spirits have been loosed with all the strife over this nation, due to deeper roots of fear, pride, bitterness, entitlement and hatred of those who have more which is jealousy.
Ecclesiastes says that jealousy is cruel as the grave. So its akin to murder. These are the fruit of unhealed lives who did not have the right kind of lives or love needed to produce wholeness.
This is what we are fighting in this nation and it is affecting the atmosphere around us due to those in authority walking in witchcraft, hatred, and stirring up violence, and it’s just as in the days of Noah.
On top of that, His Glory is increasing and His Glory exposes what is still in us that needs healing.
He has been doing this with all of us, because He is freeing us and going to break every chain that has wrapped been wrapped around us.
So guard your hearts and pray against these spirits over your loved ones and area where you live, because it is affecting everyone around you.
People are watching the news and the media is full of this stuff, self-righteous pride, lying, deceit, competition and jealousy and all the hatred and violence.
“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls……..
……. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world…….
……… For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment……..
……. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble,”” James 1:19-21,26-27,2:13, 3:17-4:6 NKJV
~ 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.