The Lord said these words and I began to write what He spoke…
“There are many in this hour filled with pretense. Doing things, giving things just to get attention and love from people, so that their agenda will be thought of as greater than another’s. The same competition fills My church, in people vying to protect their ministry territories, and trying to be stars.
The only stars I see right now in My eyes are those who’ve worn the crown of thorns : those bearing “the afflictions of the righteous”.
There are bands of true resistance to what is going on with the plans of the wicked, and there are pretenders to the throne who only say what people want to hear, but in the end will give sway to whatever is demanded of them.
Be cautious beloveds in who you align yourself with. Do you really know the heart of those you follow? Are the fruits of righteousness evident in their lives? For this is an hour in which there will be much betrayal out of fear and intimidation. Many want followers to have the money and support of others, yet are not willing to lay down their lives for the sheep. Many still cling to the old man within, and only consider themselves over those they are to minister to.
Arise and SHINE, for your LIGHT has come, and the glory of the LORD will arise upon you and you will go forth in the glory of the Son, bringing salvation, healing and deliverance to many.
Know those with whom you labor, and honor those who honor Me. But do not give allegiance to those who are false and selfish in their ways. KNOW them. KNOW their heart. PRAY that you may receive clear revelation and discernment in this hour. Be in the WORD to increase your discernment.
Pray for Me to give you MY heart, My eyes to see with.
“12 Now also we beseech you, brethren, get to know those who labor among you [recognize them for what they are, acknowledge and appreciate and respect them all] — your leaders who are over you in the Lord and those who warn and kindly reprove and exhort you.
13 And hold them in very high and most affectionate esteem in [intelligent and sympathetic] appreciation of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn and seriously advise) those who are out of line [the loafers, the disorderly, and the unruly]; encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper]. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14 AMP.
“I am calling to all who will hear, all who will stop, look for Me and listen. For I have MUCH to impart to you beloveds. But you must slow down, and take time with ME. Do not let busyness rob you and distractions rob you of what I want to pour out into you, for I long to see you healed and walking in the fullness of what I have made you for. And I WILL DO IT. Just slow down a bit and smell the roses so you can hear and see what I am saying to you. I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire” Isaiah 35:4.
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne” Revelation 3:18-21 NKJV.
“But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ” Galatians 1:11-12 NKJV.
– by Priscilla Van Sutphin
by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream Email: goinupstream @hotmail.com 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