“Now it happened, when the congregation had gathered against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tabernacle of meeting; and suddenly the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared. Then Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of meeting,” Numbers 16:41-43 NKJV.
“I AM escalating things in the world and there will be many suddenlies for many of you.
Suddenly means that it is not something you can expect, but that suddenly it will just happen. I love surprises don’t you?
And I have many surprises for My children. I have a whole storehouse of gifts waiting to be given out.
I AM a good Father Who gives good gifts to His children, am I not?
Remember how as a child you anticipated what you might get for Christmas?
That is how I want you to be – eager for the changes Your heavenly Father will bring! I want you to EXPECT great changes and blessings commensurate with those.
I’m not saying there won’t be a cost, but for many that cost has been paid, and you are just awaiting My timing. That timing is soon My beloveds so ready yourself for what is to happen soon.
I also am eager to pour them out on you. But I see the beginning from the end. I see all the factors that you don’t see. So My timing is always perfect. It is hard as humans to wait, but your waiting produces perseverance.
Persevere: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement.
I AM longing for union with you more than you are longing for it My beloveds.
I AM here, and see the growth of wickedness every day in the earth, but I also see those who have persevered under great pressures and suffering and I AM pleased with those who are My own.
I AM please when you persevere in believing in Me despite all the unbelief, mocking and skepticism around you.
I AM pleased when you think of others and not just yourself.
I AM pleased when you continue to give to the poor, despite the pressures on your own life. I know that life is hard.
My Son was One acquainted with suffering and grief. He suffered greatly so that you could live life in freedom to be and do all I’ve called you to be and do. Take up the shield of FAITH and quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
He is trying to take advantage of the hour and discourage and defeat as many as he can. So I AM please when you resist the temptation to feel discouraged and instead turn on music, or play your guitar and sing praises to me and dance.
Praise is a great weapon in My arsenal. I AM raising up the tent of David so I WANT you to praise, and to sing, to worship , so that the enemy can have no hold on you. In ALL THINGS, praise Me and watch how the circumstances will turn.
I have a few surprises for the enemy also! And I AM about to put them on display! SUDDENLY I will come down and you will see the desires of your heart as you worship Me in the beauty of holiness.
Tumultuous times are coming and they too will come suddenly in various areas of the world. So PRAISE ME and do not let up your guard. Put on your armor daily.
The blood of Jesus is a standard of glory against all the strategies of the enemy. Speak the TRUTH of My Word. Use it as a sword to cut through the enemy’s taunts.
I love you My beloveds and there is nothing I won’t do for those who love Me so long as your heart is melded with Mine.
Take My hand as we walk through these days and times together. Like a good child, do not let go of My hand while crossing the roads ahead.
I AM WITH you. I AM EMMANUEL – God with you ! I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you! No matter what happens, My love never fails.
NO matter how you fail, My love does not fail you. I AM steadfast and persevering in My love for you, and I never let go!”
Acts 9:3 NKJV
“As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.”
Numbers 12:4-6 NKJV
“Suddenly the LORD said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tabernacle of meeting!” So the three came out. Then the LORD came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam. And they both went forward.”
1 Kings 19:2-5 NKJV
“Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I AM no better than my fathers!”
Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.””
1 Kings 19:13 NKJV
“So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” “
2 Kings 2:11 NKJV
“Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
First Posted November 27, 2004
by Priscilla Van Sutphin,
This original article was re-published by:
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN
of Upstream Ministries,
California on November 27, 2004