“This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise The LORD. For he looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven The LORD viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to release those appointed to death, to declare the name of The LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem, when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve The LORD,” Psalm 102:18-22 NKJV.
“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For indeed He does not give aid to Angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham,” Hebrews 2:14-17 NKJV.
The still small voice:
“I died that you might live. I died that you would receive all that you need and so you could be freed from the bondage to sin and death.
It only takes belief beloveds in My Goodness, and trusting fully in My Love for you.
Fear, unbelief and discouragement that leads to unbelief and distrust, pride, and discontentment undermine so many things that are evil in this world.
The bondage to sin and death has been broken at The Cross. But it must be appropriated and it also has to be believed. Not everything is under your feet, till you have died to self.
It is the pride and selfishness of self that keeps sin alive. Self breeds lust of the flesh, and lust of the eyes, and the pride of life as it is the nature of the flesh.
There is entirely too much self life in the believers in the Church today. They have lifted up self above all that is supposed to be lifted up.
I said when The Cross is lifted up, when what I did, is lifted up, that it will draw all men unto Me. I AM dedicated to crushing the self life out of you beloved bride.
A loving parent does not allow a child’s selfishness to rule his household! I AM is a loving Father. He will not allow self to continue to rule.
Thus this house of cards is coming down. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. What or who do you put your trust in?
I tell you if it is not Me first, then it will be shaken from you. Do you love your house more than Me? Do you love your life more than Me?
Because I said, he who loves his life will lose it.
I will call some of you to sell your houses and to give the money away. They did it in the early Church.
Will you give your extra car to a homeless woman, or a widow who has none?
Will you give away or give up anything for My name’s sake if I tell you?
Or are you still clinging to this world?
Do you think I came To die so that I could be your sugar daddy in the sky?
Because I came to show you the way to life. I AM the bread of life I said. If you eat of Me, if you drink My Blood, then you will live. If you cling to Me, then the devil will flee.
But if you cling to worthless things of this world over Me, everything will be lost. Listen to Me beloveds. I gave up all I had to come into this world. I had to leave the comfort of My Father.
I had to leave the painlessness, and joy of heaven to come as a man and experience what you experience.
I AM a man acquainted with grief. I know your pain and suffering. I AM The High Priest who knows what you suffer and go through, remember?
You cringe at the loss of things, while others are being tortured again and again. I tell you it is time to grow up beloved sons and daughters.
It is time to live fully for My Kingdom. Put away all selfish ambition. If I lift you up, it should be by My own hand, not yours.
If I decide to let you go through something rather than deliver you, will you complain? Will you only accept My goodness, and not any correction?
Will you suffer the way I suffered, that others like your children can come through and overcome?
Are you willing to lay down your lives that you might have My life?
I raise up, and I put down. I tell you that I know you can’t do it on your own. You don’t have to strive.
But I will catapult you into overcoming all that has come against you. I will bring the release from bondage and death! I will give you great grace to persevere through to the end.
I AM your Adonai, and I will see you through. I will take you by the hand and lead you, if you let Me.
Come, and be not afraid. I AM with you. I AM in you. There is nothing to fear.
I will establish My jubilee for all who are willing to lay down their lives. Lay down your life and you will experience a great release. I will break all the chains that have bound you. I will give you wings to fly!
You will soar with Me, and you will be jubilant! I love you My bride, and you will see marvelous and mighty things as you lay it all down.
Let Me help you. Give the burdens to Me. Didn’t I say, My Yoke is easy and My burden is light?
I will carry it when it is too much for you. Let Me!”
“In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Does not the ear test words and the mouth taste its food? Wisdom is with aged men, and with length of days, understanding. With him are wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding. If he breaks a thing down, it cannot be rebuilt; if he imprisons a man, there can be no release. If he withholds the waters, they dry up; if he sends them out, they overwhelm the earth. With him are strength and prudence. The deceived and the deceiver are his.
He leads counselors away plundered, and makes fools of the judges. He loosens the bonds of kings, and binds their waist with a belt. He leads princes away plundered, and overthrows the mighty. He deprives the trusted ones of speech,and takes away the discernment of the elders. He pours contempt on princes, and disarms the mighty. He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light. He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and guides them. He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness. They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man,” Job 12:10-25.
“No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, and no one has power in the day of death. There is no release from that war, and wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it. All this I have seen, and applied My heart to every work that is done under the sun: there is a time in which one man rules over another to his own hurt,” Ecclesiastes 8:8-9 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.