“WHO IS this Who comes from Edom, with crimson-stained garments from Bozrah [in Edom]? This one Who is glorious in His apparel, striding triumphantly in the greatness of His might? It is I, [the one] Who speaks in righteousness [proclaiming vindication], mighty to save! 2 Why is Your apparel splashed with red, and Your garments like the one who treads in the winepress? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the peoples there was no one with Me. I trod them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I stained all My raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and My year of redemption [the year of My redeemed] has come” Isaiah 63:1-4 AMP.
The Lord said….
“Great darkness has come and lawlessness is increasing. Have I not given you eyes to see and ears to hear? But in the midst of the darkness, I will be a great Light in you!
My light will SHINE in the darkness and it will shatter the dark places that have held the earth captive for eons. In the midst of the great darkness, My glory will increase in and on you that others might know that it is by MY HAND that deliverance comes!
The mouths of one prophet may be stopped, but another will replace him or her! The mouths of My apostles will not be stopped. Many will be like John, who knew the LOVE of the FATHER so well, and leaned into it in times of trouble. They were not able to kill him till I DECIDED TO BRING HIM HOME!
Can you see the fire of My love in My Word. Seek it out. For I am full of love and compassion. My compassions fail NOT! They are new every morning. I love My own. In the midst of great darkness you will be lights to the nations. You will overcome by the blood of the LAMB, and the words of your testimony! So testify My sons and daughters. TESTIFY, even in the midst of hardship, that I WILL UPHOLD YOU. I WILL SUSTAIN YOU.”
I suddenly remembered a story of a little child in the holocaust days that gave testimony that in the midst of the last days of captivity, they had no food left, and the Lord sustained her for 30 days till the captivity was over!
“1 ARISE [ from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. 3 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4 Lift up your eyes round about you and see! They all gather themselves together, they come to you. Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried and nursed in the arms” Isaiah 60:1-4 AMP.
“I WILL REND THE HEAVENS and I WILL COME DOWN! My glory will cover the earth and there will be great healings and deliverances, miracles and creative miracles in these times! You will understand things you have not understood before! You will become adept more quickly with the sword of righteousness in your hands, and you will take the prey!”
“Their roaring will be like a lion, They will roar like young lions; Yes, they will roar and lay hold of the prey; They will carry it away safely, and no one will deliver” Isaiah 5:29 NKJV/
‘Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a prey. 17 For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her” Jeremiah 30:16-17 NKJV.
“And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid” Ezekiel 34:28 NKJV.
“I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall no longer be as prey in your hand. Then you shall know that I am the LORD” Ezekiel 13:21 NKJV.
“And I looked, but there was no one to help; I was amazed and appalled that there was no one to uphold [truth and right]. So My own arm brought Me victory, and My wrath upheld Me. 6 I trod down the peoples in My anger and made them drink of the cup of My wrath until they were intoxicated, and I spilled their lifeblood upon the earth. 7 I will recount the loving-kindnesses of the Lord and the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel, which He has granted them according to His mercy and according to the multitude of His loving-kindnesses. 8 For He said, Surely they are My people, sons who will not lie [who will not deal falsely with Me]; and so He was to them a Savior [in all their distresses]. 9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. 10 But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; therefore He turned to become their enemy and Himself fought against them. 11 Then His people [seriously] remembered the days of old, of Moses and his people [and they said], Where is He Who brought [our fathers] up out of the [Red] Sea, with [Moses and the other] shepherds of His flock? Where is He Who put His Holy Spirit within their midst, 12 Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, dividing the waters before them, to make for Himself an everlasting name, 13 Who led them through the depths, like a horse in the wilderness, so that they did not stumble? 14 Like the cattle that go down into the valley [to find better pasturage, refuge, and rest ], the Spirit of the Lord caused them to rest. So did You lead Your people [Lord] to make for Yourself a beautiful and glorious name [to prepare the way for the acknowledgment of Your name by all nations]. 15 Look down from heaven and see from the dwelling place of Your holiness and Your glory. Where are Your zeal and Your jealousy and Your mighty acts [ which you formerly did for Your people ]? Your yearning pity and the [multitude of] compassions of Your heart are restrained and withheld from me.
16 For [surely] You are our Father, even though Abraham [our ancestor] does not know us and Israel (Jacob) does not acknowledge us; You, O Lord, are [still] our Father, our Redeemer from everlasting is Your name. 17 O Lord, why have You made us [able] to err from Your ways and hardened our hearts to [reverential] fear of You? Return [to bless us] for Your servants’ sake, the tribes of Your heritage. 18 Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary but a little while; our adversaries have trodden it down. 19 We have become [to You] like those over whom You never exercised rule, like those who were not called by Your name”
“1 OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence – 2 As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil — to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! 3 When You did terrible things which we did not expect, You came down; the mountains quaked at Your presence.
4 For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him. 5 You meet and spare him who joyfully works righteousness (uprightness and justice), [earnestly] remembering You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, for we sinned; we have long continued in our sins [prolonging Your anger]. And shall we be saved?
6 For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God’s favor, hurrying us toward destruction]. 7 And no one calls on Your name and awakens and bestirs himself to take and keep hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us and have delivered us into the [consuming] power of our iniquities. 8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand” Isaiah 63:5-64:8 AMP.
|by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org & www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream|
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