“Do you think that because you have degrees and titles, that I will honor you for your achievements ? What I honor is a contrite heart !
I lift up the HUMBLE ! So humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord as it says, and I will lift you up. But if you fail to ask for My humility, how will you stand in My presence when I come ? Do you think I delight in your pride ? Do you think I delight in judgment ?
The grief of My heart is overflowing. My heart is broken for those who are so alone, and there is no one to ease their suffering and pain !
I see the pain of every child who is alone and hungry every day, day in and day out. There is nothing beyond my sight !
I cannot close My eyes to it ! I hear their groanings. I hear their cries. I hear the plight of the homeless teenager who is full of self destruction and self loathing ! I see the pain of the one who has never been loved ! I feel all their pain and hear all their thoughts and cries all the time !”
“The pride of your heart has deceived you, You who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; You who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’ Though you ascend as high as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” says the LORD”Obadiah 3-4.
“How can I stay sitting without doing something to bring JUSTICE to the earth ? I have given much grace, and I will give even MORE that My bride will be transformed to feel their pain too ! That My Bride will be transformed to hear their cries and to execute My justice ! I will not allow My turtledoves to be turned over to the wild beasts of the earth any longer without consequence !
KNOW that My justice is invading the earth ! Cry out for your loved ones ! Cry out for the prodigals ! Cry out for the weary and poor in spirit ! I AM LISTENING. The Lord God of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps ! I will bring all you need if you will but cry out and worship ME ! I am the Ultimate AUTHORITY WHO RULES and REIGNS and lays the mountains waste and exalts every valley !”
“Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet home, A tabernacle that will not be taken down; Not one of its stakes will ever be removed,
Nor will any of its cords be broken.
But there the majestic Lord will be for us A place of broad rivers and streams, In which no galley with oars will sail, Nor majestic ships pass by (For the Lord is our Judge, The Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us)….
….And the inhabitant will not say, “I am sick”;
The people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity”Isaiah 33:20-22,24.
Israel Exalted at Last
“22 Thus says the Lord God: “I will take also one of the highest branches of the high cedar and set it out. I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and will plant it on a high and prominent mountain. 23 On the mountain height of Israel I will plant it; and it will bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a majestic cedar. Under it will dwell birds of every sort; in the shadow of its branches they will dwell. 24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I, the Lord, have brought down the high tree and exalted the low tree, dried up the green tree and made the dry tree flourish; I, the Lord, have spoken and have done it” Ezekiel 17:22-24.
God bless you,
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