“Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God. [ It is He ] Who has qualified us [ making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient ] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ ministers ] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive. [Jeremiah 31:31.] Now if the dispensation of death engraved in letters on stone [the ministration of the Law], was inaugurated with such glory and splendor that the Israelites were not able to look steadily at the face of Moses because of its brilliance, [a glory] that was to fade and pass away, [Exodis 34:29-35.] Why should not the dispensation of the Spirit [this spiritual ministry whose task it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit] be attended with much greater and more splendid glory? For if the service that condemns [ the ministration of doom ] had glory, how infinitely more abounding in splendor and glory must be the service that makes righteous [ the ministry that produces and fosters righteous living and right standing with God]!” 2 Corinthians 3:5-9 AMP.
“Many of you are struggling with things because for so long you have depended on YOU for getting through things, thinking somehow, I’d be disappointed or angry with you if you didn’t perform well enough.
I want you to know that I AM not the harsh task master!
I AM not the one that drives people to strive. I AM the one who wants to hold you in My Arms like a father does his child, doting on you with love and affection.
I help you through whatever you must do but if you will learn to lean on Me, then all your sufficiency can be in Me to hold you up, to get you through, and to direct you in what is from Me and what is not.
Do not be in a hurry! I AM not impatient, nor intolerant. Love is Patient. Love is Kind!
Cast ALL your cares on Me, so I can care for you!
The Kingdom of God is so different from the kingdom of man. Drivenness is so common these days, that people do not any longer know how to rest in Me, and to just let Me help them to get through.
When trouble comes, immediately they begin to analyze and work on a solution, when what I expect is for you to run to me and lay it at My feet and ask Me what to do! What do I want?
I do not want you in a frenzy over circumstances that you cannot control! Nor do I want you to take control of situations I should solve and control!
I AM your resource of anything you need, so come to Me. Allow Me to take control! Acknowledge I AM the One in control and allow Me to be, and watch what I can do!”
“This is one reason many are suffering in their bodies, is that they DO NOT know how to rest and LET ME be in charge. TRUST has been damaged if not destroyed by abuse and rejection in their lives, and they are suffering greatly, because they do not know how to put the WHOLE OF THEIR TRUST IN ME!” Proverbs 3:6-8 NKJV emphasis added.
“This word basic to many scriptures, BELIEVE, means to put the whole of your TRUST in ME. I know that you try to put as much as possible of your trust in ME. But some of you do not even realize you are untrusting, and therefore UNBELIEVING! TRUST is BUILT. It is not automatic. And for those whose trust has been trampled by the conditions of their life they must GROW in trust.” Romans 10:14 AMP emphasis added.
“Little by little as they see Me answer the problems in their lives, and change them little by little and LOVE on them, little by little trust is again built up in them.
A parent who meets the needs of their infant, builds trust in that child. The child learns by his needs being met, for food, for being changed, by being held and loved, that the parent is someone that they can trust to be there for them.
This is a gradual process. So I understand those whose trust has been defiled by man’s rejection and betrayal, much more than most other human beings do. I know what it takes for each person to grow in TRUST and FAITH.
Do NOT JUDGE the brother whose faith is weak. Only realize that the wounding the enemy does in the lives of My beloveds will alter their ability to TRUST. And continue to love that person and to speak the truth of My Word in LOVE. As YOU love on others, their faith and love will grow. Some people will ONLY blossom, as they are loved by another special person.”
“And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity. As it is written and forever remains written,” 2 Corinthians 9:8-9 AMP.
“Some of you are concerned about your finances and how in the world I could ever provide for you all you might need when all you see is LACK.
But that is WHAT FAITH IS to believe something when the evidence is NOT THERE! For some of you, you need self-control which is a FRUIT of the Spirit.
You cannot love perfectly unless you have self-control. So I have been working discipline in your lives that I could trust you with MORE.
Some of you need to be MORE concerned with the lives of others, than with YOURSELF! Yes My beloveds, YOU ARE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER. There will always be those who are weaker.
There will always be the poor with you. But the poor are weaker and they are NECESSARY. Otherwise the church becomes complacent and hard. And unfortunately, the church has become complacent and hardened because of their wealth.
In other nations, they know what hardship is, so they are more compassionate and kind than here.
They know more about sharing than the Church here! So open your eyes, and open your hearts and let the SON shine in and show you His WISDOM.
Let the Holy Spirit guide your steps and your heart. Do not consider what you have as your own.
For I AM the one who gives favor to man to get wealth! Be dependent on Me, for what to give, and who to give to!
Be faithful and generous in giving and I will be faithful and generous to you.”
~ 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.