The Love Starved

This Word from the Lord was first published in 1996, yet is a Word for the Church of Christ Today.


“I sit and I wait.  I sit and I wait to see the heart that will turn to Me, the heart that will minister to me!  I’ve said,

 ‘He that waits upon the Lord shall renew their strength, They shall mount up with wings like eagles.  They shall run and not be weary.  They shall walk and not faint’ ”  Isaiah 40:31 NKJ

The anointing brings strength for service as well as power gifting.  There is such an impulsive nature to the flesh.  It seeks it’s own desires.  It does not want to wait.  It gets bored.  It wants what it wants now, when it wants it.  It is self-dependent.  The spirit of man must wait on the Lord in order to depend on Him.

In order for the spirit to rule over the flesh, the will (soul) must be free of demonic bondage.  If the soul is unhealed in an area; there can be no victory over the flesh in that area affected.

“The lamp of the body is the eye.  Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.  Therefore, take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.  If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light”   Luke 11:34-36.

All areas must receive nurturing to be functioning normally.  The body must have food.  The spirit must have ‘spirit’ food, and the soul of man must also have food (the Word).  The mind (soul realm) must also see and understand TRUTH.  The will must yield to the spirit of man (receive truth) and the emotions can defeat the will if they are un-nurtured in love.

So many today are love-starved.  They have received all of the wrong kinds of love; conditional types, like perfectionism, or cold-love, rejection, or abuse, or NONE….as in neglect; absence of love.  Neglect is a REFUSED love as much as rejection and abuse.  Without love, men or women are emotionally starved which can lead to death of all kinds (spiritual, emotional, physical).

This is why Song of Solomon says “Love is as strong as death”.

Touch is nurturing to the flesh, but also to the emotions and intellect.  Without enough of it, we are dysfunctional.  That’s why even pets can provide love that heals our emotions – meets the needs of our soul realm.

Love is gentle.  Love is kind.  Love is not proud or puffed up.  It does not compete with another. Love rejoices in another’s victories, joys and accomplishments.  LOVE conquers all (1 Corinthians 13:4).

No man can live without a heart.  The heart is central to the body.  It brings nourishment to all parts of the body, to every cell via the cardiovascular system.

Feed the body the right foods and it grows and is sustained with life. In order for the spirit and soul to receive life it must receive proper nourishment as well.  It must receive the manifest love of GOD, and the Word of God to nurture the soul, and it is important for all parts to receive physical nurturing as well.

The church and the world have been devastated by wars, warring of the flesh, the spirit and the body.  I come to bring soul peace, as you learn to trust in ME and get set free and healed, there is more and more peace of spirit and soul which leads to peace of body as well.

‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me’  I said. Likewise as you seek my FACE – you get illumination and direction, and as you obey…. your soul can find peace.”

This was from our loving Abba.  We are about to be challenged in our churches and on our streets as we go out, with the outcasts, the unlovely, the jeered at, and the many who are love starved.  We must act in love, not in religious judging of appearances.  Many whom we will be challenged to love will be the unloveable.  Those whose habits, and character are unloveable.

But as we minister the love of JESUS through our arms outstretched, God will pour into us HIS COMPASSION AND LOVE if we ask.  The people know if we are judging, or disgusted with them.  They are very astute and well-trained in discernment these days.  And there is so much rejection on people that it will fully stretch our souls to reach out to them.  If we don’t feel up to the challenge, then maybe there is some area in our own souls that needs healing – So that we can become more Christ-like in our emotions and character.  Abba is faithful to answer when we cry out for healing and I feel His urgency , more like the heavy-hand of the Lord to get our houses in order for the great revival coming. May His grace be on you to make you to be and do all HE wants you to be and do.

To get your house in order means not just your physical abode, YOU are the temple or house of the Holy Spirit, we must rest in His arms to get the healing, to get into His presence, and if we are struggling ask for prayer from those who know how to pray for deep emotional healing, soaking prayer, and deliverance, not just the “slam bam thank you maam” prayer.


–  by Priscilla Van Sutphin

of Upstream Ministries,  California
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The Love Starved — 1 Comment

  1. James 4:8 (NKJV)
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.