Tonight The Holy Spirit said, “Ministry of Death!”
“For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary, from heaven did the Lord behold the earth, To hear the sighing and groaning of the prisoner, to loose those who are appointed to death, So that men may declare the name of the Lord in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem.” Psalm 102:19-21 AMP
“For what we preach is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves [merely] as your
servants (slaves) for Jesus’ sake. For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [Genesis 1:3]
However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves. We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; we are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed; Always carrying about in the body the liability and exposure to the same putting to death that the Lord Jesus suffered, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown forth by and in our bodies. For we who live are constantly [experiencing] being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be evidenced through our flesh which is liable to death. Thus death is actively at work in us, but [it is in order that our] life [may be actively at work] in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 AMP
“Many of you have cried out to have the ability to do Miracles and to raise the dead!
I AM about to release those Miracles more and more. The one who is willing to go all the way with Christ, is the one to whom much is given.
When much is given, much is required. Hence many have been going through the dying process.
Dying to self — that is!
Dying to the OLD MAN. Learning to live with Me — Learning to trust in Me fully — learning to lay down your lives for the sake of others.
This is a lost paradigm in some circles of My Church. But it is about to be revived. You need the wisdom to walk in MY WAYS.
That means you MUST die… the grain that dies and falls to the ground will bear much seed for harvesting.
I AM separating, I have said. I AM separating you from everything that comes before Me.
I AM breaking down all idolatry to man and his ways. I AM tearing away from you the fleshly nature.
I AM delivering you from ALL evil, if you are willing.
I don’t force anyone. I answer your prayers for release. I answer your heart that wants to be like Me.
If you want to bring life, then you must decrease to the point of death to self, so I can be brought forth in you, and in others.
I will do it, if you are just willing. You can’t DO it yourself anyway. Apart from Me, you can do nothing!
Your will must be conformed to My Will. That means you must die to all you will, and live for what I WILL.
Are you willing to pay the cost for apostleship? There are many who say they are, but in their hearts cannot.
If you are just willing, then I will make your heart and will, and mind conform to My Heart, will and mind.
But you must be willing of your own volition. The groaning of your heart is the dying that is within it.
There is a dying I AM bringing you to, so that you will LIVE abundantly and without perplexion, without striving and self-centeredness.
I have promised you abundant life and I AM bringing it about as you yield yourselves to Me.
Don’t grow weary in the lessons for I AM here for you and desire that you live out the fullness of the call on your lives.
In this hour it is necessity to be content with the things that you have — earthly things, as the things of this world will die away, but the LIFE you have in ME will NEVER DIE.
I AM Perfect — and in Me, you are made perfect — ONLY in ME!
You will NEVER reach perfection through striving. You will never reach perfection through others. It is only through communion and union with Me that all will be accomplished.
I AM everlasting love and kindness. I AM the Way the TRUTH and the LIFE.
It is only through ME, that you can have all you need to get through this life. No amount of striving to please Me will do it.
Without HOLINESS no one will see God says My Word. The way of holiness, the narrow path is through ME.
I AM the WAY. Come away with Me and find your true life in Me.”
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 NKJV
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 NKJV
“Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,” 2 Corinthians 1:9-11 NKJV
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?” 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 NKJV
“[We are treated] as unknown and ignored [by the world], and [yet we are] well-known and recognized [by God and His people]; as dying, and yet here we are alive; as chastened by suffering and [yet] not killed; 10 As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things. Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians [we are hiding nothing, keeping nothing back], and our heart is expanded wide [for you]! [Isaiah 60:5; Ezek33:22.] There is no lack of room for you in [our hearts], but you lack room in your own affections [for us].” 2 Corinthians 6:9-12 AMP
“I dismissed the three shepherds in one month. My soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then I said, “I will not feed you. Let what is dying die, and what is perishing perish. Let those that are left eat each other’s flesh.” And I took my staff, Beauty, and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the Lord. Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.” Zechariah 11:8-12
“[Even] now I rejoice in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed [on our part] of Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church.” Colossians 1:24 AMP
“Christ’s Suffering and Ours for Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,” 1 Peter 3:18-19 NKJV
“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” 1 John 3:14-15 NKJV
” let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.” James 5:20 NKJV
“And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.”
The Mediator’s Death Necessary
“For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.” Hebrews 9:15, 9:16-17 NKJV
“but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.” 2 Timothy 1:10-11 NKJV
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.” Colossians 3:5-7 NKJV
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:9-11 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 92780, USA.