I had a vivid vision of a fork being flipped away from me, just as I had started falling off to sleep.
It was so real it startled me. I was thinking – does it mean spurning His revelation of the word? As in eating the word? Or refusing a gift of the Word, His food?
I pondered and asked, and tonight the LORD began then to speak:
“I AM triumphing over all that man has thought so valuable in the days ahead.
I AM going to show what is really important. Those things thought valuable, like a silver fork, will be FLIPPED away as a piece of garbage compared to the WONDER of KNOWING ME.
Men have FED themselves on all manner of idolatry, but such lust will be destroyed in the lives of those who repent and turn to the LOVE I have for them.”
“In that day a man will cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold , which they made, each for himself to worship, to the moles and bats, to go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the crags of the rugged rocks, from the terror of the LORD and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily. Sever yourselves from such a man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he?” Isaiah 2:20-22 NKJV.
“From whence comes your help?
From whence comes your strength?
From whence comes your righteousness?
Does it come from your STRIVING?
Is that how you get righteous?
From whence comes your every need?
Is it not I, the Maker of Heavens and the earth that everything you have comes from?
Surely you can see around you the wonder of My creation. Yet man has come to think that what HE creates is better than what I created.
Man has come to think My creation worthless compared to what he can make with his own hands and mind.”
“The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, O LORD, Do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged in Your sight. Put them in fear, O LORD, that the nations may know themselves to be but men,” Psalm 9:16-20 NKJV.
“In the ensuing days there will be more and more reports of MY WONDERS till even the news cannot ignore it!
People will be interviewed and praise the name of the LORD for mighty miracles of healing, and deliverances.
You, My beloveds are going to rejoice and your hearts will be SO FULL of JOY that you will not be able to stop talking about ME.
The idols will fall to the ground in many ensuing judgments as well. At the same time I AM ARISING.
I AM putting on My warring garments, until it is time to put on My wedding garments.
I advise you to buy from ME gold refined in the fire that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
I have said that as many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.”
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say,’I AM rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ — and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked — I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”‘” Revelation 3:15-22 NKJV.
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I looked up who invented the fork… just for research purposes and found:
How Invented: The first report of the fork as an eating utensil dates back to the 11th century, when the Venetian daughter of Byzantine Emperor Constantine Ducas used a small gold one.
While forks were widely used by the upper class in Italy during the late Middle Ages, they were not known in England until 1608, when the English writer Thomas Coryate returned from a walking tour and showed his countrymen the Italian eating implement.
The English were slow to adopt the idea; as Jonathan Swift put it in 1738, “Fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.”
The English considered eating with forks effeminate and regarded them as jewelry. Used only on special occasions, an elaborate knife-and-fork set was considered an ideal gift for a bride.
The first English monarch to use a fork was James 1 (1566-1625), son of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Forks are not recorded among the utensils brought to America in 1620 by the first Colonists. Gov. John Winthrop of Massachusetts introduced the fork in 1630, but it did not come into general use until the 18th century.
~ 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 goininupstream @hotmail.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278, USA.