“Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’? Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What are you begetting?’ or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?'”
Thus says The LORD, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me. I have made the earth, and created man on it. I — My hands — stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward,” says The LORD of Hosts,” Isaiah 45:9-13 NKJV.
“I know that I have taken My time with you My beloveds, for I AM a patient Father.
Do not be angry with My Ways. Do not grow impatient with My Workings. I will do all I have said.
Do not doubt nor be dismayed by the opposition that has come against you! All will work to a great testimony of faith under trials!
I AM with you and I will see you through! I AM only preparing and purging your hearts till they are broken — as Mine is!
I AM looking for bent hearts towards My Purposes. Are you willing to lie all down at the cross?
Are you willing to give up your own ideas, or what has been the plan, to embrace the now new thing I AM doing?
Will you let go of the old Wineskin and embrace the New?
Can I change the plan?
Will you allow Me to rule in your life and to lead as I will?
I AM looking for the flexibility and conformity to My will in your lives, that you will go with the flow of My Spirit’s wind wherever it takes you!
Why will you strive with My desire to cleanse your heart?
I AM only doing what you have asked! If you have asked me to cleanse your heart and to purge all pride from you, then you are being cleansed and purged.
So don’t think it strange that hardship has come! For when hardship comes, we learn perseverance and patience and let patience have it’s perfect work!”
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us,” Romans 5:1-5 NKJV.
“Do not feel guilty to spend time in My Presence, as in that place nothing is wasted! In My Presence is fullness of Joy, fullness of Peace, fullness of Love, fullness of Kindness, fullness of Humility, fullness of Might, fullness of Power.
So do not feel ashamed to spend time with Me. I delight in the times with you. It is then we can commune with no hindrances.
So come, My Beloveds, and do not hesitate to come for I AM purging My threshing floor, that The Bride might be bedecked in gold and fine linen, jewels and all manner of perfumes and oils that brighten the countenance!
For I AM exalted in Holiness! I AM exalted when you display My Love and Kindness to others that comes from being in My Presence!
Desire earnestly the best gifts, but the better thing is to desire My Love, for I AM Love!
I AM The Love that casts down all fear! I AM The Author of Peace that perfects your faith!
So, come My Beloveds, and do not wait!
Come into My Arms of Love and let Me pour Myself into 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 92780, USA.