It is hard not to be affected by the constant reminder of how bad things truly are all around us. Whilst we must recognise the importance of raising awareness and becoming aware ourselves of some of these plights in order to take action and responsibility for the things we can do to improve such situations, we must also be very aware of how the devil uses such negativity and doom and gloom in order to throw us off course and to burden us with fear, anxiety and a sense of chaos which depletes our faith reserves in an instant if we let it, and obstructs the open airwaves to worship our God in truth and in spirit every single day.
It is for this reason that this morning I want to offer you someone else’s revelation about the things to come in the hope that it will retrieve to you the perspective one needs in order to see the bigger picture behind the apparent sense of inevitability and helplessness.
May you see the light amongst all the darkness when you read these wonderfully inspired words.
Refreshing & Renewing
by Priscilla Van Sutphin
January 16, 2012
“ I’m taking many of you into times of repentance and deeper healing to finish My work in you in preparation for awakening at hand. Do not be surprised at accentuated emotions hitting you. I am causing to come to the surface anything hidden down in your heart. All unbelief and fears, all anger or resentments, all jealousies, or rejection and all manner of other offenses will be removed if you ALLOW Me. I want you to come near and be in My Presence, for a willing heart and worship will be all it takes to get you to a place of humility where I can confront what you haven’t wanted to look at in yourselves, or already know but haven’t been able to get free of it.
The season has changed, so don’t expect disappointment. EXPECT healing and deliverance when in My presence ! Expect things to change. Praise Me when they do and testify of My great mercy, for I am pouring out great GRACE in this hour and a vengeance against the enemy is in progress. He thinks he’s had the upper hand, but in this hour I will pour out DOUBLE grace to anyone who comes and is willing to allow me to look into your heart, and see, and touch. It is a new hour ! I am doing a NEW THING. It is springing forth NOW. I am arising in your hearts NOW.
Where you have been discouraged at lack of deliverance and healing in your loved ones, your children who have gone astray, and been held captive by the enemy, KNOW that I AM ARISING with GRACE, and LOVE to pour out in them. I AM an experience, and I will lose REVELATION that they will know Me for themselves. Do not be unbelieving. EXPECT Me to do something supernatural in this hour.
Those that have been ostracized by the church will find their niche in associations with others who will accept you and protect you, and appreciate the gifts I have put in you. I am working on MY WHOLE BODY. So do not run with skepticism or suspicion in your hearts. Run with expectation of reversals and turn arounds. For I am causing many who misunderstood you to repent of their wickedness, or neglect and criticism, or jealousies to turn and making them new. I need a prepared and unified army. Thus I am pouring out DOUBLE GRACE and cleansing My threshing floors. I am removing all dead wood, and the sword of the LORD will do what cannot be removed by kindness, and mercy.
Those who resist will be most sorry. So don’t focus on others. Focus on your own lives, and rout the little foxes that spoil the vine. Give ME what you are ashamed of. Give ME all your concerns, and proclaim your desire to be free, and watch to see that I WILL bring My Spirit to do the work in you that is needed to restore your life, and refresh you.
I will make your words like apples of silver in settings of gold. I will show you how to be kind to the ungrateful and those who have belittled and underestimated you. Do not struggle to make a name for yourself. How do you know oh man, if I have not kept you hidden for your own protection, for many will go into bondage under persecution in the days ahead. Many will die for the sake of the gospel. Do not struggle to be seen. KNOW THAT I SEE, and that is enough. Forsake all selfish ambition that comes from lack of recognition and rejection. Lay everything that is offense on the altar like Abraham, and rest in ME, and I will lift you up when it is time. TRUST ME with your life COMPLETELY!
I know many of you are wanting to do more, seeing all the need. But I am big enough to do it all Myself if I want. PRAY, and don’t strive at anything. I am WITH you! I am IN you. So allow ME to nurture your heart, and lead you in the way I HAVE ESTABLISHED since I knew before you were born what I would do with you. I know the choices you will make ahead of time. So stop trying to figure everything out, and allow me to guide you into paths of righteousness, and paths of grace, and paths of peace and love, and allow ME to guide your life in the direction I’ve planned for you.
Trust Me when I say the time is NOW, when I will bring to fruition all that I’ve told you already for your life. The glory will clear away all the confusion, or mystery in time, as you REST in My presence and quiet yourself in Me. All will become crystal clear, if you will but REST, and TRUST Me to show you what you need now. Cling to Me beloveds, come away with ME and listen to what I want to say. I am waiting for you.”
Isa 30:15-16 NKJV For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not, 16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses” —
Therefore you shall flee! And, “We will ride on swift horses” — Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift!
Prov 17:1 NKJV Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
Isa 32:17-19 NKJV 17 The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. 18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, 19 Though hail comes down on the forest, And the city is brought low in humiliation.