“Many are called but few are chosen,” said the Lord. It is important, as chosen, to maintain the spiritual devotions that God has set before you. God also calls us to come out of compromised churches. There may be times of aloneness that God may work some things in you that are needed but he has called us to be inter-dependent not independent from other Christians. We are called to fellowship with one another that we may encourage & build up one another in the faith, & help one another to be free, & grow in sanctification & love in Christ Jesus.
He directed me then to these scriptures...
Romans 12:3-21 AMP
“For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [& of his importance & ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [& a purpose designed for service]. For just as in one [physical] body we have many parts, & these parts do not all have the same function or special use, so we, who are many, are [nevertheless just] one body in Christ, & individually [we are] parts one of another [mutually dependent on each other]. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to use them accordingly: if [someone has the gift of] prophecy, [let him speak a new message from God to His people] in proportion to the faith possessed; if service, in the act of serving; or he who teaches, in the act of teaching; or he who encourages, in the act of encouragement; he who gives, with generosity; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy [in caring for others], with cheerfulness. Love is to be sincere & active [the real thing—without guile & hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good. Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor; never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord; constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast & patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, & strength], contributing to the needs of God’s people, pursuing [the practice of] hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you [who cause you harm or hardship]; bless & do not curse [them]. Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy], & weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. Do not overestimate yourself. Never repay anyone evil for evil. Take thought for what is right & gracious & proper in the sight of everyone. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [& His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “ Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome & conquered by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
“There are far too many calling themselves apostles & prophets, who are unhealed, in part, from things of the past & who have gotten so busy that they don’t have as much time for Me. There are some that are into syncretism with freemasonry, or witchcraft & control, & so begin to have a wrong focus. Some boast in their titles instead of humbling themselves. They Lord it over others that they are somebody important. Priorities become confused & the body of Christ suffers, because wounds go unhealed & many in the church are sick. Some are sick because they’re suffering for the sake of the church, or for the sake of their family, or for the sake of others.”
“Apostles are supposed to replicate themselves, not cause others to look at them as mini-gods with adulation. I AM the One who is to be lifted up!” says the Lord. “When I lift Myself up, & step into the church as has been anticipated & prophesied nothing will be the same! There will be only one Ruler, for the Portion of Jacob will not allow any more pretense to the Throne, nor any glory to be given to mere men!!
Nor will he allow sexual perversion & sexual impurity of any kind in the pulpits.
I said I would raise up the tabernacle of David in this hour.
Praise Me in worship!
Praise Me in the dance!
Sing a new song oh worshippers of God who have been stiffled by man’s rules! You are MY DELIGHT! Your ministry purpose is to bring down the glory so that all may enter into My presence & receive from Me as you love on Me & minister to Me! Many of my apostles & prophets started out as worshipers, but some have pulled away through too much busyness.
I am here waiting for you Beloveds! A paradigm shift is coming so you need to be ready for change. You need to soak in My presence that I can give you the blueprints for what lies ahead. It is vital in this hour. Come away with me, Let me heal your wounds & nurture your heart with new wine of My Spirit. For I have a PROFOUND & STARTLING WORK TO DO IN YOU!
Days ahead will challenge you right & left & you must be able to care for those in need. This is a much neglected admonition in the body. Life has become way too filled with other priorities rather than MY priorities. Anyone who is not caring for the poor will have their candlestick removed!! So watch that you do not disdain the poor or show preference to the rich!”
James 1:27 AMP
Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world.
1 Tim 6:17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy
Prov 18:11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
James 2 : 1 My brothers & sisters, practice your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ by not favoring one person over another. 2 For example, two men come to your worship service. One man is wearing gold rings & fine clothes; the other man, who is poor, is wearing shabby clothes. 3 Suppose you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes & say to him, “Please have a seat.” But you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor at my feet.” 4 Aren’t you discriminating against people & using a corrupt standard to make judgments? 5 Listen, my dear brothers & sisters! Didn’t God choose poor people in the world to become rich in faith & to receive the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? 6 Yet, you show no respect to poor people. Don’t rich people oppress you & drag you into court? 7 Don’t they curse the good name of Jesus, the name that was used to bless you?
In addition, Many are no longer walking in the faith they once had & everything has become business as usual. And churches have become businesses instead of ministries. They have think tanks instead of relying on the Holy Spirit. I call them “stink tanks” because their pride & presumption have led them into error instead of trusting in Me & My direction & My resources. I AM the RESOURCE for all you need. Even some prophets prophesy only if you give them money. I told my apostles freely you have received, freely give!
When I was on earth I chose unlearned men for My apostles. They trained through spending time with me. I was there school, their rabbi/teacher. In this hour I will do the same. I will raise up those who have learned to depend on me for their Resource, who have leaned on Me instead of their own wisdom, or worldly wisdom. those who truly follow!
Be prepared My church for there will be startling confrontations with people off the street who I will use to be a trumpet to you, & those who have been hidden, & those who have been rejected by the church will I use to bring correction. Be careful who you MOCK in this hour. For I am the inhabitor of the souls of men & their Creator! I do not only choose the suave & the beautiful by men’s standards. Amos the prophet was a farmer when I called him to bring correction to Israel. So do not disdain those I love! For every man, woman or child is made in the image & likeness of Me, no matter how they look to you!!”
Holy Spirit via Priscilla Van Sutphin