"Fore & Aft"
Holy Spirit thru Priscilla van Sutphin
The Lord said “fore and aft” to me.
adj: Naut. from the bow to the stern;
lengthwise or set lengthwise, as sails
noun: 1 from the bow to the stern;
lengthwise sails rigged fore and aft
2 at, in, or toward both the bow and
the stern lifeboats located fore and aft
Then He led me to these scriptures:
Isa 33:21-24 NKJV But there the majestic LORD will be for us A place of broad rivers & streams, In which no galley with oars will sail, Nor majestic ships pass by 22 (For the LORD is our Judge, The LORD is our Lawgiver, The LORD is our King;He will save us); 23 Your tackle is loosed, They could not strengthen their mast, They could not spread the sail. Then the prey of great plunder is divided; The lame take the prey. 24 And the inhabitant will not say, "I am sick"; The people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity.
Isa 2:16-18 NIV for every trading ship & every stately vessel. 17 The arrogance of man will be brought low & the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, 18 & the idols will totally disappear.
Then listening for what He might say, I heard…
"The strength of the nations is nothing compared to My strength. I know that what is happening looks so formidable & dark. But I told you beloveds, that even when darkness is increasing, MY SPIRIT will ARISE OVER YOU, & will be SEEN upon you.
Know that I intend to make a display of MY POWER in this hour! I WILL ARISE!
I will arise in My beloveds & you will be a standard against all the ramparts of the enemy. Hear the stampeding of horses? Do you hear the thunder of their gait? I have a great army I'm assembling & they will trample down the wickedness at the gate! They will run against the winds of adversity & stomp on the remains of jezebel spirits, for they have been hidden in obscurity, & trained in the wilderness, & they will now come forth leaning on their Beloved, dependent on His leading, just as a bridle in the mouth of the horse gives the rider ability to turn the horse this way or that way, so I Your Lord & Master will lead you in the way you should go. My sheep hear My voice, & they follow ME, I've said. Many have gone through testings & retestings, failures & temptations, & struggles with sickness & discouragement, depression & loss, rejection & persecutions. But I HAVE A PLAN for the lame.
Mic 4:6-13 NIV “In that day," declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the exiles & those I have brought to grief.
7 I will make the lame a remnant, those driven away a strong nation. The LORD will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day & forever. 8 As for you, O watchtower of the flock, O stronghold of the Daughter of Zion, the former dominion will be restored to you; kingship will come to the Daughter of Jerusalem."
9 Why do you now cry aloud- have you no king? Has your counselor perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor? 10 Writhe in agony, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued. There the LORD will redeem you out of the hand of your enemies.
11 But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!" 12 But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD; they do not understand his plan, he who gathers them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 "Rise & thresh, O Daughter of Zion, for I will give you horns of iron; I will give you hoofs of bronze & you will break to pieces many nations." You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the LORD, their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.
The LAME WILL TAKE THE PREY!
Those who have been labeled as unsalvageable, & failures, as nobodies, & have felt like they were last, will I now bring to the forefront. I will cleanse them from all unrighteousness, I will break every chain, every lie the enemy has sown in their minds, & I will loose the bondage in their lives, & make such a display of MY POWER, that it will startle them & all who know them.
The enemy thought, "AHA, I have found their weakness, & have exploited it & they will be disqualified". But I DID NOT DISQUALIFY PETER WHEN HE DENIED ME. I DID NOT DISQUALIFY THOMAS WHEN HE WAS UNBELIEVING. I DID NOT DISQUALIFY PETER WHEN HE WALKED IN PREJUDICE. I DID NOT DISQUALIFY ANY I CHOSE BECAUSE OF THEIR WEAKNESSES & FAILURES. (New Testament grace)
I will look fore & aft across the sea of peoples & will call them out from among them, to be My witnesses. ♥️ I DON'T GIVE UP ON PEOPLE. ♥️ YOU GIVE UP ON THEM, BECAUSE YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND MY GRACE & LOVE. I AM GREATER THAN YOUR HEARTS BELOVEDS. YOU MOVE IN FEAR, AWAY FROM THOSE WHO HAVE HURT YOU, BUT YOU DO NOT GRANT THEM THE GRACE YOU WISH FOR YOURSELVES TO BE HEALED & DELIVERED. I KNOW WHAT'S IN THE HEART OF A MAN OR WOMAN. I ALONE KNOW. YOUR WISDOM CANNOT BE COMPARED TO MINE, SO HOW ABOUT SEEKING MY FACE, & BEING QUICK TO HEAR & SLOW TO SPEAK?
For I tell you that if you continue to berate your brethren, how can the world respect you? How can they feel safe in the church that kills & wounds it's own? They see how you treat those who fail, & they say "NO WAY! I DON'T WANT YOUR RELIGION!" They are afraid if they made a mistake or sinned that they would be treated the same. They know they cannot measure up to your perfectionism.
This is because you have not learned the measure of My love. My love is unconditional. It is not partial. Do you berate your child when they make a mistake? Do you give up on them? If you do, you have not My nature! For I said, MY LOVE NEVER FAILS! Glory to glory you go. Measure by measure you go as your heart & soul are healed & delivered. But MY LOVE IS IMMEASURABLE.
MY LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL UNLIKE YOURS. I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO HUMBLE MY BELOVEDS. I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO HELP THEM SEE MY GRACE. SO WHEN YOU GET TOO PROUD, WATCH OUT, FOR A FALL IS CLOSE AT HAND.
MAKE SURE YOU DON'T JUDGE THOSE WHO HAVE STUMBLED WITHOUT MERCY FOR TO THE ONE WHO SHOWS NO MERCY, NO MERCY WILL BE SHOWN. A bruised reed, I will not crush or break, smoking flax, I will not quench.
Isa 42:3 NKJV A bruised reed He will not break, & smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.
I WANT A CHURCH THAT IS POWERFUL & HOLY, BUT I ALSO WANT A CHURCH THAT RECOGNIZES THAT APART FROM MY GRACE, YOU CANNOT BE THAT! NONE OF YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK IN HOLINESS APART FROM MY GRACE. REMEMBER THAT WHEN THE YOUTH COME IN WITH THEIR FOUL PRACTICES, & WITCHCRAFT. Remember that when the addict comes to you begging for peace & freedom from torment. Remember that when the single mother can't make her rent. Remember that when the homeless asks you for bread. You are not better than your sister or brother. Were it not for My grace, you could be selfish & greedy too.
Luke 1:52-53 NKJV He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly . 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, & the rich He has sent away empty.
Matt 11:29-30 NKJV Take My yoke upon you & learn from Me, for I am gentle & lowly in heart, & you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy & My burden is light."
Phil 4:5 NIV Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Phil 4:5 AMP Let all men know & perceive & recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is coming soon].
I am rooting out the deep roots of FEAR & ANGER, of PAIN & BITTERNESS in My beloveds, that would keep them from following ME perfectly. Come away with ME beloveds, into the secret place, & let me pour in My love & wash away all the dirt left in your thinking, & in your heart. You will then never slip away into temptation again. For I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT AGAIN IN POWER as PROMISED.”
See Isaiah 60 AMPLIFIED
Rec’d Oct 15th, 2007