The Kingdom is at Hand
thru Priscilla Van Sutphin
Upstream Ministries--California    3/4/15
Heard the Lord calling me to write:

“Repentance is a daily affair. It is not just for Sundays, or special days of fasting. If you keep a short list, it means you repent daily, if not hour to hour & moment to moment. When you realize you’ve blown it, you repent right away and pray for grace to overcome it if you are walking in the Spirit. 

There are years for some, of repentance needed because they think themselves above reproach and are blind to their own sins. They go on and on not being convicted of anything because they are not depending on ME to convict them, or to intervene in any way. They’ve grown independent and that is very dangerous territory, because it is the character of pride.

Ezek 14:6-8 NKJV
6 "Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations. 7 For anyone of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who separates himself from Me and sets up his idols in his heart and puts before him what causes him to stumble into iniquity, then comes to a prophet to inquire of him concerning Me, I the Lord will answer him by Myself. 8 I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of My people. Then you shall know that I am the Lord. 

Take a look at your first love. Look at what you think of first when you wake up in the morning. What are your thoughts on throughout the day? Do you look to Me, or you independent, and not listening for the spirit to guide you? Know that I AM with you always. I’m always ready to listen and I’m always ready to communicate. I don’t get tired of you like others may. Realize that in this hour you must keep closer to ME than you have before. Your life may depend on it, just as Joseph was called to move on a moment’s notice to save the life of My Son, there are many that may have to move on a moment’s notice, so keep close beloveds. Keep in communion with Me.

Matt 4:17 NKJV From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." 

Life is taking a turn and there will be struggles ahead like never seen before, so do not take lightly the need to commune with Me, so you get your daily directions and leading from My Spirit. Presumption will not keep you. Compulsion & drivenness will destroy you by keeping you from My presence. Your righteousness comes from me, so plug into My presence with worship, prayer, declarations of My Word, quietness, and study of My Word, and you will overcome. You can pray in tongues while doing other things. You can pray silently, and even sing silently and I know what you are saying or singing. Remember the saints who are suffering so much already in violence. Remember them in your prayers, that you would receive the same grace to go through suffering when your time comes.

Know that I promised to be with you till the end of all time. Cling to Me, and I will be with you no matter what comes. This is Your Hope and confidence. Even if there are times of silence, know that I live IN YOU, so I am there. I will never abandon you as others have. So set aside all distractions for me, shut off all the ‘ need to do’s ” and rest in My arms.”

Isa 30:15 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, 

“There has been a strategy of the enemy to keep you bound to distractions of this world, so that he could come against you unawares. As you listen and watch what is in the news, there is great heaviness for all that is going on, so send that all in prayer back to ME, as I have big shoulders, and the world is in My hands. I will listen and I will act as I see fit. Be bold as a lion, be unafraid, of the intimidation going on. It is the enemy’s last dance. And he knows it, and is oppressing wherever he can. But you are My lights, and like your Savior, the Bright and Morningstar, so you will shine greater than the illumined ones who serve the enemy. Believe Me in this ! I have told you before hand, that you would hold on to FAITH and HOPE in My arising, and My glorious coming.

Keep on in faith and obedience to My leading for I have much more to tell you of these times, and I will give you the wisdom you need if you ask for it! Cling to ME. Cling to ME. Cling to ME! Praise Me going out, and coming in. Praise Me in the dance, praise Me in song, Praise Me with instruments. Praise Me in quietness , and with all your actions, be MY LIGHTS. Do NOT hide your light under a basket. For I will make you to shine as the stars in the heavens as I pour out My tsunami of Love. My love and My strength will sustain you. Look to ME for everything you need, and trust me to lead you in the way everlasting.”

From a 2004 word...“The days of Elijah are upon you, and there will be a mighty demonstration of My power. But you must walk in the Spirit of Might with CONFIDENCE that when I tell you to do something, you will not HESITATE to do it! So I have you in the frying pan, that all that cannot stand the test will be burnt off, and that all that remains will bring forth MY LIFE, and that you will obey without any argument, doubt or hesitation, or procrastination. Jesus only did what the Father was doing. THAT 100% dependency on Father is what I am trying to build in you My sons and daughters, that every step will be ordered. Remember I said I will keep him in perfect peace whose MIND is STAYED on ME. And I said the steps of a RIGHTEOUS man are ordered by the Lord. You must appropriate My righteousness.”