“The Rise of the Nobodies”
​thru Priscilla Van Sutphin

I woke up hearing the above title.
As I listened, I heard:
“The apostles were nobodies to those in Jerusalem. I was a nobody to them as 
well. For they did not have My Father’s 
heart or mind on serving others. They 
were more interested in making a name for themselves than caring for the sheep. They were more interested in judging others than judging themselves. I told them they were straining at a gnat & swallowing a camel.

Because I came from a poor area, & those resistant to their pride or formalized education, to them I was a nobody. Well, I AM RAISING UP THE NOBODIES NOW! Those who the church has mocked & rejected like so much flotsam or jetsam, who have said they could never amount to anything, I WILL USE to show My power & glory, because they will NOT take the glory for themselves. They have trained in the boot-camp of abuse, pain, rejection, addiction, physical suffering & failures.

I asked the pharisee, who would be more grateful, the one to whom little was forgiven or the one to whom MUCH was forgiven. You know the answer to that! It’s the same now as then. Who of the apostles was perfect?

What was Saul before he became Paul? Was Peter a perfect man, even after I rose from the dead? Where is your GRACE for those who don’t appeal to your senses? I told you to judge with RIGHTEOUS judgment, not earthly.

Vanity & idolatry to those in the pulpits of America needs to DIE! For I will raise up people educated & uneducated who were thought to be nothing. They will be known by the fruit of their lives. Do they have compassion for the poor & lost? Do they have compassion for the witches & homosexuals? Or do they honor Me with their lips but teach falsely about My Word?

Are you understanding that in the days to come they will put you in jail if you don’t obey their advice versus Mine? That’s why I warned Gideon about fear & carnality among his troops!

It was the religious congregation that nailed me to the cross! Those who hated Me, & those who followed their leaders vs following Me!
So you must make a choice in these days as everything unfolds. The bottom line is My way or man’s ways/your ways.

Do not think that I came to feed you cotton candy vs the meat of the Word. My Father’s will is what I came to accomplish & I did it voluntarily. I came in HUMBLE circumstances, among those who were under oppression of the Roman Empire. I was born in a cave with animals, laid in straw bedding. Maybe you need to picture that for a moment. There was no hospital, no purified water, no conveniences
to help Mary & Joseph.

Remember that to whom much is given, much is required in this hour!
I love you all, but you must pray to have MY HEART for the humble. You must not judge by external beauty or wealth.

There is room for everyone in My church that is called by My name! It will take great compassion, forgiveness & also WISDOM to deal with many who have been discarded & who will yet be thought discardable by the system of this world.

You know, black is white & white is black to the demonically controlled world. MY WORD is the final authority, not only the written Word, but MY WORDS, what I am saying will align with the Word but you must understand the whole of the written Word to discern. You need to seek MY FACE that I can show you what you need to know, so that I can give you the discernment you need.

Proverbs 2:8-10 NKJV He guards the paths of justice, & preserves the way of His saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness & justice, Equity & every good path. 10 When wisdom enters your heart, & knowledge is pleasant to your soul, Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things,...

Romans 9:20-33 Message Bible
Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? Clay doesn’t talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, “Why did you shape me like this?”

Isn’t it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers & another into a pot for cooking beans? If God needs one style of pottery especially designed to show his angry displeasure & another style carefully crafted to show his glorious goodness, isn’t that all right?

Either or both happens to Jews, but it also happens to the other people. Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies & make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved & make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!” they’re calling you “God’s living children.”

Isaiah maintained this same emphasis: If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered & the sum labeled “chosen of God,” They’d be numbers still, not names; salvation comes by personal selection. God doesn’t count us; he calls us by name. Arithmetic is not his focus.
Isaiah had looked ahead & spoken the truth: If our powerful God had not provided us a legacy of living children, We would have ended up like ghost towns, like Sodom & Gomorrah. How can we sum this up?

All those people who didn’t seem interested in what God was doing actually embraced what God was doing as he straightened out their lives. And Israel, who seemed so interested in reading & talking about what God was doing, missed it. How could they miss it? Because instead of trusting God, they took over. They were absorbed in what they themselves were doing.

They were so absorbed in their “God projects” that they didn’t notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road.

And so they stumbled into him & went sprawling. Isaiah (again!) gives us the metaphor for pulling this together: Careful! I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion, a stone you can’t get around. But the stone is me If you’re looking for me, you’ll find me on the way, not in the way.

Romans 12:14-16 The Message Bible
Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

1 Cor 1: 26-31 The Message Bible
Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest & the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men & women that the culture overlooks & exploits & abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”?

That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking & right living, a clean slate & a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”

Priscilla Van Sutphin