“Liberty & Justice for All”
June 30th, 2006
Thru Priscilla Van Sutphin
goinupstream@hotmail.com

2 Cor 3:17-18 AMP    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). [Isa 61:1,2.]   18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

I heard the Lord speak…
“Who has bewitched you oh sons of men that you run back to the place of bondage and embrace again what you were freed from ?  Why do My people who are called by My name cling to religious trappings of men ?  Why are you still wallowing in the pit of destruction when I set My Son to FREE you from the spirit of Bondage and Death ?  Why do you embrace law over LIFE ?  Why do you pretend ? Who are you trying to impress ?  Me or man ?  What is more important to you – to please ME, or to please man ?”

John 8:35-37 NIV   So if the Son sets you free , you will be free indeed.

Gal 5:1-6 NKJV             Christian Liberty
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free , and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Gal 4:29 NKJV   But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

“You know My sons and daughters, that not many wise, not many strong are called, but that I use the foolish to confound the wise in their own opinions.
You are NOT justified by keeping the LAW.  You are justified by FAITH in the Son of God and if you keep trying hard to keep the old law which has passed away you are not walking by GRACE.  I am talking about where you put your emphasis My beloveds.  If you walk in the light as I am in the light, if you ABIDE in ME, then you will walk straight and on the narrow path which leads to life.  But if your focus is on the LAW instead of relationship with ME and communion with My Spirit, then your FOCUS IS OFF.  If you spend time with ME, worshipping ME, praising ME, time in the Word with ME, and just being with ME, then you will be embued with My presence, and you will be ABLE to walk by GRACE, by My power as I want you to walk. 

But if your focus is on the Word of the Law and you STRIVE IN YOUR OWN FLESH to keep every jot and tittle, noble as it SEEMS, then you are walking in LACK OF FAITH and UNBELIEF, and spitting on the cross !  You cannot walk by faith and strive at the same time.  People are striving to look good, to do right, to make money, so they can LOOK as though they are successful in life, and so they can be accepted by man.  But I measure success much differently than man measures success.   I measure success by how much you are like Me in your HEART and how much you follow where I lead.  I call those sons and daughters who obey ME.  The one who really KNOWS ME, obeys Me because they LOVE Me and walk with Me by the power of the Spirit, not their flesh.”

Ezek 44:15-18 NKJV   "But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood," says the Lord GOD. 16 "They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge. 17 And it shall be, whenever they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house. 18 They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat.   [ wool causes sweat, and sweat represents MAN’s efforts vs walking by the Spirit]

“My yoke is easy and My burden is light.  I did not call you to striving and self effort.  I called you to walk in the Spirit and so I put the deposit of My spirit in you when you surrender your heart to Me.  This deposit GROWS as you spend more and more time with Me, and it enables you to be filled more and more with My presence, as you also give out of My Spirit to others when you pray for them and witness to them.  What I give to you goes out through you to others as you give to them.  So you need to come back and get filled up again in My Presence.  If you keep expending yourself without spending time with ME, then you will get “burnt out” trying hard and striving to DO, when you need to just BE in My presence and get filled up again with more of My Spirit.

I came to bring LIBERTY to the captives, to heal the sick , to release those in prison to the enemy and give them FREEDOM.  Freedom from sin debt, and freedom from the strongholds of the evil one – freedom to worship ME and to be with Me.  I am coming quickly to bring also My JUSTICE to those
Living in debt to the enemy !  Justice will roll this summer !  Justice will be
established in the Spirit.  I will give EVERYONE opportunity to walk and talk with Me, and to surrender to My will for their lives.  I will not abandon or forsake My own in the midst of groanings and in the midst of WAR in the heavenlies ! 

Know that what happens in Israel is a sign to you of what is going on in the spirit.  Do not forsake praying for My beloveds who are being persecuted in the world.  For I tell you, I will rain down justice, even though when people see it, they will still pursue, many of them wickedness against you.  Be STRONG in the power of MY MIGHT.  Spending yourselves on ME is never a waste of time.  I am drawing you close because I want you close to ME, and walking only doing what I want you to.  I do not want you to walk in PRESUMPTION.   It is protection for you to look to Me for what to do and where to go.  My hand is upon you My beloveds.  Know that whatever happens I AM WITH YOU.  You can trust ME to take care of you and to walk you through anything for I love you as no other loves you.   I never get tired of you.  I never lie to you.  I never leave you.  I am yours and you are Mine.  We are inextricably linked for eternity.”