"Concerts to Baal"
6/15/16
thru Priscilla Van Sutphin
www.upstreamca.org

For the last few days and weeks the Lord has brought to mind a song Who Can Say? by Don Potter in which he sings, ..."there's a generation waiting for the love I didn't get".

Then today I was doing dishes and the Lord spoke these words in the title, so I waited to hear what He wanted to say,

"Injurious plans ensue to set a snare for My beloveds. Dark forces are trying to nail the coffin on this nation. But I AM the Lord of all the earth, the heavens and all that is in them. I alone say what will happen. Put all of your trust in ME, for My love is never-ending, my Faithfulness is forever!

Keep up the fight like a good soldier of Christ, and do not relent from praying against the antichrist forces in the earth, for I have promised that MY GLORY will cover the earth like the waters cover the sea, that nations will come to Me in a day!  The enemy thinks he is winning, but I have so many surprises for you and for him.

Governments come and governments go, but My Word stands forever I told you; use your sword against the enemy of your soul. Free your brothers and sisters by praying for one another. Your brother and sister are not your enemy, though many are trapped by the enemy of your soul.  Some will repent, some will not. I will show you who to pray for and release you if you are not to pray.

Concerts to Baal are acted out on stages all over the nations through media and in entertainment venues. Worshipping the phallic symbol on late night tv and comic central is common. Witches and warlocks have elevated pride to new levels, boasting and laughing at their progress in changing the nation.  But I have many surprises for all who think they know better than Me. It is I Who will have the last laugh. Yes Your God in heaven laughs, at those who think I will do nothing ; who think I'm impotent to do anything.

When Jezebel and Ahab arose in Israel, I had Obadiah hide many prophets. The prophets of Baal were many, but destroyed in a  day!  Do not be afraid of their faces!  Do not be fooled by their charms. It may feel like Me, it may look like other real prophets, and teachers, and pastors, but it is a copycat spirit of Baal.
[At this point the Lord reminded me of a friend Mary who died years back but related a story about going to her daughter's church one time, and as the pastor got up to speak, next to him stood a spirit, taller than he with a bull's head and man's body.]

Remember I told you to know them by their FRUITS!  Do they have My compassion? Do they minister to the poor, the broken and helpless? Do they love one another, caring for the sheep, like I care for My sheep? Or are they only interested in making a name for themselves? Only interested in what they have to share, what they think and speak, what they do. Are they as interested in you being empowered to minister to others, as they are in themselves? Do they use their own revelation or do they use your's to promote their own agenda? Do they pray for you the way you pray for them?  Will they wake up in the middle of the night to fight for you if you're under attack by the enemy? will they pray for your children like you pray for their's?  Do they share their wealth?  Do they have a generous spirit? Do they manipulate or control?

The fruit of the Spirit includes humility, goodness, kindness, forebearance, patience and self control. There is no love where there is no self control!  A parent cannot be a good parent without self control! What if when there are food shortages, a  parent feeds themselves but doesn't care for their child first?  Then there is no self control, no real love; only self love. Think of that in relation to pastors and sheep. Did I not say a good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep? David killed a lion and a bear to protect his sheep.

Ezek 34:1-10 NKJV
34 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds:" "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. 4 The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. 5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and the y became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them."

7 'Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 "As I live," says the Lord God, "surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock" —  9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord! 10 Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them."

As it is in the nation, so it is in My church in many places. There are good shepherds, but they are the exception these days who truly believe and live according to My statues. So many have compromised the Word, and approve of that which I do NOT approve of. Many lack My compassion and love for mankind. Many are focused on accusing others without taking an account of their own pride.

"Matthew Henry on Ephesians 5
And if we share with others in their sins, we must expect to share in their plagues. If we do not reprove the sins of others, we have fellowship with them. A good man will be ashamed to speak of what many wicked men are not ashamed to do. We must have not only a sight and a knowledge that sin is sin, and in some measure shameful, but see it as a breach of God's holy law. After the example of prophets and apostles, we should call on those asleep and dead in sin, to awake and arise, that Christ may give them light."

"The days coming will expose the truth about others, in My church and in the world. I am not slack concerning My promises. I maintain justice and I said that righteousness exalts a nation. But continually turning away from Truth destroys nations. Arise and shine those of you who still mourn for the church and the world. Harvest is at hand, and you will need strength, so ask of Me and I will give you what you need, and all that opposes My will will be destroyed.  Cling to ME, and I will lift you up. The Davids & Elijahs will no longer have to hide, they will be raised up like Esther, for such a time as this.  NOW I WILL ARISE, NOW I WILL MAKE MY NAME KNOWN!"