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The Government will be on His Shoulders . . .


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The Government Is on His Shoulders!

By Priscilla Van Sutphin



Intercessory Lessons


My shoulders and especially my right upper arm has been hurting for two weeks.


I have an old injury from the 90s where witches drove a stake through the muscle in my right arm, just under my shoulder.


I had my arm in a sling for three months at the time this happened.  It left an indentation in my upper arm in terms of the shape of my arm, but there hasn’t really been much pain from it except when under attack by such since recovery.


Both of my shoulders were hit by satanic agents at a time a few years ago where my faith was low and my prayers had waned.


When the right shoulder was hit, it took a year to recover.  But I had learned from attacks on my knees from previous demonic encounters, how to Doctor myself with collagen and anti-inflammatory agents, like tart cherry.


So I kept that up.  Then suddenly again my left shoulder was hit about a year later after the first one, in the back under my shoulder blade.


It happened the same day that my son was also attacked in the same place both at the same time.


After that I couldn’t even carry a piece of paper under my left arm.  Again it took a full year to recover.


But this time The LORD had shown me the route of the attack was coming from satanists through voodoo.


In a vision, I saw a woman take a doll and tear it’s arm off at the shoulder while doing incantations.


Through all this, I had to start praying more again because there was no choice.  Even though exhausted and tired from physical issues yet unresolved,


I had to get my fight back.  Meanwhile I had changes in my family and circumstances where God helped me push through these difficult things with Holy Spirit’s help.


I could not have made it apart from God.


I have had so many promises from God for healing not just for me but for my son and his family and some of those promises are pretty awesome where you just read them again and you think how can this be, because I know my frailty, but I have to put all my trust in God, because He has always come through for me in so many different difficult circumstances.


He has brought me through so much from birth through 72 years, it would take a book to explain.


Now back to the point of even writing this…


I’m in Hawaii right now and they had the threat of another hurricane after just having been through one and I and many others have been praying for the winds to dissipate that there would be no serious harm to life and family, or to my daughter-in-law‘s family on Oahu.


This morning we learned that the path if you look at it on the weather channel or other places it kept going over a little ways and then back a little ways over a little ways and then back a little ways and now it’s scheduled to be a direct hit through Maui but Oahu is on the fringe of the storm path.


Praise God.


This morning as I awoke I looked out at the clouds as I often do because I sometimes see things in them and I saw a lion and the lions mouth was open as if roaring with his for legs spread out in s stance like he’s just blowing with all his might.


But by the time I grab my phone to try and take a picture, the cloud had changed and underneath it was another cloud which looked a bit like a dragon.


As I was contemplating I felt like The LORD showed me that my shoulder issue was intercession, so then I looked up some verses on shoulders.


I also had the impression of it having to do with emerging leadership and present governmental leadership attacks.


We MUST be in worship and prayer in partnership for what God is doing in us and in our nation’s leaders, and the leaders of the emerging awakening.


“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace,”   Isaiah 9:6.


This especially stood out to me.  We need to continue in vigilance for our government leaders.


Cyrus, God’s Instrument


“Thus says The LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held — To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.


I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, The LORD, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.

For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me.


I AM The LORD, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me.  I will gird you, though you have not known Me, that they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me.  I AM The LORD, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, The LORD, do all these things.’


Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together.  I, The LORD, have created it.


Woe to him who strives with his Maker!  Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’  Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?


>Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What are you begetting?’  Or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?’


Thus says The LORD, The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:  “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.  I have made the earth, and created man on it.  I — My hands — stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.


I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; He shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward,” Says The LORD of hosts. 


The LORD, the Only Savior


Thus says The LORD: “The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be yours; they shall walk behind you, they shall come over in chains; and they shall bow down to you.

They will make supplication to you, saying, ‘Surely God is in you, and there is no other; There is no other God.’”


Truly You are God, who hide Yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior!  They shall be ashamed and also disgraced, all of them; they shall go in confusion together, who are makers of idols.  But Israel shall be saved by The LORD with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be ashamed or disgraced forever and ever.  For thus says The LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain: Who formed it to be inhabited: “I AM The LORD, and there is no other.


I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain’; I, The LORD, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.


Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations. They have no knowledge, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god that cannot save.  Tell and bring forth your case; Yes, let them take counsel together.  Who has declared this from ancient time?  Who has told it from that time?  Have not I, The LORD?  And there is no other God besides Me, a just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me.


Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth!  For I AM God, and there is no other.  I have sworn by Myself; the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath. ‘He shall say, ‘Surely in The LORD I have righteousness and strength.  To Him men shall come, and all shall be ashamed who are incensed against Him.  In The LORD all the descendants of Israel shall be justified, and shall glory.’”



Chapter 46…..


Bel bows down, Nebo stoops; their idols were on the beasts and on the cattle.  Your carriages were heavily loaded, a burden to the weary beast.  They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but have themselves gone into captivity.


“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb: even to your old age, I AM He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.


To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?  They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god; they prostrate themselves, yes, they worship.

They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it and set it in its place, and it stands; from its place it shall not move.  Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer nor save him out of his trouble.


Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors.  Remember the former things of old, for I AM God, and there is no other; I AM God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’  Calling a bird of prey from the east, the man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.


“Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted,  Who are far from righteousness:  I bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. and I will place salvation in Zion, For Israel My glory,”   Isaiah 45-46 New King James Version (NKJV).


“You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before The LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial,”   Exodus 28:12.


“Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew, and I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.'”   Genesis 24:45.


“For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, that all of them may call on the name of The LORD, to serve Him shoulder to shoulder,”   Zephaniah 3:9.


“Because you push with side and with shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them abroad,”   Ezekiel 34:21.


“They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger,”   Matthew 23:4.


I put this whole chapter because it’s good for plowing up any fallow ground in our lives as well as verses w shoulder in them.


Job Defends His Righteousness


“I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?  For what is the allotment of God from above, and the inheritance of the Almighty from on high?  Is it not destruction for the wicked, and disaster for the workers of iniquity?  Does He not see my ways, and count all my steps?  “If I have walked with falsehood, or if my foot has hastened to deceit, Let me be weighed on honest scales, that God may know my integrity.  If my step has turned from the way, or my heart walked after my eyes, or if any spot adheres to my hands, then let me sow, and another eat; Yes, let my harvest be rooted out.


If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down over her.  For that would be wickedness; Yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment.  For that would be a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.

If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant when they complained against me, what then shall I do when God rises up?  When He punishes, how shall I answer Him?


Did not He who made me in the womb make them?  Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?


If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,  Or eaten my morsel by myself, so that the fatherless could not eat of it (but from my youth I reared him as a father, and from my mother’s womb I guided the widow); if I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing, or any poor man without covering; If his heart has not blessed me, and if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, when I saw I had help in the gate; then let my arm fall from my shoulder, let my arm be torn from the socket.


For destruction from God is a terror to me, and because of His magnificence I cannot endure if I have made gold my hope, or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’; If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gained much;  If I have observed the sun when it shines, or the moon moving in brightness, so that my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand;  this also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, for I would have denied God who is above.


If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted myself up when evil found him (Indeed I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for a curse on his soul); if the men of my tent have not said, ‘Who is there that has not been satisfied with his meat?’  (But no sojourner had to lodge in the street, for I have opened my doors to the traveler); if I have covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom, because I feared the great multitude, and dreaded the contempt of families, so that I kept silence and did not go out of the door — Oh, that I had one to hear me!


Here is my mark.  Oh, that the Almighty would answer me, that my Prosecutor had written a book!  Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, and bind it on me like a crown; I would declare to Him the number of my steps; like a prince I would approach Him.  If my land cries out against me, and its furrows weep together; If I have eaten its fruit without money, or caused its owners to lose their lives then let thistles grow instead of wheat, and weeds instead of barley,”  Job 31.


Listening for what God wanted to say, I heard:


“Tremors are sounding in the spirit realm, for I AM churning and overturning.


I AM excavating and routing false authorities all over the earth – spirit authorities of wickedness and physical authorities who bow to them and not to Me!!


Generations have waited and longed to see what is coming forth.


The hosts of heaven are in excited anticipation for the culmination of time.  GRACE and MERCY have kissed each other.  Diamonds in the rough will shine like the stars in the heavens!


My enemies are raging, but I AM engaging!


I will route the bullies in the land and turn them over to their harsh taskmaster!  That one they have bowed down to.


There are many I have already warned and woo’d but they are stubborn-hearted and unwilling to bow to me!


They will only raise their fists in anger and rage at Me while I pour out wrath on wickedness and spoil their plans.


Huge losses of life do not matter to the enemy who has captured and bound them.


But I will go beyond anything He expects or you expect because I AM a just God!


Be unafraid of their threats or any loss for I AM your resource!  Anything you need, I can provide.


They want to terrorize you and intimidate you because they are full of rage and bitterness.


But My love in you will subdue many beasts in them.  Your love will break chains of darkness and they will be able to see and hear again!


will lift off the apathy, complacency, and selfishness in many you think are impossible to save.


This is a new day!  I AM God and there is no other!  The earth will know their king!


And I will lift the burdens from your shoulders, and I will tenderize the hearts of many men and women who have previously opposed me!


I AM able to bear all the earth on my shoulders for did I not make it?


Was I not your creator?  You will be astonished at what I do and bow down and worship!


Shoulders carry burdens just as in many old world nations, just as Rebeccah carried jars of water.


My burden-bearers will no longer be mocked for the governmental gifts will be place squarely on their shoulders with which to govern the people like Moses and Elijah, like Joseph, Elisha or Deborah!


And those who have mocked will become burden bearers for them for they will be humbled and shown the way of Truth.




“The easy and light yoke…


Now Jesus proceeds to defy the Pharisees yet again, by saying that His yoke is easy and His burden is light? Why? Because he took the entirety of the 600 plus Mosaic laws, and all of the extras that the “religious professionals” had added in, and summed it up into 2 commandments.  What were they?


1. Love God

2. Love people


He tells us in Matthew 22:40.


On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.


The burden was no longer to maintain 600 plus laws and all the extras, but to love God with all your heart, your soul and your mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself.  Do these and you will fulfill all the others.  Righteousness is no longer established by rules and regulations. It is now established through relationship.  Relationship first and foremost with God, then relationship with ourselves, and finally our relationship with others.  We are commanded to love others as we love our self.  If we do not love our self as God loves us, how then will we effectively love others? This trifecta of love is the established order of the new kingdom.”  © Daniel Passini


So it is not discarding the law, in the sense that we are to be like children totally DEPENDENT ON OUR FATHER for all we do!


That is the relationship’s easy yoke.  We only do what our papa says vs doing what we think.


Just like a child has to depend on their parents for all their needs we need to do the same, and just follow His instructions.




By Priscilla Van Sutphin

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04.06 | 23:42

keep up the good work

04.06 | 17:48

Thank you ♡

13.05 | 08:03

Don't forget to go to the Widow's Blog which is designed to spend time with the Lord each day! You will find you're not so lonely! The Father will never leave

10.05 | 06:12

God is obviously not finished with us, so we must draw close to the Lord and ask. Give Him all your burdens beloved. Give Him your loneliness & draw close.

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