By Pricilla Van Sutphin
Matt 25:1-12 AMP THEN THE kingdom of heaven shall
be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps & went to
the bridegroom. 2 five of them were foolish (thoughtless, without forethought) & five were wise (sensible, intelligent, & prudent).
For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them; 4 But the wise took flasks of oil along with them [also] with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom lingered & was slow in coming, they all began nodding their heads, and they fell asleep.
6 But at midnight there was a shout,
Behold, the bridegroom! Go out to meet him!
7 Then all those virgins got up & put their own lamps in order 8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your
oil, for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise replied, There will not be enough for us & for you; go instead to the dealers & buy for yourselves.
10 But while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came,& those who were prepared went in with him to the marriage feast; & the door was shut. 11 Later the!other virgins also came & said, Lord, Lord, open [the door] to us! 12 But
He replied, I solemnly declare to you, I do not know you [I am not acquainted with you].
13 Watch therefore [give strict attention & be cautious & active],
for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come.
Mark 13:35-37 NKJV
Watch therefore, for you do not
know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
The Lord spoke to me “ midnight madness”…then asked what He wanted to say:
“I am coming like a mighty rushing wind, & in a SUDDEN MOMENT, everything will ECLIPSE!
will be sudden change & sudden life & glory & power!
I am not a man that I should lie, & I am not a
God afar off but close at hand! I have been urging you to come close & to receive healing & nurturing, deliverance & rest, that you might be prepared for this hour. This suddenness I speak of will catch many in My church sleeping. And fear will
come in to attempt to overwhelm many.
The storehouses are not prepared for what is going to happen!
It would be madness not to prepare for what is
ahead yet many are sleeping!
I urge you to buy
from Me gold refined in the fire that you may be rich, & white garments that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; & anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you
19 As many as I love, I rebuke & chasten. Therefore be zealous & REPENT. 20 Behold, I stand at the door & knock.
If anyone hears My voice & opens the door, I will come in to him & dine with him, & he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame & sat down with My Father on His throne. [ see Rev 3:18-21
How many of you are willing to pay the full price?
How many of you are willing to change your lifestyle for the sake of giving all you have to establish My KINGDOM?
Is this too radical a thing for you My beloveds?
Did the Son of Man have anyplace to lay His head?
Some of you I will for you to keep what you have & to establish a beachhead in your community where people can come
& receive nurturing & grace, healing & deliverance. But many I will ask to give up the affluence they are used to, to be My servants.
What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?
are going to come in & will they come to a lukewarm church?
Or will they come to those who are willing to give;
to share; to break bread; who mean what they say that’s in the Word?
Will you lay down your life & take up
MY CAUSE ?
Some of you I will reposition & re-order your lives. Do you really mean it when you tell Me that you
will do anything for ME ?
What if it means that man may reject you & think you too radical or whacko?
What if it means that you give up the luxury you are used to, & some of the comforts to make room in your home for outcasts & orphans, abandoned & the broken? Many
of you have more room than you need, & yet are unwilling to give up anything.
have grown full & comfortable & unwilling to bend.
I admonish you to be willing to let ME change & order your life. I am about to pour wealth out to many
who you have rejected & put out, & thought incapable!
For I am looking for willing hearts & people who love others as I love them! This is the mark of My
true disciples. They love whom I love. They give as I WOULD GIVE. They weep as I would weep. They rise up at injustice as I would rise up at injustice. They speak, depending on Me for what to say. I am looking for those who like me, do not break a bruised
reed! I did not treat people like flotsam & jetsom. I loved on them & received them as little children. Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus!
42:3-4 NKJV A bruised reed He will not break, smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. 4 He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; & the coastlands shall wait for His law.”
Phil 2:5-8 AMP Let this same attitude & purpose & [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]
6 Who, although being essentially one with God & in the form of God
[possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality
with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,
7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges & rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became
like men & was born a human being.
8 And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] & carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the
death of the cross!
I never give up on you. I do have to chastise you as a good father would at times, but I never give up on you!
Will you dwell on MY LOVE for a time, that YOU may be infused with MY LOVE, & MERCY?
you focus on MY LOVE rather than busyness & judging for a time…& ask ME to come & impart to you, what you are still lacking in wisdom & understanding about it? There is little time left for preparation, so I am asking you beloveds to
not neglect your time with ME. Be not foolish virgins, but wise. For I am not cruel & harsh, but loving & kind, & only want to pour out more of My love in you. I am wanting to remove all the hindrances in your soul to receiving the FULLNESS of
My glory! Dwell on My WORD. Eat of the Bread of Life !
Eph 3:16-19 AMP
16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His
glory to be strengthened & reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [ Himself indwelling your innermost being & personality ].
17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love & founded securely on love, 18 That you may have
the power & be strong to apprehend & grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love ] what is the breadth & length & height & depth [of it];
19 [ That you may really come ] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves ] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the
fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, & become a body wholly filled & flooded with God Himself]!
ECLIPSE: Main Entry: 2eclipse Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): eclipsed; eclips·ing : to cause an eclipse of: as a : OBSCURE, DARKEN
b : to reduce in importance or repute
c : SURPASS noun: 1 a : the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another
b: the passing into the shadow of a celestial body -- compare OCCULTATION, TRANSIT
: a falling into obscurity or decline; also : the state of
flotsam: 1 : floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo; broadly : floating
2 a : a floating population (as of emigrants or castaways)
b : an accumulation of miscellaneous or unimportant stuff
jetsam: 1 : the part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo
that is cast overboard to lighten the load in time of distress & that sinks or is washed ashore
By Priscilla Van Sutphin