“For those who guide this people are leading them astray; and those who are guided by them are brought to confusion,” Isaiah 9:16.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal,” Matthew 6:19.
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth,” Revelation 3:10.
“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction,” I saiah 48:10.
“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes,” 2 Timothy 2:23.
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape,” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3.
“The year will wrap-up as it usually does with the turmoil of the world.
But the new year ~ 2018 ~ will come, and with it the culmination of new developments will come.
The political landscape will be set with more and more chaos. Those things that have pin-pointed the stories of corruption in the White House will have come to a head.
A new leader will emerge; but not the one that many would have thought of.
For the time is hastening towards the end of all things. It is not to say that someone would immediately replace the one who is at the helm, but behind the scenes the plans are being wrought.
As the days grow darker your time with Me will become more and more crucial. For without this you would be left with no defenses to help you.
For confusion will reign and on all sides My people will wonder at times what is true and what is not — thus, the need even more and more, for the discerning of spirits to be strengthened in your inner man.
I have not left you defenseless on this matter.
For My body has been torn in half because of the preference of the one who is now president.
But in time the divisions that are now so prevalent will come to fruition. And at that time a great rift will form.
It will be seen as the nation is torn in two dividing the land in half. People will be running to and fro searching for answers.
In time the entire nation will come unto ruin and yet My people will find habitation. They will find it under My wings.
The time is ushering forward to these things and even though it would not appear to be close that time is hastening towards its fulfillment.
And yet many might wonder how they would prepare. And while it would be wise to gather food and arms, the greatest preparation you can do is to put your faith and trust in Me.
For without My voice giving you clear direction you will surely be left defenseless.
How many of you truly know My voice?
I have said in My word that My sheep know My voice, and yet many of you still do not hear clearly.
It is not a matter of going to the right church. It is not a matter of reading the right books.
It is not a matter of going to this conference or that one. Did not even My Son go away to find a place to pray?
Conspiracy stories will abound and yet many of them have prevented many of you from hearing My voice clearly.
They are distractions. They are side-stories. Would you rather have tasty morsels of deceit or hear from my throne clearly?
You see, the enemy uses them for his own purposes. They are heresay and half-truths. There are better stories to listen to and to read about.
It is much better to set your mind on things above. It is much better to dwell upon those things that are everlasting.
But if you are always reading about these things then you develop a channel in your mind, and then the album is played back again and again.
Will you feed on these things when the darkness is all around you?
Will they give you strength for the days ahead?
I tell you that they are only good for pigs to wallow in. But if you have My Word within you then you will be able to weather the storms that are ahead.
I say that it is time for you to come out from among them. The world with all of its glitter and gold will never satisfy you.
For those who pursue riches will never have enough. You may hoard up all of the world’s treasures and yet none of it will ever fill you.
Why must you waste your time about petty arguments about things?
For many of the debates that you enter into are not useful. They only breed quarrels. But the wisdom that comes from above is first of all peaceable, and then open to reason.
No one knows the day or the hour of my return; not even my Son. But I have said that of the times and seasons you would have no need to know, for it would be plain to you.
For is it not obvious that the pages of My book are now coming to fruition?
For indeed, there have always been wars. Indeed, there have always been earthquakes.
Indeed, there have always been false prophets and teachers from among you. And yet the fulfillment of these things is intensifying.
For when the world beholds Me coming in the clouds they will look upon the One they have pierced and they will know that I AM the One. But will you be ready my bride?
For I will gather you up unto myself. The times will be shortened and yet you must go through much until then.
You will be hidden in places and you will be spared from the wrath that is to come. But for now, buy gold from Me that has been tried in the furnace.
This is not the gold of this world for it will perish. You will be tried in the furnace of affliction so that you will be ready.
So says the Spirit of the Lord.“
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?