“And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed,” Matthew 16:3-4.
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost,” 2 Peter 1:19-21.
“For I AM a God of new beginnings. I created the heavens and the earth, and I made man a little lower than the angels.
And yet man has prostituted my world. He has defamed Me. He has thrown My Word to the wind.
And now you await to see what will happen in this new year. You look to your favorite prophets and teachers, and you follow after them thinking I will speak to them a ‘New Word.’
And you do not know that that very Word is near to you?
Why do you spend your time seeking the truth from others when you can simply come to Me?
And yet I have given My Word unto all. You look for a miraculous sign in the heavens.
Many of you think that I will show you these signs. Truly, there are signs all around you.
And yet many of you cannot see them, because you are looking for the miraculous.
Your prophecy groups share the darkest secrets from many who ‘pretend’ to be prophets of mine.
These are those who have masqueraded and put on the clothes thinking that they are truly speaking for Me. But I only choose those whom I choose.
Some of you just want an audience, and yet others of you have been lost along the way and now you have mixed my word.
So what would be done and what would you seek in this new year?
You would hope for new beginnings, and you would desire to build new relationships with men and women.
But rather, would it not be more important to rebuild your relationship with Me?
You must learn to empty yourselves of all your past grievances and leave them buried at the cross.
But I must tell you that the world that you are now living in is growing darker by the minute and the hour.
There are dark powers at work in governments and around the world. Many have been controlled by the enemy for years, but in time they will fall.
You must learn to run the race that is before you with perseverance.
You must take the baton from previous generations and run the race with the purpose that is set before you.
And when the enemy comes knocking at your door, you must learn to keep it shut. For he will attempt to distract you more and more.
But rise-up above your present circumstances! Set your minds upon things above!
There are many winds of doctrines that have come sweeping through the church in this hour.
Learn to find out what is true and what is false. If you are misled by men’s words, it is only because you haven’t studied mine as well as you should.
Just as the disciples were afraid of the storm that was before them, I told them to look to Me and not at the waves that beset them.
So in the same way you must not get involved in the world’s problems around you. ”
~ 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?