“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city,” Genesis 11:4-8.
“When all seems well, is when you need to be concerned. ‘For not all that glitters is gold.’ The eagle, the patriotic symbol of the land, is showing its power and influence, but even as it soars, it will come into dark territory.
Eagles are capable of flying in all kinds of weather, and they are carried away by the wind currents, but they also can fall prey to many dangers. You are established as the land of the free and the home of the brave, but don’t let your patriotism keep you from doing these things. Surely, when everything seems to be going as planned, is when disruption can come.
For I AM not looking for a nation to be patriotic, but rather for looking out for the poor and disadvantaged. For those are the signs of a great nation. You who are next to the waters – whose great statue welcomes all to come, remember the principles that first formed your land.
For it is so easy to drift… It is so easy to drift into self-serving principles. For when you only think of the welfare of yourselves, is when you’ve lost your allegiance to Me.
You can build-up your bulwarks – you can fortify your walls, but a single stone or rock, if it is loose, can cause it to fall. Structures and walls are not just to keep you in, but they can also become a prison. Many have prisons of their own making. What you use to exclude others can also keep you confined.
For prisons are not just made with the materials of this earth. They also come in the form of prejudice and racism. And when these prisons become evident, their bars and structures can be shown to all.
A great tower was built many thousand years ago. It reached to the skies. But because they thought they were so great, I caused them to fall.
Be not great in yourselves; be great in how you show your love for the hurting and the lost. Then you will be a beacon on a hill. Then you will be a shining light to all that would see you. But if not, then your greatness will be taken away from you, and you will be left like Rome. For all that is left of them is the memory of their greatness.”
~ 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?