I sometimes feel like I am alone in my perception of the times in which we are now living.
I say this in part because a handful of the prophetic community seems to have the notion that better days are ahead and that because of this viewpoint, those like myself who have spoken through The Holy Spirit differently, are now held as outsiders to the status-quo of that community.
Never mind that it should be plain to all, that the Prophetic Timetable is hastening forward.
Now to be sure, understand that we do indeed have access to the promises of God, and because of this, we are given great hope in the midst of the present situation that we now see ourselves a part of.
We have these promises that will give us the strength and endurance to enable us to live in the midst of these trying times.
But it is unscriptural and foolish to think that somehow God will make our land and our world better, when judgment has already come and many still ignore those judgments.
It is wrong when many in the prophetic community say that better days are ahead and offer the world a false hope of this.
Those who speak in this manner are not unlike those prophetic voices that gave the kings of the past words of false hope to please them, before they went into battle.
I am reminded of Jeremiah who warned of the Babylonian captivity that would come and how his warnings were ignored, but later on, realized.
It is natural for people to gravitate towards messages that would make them feel good and would speak of sunny days with blossoming flowers and smiles. But perhaps these types of things are not as loving as one might think, for when the storms come and the world erupts as it now has, then they would question God and then begin to doubt Him.
But on the other hand, it is also not good to go to the other extreme and just speak of dire warnings and storm clouds.
God is a God of balance and His judgments are also full of mercy towards those who would come to Him.
When some think that I speak unfavorably about the “king”, you need to know that there are things there that may well be hidden from some, but not to all.
My concern is that many are now deceived, and that their hearts and minds have become so flint-like, that nothing would cause them to think otherwise!
My mandate is to only speak what God has given to me to share.
Of course I have opinions like anyone else, and yet I endeavor to prevent those from surfacing when seeking the pure stream of The Holy Spirit.
I only ask that some who think differently, would do what I endeavor to do, and that is to lay aside any of those preconceived notions and allow The Holy Spirit to speak to you through what I have sent forth.
~ 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?