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The Days of Joel
Over ten years ago the LORD spoke to me about the need for those who are prophetic, to seek balance in their lives.
It is as important now even more I believe.
So many are sharing visions and prophecies that speak of very strange things that are coming, and yet many of them haven’t had a good foundation in the written word to substantiate what they are speaking.
So much of what I am seeing lately is a mixture of dark visions along with the person’s own thoughts, and yet many can’t even see this.
Some are afraid to speak their mind, because they’re either afraid to offend what was shared, or they simply don’t have any discernment to see it.
Some of it actually really angers me, because I want the truth to come forth, rather than a mixture of half-truths.
And yet we also know that these are days that Joel had prophesied when he said:
“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions,” Joel 2:28-29.
But with many this is what is happening now:
“I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings,” Jeremiah 23:21-22.
To My Servants the Prophets: Seek a Balance!
“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds,” 1 Corinthians 3:10.”
“In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the LORD,” Ephesians 2: 21.
“I will tell you what I want my servants the prophets, to know. ‘Do not be eager to set dates about events in My Kingdom.
Do not go off into tangents about issues that are important only to you.
Do not presume to know all revelation — remember that a haughty spirit goes before a fall.
Do not take all revelation as truth until you have balanced it with my word. Of what benefit is revelation unless you know how to apply it?
To have dreams and visions may well be a sign that you hear from Me, but there are other spirits out there that give dreams and visions.
Follow the way of wisdom. Seek the path that leads up the mountains.
Do not be alone in your endeavors, but seek counsel from others.
Again I say, seek a balance. Seek a balance between my written word and my rhema word.
When you fly as an eagle, know also that you need to return to the nest. There you can be sustained.
I say to also seek apostolic truth. Find others who are fathers among you. Herein you will find a balance.
The spiritual building is made up of many members. Indeed, without the foundation it would not be able to rise.
Have you made certain that the Chief Cornerstone has been set in its proper place?
For without these things done correctly, then the remaining structure will not rise. Then all My members will rise to their full potential and the framework will have done its purpose. ”
~ 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?