There are many who are prophesying in this hour. It is plain to see the influx of so many messages that continually flood us.
And yet with the great influx of these messages, how many of them balance the rhema word with the scriptures?
For there is certainly revelation truth to be found in many of these messages, and yet without the needed foundation of the logos word, these words can become so airy and other-worldly that any foundation to them is lost because they are aren’t founded upon the scriptures.
God’s word is given to us so that we have a firm foundation and one that can be relied upon so that we can grow into all things in Him who has called us. As we know and as it is said:
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
For without the scriptures we are left without instruction. Without the scriptures our messages aren’t anchored in the doctrine of righteousness and truth.
Without God’s word, we are then victims of the ever-changing winds that are all around us. We are then like apparitions that have no form or substance.
There is no meat upon our bones, and we then become emaciated people without any spiritual nourishment.
And yet, the opposite of this is also true. For without God’s rhema word, the words of His Spirit, we then only follow the letter of the law and not the heart thereof.
We would have the framework of a house, but its dry timbers have no beauty or quality in them that we could see.
For as we know God is Spirit and in Him there is life, and that life is the light of men.
And I believe it is true that the more one studies God’s written word one would then give forth prophetic words that are not only grounded in the scriptures, but the very words and revelations that would be given, would be built upon in a greater way by the foundation of reading the logos word and understanding it in truth.
For you see, both go hand-in-hand. We have two eyes in which we behold the world around us.
For with only one of them, then our vision is limited and it becomes very narrow in its approach.
But with the use of both of our eyes, then we behold the world around us in all of its beauty and depth.
If one would walk with only one leg, then we would stumble and fall. We would hobble around trying to get from place to place, and it would take great effort to get to our destination.
You see, God has given us both the logos and the rhema word to keep us in balance, and when only one is used, then our approach to the world and even the spiritual world, becomes quite lopsided and our vision is then incomplete.
Many years ago (1994), the Holy Spirit gave me a very simple word that describes in simple fashion what I’m trying to explain. Here it is below:
“Learn to balance the Word of the Spirit with the written Word. For when you can do this you are on your way to maturity, for both are needed.
The revealed word that is spoken, is said out of an understanding of my written word. As a tent has stakes in it which represents My written word; it anchors the tent and holds it in place.
But what would the tent be holding up?
It takes on the shape and contour that I would embody unto it. So, in the same way, the voice of the Spirit is represented in this way.
Let the tent rise to its full potential in Me.
Let its pitch and its sides fall where I want it to. And know that you are all tents of mine,” would say The LORD.
“You are all being perfectly joined together in Me.
For the ministry of teaching My Word, and the spoken Word, are both needed.
And so, this tent is the tent that must be strong. Its stakes must go down into the very ground on the foundation of My written Word.
But let the breeze blow, and let it blow through the fabric of this tent.
Let it seep in through every crevice and stitching of the fabric of My Holy Spirit. For it is woven by My Hands; I AM the master craftsman; I hold the tent by my son, Jesus Christ.
He holds the very fabric together, and by his stripes, nothing will cause this tent to fall.”
Thus would say The Spirit of The LORD, the one who has made every tent for 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?