“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever,” Isaiah 55:11-13.
“My people are coming out of their wilderness times. The long Winters they have endured will enable them to endure the days that are ahead.
My people, all the trials that you have endured, all the heartaches that you have faced, are going to be replaced with newness of vision and purpose.
You will be ushered into a new season of purpose. The winds will blow hard but they won’t affect you as much.
You see, all of these things have come to temper you. All of the trials that come into your lives are there for a reason. For when the winds blow harder, and when the earth quakes below you, you will not be moved.
So be like the tree that bends in the wind. Be like the mighty oak that has stood for many seasons. It has stood while many others have fallen. Be like that tree that has been planted by the river. For its roots went deep into the ground.
It found its nourishment there and remained strong. Consider those trees that have fallen in the forest. They were not rooted in Me.
Be as the oak, My children. For I have made all things. I created darkness and light. I cause the wind to blow and the rains to come in their time. And you are in a new season.
This season is meant to help you grow strong. For you will need it in the days ahead. For those days will smash the rocks and trees around you. Those days will see the fury of My judgment.
But if you have remained strong now then you will weather those days ahead.”
~ 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?