“Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world,” John 16:32-33.
“These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you,” John 16:1-4.
“Wait and see, for the trouble will increase around you.
Trouble will increase but My Spirit within you will enable you to withstand the winds that will be encompassing many of you. For the world’s birth pangs are increasing.
I have said that in this world you would face tribulation, but I have also said not to fear because I have overcome the world.
I AM He who would help you weather the storms. I AM He who would walk beside you in all kinds of weather. But the world and everything in it, is slowly slipping away.
I tell you that truly you will go through all kinds of battles, and a series of tribulations that you have not faced before, but these must come so that you would be ready for the things ahead. For they will come to stretch you; they will come to prepare you.
For indeed the world is slowly passing away. Indeed the darkness will come and it will encompass the earth.
For the enemy is at work, and his minions seek to destroy everything that is good. But remember that He that is inside you is greater than he that is in the world.
But you must be prepared — you must be ready. There is coming a time when they will put you in jail, for they would think that they are doing my will.
Many will be deceived in that day. For I have told you these things before. Many have already been thrown out of the churches.
For they do these things thinking that you are not of Me, but actually the opposite is true.
But remember how Peter and Silas were thrown into prison; and yet I delivered them from their confinement?
So do not fear whatever may befall you.”
“25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,” Acts 16:25-29.
From the Father.
~ 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?