“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently,” Romans 8:20-25.
This prophetic Word began with a vision of a person who was lying comfortably on their bed. I watched as this person reached across the bed to turn off the alarm clock. It was as if they had just hit the snooze button and then she went back to sleep.
The Spirit of the LORD showed me the hands on the clock and there were just a couple of minutes left before the clock struck 12:00.
“Everyone around the world is always checking the time on your watches and clocks, but you don’t know the hour that it is. For indeed, your eyes have been blinded by these things.
For you have your cell phones and you have your appointment books and you plan for all the events of your day; but you don’t plan for the hour that you are living in. You can’t see the events that are about to be played out.
I have chronicled all these things in My word. I have said that nations would fall, and I have said that there would be wars and rumors of wars. I have said that there would be famine and plagues.
And you are seeing one of the greatest famines in history as seen as people cross borders and attempt to go into another land. You have heard and seen as mothers carry their children there.
You have seen of the callousness and the brutality that they face. You watch as many starve to death and die. And then you see another round of political upheavals in the land that was once called the land of the free and the home of the brave. You watch as these things play out.
I tell you that this earth is going through birth pangs, and she is tired of the struggles of centuries of wars and ruthless men.
But she is about to give birth. For a spiritual battle is eminent.
For My last days’ servants are coming upon the scene, and with the weapons of My warfare they will do battle against the enemy.
Are you ready for these events to play out?
I tell you that there will be upheavals upon this earth unlike any you have experienced before. The stage is set; the characters are about to take their parts in the play.”
~ 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?