How many people are willing to accept the truth?
How many people are willing to go beyond their own opinions and prejudices to see when they are wrong?
We live in a nation and a world where there is so much hearsay about this issue or that one, and when someone goes against the tide of popular belief then some rise-up in arms and say we are not patriotic or representative of what is good or right.
You know very well that the Son of Man came and spoke and did things against the status quo.
And yet I am certain that most knew that He was speaking the truth; in fact He was the truth.
He stood up against those who followed the law and all of the minute details and yet ignored the heart of the law.
How many of us follow a rigid set of guidelines and beliefs that this is right and that is wrong?
How many of us sit in the same pews at a wooden church believing that we are now good people, and yet you ignore the plight of the poor, and declare your privileged state?
How many of us are like white-washed tombs that show a supposedly clean exterior and yet the inside is filled with hatred and disease?
I am oftentimes sickened by the prejudice and the bigotry that is so prevalent among many of us. I am sickened by some who think that they are so righteous when in fact they are like filthy rags.
Go to your church buildings and sing your songs knowing that somehow you are now a better person. Drive down the road and eat at your favorite restaurant while your neighbor is begging for food and water.
Watch your favorite evangelist and send your check so that you’ll receive your place in heaven.
Continue in your beliefs that this nation is getting better and better, and that a golden age is coming for us.
Ignore the signs all around you and declare in your heart that these have always been with us. Follow a man that spews out hatred and bigotry and declare that he was sent to make us better.
Pin-point the time of our rapture and know that you are surely right, even though every time it has been proven as wrong. Follow your charts and see how they all line-up, I’m certain that it will happen on this day or that one.
I pray more and more that our nation and land will be brought to our knees and not just that we will do this or that, but that the judgment will be so fierce when the buildings tumble and fall, and when the foundations are crumbling, that then perhaps we will open our eyes.
Otherwise, it will be too late.
~ 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?