I Was Despised and Rejected —
A Man of Sorrows Who Was Acquainted With Grief
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted,” Isaiah 53:3-4.
“I have come to give you life and that more abundantly. And yet many refuse the life that I would give to them.
I was not received by all; I was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows who was acquainted with grief.
I have come and yet I was received not. And you also have not been received by all. You may well be despised and rejected because you are Mine.
Do not expect the World to love you, for it did not love Me.
But you will always have Me by your side. I will walk with you, and I will be with you unto the end of the age.
For many may come in My Name proclaiming themselves as the Christ, but you will know them by their fruit. Do not be afraid of them for nothing will be hidden that will not be seen.
Reach out to Me and I will give you power from on high. I will establish you and set you upon a rock.
A thousand may fall by your side and while your enemies may be many, they will be put to flight by My Word.
You are a chosen generation and a royal priesthood. You have the value of kings within your makeup.
And yet even as the world around you is seemingly being overcome by the evil one, I AM greater in you.
And yet it is now time to develop a heart and a mind of endurance. For the race ahead calls for this mindset.
You must learn the value of training for the long haul. This is surely not a sprint.
So set your mind and your hearts upon those things that are above, for they are everlasting.”
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name,” John 11:11-12.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,” 1 Peter 2:9.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God,” Hebrews 12:1-2.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly,” John 10:10.
“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you,” Psalm 91:7.
~ 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?