“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” Genesis 1:1-2.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not,” John 1:1-5.
“What is the origin of the Word of God? From whence did it come? Did it originate in the minds of men?
Or was it ever there as the universe was, and yet before the beginning?
You see it is said, that in the beginning was The Word and it was with God, and it ‘was’ God.
That creative force that brought forth the mountains and the trees was ever-present and yet is the very attribute of God. Before the creation of everything, I AM.
One can tell from where the rain comes, for the storms have an origin, and those who study the weather can pin-point when a storm is coming.
And yet no one has ever seen the wind, but only what it has caused. Likewise, no one has ever seen My Spirit, but it is manifested among My Own.
Before the creation of this world and everything in it, I was ever-with the Father and we were ever-moving.
And yet the time came when we sought out the creation of the world that you now see; and we rejoiced in our creation.
But the time came when man fell. For sin entered into the heart of man and he was banished from the garden.
And now after all of those millennia the world has become more and more corrupt. For the wars upon this planet and the decay of the very earth around it, has brought about the ruin of that which it was originally designed for.
And yet it saddens my Father and I that man has corrupted that which it was originally designed for.
But the time will come when everything that you now see will be done away with. Then there will be new heavens and a new earth, for the former things will not be remembered nor will they come to mind.
But this will not happen until everything that is written down is accomplished.
Then those who are with Me will rejoice for their redemption draweth nigh; but you have many things to go through until that time.
For the world is growing darker with each day, and yet the darkness has never understood the light.
These are the days that many of the prophets of old had looked into. These are the days that are rushing towards judgment.
And yet My Book has been opened up to all, and yet many are not aware of the times that we are living in. Many study and yet they do not know My Spirit.
Many strive to know what is happening in this hour, and there are many that question things, but some split hairs over trivial matters.
In your search for the truth, don’t let your petty arguments cause you to lose the love of your brothers and sisters.
Many preach to be heard and many just want a following. But really all that matters is that you speak the truth in love.
What will do when the Churches around you close down?
For at some point in time you will gather together as the early Christians did in their homes, for they were forced to do these things in secret.
For the world as you know it is changing every day, and yet I AM drawing all men unto Myself.
Find your place in My Body and do the work that I’ve called you to do. Don’t strive to be like someone else for you are unique in the way that I have made you.
As far as it depends upon you, strive to be at peace with all men.
Put on the cloak of love and compassion and do not forsake the time for meeting with others. But know that those who worship Me in Spirit and in truth are the ones who will enter into my chamber.
For there I will speak to you; there I will replenish and fill you up.
The race is not to the swift or to those who are strong, but as I have said, ‘The rain falls upon the just and the unjust.’
So don’t strive to be rich but be satisfied with what you have. For Godliness with contentment is great gain.
Learn to love the unlovely, and don’t look down upon the poor. For you don’t know what another day may bring.
I AM able to keep you standing in all kinds of circumstances so don’t give up the fight.
It is time to run the race with endurance!”
~ 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?