“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved,” Matthew 24:9-13.
“Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of The LORD, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of The LORD; that The LORD is very pitiful, and of tender mercy,’ James 5:10-11.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.
“For this we say to you by the word of The LORD, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of The LORD will by no means precede those who are asleep. For The LORD Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet The LORD in the air. And thus we shall always be with The LORD,” 1 Thessalonians 4.15-17.
“What would I say to a people who have gone far from Me? What could be said?
How can a people prepare for what is ahead, when they have chosen to believe that they will be taken out of this world before these great trials begin?
Have I not said that you must endure to the end?
Have I not said that I will be your source of protection?
There is so much confusion within the body of Christ. Yes, I will save you from the wrath that is to come.
The great pestilence that is coming will be for those who have chosen to take the mark of the beast; but you must remain in Me to be protected.
There are many that believe that they will not go through any form of persecution. And yet, was I not persecuted?
I will be with you always. I will never forsake you. When the great trials come upon this earth I will be your source of protection.
When nations fall and rise again, I will be your stay. When the seas rise and the cities are toppled, I will be with you.
When the almighty dollar fails, I will provide for you. When the prices rise and you find it difficult to live from day-to-day, I will be your manna as in the wilderness.
Your great nation will be divided right down the middle. The lakes will pour into the great river you call the Mississippi. The geography of your nation will have changed. But many of you will have found shelter.
But you say, “That day will not come upon us;” you say that “We will be ‘raptured’ out before these things even begin!”
You have been taught things that are not true.
You have followed preachers and teachers who have coddled you. But if instead you had chosen to sit at My Feet, then you would have known The Truth.
It should be plain to many that you are living in the very last of days.
It should be plain to many that false preachers and teachers abound around you.
It should be plain to many that the monetary system is failing — and yet many naysayers abound.
You must be ‘wise in Me,'” says The LORD.
“You must follow the narrow path that is before you.
You must not be upset by this report or that one. For I will be a light on the path before you.
The road will become even more difficult in the days ahead, but I have asked you to follow the ancient paths.
There the rocks and the trees will be a path before you. There I will illuminate the path before you.”
~ 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?
Stephen is a full-time Artist of original architectural, landscape, portrait, still-life and spiritual oil paintings, available at StephenHansonArtist.com