“Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
For he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, a land of salt without inhabitant.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes,”” Jeremiah 17:5-8.
“I tell you that you better get ready. You better get ready for everything’s going to change in a moment.
Everything that you see around you will change. The heavens and the earth itself, are going to be going through some deep changes.
The time of Jacob’s Trouble* will be soon upon your door steps. What manner of man or woman will I find then?
Will you be ready when the sky turns dark all around you?
Will you be ready when men’s hearts will fail them?
Will you be ready when calamity comes?
Will you be ready when the earth’s crust opens up?
For day will turn to night, and night will turn to day, before all these things happen. Men will try to check their clocks for the time intervals of these things to come.
But in a moment, in just a few minutes, these things will be at your doorsteps.
How would you be prepared, you would ask?
Would you prepare with guns and a great arsenal?
Would you dig a cave and hide out there until it all passes?
I tell you oh man, you can’t prepare with the weapons of man.
But those who have put their trust in the shelter of My wings, will be saved on that day.”
“Prophets are a strange breed of men…” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
“Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
‘For it shall come to pass in that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘That I will break his yoke from your neck, and will burst your bonds; foreigners shall no more enslave them. But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.’
Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the LORD, ‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel; for behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet, and no one shall make him afraid. For I am with you,’ says the LORD, ‘to save you; though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you in justice, and will not let you go altogether unpunished.’”
~ 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?