“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me,” Luke 9:23.
“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire,” 1 Corinthians 3:11-15.
“You are living in a time when your faith will be challenged in more ways than you can know. For nations will fall, and leaders will be ruthless. Violence will become a commonplace. The oceans will rise, and the people will be looking for a Savior.
Many will look to man for these answers; they will seek the answers in man alone. But the arm of the flesh will never save you. And yet many will continue to build their own kingdoms. For many think that they can build a kingdom upon this earth. These are those who build with hay or straw. These are those who seek their own glory and not my own.
This is a time when you must not follow after man. For many who have done this have fallen into a ditch. These are those who have forsaken the narrow way. They have left their first love.
But I ask that you follow after Me in this hour. I ask you to follow after Me when the tempest comes. I ask you to follow after Me when the storms increase. I ask you to follow after Me in spite of the crisis around you.
I ask you to follow after Me along the rocky cliffs. I ask you to follow after Me in spite of the things that you hear. Come rain or shine I will always be near you. And when the final war is fought you will join with Me at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.”
~ 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?