“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’ 2 Samuel 7:5-7.
“Many of My people are in a state of change in this hour. They are in a time of regrouping and changing. Many are moving from one place to another. Many are like wanderers from many years ago.
I tell you that the Israelites moved throughout many years of their existence, and yet I fed them by the streams of flowing water. I fed them by my natural food and water and I gave them meat in its season. I tell you that my spirit moves from place to place. I AM not confined to a church building. I AM not confined as the people are upon this earth. And yet, the ancients built tents to worship me in.
They built tabernacles, and to this day, man is still building churches for me to reside in. But I AM a spirit and I move from place to place.
I long that man would worship me in spirit and in truth.
I long that man would see beyond his grandiose plans.
I long that man would not need a place to worship Me in.
I long that man would see beyond the boundaries.
I long that man would touch My heart as I have touched his.
I AM looking for a man like this. I AM looking for a man or a woman who is after my own heart as David was. I see past the seasons. I see beyond the circle of time. I know what is in the heart of man. Beautiful cedar and mahogany I don’t need to adorn my temple. I don’t need red velvet, nor do I need extravagant curtains.
I just need you to worship me in spirit and in truth. Oh how I long to have you worship me like this. I cry for the downtrodden. I care for the widow and the bereaved. I look down from my abode on high and I see the turmoil. I see the confusion and the pain. Your tears are held in chambers where I have seen their sweetness. The seven spirits of God await my decision. The times are in my hand. All of the annals of history have been written down and recorded in my courts.
And I tell you that the olive branch will soon blossom and grow. For when its leaves are tender you know that Summer is near. So will the events that I have outlined in my word will soon occur. And then the final symphony will be played.
But for now, I blow my mighty wind across the land. For you know not where the wind originates, and so it is with my spirit.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?