“I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; a people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day,” Isaiah 65:1-5.
“Reach out to hear Me,” says The LORD.
“Reach out to hear Me in a world where everyone is busy with their own affairs. And yet all day long I reach out to a people who choose to ignore Me.
You are a rebellious people, and your reproach has caused Me much sorrow and grief.
Your righteousness is as filthy rags to Me. You pretend to be a people who would follow after Me.
You sing your songs of praise and you take up your offerings, and yet you shun the poor and ignore the widow and the fatherless.
You watch your favorite games and TV shows and yet you have little time for Me.
You are a pretentious people!
You boast of many things and yet do you boast of Me?
You go and hear your favorite speakers and you collect their tapes and CD’s, and you think that you have found the truth then.
I tell you that it is all hype! For it only glorifies the men and women who speak there. And now their coffers are full.
But go ahead and jump up and down — spin around and gyrate, I’m certain that you will become a spiritual giant!
All of this will be required of you when you finally meet Me in the end. I will say, ‘Well down my faithful servant, or get thee away from Me for I never knew 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?