Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, when the LORD has not commanded it?
“Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That woe and well-being proceed? Why should a living man complain, A man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search out and examine our ways,
And turn back to the LORD; Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven. We have transgressed and rebelled; You have not pardoned. You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain and not pitied. You have covered Yourself with a cloud, That prayer should not pass through. You have made us an off-scouring and refuse In the midst of the peoples,” Lamentations 3:38-45.
“You, O LORD, remain forever;Your throne from generation to generation. Why do You forget us forever, And forsake us for so long a time? Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old, Unless You have utterly rejected us, And are very angry with us!” Lamentations 5:19-22.
“I weep over the land, says the LORD. For many of you are looking for a promise of new beginnings, but there is none to be found.
Weep and wail for your children. For civil war will ensue. Woe to you who have prophesied good things. I weep over you as I did with my nation Israel. For the division lines are running deeper and deeper.
I tell you that a winnowing fork is coming upon you. For you will be separated among the peoples. You had once seen my glory fall upon you as a nation, but now they look upon you, and wonder if this is your demise. Many will march on that day. For when the results come in, looting and fighting will ensue.
For this election has brought out your ugliness. You bite and claw at one another. And yet the things that you fling at one another are in your own hearts. Oh ruthless children, to what should I compare you?
Will you return to a brighter day? Will you go back to a former time when everything was well and your land was great? I tell you that you cannot turn back the pages of history. For they are to behold and to look at, but not yet to return to.”
~ 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?