“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away,” Isaiah 64:6.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them,” Ephesians 2:8-10.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity,” Matthew 7:21-23.
“You must repent, My People, for your sins have come up to Me.
“I see everything that comes up from the earth. I see the pain and the suffering. I see the lives of many as they are spread out across the globe, and My Spirit is grieved.
“Many seek Me as a God of abundance, thinking that I will reward them for all of their good deeds unto others.
“But what they don’t realize is that it is only by faith in Me that one is given new life.
“It is not by all your great works that you will enter My Kingdom.
“Your righteous deeds are like filthy rags to Me! Truly, you would do works because of your faith, but it is only by your faith in Me that you will come into My Kingdom.
“Your great churches are filled with the many trappings of man. You seek out the finest robes for your ministers to wear, and yet I AM the One who will give you the clothing of My Kingdom.
“You say that you are rich, and yet you are poor. You stomp and scream at many of the conferences that you go to thinking that you are filled with my Spirit.
“But I tell you that these are just childish antics to Me. Some of you who claim to be apostles and prophets are merely showmen.
For you would take the people’s money and prophesy that they would receive millions. I tell you that on that day I will say that I never knew you!
“I tell you that you must buy oil that is refined in the furnace. You must allow Me to refine you into the image that I desire for you.
“For this world is slowly slipping away. The world will be filled with darkness, and only those who have drawn closer to Me will make it through the days ahead.
“This nation and this land will never be made great again. The pomp and the circumstance and the divisive antics will eventually bring you so low that you will collapse.
“But I have a people who have separated themselves unto Me. They have been refined in the furnace of affliction and they have been tempered by Me.”
~ 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?