“For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12.
“I tell you that I don’t know those people who speak falsely for Me. For their reward is not from Me. I hold them guilty. For they are on a slippery slope. They think they are safe but they are not. For, whoever would speak for Me must know that I hold them responsible. I hold them responsible because of the severity of speaking for Me.
For if one would “pretend” to speak for Me, the words that they speak would come back to judge their hearts. For there are many that “presume” to speak for Me. These are those that want to “please” man.
Why would one want to “presume” to speak for Me? Why would one put themselves in a place like this? I tell you, it is because they want to be honored and praised by man. But I came and I was not received by my own. For I tell you that the “truth” cuts deep. It is like a surgeon’s knife. For the words that are mine, cut between soul and spirit. They are not always words of encouragement or comfort.
It has always been like this. For at the time of Jeremiah there were others who “spoke.” They gave what they “thought” was a word from Me, but it was only a lie. It was a tasty morsel given to someone else. For you see, many of the words from today are like that. For one would taste them and they would seem like “candy.” They would seem like something that you could “savor” in your mouth. But in the end, they would be like “poison” to your system.
But My words would “cut deep.” They would get rid of the poison that is there. And then afterwards, the body would be “whole” and “healthy.”
~ Stephen Hanson
“Guidelines For Giving and Receiving Prophecy: Both Personal and General Words of Prophecy”
by Stephen A. 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?