IN THE DAYS AHEAD YOU WILL COME ACROSS MANY DANGERS AND TEMPTATIONS
“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will give his angels charge of you, and On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.‘”
Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Begone, Satan! for it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him” Matthew 4:1-11 RSV).
“My Spirit will lead My people across the bridge.
For when danger comes, they will find a way out. For when the earth quakes and the seas roll — and as judgment comes across the land, man’s hearts will fail them. In the days ahead you will come across many dangers. For the enemy will strike at his hardest in the days ahead; and some will be bent towards his allegiance.
For he would tempt some to give them the world’s goods. He would tempt some with power. He would tempt some with prestige. For wherever a weakness is, that is where a stronghold could begin. But I forsook the kingdoms of this world; for I was tempted in the wilderness, but I did not give in. And I will give you the strength to endure in these dark days ahead.
Nothing that you could be offered from him could compare with what I would give to you. For the kingdoms of this world are nothing in comparison with my kingdom. My kingdom is an everlasting one. It seeks not to rule. It seeks not to gain power over another. But when I am within your hearts, then my kingdom can be spread.
The world’s stage is made up of many powers from different lands, and some seek dominion over others. You see it played out on your news reports and TV screens. And the time will come when you will see China and Russia join forces. Then will begin the beginning of the war that will end all wars. Then will come the time when men’s hearts will fail them. But then will also come the time when you will find safety in hidden places. “
~ 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?