“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape,” 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
“7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh,” Matthew 25:7-13.
“There is a restlessness in the air. For some would say that there is peace on the horizon, but I tell you that when they tell you this that then sudden destruction would come.
For many would proclaim a peace, but it is formed in the hearts of some men who know nothing about peace.
For this world has suffered many wars, and many men and women have died for the sake of men’s agendas. But I tell that a great war is coming, and the ones that have previously come will pale in comparison to this one.
For you will not know true peace until the Son of Man comes to vanquish his foes. For truly you have heard of wars and rumors of wars.
You have seen the distasteful acts of many who have no regard for what is good, and right and wholesome. You have seen the rise of birth pangs across the globe; and you have seen the truth of my kingdom preached unto the ends of the globe.
You have seen little children begging for food, and the rich sitting upon their thrones of gold. But many will weep and lament on that day, for I will come and they will not be ready.
So prepare your hearts for that day. Devote yourselves to prayer. Seek those things that are above this earth, and if at all possible, strive to be a peace with those who are around you.
I come to prepare a bride; I would that she would be washed and ready for Me. But many have fallen into slumber.
To those who have fallen asleep, I would say to rekindle that love that you once had for Me.
Watch and be ready, for I AM coming at a time when you know not. But be like those five wise virgins whose lamps were filled and ready.”
~ 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?