Take for Your Staff, Endurance, and for Your Sword, His Word!
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of The LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in The LORD, And whose trust is The LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water that extends its roots by a stream, and does not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit.”Jeremiah 17:7-8.
“Do you have a place to go to when you are sad or forlorn? Do you have someone that you can trust to confide in?
Is there someone that you can divulge all of your secrets to? Can you trust that person to keep your secrets hidden?
I AM not a man that would fail you when you’ve decided to speak to Me about your secrets.
I AM not someone that would quickly give your secrets away to another. I would keep these things hidden away in a chamber far away from the prying eyes or ears of another.
Everyone may have a true friend in this life but I AM the One that you can trust in. When the seas rise and fall and the world is dark around you, I will guide you to safe harbor.
When the flaming darts of the enemy come, I will be your shield and buckler.
When you pass through the waters they will not overtake you. I will be your guided ship in the storm.
Some trust in horses, and others in weapons of war, but My Arm is stronger than any of these. The things of this earth are only temporary. Everything upon this earth will dwindle, and the winds of time will blow over them.
But My Word will last forever. It will stand when everything else around it has fallen. Find that still place where you can just sit before Me. Then the cares of this world will fall away. Then a new day will dawn and you will behold it.
The enemy will attempt to knock at your door, but I will not let him enter. But guard your hearts and minds, for that is where the real battle is fought. Then you will know when truth is spoken and lies are uttered.
Then you will know when conspiracies are spread. Then you won’t be so easily deceived. Then wisdom will become your sister and discernment your closest brother. Then no matter what comes your way, the flaming darts of the enemy will be extinguished.
Yes, very dark days are ahead and many will fall prey to lies in this hour, but many will also be given eyes to see and ears to hear.
Truly, this is a time of great division, and it is not just a separation of the sheep from the goats, but between those who are within My Body.
Take for your staff endurance, and for your sword My Word. They will be your mainstays against the enemy. Keep on the narrow road ahead and keep your eyes ever forward.”
~ 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?