Take the Ancient Paths


“This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.  But you said, ‘We will not walk in it,'”   Jeremiah 6:16.

I believe more and more that the path that we take ahead will become narrower and narrower.  We are told that wide is the way that leads to destruction, but narrow is the road that leads to eternal life.  There are few that take this narrow way, and yet that is what we must do.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.  For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it,”   Matthew 7:13-14.

But this road that we take, as narrow as it may be, may become even narrower for some.

I believe that some are called to take paths that are along the cliffs, and through the thickets.  These roads may well be lonely ones at times.  They may go to the waste lands, through the wilderness, and into unknown places.

Some have gone this way before in the past, as they were perhaps shunned by those who were of mainstream Christianity.  These were those that spoke in the name of the LORD against tradition and complacency.  They like the prophet Jeremiah, had been thrown into a pit and left to the elements.

Some perhaps have been called even like Abraham was who left his own country of Ur, not knowing where he was to go, but believed God in spite of this, and then became the father of many.

And yet we know if men are pleased with what we do, then perhaps we may well be counted among the false.  For even the false prophets and teachers of the past had rose petals and praises laid at their feet, because of the many great promises and blessings that they spoke of.

It’s not that we should relish when men persecute or insult us, because then we would love to be martyrs.  But even as some of us are treated in this manner, then rejoicing may well be the key, for we know that He who went before us faced the same things.

He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and yet we esteemed him not.  Many turned their faces away from Him, knowing perhaps that His fate was tied to an end that no one else would ever face.

In spite of the roads that many of us have taken, or have been called to take, we should know that there is a deep and abiding joy and peace in being tied with the eternal One.

We know that the LORD Himself endured the cross that was before Him, and did it anyway, knowing that it was for us that He was suffering these things.

Maybe some of your close friends have now left you, seeming to think that somehow you have left the road that they thought you were on, and now you have struck out on your own.  Little do they know that you are called where you are walking now, and that One is faithful to bring this road to completion.

Each of us has a different road that we are to take, and yet even with this individuality; there are universal truths that should be common to all.


A Word from July 31, 2011:

“Take the Path That Few Have Trod Upon”

“This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.  But you said, ‘We will not walk in it,'”   Jeremiah 6:16.

“Seek the path that is hidden among the mountains.  Take the trail that few have trod upon.  Take the road less traveled.  I AM calling some of you to walk a road that only few have traveled on before.  It is a road that is hidden.

It is almost obscured by the rocks and trees among it. It is a way that my prophets of old traveled upon.  Along this road you will hear the sounds of My Spirit echoing in your heart.

You will be lifted up upon the wings of my spirit.  Remember that Elijah was fed by the brook at Cherith.  I had him walk to a place where I fed him there.

I AM calling a company of prophets.  I AM calling them to walk this road.  You may have been hurt or bruised by those around you, but you need to know that I will feed you.

You will be taken to places that you know not.  You will walk upon roads where the wind will strike against you but you will hear my voice inside you telling you to go on.

Consider those who have gone on before you.  Remember those who spoke to kings, and those who warned of things to come.  You may be shunned by the church but you are held in honor by Me.

Go on, speak what I have given to you and continue your persistent walk along this path.”


~ Stephen Hanson

Prophet Stephen HansonStephen 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?

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Take the Ancient Paths — 3 Comments

  1. Thank you Stephen for this confirmation of the narrow path, which indeed is getting more and more narrow.

  2. Thank you ….God Bless you Stephen. You are a true prophet and a Blessing to the remnant.  Most mainstream churches cannot begin to spiritually grasp Gods words you speak. It is getting narrower by the day. Blessings from up here in Canada

  3. Another blessing from Canada.  The narrow path is very lonely, but so blessed with His presence.  Thank you.