“13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us,” Hebrews 9:13-24.
“I tell you that I AM with those who put their faith and trust in Me. From the greatest unto the least of you My brethren, I say that I will never leave you nor forsake you.
And yet many of you have forsaken Me. You have not sought for Me; You have spent your time enamored with the things of this world.
You have sought after the riches and mammon; and yet, have these things satisfied you?
I tell you that those who desire riches fall into many troubles. Many have had wealth in the past, but it is your heart towards them.
For a man’s heart can be corrupted by many things. For the heart can be very easily corrupted.
Who may know it?” says The LORD, “For with it comes the praises of men, and yet it can run a foul even with the slightest provocation.
For I said through My prophet Jeremiah, ‘That the heart is deceitful above all else.’ For whatever your heart and mind is consumed with that will it follow after.
And yet I can give you a new heart,” says The LORD, “and I can write My Laws and Ordinances there upon it.
But yet I speak out of a New Covenant to you. For the Old Covenant was a taskmaster for you until the new covenant came.
For no man can follow all the rules and ordinances that were in the law. Only the blood of bulls and goats carried out through a high priest enabled one to be cleansed.
But now you have the New Covenant given down through My Son. He came and fulfilled the law and the prophets.
For in Him was the propitiation of sins given and done through the shedding of His Blood.
And yet many of my own still follow certain rules and ordinances. And some of you tie them around the necks of others so that they must follow something that I’ve called to be free from.
I have called you to be free,” says The LORD.
“But some would rather put Me back upon the cross again.
Do you not accept everything I’ve done for you, or would you rather go back to the old temple and give your sacrifices to the blood of bulls and goats?”
~ 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?