“Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into,” 1 Peter 1:10-12.
“Watch and wait — for these are the days who many that came before you looked into.
These are the days that the prophets of old inquired about. They knew that these days would be paved with many trials.
These are those days that are leading up to My Return. These are the days that will be paved with many trials and problems. For everything has been building up to this point — but will you be ready?
Will you be ready when the economy utterly fails?
Will you be ready when men and women run to and fro in fear?
For chaos will reign at every corner. Woe to those who prophesy false hopes; for there are many false prophets and teachers among you. These are those whose hope is in this present earth.
But when their hopes are dashed because of the circumstances surrounding them, then they may well change their course.
And yet, many would rather believe a lie, for it is more of a comfort to them.
Many still put their hope in a present leader, for they are no different than the children of Israel. They looked for a king to deliver them, and yet he was ruthless.
But I ask you, ‘Who is your king?’
I AM the One who will deliver you from many troubles. I AM He that you can come to in your time of trouble. Did I not deliver the children of Israel out of the wilderness?
Did I not deliver them from their captivity? Have I not delivered some from the mouth of lions?
Did I not give Samson strength to stand against the Philistines? And did I not choose a young lad as a shepherd boy who became king over Israel?
So, when the waters rise all around you and chaos reigns supreme, know it is I who will deliver you.”
“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: and others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect,” Hebrews 11:32-40.
~ 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?