“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” Corinthians 14:1
You’re not just a mouthpiece, but a person — not an instrument — but a partner with God!
Those around you seem blind to what you see and know.
To them you go to extremes and seem to be insane. But they seem to be deaf, and don’t hear or see what you know is true.
You aren’t sent only to unbraid, but to strengthen; to tear down, but also to encourage.
You walk alone and few know of your ecstasy or of your sorrow, for your identify is hidden in Christ alone.
You shun the approximate, and hate the middle of the road. The path that few have trodden is where you must go.
So continue in your journey beloved, and know that the path ahead though paved with struggles and trials, will lead you closer to the heart of God.
Know him face-to-face, and walk as Enoch walked. There is nothing hidden that won’t be made known.
Your steps are ordered from above, so follow them knowing that every twist and turn, will bring you home.
Let not rejection, nor scorn enter your heart, for only One matters, and He alone knows.
Keep humility as your closest friend and discernment as your father. Don’t be too quick to speak for wisdom is key, and she alone will guard you, if you treasure her more than fine gold or silver.
Know that His Voice is not your own, and confuse them not. Keep a balance between The Spirit and The Word.
And while you may soar in heavenly places, learn to keep an anchor tethered to your frame.
When your world turns upside down, and up seems to be down, then know that the process has begun, and the training will ensue.
Don’t follow after conspiracies, but rather listen to His Voice, for only it is true.
You aren’t alone, there are many walking with you, but don’t follow after them, for then surely you will fall.
Even though the way ahead may seem dark and unknown at times, know that his light will be a lamp unto your feet.
“And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:24
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. ” Acts 2:17-18
First published: December 26, 2015.
~ 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?
Stephen is a full-time Artist of original architectural, landscape, portrait, still-life and spiritual oil paintings, available at StephenHansonArtist.com