The Time Has Come for Judgment to Begin and Yet It Has Already Started!
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity,’ Matthew 7:22-23.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17.
“Watch and wait and see what comes forth in this land. For the time has come for judgment to begin, and yet it has already started.
Those who promise great things for this land have promised you idle words. You have drifted so far from my original plan.
You have become your own god. You say that you are rich and yet you are poor. You spend time finding the best bargains that you can find while others around you are starving.
But you are not just starving from food; you are starving from spiritual growth. For many of you have grown stagnant in your calling.
You think that you have preached the gospel to thousands and yet many of you don’t even know Me.
These are those who would say, ‘Have I not prophesied in your name? Have I not cast out devils?’ But on that day I will say that I don’t know you.
For I was hungry and you fed Me not. I was thirsty and you gave Me no water.
You say that you are rich and yet you are very poor! Even many of your well known prophets and teachers speak a different gospel other than my own.
You’ve adorned your altars with the most beautiful of gems and yet what shines forth from your heart?
Some of you jump and holler when you go to your conferences. You spin around on the floor and you think that now you’ve grown in your spiritual stature, but I tell you that it is just for show!
Those who really know Me are those who have become purged in the fire. These are those who have gone through long winters and other seasons where they have been tried in the furnace of affliction.
You better get your houses in order for the time has come for all those things prophesied in my word to come. Will you be ready?
Thus would say the Spirit of the LORD.”
~ 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?