“They that make a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things shall not profit. And they are their own witnesses; they see not nor know, that they may be ashamed. 10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? 11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed; and the workmen, they are of men. Let them all be gathered together; let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together. 12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms. Yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth; he drinketh no water and is faint. 13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line . He fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, that it may remain in the house. 14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest. He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it. 15 Then shall it be for a man to burn, for he will take thereof and warm himself. Yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshipeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. 16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast and is satisfied. Yea, he warmeth himself and saith, “Aha, I am warm; I have seen the fire.” 17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image. He falleth down unto it and worshipeth it, and prayeth unto it and saith, “Deliver me, for thou art my god,” Isaiah 44:9-17.
“The world has fallen into despair, for those who looked to a Savior before have now chosen other ones.
What is your answer to the world’s problems?
What great philosophy will save you now?
For some now wave the flag of patriotism thinking that that will save the nation’s problems.
But others look to the past, and they dig up the ancient practices of Egypt. Some look to glorious statues and icons thinking that these will answer their prayers, but these are hollow and lifeless things.
What have you fashioned and made that you might give homage to?
What great image do you give your reverence to?
Surely, these will save you on that day. Ah, but you say, ‘I do not pray to a statue for I know that these things are not alive.’
But what do you give your time and purpose to?
What have you set up in your mind as the forefront of your beliefs?
Consider this day what it is that you have set your heart and mind to do; for these are the things that you give your homage to.”
~ 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?