“I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts; a people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face; who sacrifice in gardens, and burn incense on altars of brick; who sit among the graves, and spend the night in the tombs; who eat swine’s flesh, and the broth of abominable things is in their vessels,” Isaiah 65:2-4.
“What would you have Me say to a people who have gone astray?
What things would you want to know that perhaps you’ve already known?
I reach out My hands to a people all day long. I reach out to those who are in need.
I reach out to the hurting and lost. And yet many are too blind to see. Too many have hearts of stone.
Too many are busy with their own lives. Too many have their own agendas. Too many don’t even take their time to sit and listen to Me. Even your church activities are your own agendas.
You shun the prophets I have sent to you. You say that their words are not for today. You have your teachings and your sermons; what would you have need of Me?
You are a people of hypocrisy! You care more about your television programs than you do of Me. Your sports events are much too important you say.
You are still a divided people. You are divided on so many issues. You are divided on political issues. You are divided about rich and poor. You are divided about black and white. And yet you don’t know about the issues that I care about.
You have gone astray; you are like sheep without a shepherd. And yet the shepherd stands waiting to hear from you.
You wave your flags of freedom, and yet you are not free. You will not be free until you have relinquished all of your agendas unto Me.
When everything is shaking all around you, will you then come to Me? When the mountains have poured into the sea, and when the floods have risen up, will you then know that I AM God?
You think that you have pin-pointed My soon return by following the stars in the heavens. You are so certain of your time frame and yet, do you know the One who created all of these?
There are days ahead of great shaking. The shaking will not only topple buildings, but it will also shake the very foundations of your lives.
Your preconceived ideas will be shaken. The shaking will continue to government systems. The shaking will disrupt your very root beliefs. And then when all of the shaking is finished, there will be nothing else to reach out to other than the One that you chose not to listen 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?