“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before The LORD. And, behold, The LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before The LORD; but The LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but The LORD was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but The LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? 1 Kings 19:11-13.
“Do you expect a rushing wind, or do you expect a gentle breeze?
For My Voice will thunder, and yet at times it will be a still, small voice.
But who can hear and to whom has My Voice been delivered to? Many among My Own are dull of hearing, and even among my prophets there are few who are able to discern between truth and falsehood.
For a child can hear the voice of its mother, for it knows the tender touch of her love towards her. A man may know the voice of a friend and he becomes familiar with it.
We all become familiar with those who are around us; we know of their speech. The sounds of life emanate around us and we become attuned to them.
Even the sounds of nature become familiar to us, but who knows the voice of the Father? For at times it thunders and yet at other times it whispers.
For you can not learn how to discern my voice by reading certain books. You can not learn it through many years of study, but it is developed through sitting at my feet and reading my word.
Sit beside Me, for I dwell along the still waters. I AM there with you on the crowded streets. I AM beside you with a dying mother or father. For I AM there with you through the many encounters of this life.
But you alone must learn to sit before Me.”
~ 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?