“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” Matthew 25:1-10.
“No one is to deceive you in any way! For it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?” 2 Thessalonians 2:3-5.
“Will you be ready when I come back for you?
Will you have your lamps trimmed and ready?
Will you have enough oil and be ready for My Return?
Many will be left, because they had not prepared for this day.
I will not leave you comfortless, for I have given you My Holy Spirit, and He will guide you into all Truth.
The wind blows as it pleases, and no one knows from whence it comes. So it is with My Spirit. For no one has seen My Spirit, but it comes and resides within those who call upon Me.
I AM the Great and Morning Star — I AM the First and the Last, and I AM He who will return.
The LORD whom you earnestly seek of, will suddenly come to His Temple, and He will fill you up to the brim with His Spirit.
But again, I tell you these things that you will be ready. For the evil one will attempt to dissuade you.
He knows that his time is short. He conquers men with his lies, and he has whispered his lies into the minds of two great world leaders.
World dominion is in the mind of some of these and they seek to overthrow your land. The time will come when that event will happen.
I have warned you about this many times before. And then the one doomed for perdition will take his rightful place on the world stage.
Many — even of My Own — will be deceived, for his subtle tongue will entice many.
And so, have your lamps trimmed and ready; be prepared for these days, for they will surely come.”
~ 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?