First published on November 23, 2013.
“Therefore He saith: “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” Ephesians 5:14.
“Many in this hour are sleeping for they are asleep to the things that are going on around them. They slumber and they are not awake. For when I come back how many will still be sleeping? How many will be like the five foolish virgins? For you don’t have eyes to see and you don’t have ears to hear.
How will you get dressed for battle if you are still asleep? For on that day when the trumpet blasts for battle you will have to jump up. For there will not be a long time for preparation.
Many in this hour are distracted by other signs and wonders. Many look to the heavens for a sign, but I tell you that you must look to Me first. For there are many things that can allure you away from Me. Jews and Greeks have always looked for different signs, and the only sign that will truly be given to them is the sign of Jonah.
But surely there are certain sign posts along the way that will point to my soon returning. When you see the great quake that erupts across your land you will know that this is one of them. For surely, that will be a time of great hardship and decision. But will you still be sleeping or will you be awake on that day?
For your money will lose all of its value; the buildings will sway and the land will be filled with water. Will you be ready then or will you be asleep?”
– Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the Lord is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?