“And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword,” Exodus 17:11-13.
“Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them,” 1 Samuel 8:4-7.
“You oh land of America – you who have been free. You have wanted someone who would lead you and give you what you have needed. I tell you that I AM the only one that can give you these things. Israel looked for a king, and I gave into their requests. Their time was bloody and without safety.
And in time, I chose a young lad from the fields; he became one after my own heart. But this is not the time for a David. This is not the time for one after my own heart. You chose and you have been granted your request.
But it is not peace that you will find. He who comes to sit upon that office now, doesn’t come to bring peace to the land. For the separation has begun. Your eyes are blinded to those things that will ensue. Watch as war erupts on every front. When they say, ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction will come upon them.
The land will be brought under another ruler. It is not going to go as one might expect it to go. For the borders will be closed. But the lives of many innocents will have to flee back to their homeland. A tyrant will be at the helm, but it won’t last.
But a voice will be heard throughout the land. It will be a voice of those who proclaim freedom to the captives. For the chains will be broken on many. For even though there will be bigotry – even though there will be violence – a light will be seen across the land. Divisions will continue, but some will find a way to find common ground.
For even when there is deep hatred for one another, my Spirit finds a way to seep through the cracks. And even when the divisions reach a deep climax, my warriors will stand in the gap for a nation. But you have entered a new era. You have entered a new history. The things that worked in the past will not work now.
It is time to pray for your nation like at no other time. For when Moses’ hands were held up, the battle could still be fought.
~ 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?