“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you,” John 15:18-19.
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not,” Isaiah 53:3.
“I have asked you My People, to walk as I have walked.
For I came that you might have fullness of life, but I was also despised and rejected, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
I walked this earth and encountered many things. I met some who received Me and came to follow after Me, and I met others who chose not to believe in Me.
For I came as a light to the world, for the darkness is ever-growing upon mankind.
I was scorned and ridiculed; I had countless questions given to Me by the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Many tried to trap Me by the questions that they had, but my Father’s wisdom was always near at hand.
I tell you these things, because the world will hate you, because it hated Me first.
Your paths and the roads that you walk, will also lead you to some who will hate you; but some will also receive you.
You will be brought before kings, and I tell you that you must not fear or worry about what you must say to them, for My Spirit will give you the words to speak in that hour.
This world is falling into darkness for as the last chapter unravels and comes, the judgments upon the earth will increase; but you must stand strong to the end.
Men’s hearts will fail them because of what has come upon them, but your hearts must be united with mine.”
~ 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?