“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,” Ephesian 2:19.
I was watching a movie about Immigration, as many came to Ellis Island at the turn of the century, and into the early 1900’s.
These people faced many horrific conditions as they came to the United States of America, and waited on ships with little to no food, and no bathroom facilities, that we take for granted in our day and age.
I was reminded that we are all immigrants actually, except of course, for those Native Americans who have always occupied America.
I understand fully well about the danger of inviting dangerous foreigners into our land, but I also know of the hardship and grief that many innocent families must face.
As I continued to watch the video, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me.
“You have welcomed foreigners from afar. They traveled to your shores over the last century, and they were welcomed like one of their own.
Are you not all foreigners traveling upon this earth? Are you not accepted in the beloved by Me?
You are such a proud land, you who have shunned the voices of the innocent ones. For you have ignored many of the cries of those who would come to your land.
There are some who are not to be trusted, but there are many who have no home of their own. You who live in safety and in plenty, it is easy for you to close your ears to these.
If you had no home of your own, would you be content to travel hundreds and hundreds of miles with your loved ones?
Would you travel over barbed wire? Would you tunnel under the darkness of night?
You, oh land that was built upon freedom, you welcomed many to your shores. They became part of your family.
They were cherished and you heard stories about how they came from afar. For they were your great-grand parents. They came from Ireland. They came from England and Germany. They came from Italy and Greece.
And yet at that time, they weren’t told to go back. Many came with only the clothes on their back.
They came in search for a new beginning. For many search for a new beginning. You all search for a new beginning.
Many travel around this globe just in search for food and clothing. I welcomed back a prodigal son; and many of you were prodigals and I welcomed you back.
When I walked upon this earth I had no home to call my own. And I came to My own and they recognized Me not. Welcome the foreigner. For you are all foreigners.”
~ 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?