“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name” Revelation 3:8.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy” John 16:20.
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” John 4:35.
“The LORD goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his zeal; he cries out, he shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes” Isaiah 42:13.
“I AM coming; I AM coming. I AM coming to dwell with my people. For I AM going to dwell with them in a new way”, says the Lord. “For no longer will you look to the right or to the left; no longer will you look for Me around the corner. For before you ask, I will be there.
I AM laying aside crowns for some of you in this hour. For some of you have endured hardship after hardship. And those weepings; those times of deep travail, are going to reap their rewards. For I will turn your sadness into deep joy for Me. For you will go out into battle with a new song. You will look back upon previous seasons. You will look back upon all those dreams that were unfulfilled. For now they are going to be fulfilled. Where once there were closed doors now they are opening for you.
For it is a new season ahead. The pages of my book unto you have now opened up into a new chapter. You were not ready for this chapter before. For every season has a time and a purpose. And I tell you that I will lift up my warriors in a new way in this hour. Those who have fought long and hard with the enemy will now find that their swords are much sharper. But now I see many with bowed heads observing their King. For there are times when you must rest from your labors. Look around and see that many have joined with you in this battle. In the days ahead, my precious warriors, your swords will meet the enemy head on. For you fight a battle that is necessary in pulling down the strongholds.
(The Spirit of the Lord showed me the King of Kings. He rode upon a white stead. He held a bright golden staff and a crown of many crowns was upon his head. He marched at the front of a large army. He turned his head to the rear, and I noticed that he was plowing a field as it were. He laid out a fertile field all green and lush. Where once before there was a rocky and desolate land, now it was carpeted with green, and those behind him came following him.)
For I AM the Commander-in-Chief, says the Lord, and I AM making the land a fertile field before you. I AM leveling the playing field. I AM changing the field before you so that you can win souls. But in this field you will also be able to triumph over the enemy.“
~ 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?