'With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?' Numbers 12:8

There have been so many prophecies concerning this election, and some are in stark contrast with others. This type of thing could truly cause one to wonder and consider which ones are true and which ones are false. Of course, if the words and content speak of what is to come and it doesn’t happen, then we can be assured that it wasn't true. But as we know, all prophecy is not foretelling, but 'forth-telling.' By this, I mean that the content of the message doesn’t concern a future event, but the words in it, speak of the mind and counsel of God to us, in terms of encouragement, comfort, correction, or exhortation. Most of the nation, a nd all people, rich and poor, educated and non-educated, Christian and non-Christian, have taken sides for either one of these candidates, knowing and believing with all their hearts, that what they've heard from the Lord, or from others, is true of what is to come. Many have hinged everything on this, and if it doesn’t turn out as they thought it would, then all along they have not realized that God’s thoughts and His ways are not our ways. And as we have seen, a great division and separation has begun with all of this, causing hatred among some, confusion in a few, hope among us, and violence in others

The upcoming culmination of this and the events leading up to it, have lifted this up as a spectacle to the world, and have raised its importance to many, as of supreme importance, even as a matter of ultimate faith in God Himself to some. And of course, not all we have heard can be true, and very soon, we will know what is true and what is false, in terms of those words spoken in the many prophecies concerning this most important election. We should also know that--- ' we know in part, and we prophesy in part.' I Cor. 12:9

Even those words that are true and that are seen as unveiling things which are coming to pass, do not contain everything that could be prophesied. One holds a piece, and yet another one, has something else to impart. Just as a beautifully-cut crystal has many facets in it, so one prophecy can’t begin to fill all the edges of this jewel. There are many sides in this cut stone, and each person that speaks shares in that overall design. And that overall design then would convey the mind and counsel of God’s wisdom concerning an event, such as this time in history. No one person can ever claim to hold a corner of the truth. Only Jesus Himself 'is the way, the truth, and the life.' He alone can contain the complete word, for He is the word made manifest among us.
'…what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 'I John 1:3

The ultimate question lies within that person who has spoken in the name of the Lord. Time will tell if what they've heard from the Lord actually does come to pass. But those who have discernment will note whether or not they have actually sat at the feet of Jesus or not. The wise will see whether or not those words were mingled with their own. One will see whether or not the words were meant to cause fear, or to prepare us for the times ahead.

It will be seen whether or not they were men-pleasers or God pleasers. And the preparation for the days ahead, no matter how dark they appear to be, is not meant for us to become sorrowful, but to be made ready. God’s words are true and they will accomplish what they were sent out to do. Time will tell whether or not those words were filled full of anger or envy, or hurt. They will fulfill their function just like those arrows that have sent out from an archer to hit their target. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55

All of Samuel's words accomplished what they were meant to do. None of them fell to the ground. May those who speak for the Lord, take note of this, and may what we speak be true, and let those words from the Lord, not fall to the ground, but accomplish what they were meant to do. And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. I Samuel 3:19


Stephen Hanson