March 14, 1999

"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Not I know in part then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." I Co. 13: 11-13

"The end result of all things, is FAITH and LOVE. Without faith, it is impossible to please Me. My Spirit is given so that all men may come to a greater understanding of Me. FAITH without LOVE, is just looking forward, and believing in something greater than yourselves. You may believe in Me, but without my LOVE, you can not truly please Me. And in the same way, without HOPE, FAITH and LOVE are not complete.

So many of my people are just looking for the gifts. They think that merely going through the motions, and displaying the gifts I've given to them, will make them into a perfect vessel. Why do you think I've spent so much time purifying the motives of the heart? Why do you think I've spent so much time refining you through the fire? It is to make you more like Me. Consider for a moment, a person who has been given fine jewelry. A "gift" has been given to them; something they can wear around their neck. Something which will "sparkle" and "shine." Something when others see them, which shows what they have been given. They wear it proudly and display it as something which is uniquely their own. And yet another person, may have this same piece of jewelry, or perhaps an earring, or a bracelet, and they do not "show" it off. Wear what I've given unto you, and "display" it, but "display" it with FAITH, and HOPE, and LOVE. Without these, your jewelry will not "sparkle" or "shine." Without these, your jewelry will "weight" you down. With these, what I've given unto you, will take on more of a "glow" and "depth."

I want all of my servants to be "dressed" in the finest jewelry. I want what I've given unto each of them, to "shine" with the radiance of my Father's face. Take your jewelry and wash it in the streams of my river. Let my Holy Spirit cause it to "sparkle" and "shine." Then truly, what is said and done will give glory back unto Me. Give your gifts unto Me and I will perfect them. Then you will not longer look into a mirror "dimly," but face to face. These three abide---FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE, but the greatest of these is LOVE."

Stephen Hanson


March 13, 1999

(The Lord showed me a huge brass bell attached to a very ornate strap. The bell was swaying back and forth.)

"The bells are ringing---the bells are ringing to come home. Many have strayed far from home. Like the prodigal son, you have gone in search of other things. You have played the harlot on every hill and valley."

(Then I saw what looked to me like the aftermath from a nuclear bomb. There were piles of buildings and various other things, where there once was order. The area had turned to waste.)

"Destruction.....there will be destruction in the land. The days are drawing nigh to the end of all things. Do not be caught unaware from what will happen. My people...it is time to prepare and get ready. The bell is ringing, and it is calling all. There has been the liberty bell which has rung in this country. For it rang for freedom; freedom from oppression, freedom for government. But the greatest freedom is the kind that I give. For I tell you, that the freedom that this country once had, will be taken away. For you have followed after everything else except Me. You have thought that the strength of your own arm will save you. Your advances in medicine and technology will not save you. Your horoscopes or tarot cards will not either. In ancient times I had a man build an ark so that his family and him could escape from the flood. The wickedness had spread so far.

"Your towers of Babel are falling.....Your buildings will crumble to the ground. And yet, a remnant will be chosen. A people who have honored Me, not only with their lips, but with their hearts. You have gone to the moon, and you have even replicated tissue. You can send messages on the internet in a second. Advancement has been achieved in many areas, but your families are still falling apart. Violence has grown, and there is perversion of every kind.

"Come home....I AM ringing the bell to come home. For in Me there is a safe habitation, and you will escape the wrath which is to come. In Me there is a sanctuary. Come into the ark and find safety from the storm."

(I saw a building which looked like the Tower of Babel, and it was crumbling, and all of its stones were falling to the ground. The devastation of it was very great.)

"These things will occur.....be found in safety."

Stephen Hanson


March 7, 1999

"If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day wil bring it to light." I Co. 3:12-13

"Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord." Eph. 2:20-21

"This year as I've said before, will be a year of changes. Changes in many ways---changes in your personal lives; for in many ways, I AM redoing things in your lives. Opportunities for ministry will open-up more and more. A new wave is coming upon my body, for this will be a new wave of my Spirit bringing new things...New things in your personal lives, and new things for the church. There will be changes in the way my body functions in a church setting. For my ministers will function in the full display of their gifts."

(I was shown several layers of a stone foundation. It was made-up of a type of limestone rock. Then I saw the interior of a church. It had many beautiful wooden pews, brightly- painted walls, and various other objects in it. Then the scene changed to the basement, where I was shown the foundation. It had holes in it, and the mortar was missing in places, and it was done very crudely.)

"The very structure of a building needs its foundation to be solid. For too long, you have been building higher and higher on this building. You have not considered the WEIGHT of what you have been building with. Beautiful buildings filled with beautiful things. You spend much on your carpets and your walls. You have imported the finest wood for your altar piece. You give and give to increase your own building. The exterior and the interior of this building seems to be in good shape. But if one was to go down into the basement, they would see some amazing things. The walls which you thought were sturdy and strong, are weak. For there are holes in the foundation and cracks in the mortar throughout it. The reason this has happened is that you have tried to do this without the help of my apostles and prophets. What is to be done with this building? Can you lift-up the entire structure and make a new foundation? I tell you.....it would be better to start all over again. Consider how a great monument is built. Its base is set and secured very strongly. Otherwise, it would topple to the ground. Go back to the original blueprint, and rethink how this building can be created. And then, it will be sturdy and strong, and its height will be measured by its base."

Stephen Hanson


March 6, 1999

"I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." Joel 2:30-31

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them." II Tim. 3:1-5

"The sun will lose its brightness---there will be signs in the heavens above, and signs on the earth below. Oh my people...the signs are everywhere. You can see them in the sin which is so prevalent. From the slaughtering of the innocent children, to the disobedience of children with their parents. The love of many has indeed, grown cold. Many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. There are quarrels among many of my churches. For many of you have split hairs about doctrinal issues. Sexual sin has entered the church. The kind that is loathsome even to speak about. For men have exchanged relations with men, and women have done this with other women. I instituted marriage to be a holy thing, and it has become perverted. The sins of Sodom and Gomorrah have once again, come up to Me. Rioting, racism, prejudice, hatred, deceit, and lying.....the cup is full of many of these things. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. But many of the words I hear spoken, come from empty sepulchers.

I see these things, and yet, there is a remnant---a people who have given their lives unto Me. These will ride with Me into victory, on that great and dreadful day when I return. The sun will indeed, go dark, and the moon will turn to blood. Men's hearts will fail them, and they will look upon him whom they have pierced. So...given the urgency of all these things, what can a man do? He can devote himself to prayer, and he can run the race which is set before him; casting aside every weight of sin which easily besets him. All who run in a race, race to win. Those who have gone before you, have passed the baton on to you. There is a great cloud of witnesses round about you. Go past drinking milk, and go onto maturity. Press-on to the high calling of my Son, JESUS. Make the most of the time, for the days are evil. Strive to live at peace with all men. Do not harbor any resentment or bitterness, and learn to forgive, and love the brethren. When you do these things, then the world will truly know that you are my disciples."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 28, 1999

"Truly, I AM calling my body into closer fellowship with Me. I AM removing all the barriers and all the obstacles. I AM showing some of you the things I AM planning for this nation, and the people who live here. But know that my revelation comes in stages: First it is the ear, and then the blade, and then the head. Seek Me in the morning, when you first get up, and if you are there to listen, I will pour forth my speech. But do not forget about Me during the day. Keep seeking Me and learn to meditate on my word. I AM calling many of you to go deeper and deeper. If one would be a diver off of a coral reef--they would first need the necessary equipment and gear. For they would need to prepare themselves for the depths in the waters in which they were exploring. In the same way, when you spend time with Me, you need the necessary frame of mind. And one of the most important pieces of equipment are your ears. So listen to Me, for in this hour, I will let you know what I AM doing. I will let you know plainly, what my will is for each of your lives. I will open doors which before, would have seemed to be closed. I will disclose the secrets of men's hearts. Many places which have not known the gospel, will begin to. The hearts of the sons will be turned to the fathers, and the fathers to the sons. Many places of worship which once were cold and lifeless, will become rejuvenated. A new wave of my Spirit is coming out. The refining fires have been working, and many fruits have been manifested in many ways. New things are coming. You will see a display of my power and anointing in my servants, like never before. For I want my body to be equipped and made ready. But it starts with spending time with Me, and continues with going deeper and deeper into the things of my Spirit. Here you will find the hidden treasuries. Here you find sapphires, and rubies, and emeralds--beautiful things found hidden deep within Me. Are you willing to go deeper? Are you willing to explore the caverns and caves of my Spirit? There are riches untold, and glories yet unrevealed. Come and explore the riches I can give."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 27, 1999

This is a word for those who are leaders in the churches:

"In a forest there are many different types of trees. There are some who have grown-up tall, and they are next to the river. They have found nourishment in that life-giving stream. Their branches have gone out wide. The birds of the field have found a place to nest there. There are others who are along the pathway. Many have walked along that pathway, and this tree which has stood there for many years, has become dried-up and withered. The reason they have become dried-up is because they have not helped others. They have become selfish and self-absorbed. Their bark which once was healthy and strong, has lost its color.

There are still others, who are on the edge of this forest, and they see "wide and long." For they see out into the surrounding area; and they have provided "eyes and ears" to those around them. There are various types of other trees which are beginning to grow. They have been young saplings under the care and guidance of some of these other trees. They too, have begun to "hear and see." Some are by the river, and some, are along the edge of this forest. There are places where the sun has permeated these trees. It has come through the tops of these trees, and has shed its light to reveal all that is there. There are other places where that sunlight has not come through, and every evil practice and work is manifested there. And because some of those leaders who are self-absorbed, and think only of themselves, have not realized the darkness which is around them. And because of this, I will take their leadership away from them.

Oh my leaders...be a light in the midst of the forest. Be there as a guide to those around you. Give of yourselves, and do not become "self-absorbed." Then those who come to you will find life in Me."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 20, 1999

"I will blow my horn---I AM going to blow my horn, from the east and from the west. The sound will echo in the heavens, and throughout the earth. In ancient times, the horn was blown on city walls, to warn when an approaching army was coming."

(I was shown a very long horn which was small and tapered at one end, and was bell-like at the other end. It seemed to be made out of an animal's horn. Someone was blowing this horn from the edge of a wall. Then I saw the tops of houses in a village---there was snow on the streets and on the rooftops, but there wasn't anyone in sight.)

"Will you hear the sound? For my horn is being blown throughout this land. I was given palm branches when I came into Jerusalem on my first time. I came as the King that they were looking for. I came on a simple donkey to show my humility. For they were looking for an earthly king; one which would release them from their bondage. But truly I say to you, I AM not coming back to you as an earthly king this next time. I have said that I will come back with a sword, and with that sword, I will sever between evil and righteousness. It will pierce many hearts, and it will tear asunder the callousness and the greed which is so prevalent. The book will be opened-up; the Lamb's book of life, and those who have been washed in the blood of this Lamb, will be with Me in my house. As I ride into battle on my white horse, so will you also ride with Me.

"Come...says the Spirit...." and, "Come...says the Son...." But in the meantime, blow the horn, and warn the people.

(I was shown an army----thousands of them, dressed in medieval-clad garments, marching forward, approaching another group. They stopped, and then, all of them, began shooting arrows and other weaponry, over into a wall.)

"For an army is approaching. There are many forms of armies. There are those who would attempt to take a city; and there are many forms of weapons. Earthly wars and battles have been fought, but I would say, that there are some which are coming which will be more catastrophic. But the greatest battle is the battle my people face within. When troubles come, and they will, remember to set your hearts and minds on those things above. Then your castle, and your temple, will not be besieged."

Stephen Hanson


"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice." John 10:1-4

"I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Soverign Lord." Ez. 34:14-15

Feb. 13, 1999

"I will repair...I will repair the walls of my people. For some have been left without a shepherd. From every hill and valley, they seek water and clean pastures. Where are the shepherds to tend my flock? Take as an example, my servant David. He was the least of his brothers, and yet he had learned how to tend the sheep. You in places of leadership, know that I AM the Chief Shepherd. I have been watching over many of those who have wandered. They have wandered in many places. They have come into your gatherings and they have not found refuge. I want a safe place for my sheep to be; a place where they can come and be at home. But I tell you, that I AM raising-up a new brand of shepherds--the kind that will look after the needs of my sheep. And I AM also looking for a prophet-shepherd; the kind that would speak my word and give it to the people. There are many types of shepherds. There are those who pastor a local church. There are those who look over many churches and operate as a Father. There are those who teach in various ways and in various capacities, and they truly, are also shepherds. But there are also those who are called to bring a word to my churches. They go where I send them, and they speak my word, and they give it to the people. Are they always received? Was I always received? Nevertheless, I say, go and do, each of you, what I have called you to do. Remember that I AM the Chief Shepherds. I AM the one who leads my people to green pastures. Whether in the wilderness, or in the pasture, I AM watching over my sheep. My sheep will find safe pastures to dwell in. If they do not find it from my shepherds, then I will feed them by my own hand. Be the shepherds I've called you to be. Follow my example, and look to Me. Take on my character, and then you will be my shepherds. I AM gathering every lost sheep and bringing them into my fold. For I want them to be healthy and strong, and to be nourished and fed. Be the shepherd I've called you to be, and feed my sheep."

Stephen Hanson


"But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver." Malachi 3:2-3

Feb. 6, 1999

"I said that I would shake the heavens and the earth; and I have been shaking my people in this hour. But I tell you, that the process has just begun. For I AM looking for a people who would be my representatives. There is still a lot of work to be done, for many of you are still children in your thinking. You ask and you plead for things, but you ask for the wrong reasons. Out of the heart the mouth speaks, and by it, you show the things that come from my Spirit, or your own selfish desires. It is not just the outside of the cup which needs to be clean. I spoke to the Pharisees, through my Son, and I told them that they were white-washed tombs. There is still death inside the cup. Let Me clean it thoroughly. My people...you will not move forward until this cleansing has happened. Your ministries and your gifts will not come into full-bloom until this happens. How can you show love, or be a person of fruitfulness, when your heart is still filled with these things? Remember that I AM the Great Vinedresser, and that I trim and prune every branch of yours. But remember that this process will have times of subsiding. The furnace will not always burn so hot. Remember that I AM a loving Father, and I want the best for my children. Once you have shown that you can come out of the furnace with hearts more pure, then I will turn the heat down. Many of you have wanted great ministries and great anointing, and I tell you, the greater the anointing, the greater the need for your heart to be pure. Think it not strange of the fiery trial which you are going through. Know that your brothers and sisters are also experiencing some of these same things. You will do great things for Me. My body will display my character upon this earth. Signs and wonders will be shown through my servants. But my process of purifying your hearts will continue until I come back. Let Me do this work--let Me refine you as pure gold. When you come out you will be beautiful. Precious gems and stones are compressed at great temperatures. They may start as a lump of coal, but in the end, they come out as a diamond. I want to make you as diamonds and rubies and sapphires. I want your borders to sparkle and shine. Let Me be the Master Gem Cutter, and then your ministries and your lives will be pure."

Stephen Hanson