June 5, 1999

"He said to me: "It is done. I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the Spring of the water of life." Rev. 21:6

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city." Rev. 22:1-2

"Behold...consider how a waterfall sprays its water below: At the bottom there is "rushing forth," and "bubbling" of the water; in the middle, there is a continual "force;" but at the top, is where the water has begun to flow "downward."

This represents how my people are in coming unto Me. Some wait for the Spirit to "fall" upon them. They are like those. The waterfall has come "crashing" down upon them. This place is an "experiential" place for them. They want to stay there and "feel" the force of the water. They would "play" and stay at this area in their walk with Me.

And those in the middle of this waterfall: they have been there for years. Truly, they have there reward---they have been "steadfast" with Me. These people have been faithful in what they have done, but they have stayed there; they have not ventured into other areas of my Spirit.

And lastly, there are those at the top of this waterfall. They have been there where my Spirit has flowed directly from my throne. And in those waters are found the revelations of my Spirit. They have not desired to just "experience" Me, but they have desired to know Me in my TRUTH. Here there is a continual flow of my Spirit. Here the sound of the wind and the mountains, merge into one. Here there are choirs of my Spirit praising Me continuously. There is a stillness and a "hush" in the air here. Take off your shoes, for this is holy ground. This is where the fountain has just begun to flow. My people are at different "stages" in Me. There are different areas in this waterfall in which you will find them. Be like the salmon who swim upstream. They know that their destination is an arduous one. Only a few have made it upstream to their final place. Be like those salmon, and swim up the waterfall. And then you will have found your home, and you will have returned to Me. Come to the top of my Spirit. Come to those waters you may not have already "tasted." Come and receive those things I want to give. And then those things, those revelations, will be given back unto my body. Seek the top of the waterfall where it has just begun to "fall."

Stephen Hanson


"When I came, why was there not one? When I called, why was there not one to answer? Was my arm too short to ransom you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? By a mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert; their fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst. I clothe the sky with darkness and make sackcloth its covering." Isaiah 50:2-3

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." II Chron. 7:14

"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none." Ezek. 22:30

May 30, 1999

"From morning until night, I pour out my Spirit unto a people who do not seek Me. They say, "Give me this, and give me that." Few have truly sought Me with their whole hearts. Is there a man or a woman who would stand in the gap for Me? Is there not someone who would stand on behalf of this nation? I said that I would pour out my Spirit unto all flesh, and I have given it unto many. You use it for many reasons: Yes... it is good to use it for healing. Yes...it is good to speak forth my messages. Yes...it is good to perform miracles for Me. But who would hear the heartbeat; my heartbeat? Who would feel the heart-pangs of a Father who cares for this nation? Who would carry my burden? My heart goes out to a people who do not know Me. My plans are soon in the making for judging this nation. The stroke is ready to be carried out. When it happens it will be swift. It will be done and carried out. Can the course of the river be changed? Can you dig another channel for it to run in? Behold, the people have done evil in my sight. They say that everything has gone on like it has since the beginning of time. Who will carry the torch? Who will honor Me with their hearts, and not just their mouth? My angels are awaiting my decision. They stand waiting at the corners of this earth. They know of my heart, and they know of my sorrow. Who will carry the burden which I have? Carry it to the cities....Carry it to the marketplace....Carry it to your homes.

"I have said that my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and truly, I do want to carry your burdens. But I AM asking that you identify with Me. I want your plans to be mine. I want your hearts to be mine. If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray, then I would hear from heaven. Then I would heal their land. Carry this heart-cry of the Father to the people. Bring this people, this nation, back to Me. No longer be afraid to speak what I give you. There is enough compromise. There is enough giving into the majority. I await my people's plan. Will the church truly be the church? Will it stand up against a wicked generation? As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be today. Take your heads out of the sand. Be salt to this world. Thus would say, the Spirit of the Lord."

Stephen Hanson


May 29, 1999

"Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him laying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?" "Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me." Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk." At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked." John 5:1-9

"Remember the man who laid by the pool at Bethesda? He laid there, hoping to get into the pool; waiting for the water to be stirred. He had hoped that someone would pick him up. He had been there for many years; and I told him, "To take up his mat and walk." After this he had been healed, and went about telling people what had happened to him. I tell you, that many of you have been waiting by the pool for many years. You have waited for the right moment. Behold I tell you, that the pool has been "stirred." The pool of my Spirit is being "stirred." I ask you, "Do you want to be healed?" The condition of many of you is in need of repair. Give Me your fears, give Me your diseases, give Me your frailties. I do not want you to wait by the pool for years on end. With a single word this man was healed, and that is all that is needed.

"Look all around you, and you will know that all have need of this. Your bodies are mere clay. You are plagued with many weaknesses. But I want to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Truly when you are weak, then you can be strong in Me. Paul asked to have this thorn removed from him three times, but it was needed for him. For this caused him to become more dependent upon Me. You may ask, "Did I not heal him?" Truly, I did, for this was needed for him to come closer to Me. But I say, "Come all of you unto Me." Do not be like this man who waited, and waited, all of his life. Give Me all of your hopes and fears. Come to Me when you are happy or sad. They all come to Me; they are all gathered around my pool. And as my pool is being stirred, so will you too be stirred. Come to the waters at Bethesda. Come and let these waters be filled within you. Then you will be whole and healed; and then, you will be able to go out and help others. They are being stirred, will you come?"

Stephen Hanson


May 22, 1999

"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:4-5

(The Lord showed me a single leaf which had dew on it, and then there were other leaves and stems, and a complete plant. I saw flowers beginning to bloom on this plant; it seemed to be very healthy. The plant had produced several "vines" which intertwined around the plant, and shot off in many directions. Then I looked at the bottom of the plant, and there was a thick amount of other plants. They had seemed to "grow up" around the base of this plant.)

"There are ministries which have begun to grow, and they have "spread" out in many directions. And these ministries will help produce other such ones. The plan which I have for my body is done by reaching out to one another in love. There is a great need for networking in my body in this hour. Older men and women in the faith, can help the younger ones. My plan for my body is to have it healthy and strong. Remember that no branch can abide unless it is firmly rooted in its source. The roots from that plant need to be absorbing nutrients from the soil. The soil can be filled with many things. There may be contaminants which have become part of that soil. Many things can affect how a plant grows: Sunlight is important. Rain is important. Fertilizer is important. Temperature is important. These things are important for the "growth" of a plant. And you need these things to "grow" in your relationship with Me. There are many things for ministries to maintain a healthy "plant." 1. You cannot be isolated from others. 2. You cannot let the standards of the world creep into your doors. 3. You cannot let "prestige" become part of you. 4. You cannot let the love of money become part of you. The plants which have sprung-up near the base, need the help of the other ones. At the base of these ministries there are also weeds which have hurt the growth. Some of these influences have crept into your lives. I have said that you must abide in Me to produce fruit. In order for your ministries to flourish and grow, you must continue to abide in Me. You need to follow all the things necessary in order to maintain a "healthy" ministry. Let the "vine" of my word spread throughout my body. Help each other to grow in their knowledge of Me. Let the net of my kingdom be spread, and let this vine, this plant, grow unto maturity. Then you will know the height, and the depth, and the love of my Son. Then your maturity will prevent any wind of doctrine to effect it. Be as one vine so that unity can come to my body. Then my body will grow into the many aspects which I want."

Stephen Hanson


May 15, 1999

"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like." James 1:23-24

"Now, learn a lesson from my mirror: Consider a man who looks intently at a mirror; he may see his features in his face. He would look at his outward appearance. But the mirror of God reflects an image of your spiritual make-up; it goes beyond what just the appearances may be. Do you really see your soul reflected in that mirror? Do you see your heart? I will tell you that I see you as my children. Look intently into my mirror, and tell me what you see.

(The Lord showed me a face which was very old, but very loving and kind, and then an eye, and within that eye, I saw a scene developing. It was as if I was looking into the face of God, and seeing his eye. Within this eye, there was a scene of the Son of Man, Jesus, carrying a cross, and he was being mocked and whips were being struck against his back. He was on the cross, and was saying, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.)

"You see, my son died that you would have life. He came into this world, and was offered as a sacrifice for your sins. He knew who he was, and what he was to do. Many of you do not yet know who you are. You still judge yourselves by the standards of this world. Now consider for a moment, my eagles, how I have told you to fly."

(I saw an eagle, and looked into his eye. The eye was drooping, and didn't have much life or energy within it. Then, I saw a baby crying, and curled-up. The baby was saying, "No I don't want to see it.")

"Many of you have been given visions and pictures from Me. I have shown you things in the Spirit about the present time, and yet, some of you have not wanted to see this. You have just wanted to look at pleasant things, and just hear about these things which are pleasant. I would ask you this, "Is your face always pleasant to look upon?" Are you always looking at the person that you really are? No, I would say, that there are times when you are happy or sad. There are times when you are angry or disillusioned. Who you really are depends upon your relationship with Me."

(Then I saw a small pocket mirror which was being held-up for a person to look at it. The image was foggy and cloudy. An image appeared, and it was of a king. The king had on a crown, and had gems and a necklace on. I believe that this represented us as seen as kings and queens, when we reign with Him.)

"Truly, you do not know who are in Me at this time. You see your flaws, and you live in a world of clay. The image which you see in a mirror, is of a man or woman who is beset with sin, but the time is coming when what is corruptible, will put on the incorruptible. Then at that time, the image of my Son will be perfected in you. Then you will be seen as you truly are in Me. Now learn a lesson from this mirror: Look intently into the things of my Son, and then your image will be of Me. Now you see through a mirror dimly, and then face to face. Now you know in part, and then you will be fully known. Look intently into the mirror, and see yourself as I see you. The cares of this world can cloud the image which you see. This world can cause you to see what is in it, rather than seeing Me. Look intently into my mirror."

Stephen Hanson


May 8, 1999

"Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace. I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebulding." So they began this good work." Neh. 2:17-18

(I saw a brick wall which was the type that bricklayers would work on. It was in process, and there were areas where the wall was higher in places, and here it formed a part of the design or pattern, of the wall. It appeared like there was another layer to be added, and a trowel was ready to lay-in the next section of bricks.)

The Lord then said: "Inspect the wall to see if it is ready."

"Truly, the wall of my Spirit has been built. Be careful how you would build, for not with hay or stubble is my kingdom to be built. There is a need for in my body to begin rebuilding the walls. Many of the stones which have been used have become loosened and cracked."

(Then again, I was shown the wall, but this time there were several people on the top precipice of it, standing there along the top edge of it. Here I saw a priest who was robed in gold and white, with a tall hat, like would have been worn in ancient times. There were others who stood at various places on the wall looking out from it.)

"The people of my kingdom are there looking out. Be there, and offer right sacrifices unto Me. Offer sacrifices from a true and repentant heart. Notice the walls, for they have become hurt and weakened."

(Then again, I was shown the wall, and this time I was looking at individual stones or bricks within it. One of the bricks was labeled, "tradition," another one was "complacency," and a third one was "ease.")

"Blow the trumpets, for the enemy is coming. Sound the alarm, and make ready; for the enemy is devising an attack. He is planning on entering through the door. I have said that my church will prevail, and truly, it will. But where there are weak spots in the wall, this is where he would attempt to enter in. (Here I saw where the individual stones of "tradition," "complacency," and "ease," had become pushed in, and a vapor or mist was starting to flow through the wall at these places.) The Lord then said, "Watch and see what I will do." (Then the stone which was "tradition," had become the "new wine of his Spirit." "Complacency" has been changed to "renewal," and "ease" has changed to "workmanship." But it is not through your works, but through mine in you. For with my Spirit of "renewal," and the "new wine of my Spirit," and my "workmanship" in you; it is through these new "stones" that my church will stand. But just as it was in the days of Nehemiah, so it is again, for they all came together to rebuild the walls. Let it be a joint effort. Come together, and do this as one man. Then the walls will be strong, and they will stand. Warn the people about the breaches. Be constantly on guard about these "stones" which need to be refilled. The wall must be guarded and inspected. It must remain pure and undefiled. Be on guard, for the days are rushing forward to the day of my return. Do the work that each of you has been called to. Then when I return, my church will be ready. This is not a time of ease, but of working together. Be ever watchful of these things."

Stephen Hanson


May 2, 1999

"Before you speak, I hear your cries. I hear the cries of my people who come unto Me. I sit here in my chamber; sit here listening and waiting. I listen to your cries; to your constant needs. There is an endless stream of requests. As the prayers ascend up unto Me, it is like the smoke from a candle, ever circling. But I sit here waiting for the cries and the prayers to turn to praises. No one is righteous; no one is right before Me. But if you turn from your sins, I will forgive you. Is there not a righteous man or woman to be found? From east to west, and from north to south, I AM looking. You sing, "How wonderful it is when the brethren dwell together in unity," but no one is in unity. Again, I hear the many prayers coming up unto Me. Truly, I AM a buckler and a shield for those who would come unto Me. Truly, I AM a shelter from the storm. I hear the cries and the pleas for help. I hear the prayers for wisdom and direction. I hear the prayers for more faith and more knowledge. And I hear the prayers of hurting souls. I see a man who has lost his wife. I hear his cries of loneliness. I hear the cries of those who walk the streets. I hear the cries of the drug addict, and the alcoholic, and the prostitute. I hear the cries for the leaders in this land. Truly, I have heard the cries for the youth who have been shot. I hear the cries of poor starving children in distant lands. I hear the cries of young mothers and fathers for their children. I hear the cries of parents for their children who have gone astray. I hear the prayers of a pastor for his people. I hear the prayers of a people for their pastor. From morning, unto noon, until the sun goes down, I hear these prayers. Some are said quickly, some are said in sincerity of heart. Some are said in penitence; some are said in doubt, and some are said in faith. Truly, I hear all of these prayers, but in the midst of all these prayers, I want you to listen to Me, and spend time with Me. It is a relationship that I desire more than anything. So in the midst of the prayers, sit before Me, and listen to Me. Shut the door to your prayer chamber, and sup with Me. Then from heaven I will hear your prayers and I will answer them. I desire a relationship with my people; an ungoing relationship, the deepest one you have. Then you will no longer just call me Father, but friend, for I love you with an everlasting love, and I want your cries and your pleas to turn to praises. Then you will know that when you call out to Me, that not only will I hear your prayer, but that you can come to Me and receive the love that I have to give. Yes, pray.....yes, plead....., but come.....come unto Me. "

Stephen Hanson


"And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books." Rev. 20:12

May 1, 1999

(I saw a man who was bent over picking up bundles of wheat or some form of grain. He was picking them up one bundle at a time, and then was laying them down on the ground, as if in front of the viewer. It was a "continuous" activity it seemed.)

"I AM gathering....gathering many of the souls of my beloved. You have sowed, many of you, in righteousness. A great harvest is coming. At the end of the age I will gather all men unto Me. Some will come with Me and live with Me forever, others will be cast into the fire. A day of judgment awaits all. A day is coming when the souls of all will await a decision. All will receive their rewards according to what they have done. It is true that judgment must first be with the household of God. And truly, many of you have gone through various kinds of trials and things to prepare you. These trials have oftentimes, seemed to weight your souls down, but truly, there has been a purpose in everything. With every trial, there comes a crown. And the day will come when all of these trials on this earth will appear as nothing. On that day you will be seen as kings and queens. The mightiest will be he who has believed Me, and persevered to the end.

(Then He showed me a book; the kind that appeared to be like a journal, which was bound in leather, and had a leather strap on it. There was a lot of writing in it, and then it was closed.)

"Each of your lives are like a journal before Me. The things you do, and the words you speak, are written down for all time. There are many things that are being said; some are good, and some are not so good....but I AM recording every deed and every word. What do you want your book to say? Do you want it to be filled with acts of kindness? Do you want the speech to be pure? What will your book have to say? There is the Lamb's book of life, and many of your names are recorded there; and truly you are recorded there. But I want each of your lives to be a book about Me. Be careful about every idle word, for with the heart the mouth speaks. I have a vast library filled with many books. I want each of your lives to be a book and a testimony about Me. The souls of all men lie open before Me. The day is coming when the books will be opened. Some unto eternal life with Me, and some unto eternal damnation. What will your book have to say? Will your books be filled with the things that I long to see in it? Will the speech be pleasing to look at? Be careful what will be recorded in your books."

Stephen Hanson


April 26, 1999

"Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." Luke 14:12-14

"I pour out my Spirit unto a people all day. I give them of my bounty, all the things of life and truth. Much that I give is used in an unworthy manner. Many have built their own empires rather than my kingdom. Castles in the air, that is what many of you want to build, is castles in the air. But my kingdom is not just "castles in the air." My kingdom is made up of every tribe and race, and they are neither slave nor free, or Greek or Jew. They come from every color, and they come from every occupation. My kingdom has a place for many, and for all who would come unto Me. Many of the castles which you build have the room for only a select few. I open the door, and any who would want to come in, may come in. I see many laying outside the walls of your castles. They lay there with no one to help or comfort them. They have been left deserted. I say, that it is high time that you welcome all into my kingdom. Many are laying outside and they have no home to go to. Will you welcome them in? For I was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. I came to my own, and yet they received me not. I say, there is a great banqueting table being made ready, and there is a place for everyone there. But I see many of you reserving some of the chairs. You all want prominent positions. You all want to sit next to Me. I tell you, that I do not know you. You are not welcome at my table if you do not welcome everyone. Many of you have not come from noble birth, and yet you act like kings and queens. Open the doors and let all of them come in and dine with Me. I have the finest wine, and the finest bread. There is plenty of this for all to eat. Stop building these castles, or else I will take them away from you. I will tear down your battlements, and I will tear down your walls, and you will be left "defenseless" against the enemy. The walls that I build, do not keep the hungry and the poor out. I say that if you have done this unto the least of one of these, then you have done it unto Me. The table is being extended so that others may come in. May we all bread bread together and partake of my supper? This is my table; come and eat with Me. "

Stephen Hanson


April 24, 1999

"We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies." Rom, 8:22-23

"These shootings which happened in Littleton are examples of the birth pangs.

Travail....travail....travail. When a woman is in labor, she longs for that baby to be brought forth. The womb is ready to give forth. All creation longs and waits for the sons of adoption. This earth waits for my sons and daughters, for this earth will be freed from its bondage.

(The Lord showed me a woman with her feet up in stirrups, as if to give birth. The baby came and it was fine. It was immediately "washed" and dunked into water and then raised-up into the air. Then there were towels given to dry the baby. There were several arms which were reaching out to grab it and take it. Then I saw a serpent, a dragon, come with various heads, who wanted also to take it.)

"This earth has been subjected to futility. After all of the "birth pangs" that it goes through, then it will give birth to new heavens and a new earth. The enemy knows that his time is short. He will do all that he can to prevent the birth of this child. He was there in the garden, and caused temptation to take fruit. He knew of the Son of Man's birth, and his wickedness and deceit is on the up rise. But just as my Son rose again from the dead, so also will my sons and daughters be raised. Just as the enemy's campaign of wickedness is at work, so also is there a campaign of my holy angels. For the battle is continually fought in the heavenlies. New life and new resurrection power will be given to my saints to combat the forces of evil. You would look around and you would think that he is winning, but it is not so. For there are various places and outposts where the battle is being won. I have many weapons which he is not aware of. One of the greatest ones is my word. When things would seem to be hopeless, speak my word. When you do this, the darkness will flee and my light will dawn. There is also a great need of hope in this hour. He would attempt to cause hearts to fall, he would cause hearts to fall into despair, he would attempt to cause confusion, but when you put on the helmet of hope, then you will see that you are winning. And then you will be like Elisha's servant, and he saw that the battle was won. This earth is indeed going through "birth pangs," but it will give birth, and the birth will be glorious. "

Stephen Hanson


April 22 evening-23 morning

"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners...." Isaiah 61:1"

"I would say that there are birth pangs coming forth more and more. Until I come back, you will see an increase in this. This earth has gone through the changes since I first created it. I created it so that man could enjoy the beauty of it; I gave him a garden to live in. But sin entered into his heart, and the enemy came. Sin entered in and it corrupted the earth, and so there was a curse put on it. But I lifted the curse by sending my Son."

(Then the Lord showed me several chains on people's wrists which were set upon a rock, and a hammer was being struck upon each of them; thus breaking the chains in two.) And then He said, "For these I have died."

"I have come to loose the bonds of bondage and oppression. I have come to free those who are in darkness. In many dungeons dark, there are many people who are hiding. They have grown accustomed to these walls for so long. They have been there for so long that they wouldn't know anything different. Bondage and oppression bring a sense of familiarity with them, but I have called my people to be free. I have come indeed, to set the captives free, but there are other chains that need to be broken."

(Again I was shown something from the Lord. This time there was what appeared to be a man who had on a welding mask, and He had a torch in his hand ready to use it. The torch was applied to other chains, and these were being broken, one at a time on arms. I watched as each chain was severed and broken, because the "strands" of each chain were being cut one at a time. Then finally, there was a "clean" arm and wrist, were there once was a chain. It had been broken!)

"Some of these chains have become ingrained for so long that they have become part of your arms. These "chains" have become part of you, and these "chains" have been manifested in many ways. 1. There are "chains" which represent fear. 2. There are "chains" which represent indecision. 3. There are "chains" of confusion. 4. There are "chains" of coldness of heart. 5. There are "chains" of lust. 6. There are "chains" of anger and rage. These are some of the "chains;" there are others, but these are the major ones. The enemy will be held captive by his own captivity. Because he is imprisoned in darkness, he wants others to be imprisoned. Let go of the chains... .. Let them fall.....Let the "chains" of oppression fall. Let the "chains" of bondage fall. Go out and set the captives free; set them free by the liberty of my Spirit."

Stephen Hanson