Nov. 6, 1999

"Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." Rom 6:3-4

(The Lord showed me a scroll, and gave it to me, and told me to read it. It was old and rolled up. As He presented it to me, the bottom of it began to burn, and this fire went on up the scroll as if burning the entire thing. "He then said, "A fire is coming into the house of the Lord.")

"This fire will come, and will burn everything that is not of Me. It is a fire that will melt your hearts and burn away the chaff. Too many of you have looked for the anointing fire--you have looked for supernatural signs and wonders, but I AM burning away everything that is pretense. Oh, to be sure, signs and wonders will follow those who follow after Me.

(I then saw a single cross on a hillside, and as I continued to look at it, it sank into the ground. The cross and the hillside surrounding it, fell into the ground. Then it was if, I was a spectator watching, and then becoming part of the scene-- going into the ground, and the "lower regions," where Christ had gone from the cross.)

The fire that I AM bringing into my house is in identifying with Me. My servants are to become like Me. To become like Me in my death and resurrection. Oh people of God, it is time for your character to become more and more like mine. You must become like Me in all things. Does not my Spirit reside in you? I tell you, that that same Spirit is the same one that caused my Son to be raised from the grave. So know that if you have died with Me, you will also be raised with Me. It is in my death that you see the suffering that I went through in this life. It is in my death that you see your own sins. How can you know my life if you have not tasted of my death? A seed falls into the ground and then dies, and is replenished, and then, begins its growth process. There is the process of dying to one's self "continually".

So, this fire will come into my house, and it will "burn," and "burn," and "burn." Judgment has begun, and it has begun in the household of God. How else can you become like Me? It did not burn up the men in the fiery furnace. It did not burn them up because I was in there with them. And dear people, this fire that I send, will not burn you up either. I AM asking you to identify with Me; and I AM also asking that you become "buried" with Me. Then when you are "raised" with Me, you will truly be "RAISED" with Me. Look for this fire, for surely it will come. "

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 2, 1999

"Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them--to the Israelites." Jos. 1:2

(There have been some words lately which speak about "the river" and its relevance to us in terms of the Holy Spirit, and bathing, and being in the river, so to speak. In fact, an entire movement has been coined "the river movement." And this is important for sure, in "tapping-into" that place of identity and reverance of Him in this way. For the river of God indeed needs to "flow" into every aspect of our lives, and we are to have "living waters" bubbling-up within us unto eternal life. Also, the realization that "the river flows unto the sea," is truly, an important revelation to understand, and gain insight about. This word concerns a different aspect of "the river;" and its relevance to us in terms of going across the Jordan, or the river, to get into the "promised land" which He longs to give to ALL of His children.)

"I Am He....I AM He who speaks in the stillness of the moment. My word cascades down the mountain tops. From everlasting unto everlasting, I have dwelt. I bring kings to nought, and I establish my servants upon this earth.

"My arm is not too short that I cannot show you the way. In times past, I led my children across the Red Sea. I brought them through the wilderness, and I brought them to their Canaan. I AM still in the business of leading my children to their "promised land." Are there giants in the land? Most assuredly....but I will cause you to defeat them. I AM taking many of you across the river into the land that you will possess. It is the land of your inheritance. It is the land I promised to your forefathers. There is a way across the river, for I have dug a channel through which to go. But you need to leave the past things on the other side. You need to leave those regrets and those fears at the banks of the river. Drop them as an old cloak there. The destination is with Me, and it is NOT a place, for I dwell with you on BOTH sides of the river, but my promise is in taking you across. On the other side of the river are the promises which will unfold. Step into the river, and walk across. When you begin to walk across, then I will make a way for you. For just as Peter walked as he left the boat, so you are to begin walking. Leave your burdens behind, and step across. The currents of this river will not over take you. Walk unto that place of destiny, my people, onto the other side."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 30, 1999

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to PLANT and a time to UPROOT, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecc. 3:1-8

"This is the time for preparation. Prepare your habitations."

Even though the Summer has past, you can still prepare for the season which lies ahead. You can see the seasons as they have changed; everyone must also discern the season which they are in. Even the animals prepare for the times of Winter. Set your roots deep into the ground; draw your strength from the soil."

(I saw various bugs and insects--earthworms, caterpillars, and others, squirming around in the ground. Then I saw the root system of a tree, as huge tubers or a network of outlying areas of this system. Then, the entire tree was uprooted, and the person holding the tree, was examining the roots. They seemed to be decaying and dried-up on the very ends. Then, the tree was being placed back within the area it had been in, but this time, the soil seemed to be "richer," and a darker brown or black, then before.)

"What is the soil which you have been planted in? What are the nutrients which may be found there? Draw near to Me, and I will draw near to you. I will supply the nutrients which are needed for you, and I will supply the soil which you need, but I want you to spend time with Me studying my word. Then when the Winter winds blow, you will be rich and fertile. Remember the soil which I spoke about and the various seeds which fell along the path? Are you on "stony ground;" is there anywhere for your roots to draw strength from? Have you let the cares of this world keep you from sinking your roots deep into the ground? Find the right soil, and stay there "planted" within Me. Then in this season you will grow, and your roots will be strong. There is a time for every "season" under heaven. This is a season for "sinking deep" into my word. Thus would say, the Lord of the seasons."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 23. 1999

...."to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Eph. 4:12-13

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son of the Holy Spirit." Matt. 28:19

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Is. 40:31

(The Lord showed me a single feather, and I continued watching this as it fell finally to the earth. This feather then fell into a waterfall, and slowly went downstream. I continued watching, and wanted to understand this, and the Lord told me to continue watching. Then the scene changed, and I was looking at a workhorse, the kind that would in times past, pull implements and be harnessed for labor. It had straps on and was pulling a wooden plow of some sort.)

He then told me, "The feathers have fallen from the eagles; it is now time for the evangelist."

"The feathers of the eagle have come off so that he can gain some more plumage. 'Why would I do this, you may ask?' Remember the man Icarus, he was the man who flew too close to the sun?'"

(I was shown a small bird which seemed to be young, and was still wet from being in the nest, and then it finally flew.)

"Remember also, that there are baby eaglets who are getting ready for flight. I want those who have soared high in the heavens to come down. Instead of flying high by yourselves, I want you to help train the young for flight. There are many in the kingdom who have need for instruction, primarily instruction in the prophetic realm. They need to know how to balance my word with the Spirit. Otherwise, they may fly too close to the sun and get burned.

And those who have been called as evangelists in this hour, 'Go out laboring in the fields.' Spread the gospel, both near and far, even unto the ends of the earth. Train the young, I would say, in the ways of the Lord. Instruct them about my Son, and how He died and rose again. If they do not receive you, then shake off the dust, and go onto the next town. My gospel must be preached unto the uttermost parts of the earth.

And I would say unto my eagles, my prophets, 'Continue to feed the young.' Do not think that what I have given unto you is for you alone. It is for the purpose of equipping and training the young. Then indeed, you will fly, and you will fly higher than you ever have with Me. Then you will decry the enemy hidden in secret places. Then you will bring out those things which have not been known. For I AM the great King, and I manifest these attributes in many different ways. All of these different ministries are just different facets of Me.

So again I say, 'Train the young, and spread the gospel.'"

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 16, 1999

"This is a profound mystery--but I AM talking about Christ and the church." Eph. 5:32

"Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love." Rev. 2:4

"From the beginning of time until now, I have had a movement in my heart and mind; that is to see the restoration of a true ministry. I do not say the ministry of a man's organization, but I AM looking for those who would walk with me and talk with me. For you see, your ministry is first unto me. "

I have said that those who would worship me must worship me in spirit and in truth, and the truth of this spirit is to know me in the fullness. To be intimately involved with my heart and soul. To travail with me, to weep with me, and to laugh with me. For I have called this a marriage relationship, and that is what it is to be. You are not to just present your needs and prayers unto me, but you are to listen to my heart as I pour it out unto you. What marriage relationship on this earth is a one-sided thing? What husband would speak and not expect the wife to also speak?

"I would say to you oh church, that you need to come back to your first love, and that first love is me. You have not loved me as a true bride should. You have been like Hosea's wife, for you have gone after other men. You have spent more time seeking the praises of men rather than spending time with me. You have been like unto a prostitute unto me. For it is not just in the physical, but it is spiritual, in what you give your hearts and your minds to. You show this to me by how you spend your time. Spend time at my feet, listening to me. Know me as you would know no one else on this earth. As you spend more and more time with me, then will see how I pour my spirit out in a new and a fresh way. So many of you are concerned about the effectiveness of your ministries. So many of you don't realize that that effectiveness depends upon the time you spend with me. There once was a man who walked and talked with me, and his name was Enoch. I AM calling many of you to be like unto Enoch. Know the heart-strings which pound in my breast. Know the tears which I shed for many of you abroad. Know the joy that I have when I see you walk and do these things for me. But NOTHING on this earth or in your ministries can compare with the times which you spend with me. You heal the sick; you prophesy in my name, and you may even raise the dead, but many of you still do not truly know me.

This is the mystery of the church and her husband, and this is the marriage relationship which I long for."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 14 evening,

"The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." I Co. 11:23-24

"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved." Matt. 9:16-17

"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matt. 5:23-24

(I saw several chalices of incredible gold and designs. In these vessels, or chalices, wine was being poured into them. Then these chalices, which held wine, were pouring wine into other vessels. Only when they poured, it was water, and not wine. This was a continual process it seemed, and several of them were doing this. )

"The Lord then said to me, "This is like unto my holy communion."

"When you partake of my body and blood, it is undiminished, and pure in its form. And truly, at the table of the Lord, there is food and drink to eat. For truly, my body was given as a living sacrifice. But when you give my word unto others, it can become diminished in its content. And why is this?.....Because you need "new wineskins" to hold that wine. There is still the old nature present. Let Me give you new wineskins; one's which will hold the new wine which I AM giving."

(Then again the Lord showed some leather pouches, and this time, they were like unto containers which would hold water. There were many holes springing-up in various places, and the water was falling onto the ground. Here as it fell, it formed puddles and even rows of water in huge amounts on the ground.)

"What should hold my word and my Spirit, is being poured out unto the ground. Look unto your hearts and see if there is any wicked part there. Examine yourselves before you partake of the Lord's body. This has been a time of testing for many of you who are in the body. Remember that a single flame can set a fire a blaze. So it is with the words we speak, one to another. If any of you has a grievance with another, let him share it with you. Make reconciliation before you offer your gift on the altar. Love never gives-up or ceases. But let that love be like the love that the woman who poured ointment upon my feet.

You are all part of my body. Now partake of it with new wineskins."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 9, 1999

Dear people of God: I find that it so easy to get in a place of focusing on something to the exclusion of something else. We need to always remain in a place with God, that we can seek Him in His word, as well as through the Spirit. We are living in an hour when even the elect could be deceived. How extremely important it is to stay "grounded" in the word, and to find a balance in our lives through the reading of the word, and listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." II Tim. 2:15

"These are times in which it is extremely important to stay "grounded" in the word. My word is the standard, the plumb line, by which you can judge the various doctrines and teachings you hear in this hour. Many have fallen prey to deceitful spirits. It is so easy to be led astray.

(The Lord was showing me a bible which was closed. I watched, and then it was opened to various places or sections in it. As I continued to watch, I saw various pages where one was looking or reading it, but above and below a section they were reading, was "blocked off." Here there were pieces of leather or something, which were placed on top of those sections of the bible, so that the person was not seeing it. They were only looking at certain verses, or sections of the bible.)

"Does not my word say to "rightly divide the word of God?" And it is true that there are certain verses that become your "favorites," but I see things which are happening to my word in this hour which cause Me great grief. A word, or a section of it, is pulled out of context.

(I then was shown a balancing beam, or device. On one side there was a fish, and on the other side, were some jewels, and gems. Then the fish was moved over to the other side, where the jewels were. At the last, I saw a hand take several pieces of meat and place them on the side where the fish was, and then both sides were "balanced.")

"These jewels represent the gifts of my Spirit, and this fish represents my gospel being preached. So many have focused just upon the gifts of my Spirit, but they have ignored my other teachings and words. My full gospel and council is found in the "meat" of my word. You will find it if you look for it. Look at the whole book and the whole message. Do not ignore parts which make you feel uncomfortable. Babies live on milk, but the mature eat meat. Let your diets be full and complete in Me. Then you will not be led astray in this hour."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 2, 1999

"Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?" James 3:11

(The Lord showed me a picture of an eagle with its wings spread out, facing me. It was in a stationary position, and when continuing to look at it, there was a net spread throughout both of the wings, and it wasn't able to move or fly freely.)

"The wings of my prophets have become tied-up in other affairs."

"There are many in my body today who have mixed the things of the world with the things of my Spirit. Some of this has even become manifested even in my prophets. How can you speak my decrees? I say, go up....go further up the mountain.

(The Lord again showed me some things. I saw water coming down off of the mountain, flowing freely, seemingly clean and pure. But upon looking at it further, there were various things in it: limbs, twigs, and other debris. As this continued, the water which was flowing from off of the mountain, was being filled-up into a slender glass decanter. Then a few drops of something were added to this water, as if to change it, or purify it.)

(One other scene was shown to me of water which was gushing out of a section of a rock. It was coming out in full force, and then it seemed that I was under water watching as the water was coming towards me, and I was caught-up and a part of the scene. Then again, another scene was shown, and this time the water was gushing out, but upon looking at the water closer, there were other things present there. Various fish seemed to be lying in the water, dead, and I also saw flies and other insects in the water, seeming to indicate to me that the water was not clean. The water was falling onto the ground, and the ground seemed to be also a map.)

"There are two streams which flow: one has the pure things of my Spirit, and the other one comes from things which have been mixed with the things of this world. There are various places where my word has gone out. It has gone out in various places in the United States. Sometimes the words which are spoken are not completely pure. Judge the message by the fruit which is left behind. Does it give promise of new things to come? Does it give life to your bones? Seek that stream which flows directly from my throne. Judge the water which you see around you. You will know them by their fruits. My word is pure and unadulterated. When it flows it flows freely, and it is not a mixture. Again I say, test the waters which are being poured out in this hour. These are important times for this."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 25, 1999

(This word is a "Part II" of a word given to me on Sept. 11, "THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD." )

"Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false." Ps. 24:3-4

(The Lord showed me a man, dressed like a mountain climber, who could have been someone like a Swiss climber, with a cap on and a walking cane. He was leisurely walking along this pathway up the mountain in the sunlight of the day. The road or path, changed suddenly, and then it was all dark, but I could still distinguish the figure of the mountain climber. Then as I continued to see him walking in the dark, which seemed to be some type of cave, he came out into the open, and the sunlight and the surroundings, were brighter than they had been before he entered the cave. Birds were singing, and it seemed to be a bright sunny day.)

"Many of my people who have been walking up the mountain, have come into a dark place. The surroundings and the situations in their lives have darkened their vision, but I say, on the other side of this, there is a new day."

(I was shown a great mountain, and I was looking at it from a distance now, and it appeared beautiful and lush, but rugged. There were clouds circling around the top of it.)

"This mountain is my training ground, and the place of refinement for my servants. You who begun your trek up this mountain, are to continue it. Go along those ridges and those ways that I will take you. The surroundings will change as you up higher. As you would climb a mountain in the natural, there are various fauna and trees. There are dense forests and places which are thick with growth, and there are places where there are clear mountain streams that are cascading down the mountain. There are places where you can see the mountain peak in the distance. In the same way, this is in your lives; there are various situations and surroundings that you will find yourselves in. There are times when you will be all alone, as in a dense forest. There are times when you will feel like you are on the edge of a cliff and are about to "drop off." And there will be other times when the day is sunny, and you don't have a care in the world. "

"Behold, this is my holy mountain, and I have my servants to climb it. This is where the vision that I have for all of you, will unfold in your lives. Take the necessary precautions for the journeys which you will make. Continue up this mountain, and I will bring you to that pinnacle in your lives. I will bring you to that "elevation" in Me. This mountain is made-up of all the circumstances in your lives. It is specially designed for you to bring you to that place of maturity in Me. Continue up and climb. The eagles await their places to come to. They long for unencumbered flight. Press-in to Me, and climb on!"

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 18, 1999

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundations on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." Matt. 7:24-27.

"I come with the wings of the morning. I spread my canopy over those who would seek Me. Seek Me in the morning while I may be found. I have said that everything is new in the morning. As the dew is on the grass, and it gives a freshness to it, so is my word that comes. Shout for joy, oh Zion, and sing praises unto Me. "

(I saw a small wooden boat, and I was looking down upon it from above. It was rather small and simple in construction, and unpainted. It could have held just a few people in it. Upon looking at it further, it was rocking back and forth some, and the back end of it seemed to be cut off, but there was no water coming in.)

"Behold, many of my people's vessels are in for danger. Many of you are not ready for stormy weather. Your vessel is not sea-worthy. Come to Me, and I will equip many of you for the days which lie ahead. Fortify the walls of your houses. Many of you are not ready for the "oceans" which are coming. I instructed my servant Noah to build an ark, and he and his family were kept from the flood. Behold, waters are coming, but they won't be like the waters that once covered this earth. Spiritual waters are coming, and you must get your houses in order. Many are not prepared, and many are not ready.

What are the signs of some of these storms?

1. Violence in the schools
2. Violence and shootings in churches
3. A rise in natural disasters
4. A rise in occult activity
5. A rise in moral depravity--(homosexuality and lesbianism)
6. Governmental control over religious activity

"I have warned that these things would happen, and I have mentioned about them in my word. Behold....make your boats and your houses ready. Do not be like the foolish man who built his house upon the sand, but be like that wise man who built his house upon the rock. Surely, these storms are coming. Would you be ready, would say the Lord?"

Stephen Hanson