June 10, 00

7. Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near. James 5:7-8

18. Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth's vine, because its grapes are ripe." Rev. 14

4. 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.
5. "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.
6. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
8. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15

(During my prayer time this morning the Lord showed me several stacks of wheat and straw which were set into bundles. There were various people working around each of these bundles, adding to each, as they bent down and helped gather the straw for each of these bundles. Others were mowing the grass and straw around these bundles, getting it ready.)

I asked the Lord about all of this and He said: "It is harvest time...It is time to harvest."

"The long wait that many of you have had is now going to pay off. The farmer patiently waits for his crop to yield a fine harvest. You have planted and grown the seed, and waited for its growth."

(This time the Lord showed me a large area of grapes. They were very dark purple in color, and they yielded many choice grapes on the vine. They spread out over a large area, and were very lush in appearance, as they wound their way with their vines and fruit.)

The Lord said: "I have waited for you to yield the grapes of my kingdom. A rich harvest is coming and it will produce choice fruit. This fruit has gone through many seasons of time. It has stood the test of the many years that have produced it. I have longed to see these grapes.

(Now the Lord showed me rows of corn, and I was looking at the ground in which this corn was being produced. He showed me a single ear of corn. The Lord unraveled the husks and leaves around it. I watched as He pulled back the layers, and showed me the very end of this ear of corn. Most of it looked good and healthy, but at the end, it was moldy and had bugs in it.)

"This represents much of the state of my body. For your fruit has become moldy and ineffective. The ground in which this corn has been cultivated is unhealthy. You must study to show yourselves approved. If you remain in the vine you will produce like the vine. If you remain in Me and my words remain in you, you will produce much fruit. If you do not remain in Me then your fruit will become moldy. So consider where you are planted and what your fruit is like. "

Stephen Hanson


June 3, 00

9. Raise the war cry, you nations, and be shattered! Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Is. 8

6. "Tell this to the nations, proclaim it to Jerusalem: `A besieging army is coming from a distant land, raising a war cry against the cities of Judah. Jer. 4

3. While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. I Thess.

(This word below is one of judgment, and ones like this have perhaps been decreed before. We are told in I Thess. 3 to not trust in "peace and saftey," because sudden destruction will come upon us. God is long-suffering and patient with us, and longs that all would be saved. However, there is a time when all of this will run out, and our actions as a nation and as a people, must be scrutinized and evaluated. We need to be forewarned and pray that we would be ready for these things. Words of comfort and blessings will continue, and it is perhaps much easier to receive them from the Lord. We must remember though, that He is coming back with a sword, and that sword will pierce many of our hearts.)

(The Lord showed me a strange scene....There were snipers on a hillside laying down shooting through the rocks. It was evening time and they were dressed in fatigues and helmets, as if in a war. Then I saw a huge hand, (the Lord's) come from off the left side of the scene, and in the palm of His hand came a wind. I saw the Lord himself blow and this wind caused a fire to engulf these snipers. A wall of protection then came up which prevented those shooting from seeing behind it, and that was the end.)

The Lord then said:

"There is a war which is coming upon this land of America. There are those who would come upon the walls and the outskirts of this land. Sound the alarm and raise the trumpets. "

(Then the scene changed to seeing our planet from a great distance. Behind this scene of the earth, as scene as a ball in the distance, was the King of the Ages, and He was discussing what was to happen.)

"Those of you who are left, flee to the mountains and the surrounding hillsides. Find a place of safety. Be found in safe habitations for what is about to come. This land and this country, which was once called the land of the free and the home of the brave, has now become a den of robbers. For your polluted hearts and your violence has reached my throne. I have continually warned you about the outcome of your actions. There are some of you though, who have prayed for this country. You have stood in the gap for her; and because of this I have stayed my hand."

(Then I saw a line of military tanks coming across the landscape, with various flags. There were men dressed for battle, walking beside these, and all were moving forward. I saw a man get into the cockpit of a plane, or jet, and there were several of these in the sky. I saw an underwater vessel, a submarine, moving through the waters...

(Lastly, and this troubled me, I saw buildings burning in a large city, and smoke coming up from these fires. There also seemed to be rain coming down at the same time. In the midst of this, there were people and children running through the streets, to get away. In the midst of this scene, as if transposed on top of it, were several newspapers, and the title of the front page(s), was "WAR BREAKS OUT IN OUR COUNTRY." These newspapers were those in Chicago and "The New York Times.")

The Lord then said again:

"For those of you who are involved in these strategies, plan together what you might do. Even though your sins are many and they are like scarlet, I can forgive you. You were once a holy nation and founded on my word, but you have drifted far from that. You have followed after the sins of this world and found your hope in your own strength and arm. Violence has been seen in your streets and in your land as well. Your children have not had good teachers or instructors about Me for them. They have been left to their own devices without hope for many of them. I say return, return to Me, says the Lord. Woe to those who proclaim peace and safety when there is none. Woe to you who say we are rich and in need of nothing. You will learn and see that your trust in your own selves will lead to nothing. The time is short, and these days will not be long in coming. Those who are wise will heed these words, and will prepare for them. "

Stephen Hanson


May 30, 00

".....just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26. to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27. and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 32. This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. Eph. 5

"I AM coming back for a church without spot or blemish; but look at her wedding garments, they are soiled and dirty, would say the Lord. Look in the crevices and in the fabric; it is ripped and torn.

"My bride is not ready for Me....she dresses herself in the clothes of this world."

(The Lord showed me one of the bride's shoes, and although it seemed at first to be beautiful, it proved to be otherwise. It was of a creme color and had high heels, but upon looking at it closer, it was tattered and worn, and would not have proved to be very useful in walking with.)

and then He said: "She has not shod her feet with the gospel of peace."

"Her veil which should be of the most beautiful fabric, has become worn and tattered, but I will give her clothes which are most beautiful to dress herself in."

(Here the Lord was holding in his hand a most beautiful brocade of gold fabric in his hands, just waiting to give it to his bride to wear.)

"But the wife walked away and said, "I have no need of these clothes." For I can array myself in the clothes of my own choosing."

(Here the Lord showed me a door and He was slowly opening it up to see what was behind it, as if to show me something. Here I saw all kinds of clothes strewn around a closet on the floor. There were various types of fabrics, perhaps of a cotton blend, all wrinkled and disheveled. a handkerchief, work gloves, all messed-up in a pile, scattered throughout this closet on the floor.)

"But these clothes are not the ones that I've chosen for you. From since before the world began I longed to give the fruits of my making. Why would my children want to dress themselves in their own fruits?

(The Lord showed me the most beautiful gold ring that had an incredible gem on it.)

"Behold I have a beautiful ring to give unto my bride. This is the ring that I long to give to complete my marriage with her. For she has been chosen to wear it with Me as her husband. Oh my beautiful bride do not look at a stranger, or long for her embraces. Buy from Me gold and silver which has been tried in the furnace. As the wedding day advances, gather your groomsmen and bridesmaids. Gather together for the feast of the ages. Gather together for the marriage supper of the Lamb. Invite all who would come to this marriage feast. "

(The Lord showed me a lady who was leafing though an address book, looking at the various names that were there within this book.)

"Do not just invite your friends, but invite the poor as well."

"Come my bride."

(Here at the last, I saw the most beautiful bride, and exquisite face, looking upwards as if to her husband, the Lord. Her hair was adorned as a garland, with flowers of a pale yellow. Her veil was crepe-like and sheer, and flowed from her head unto her back; and light radiated from her.)

Stephen Hanson


May 27, 00

6. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matt. 24

"The rolling river and the ocean bring news."

"Consider how the ocean tides rise and fall. Consider how they rise to a great height. Consider how a storm would start."

(Here the Lord showed me how a tornado might start. I saw the Lord reach down and begin causing the wind to twirl around and around to form a tornado. I then saw a dark sky with this tornado in the distance. There was a small city in the background, and the tornado was approaching.)

"There are "storms" and tidings which I will show. With the storms and with the ocean tides, there are spiritual "tidings" as well. For I would say that these storms are an indicator of the spiritual climate in which you live. Look and you will see the significance of these things. I said in my word that there would be earthquakes and various signs upon the earth, and I said that these would be "indicators" about my soon return."

"I said that there would be wars and rumors of wars. And yes, it is true that there have always been wars, but I AM saying that these wars and these rumors will escalate. The important thing to realize is that these wars are an indicator of the "wars" which are within you. For there are wars within my body and there are wars within my church. Many of you are divided about various issues. You pick your own individual doctrines and you "stretch them out." The WHOLE COUNSEL of God is important here. "

"Again, consider how a wave rolls in and out on the ocean. It rises and falls. It recedes and it levels out and it gets smooth. So is a person's spiritual life. So know these things and understand them as well. So understand these things and you will know that there is a certain "flow" to this life. There is a certain "naturalness" to this life. There are "peaks" and there are "falls" in your own lives. But as the ocean waves swell and rise to great heights, so there are times when these rises can get out of hand; and so with the ocean it can have great storms as well."

"And so know that there are storms which are coming, and know that these storms are an indicator of the spiritual climate in this world. But do not look to the sky, nor to the world around you for these things, but look to Me."

Stephen Hanson


May 20, 00

Ecclesiastes 3

1. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2. a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3. a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4. a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5. a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6. a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7. a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8. a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9. What does the worker gain from his toil?
10. I have seen the burden God has laid on men.
11. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

"Look to the sky and you will understand what the weather is like. Look to the east and you know that the sun is coming up; look to the west and you know that it is coming down."

"There are regular cycles in the weather and in each day. Light begins as each morning starts, and night comes and it is veiled in the darkness. There is a definite "rhythm" to each and every day. I have set these things as cycles in the heavens and on the earth below, so that man would see the pattern which is set. There is a time for every season and purpose under heaven. Have I not said these things in my word? You can even see these things in the animals as well. For they know when to eat, and they know when to rest. All nature shows forth its manifold wisdom, for it was created by Me to give forth its glory back unto Me. "

"If nature has a rhythm and a design to it, does not man? So there is an order and a plan for him to live out his days. I speak to you young lions....'Know when it is time to rest. Know when it is time to enter into battle' I speak to you eagles....'Know when it is time to soar in the heavenlies. Know when it is time to speak, and know when it is time to be silent. I speak to you, shepherds of the flock....'Know when it is time to guard the flock, and know when it is time to "let go." Know when it is time to minister, and know when it is time to let others minister as well. "

"To everyone who has will more be given unto you. To those who have put their faith and trust in Me, I will enable them to walk with Me and to talk with Me. See if I will not open the windows of heaven for you. Make the best of every opportunity that you are given. Surely, the days are evil, but I will redeem the time for my beloved. Know the pattern which I have set forth in every day; and see that pattern and design in each of your lives. "

"Day will break forth unto day until my return. Know the times and the seasons, and know the season which you are in as well."

Stephen Hanson


May 13, 00

12. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Rom 13

"In the daylight the shadows have past."

"The secret deeds of darkness are done in the darkness. The enemy does his work behind the scenes and in the darkness. The light of my Son has shone and he (the enemy), has never understood it, but I say, my sons and daughters will expose his deeds. Every wicked thing imaginable is normally done under the veil of darkness."

"The night has come for many on this earth. Behold, will you be found with oil in your lamps?"

(The Lord showed me a house and the front door was open slightly. On the edge of this door was hung a lamp, very much like a street lamp. Just outside the door where the lamp was hung, were several demons who were there, huddled together as if planning something. )

"I the Lord say... shut the doors of your houses. Do not venture out into the darkness. For that is where you will find all the vile deeds of darkness. But I say, do the work that I've called all of you to do. Be a shining example of my light in this world. Do the deeds of charity, of helping the poor, lifting-up the broken hearted and setting the captives free. "

"I have said that I will expose the works of the enemy. I will show many of you a way into his camp."

(The Lord showed me a scene of a feast. There was a long table, and at one end was a royal chair, and sitting on this chair was Satan himself. As I looked at his chair, I noticed that he appeared very much like what death might look like. There was a gray veil over everything in the room. He was passing around various plates of food of all sorts of things to those who were sitting around this table. There was something served, and then something else would be passed around to those sitting. I then asked the Lord what they were doing, and He said: "They are feasting on the deeds of darkness.")

The Lord then continued saying:

"These foods are not merely "foods," but they are the things that the enemy "feeds" on. For his delicacies are treachery and deceit; they are murder and gossip; they are lust and anger. Such are the things that he feeds on at his table. But I, the King of heaven and earth, am preparing a feast, a royal feast for you. For it is the royal feast of the marriage supper of the Lamb. Soon the enemy's feast will be over. Come and feast at my table. Do not venture out into the darkness, but I will expose his deeds by my light."

Stephen Hanson


May 7, 00

4. What the locust swarm has left the great locusts have eaten; what the great locusts have left the young locusts have eaten; what the young locusts have left other locusts have eaten. Joel 1

9. "Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, I struck them with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. Amos 4

34. "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matt. 10

3. When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" 4. Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. Rev. 6

I was sitting and not thinking about anything particular with my eyes closed, when the Lord showed me a locust. This locust was in mid-air flying. Its wings were in motion, and it was hideous to look at. It was of a greenish-brown with areas of gold and black in it. As I continued to watch this, it seemed to open-up in the middle, and things were being dropped to the land below. I couldn't quite distinguish what it was, and asked, "Lord what was that that was dropped below"? He then replied, 'Those are the seeds of the locust being dropped on the land."

He then said:

"The locusts are coming, locusts are coming. There are locusts that are coming into the land. They are being dispersed throughout it. They bring with them devastation. These are things which I have spoken about, and they are coming. In the days that follow, you will see these things manifested in different ways. They come to defile the land, and their seed will follow. "

They will manifest themselves in these ways:

1. A rise in domestic violence
2. A rise in all forms of pornography
3. A rise in political upheaval
4. A rise in cultic activity
5. A rise in denominational control
6. A rise in teenage shootings
7. A rise in many forms of witchcraft
8. A rise in homosexuality and lesbianism

"The sword will come upon the land, it is the sword of the red horse and war. The rider who sits upon this horse will bring war with him. These things have been in my plan for some time now. I have said that you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. I have also mentioned to you about fortifying the walls. "

"My people will be safe within the walls. Outside the walls of my grace there are all kinds of defilement. You must be prepared ahead of time for these things. The dove of my Holy Spirit will rest upon you, and he will battle against the wings of the locust. "

"I have said that I AM coming back with a sword, and that sword is to show who your true allegiance is with. But after the sword and the reign of the red horse, then many will come to Me and an understanding of my salvation. My desire is that not one would perish, but that all would come to know Me. Be not afraid of the wings of the locust. The swarms will not hurt or destroy those who are under my wings. "

Stephen Hanson


May 6, 00

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt. 6:21

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Prov. 3:13-15

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Matt. 13:44

"I would you show you a man who is in search of something."

"This man traveled over many far seas and areas of the world. He traveled over mountains and he traveled over deserts. He walked the streets of many of the cities of this world. Many people have been searching and they have not found the answer."

"You must look for Me more than you would look for fine gold. I AM the treasure that was hidden in the field. I say, escalate for Me, and you find Me in the midst of your everyday life. You will find Me as a treasure hidden. Wisdom is more to be desired than fine gold or silver, but I AM more than just mere wisdom. Look for Me and you will find Me.

(I saw a golden chalice which was lifted up and was being drunk, and passed around to people.)

"Will you drink the cup that I have drunk? I say that I have offered my life freely to those who would come to Me. Drink of that life-giving stream, the one which flows from my throne. Those who seek Me are rewarded. As David said, "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good." During the stillness of the morning and during the day, I will speak. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will filled with my Spirit. But you must hunger and thirst for Me more than you would anything else. "

"I have called some to the mountain in this hour, and I have called some to the caves. There is a battle which is raging and I have called you all to partake in it. Oh dear people of mine, do not be lax in the things you do. Be wise as serpents, but innocent as doves. And do not be lax in your worship, for I AM a rewarder of those who diligently seek after Me."

"Seek Me in times of plenty, and seek Me in great need. Seek Me at all times and I will be there to answer. "

"Look for the treasure that was hidden, and you will find it in Me."

Stephen Hanson


April 30, 00

8. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Ps. 24

31. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. Prov. 21

9. Raise the war cry, you nations, and be shattered! Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Is. 8 14. "How can you say, `We are warriors, men valiant in battle'? Jer. 48

(The Lord showed me a man in armor who was sitting on a horse. He was dressed very much like one would be during the time of the Middle Ages. He appeared to be equipped and ready. His horse also was large and appeared to be strong and ready. He had a lance and was ready for battle. As I continued to watch this, thinking that he would move into battle, he climbed down from his horse, and found a place on a ground. Here a blanket was spread out and he laid down to rest.)

"This man which you have been watching, represents my body ready for battle. Many of you have been poised and ready for battle, but instead you have chosen to get down from your horse and not partake of it. You do not know that these battles were meant to refine you. So, when the real important ones come you will not be ready for them. When you run from trials and battles you are lacking. In the days ahead many of my soldiers will be getting ready. Your times of resting have come to a place of an end. There are many schemes which the enemy is planning. One of his schemes is to catch you unaware. He prowls around looking for whom he can devour. So, when you are not ready for him, then he can come up from behind. "

"The battle of the ages is approaching. My angels have been fighting behind the scenes, and they have held back many of these attacks. 'Fortify your armor, oh you strong ones.' Pay special attention to the sword which you are carrying. Notice how it can drive away the enemy."

"Get back up on your horses and get ready. Train yourselves, for I make your arms strong and ready."

(Here I saw the Lord himself walking before me. He was carrying a scepter, and on his head was a crown of many crowns. He was very stern and majestic in appearance, and yet, was also compassionate. )

"I go before you, and face these battles with you. I AM the first and the last, the Alpha and the Omega, and the Bright and Morning Star, and I AM the Commander and Chief, I go before you in these battles."

Stephen Hanson


April 29, 00

29. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31. 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

3. Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Ps. 43

16. this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him. Is. 33

(The Lord showed me a pathway which was bordered with stones on either side, and it stretched out before me. It was one which might be traveled on a mountain path. I also noticed a man who held a compass or an instrument in his hand, and this seemed to be for checking barometric pressure. I then saw an eagle which was soaring above, and as I observed this, it became dark and the eagle continued to fly, but seemingly not knowing where he was going. I saw someone who was holding a song book in his hand and the song, "Shall we gather at the river," was being sung. With this song then, the eagle turned his course around, and began flying in the other direction. )

"Go onto the top of the mountain. Take the necessary gear that you will need."

"Many of my prophets have been going in the wrong direction. They need to travel to the top of my mountain. With the climb, comes clearer vision. " (Again I saw the man with the song book. As he was holding this book in his hand, the song, "They shall mount up with wings as of eagles," was being sung. In the background I heard the chorus as the words rang out..."They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall run and not be weary, they shall run and not faint. Teach me Lord to wait.")

The Lord then continued and said:

"I want you my prophets to sing with Me and soar with Me. Travel with Me up this holy mountain. Come to the places of the streams.....travel over the rocky cliffs. Travel over the footbridge which I have provided for you. Travel and continue on. I AM leading many of you into places that you have not been before. Continue to go on up and follow Me. You need to go to those places so that you can hear what I have to say to you. As I gave the food which was fed to Elijah by the ravens in the wilderness, so I will do with some of you. But what is my food, and what is my sustenance? Is it not being in my presence daily and partaking of my holy word? So this is primary, and without it, you will not come into those "places." There may be places that you come to which may be dark and uncertain, but know that it is the mountain, and the journey which you must take. "

Stephen Hanson