Oct. 28, 00

JN 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He was with God in the beginning.

JN 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. [4] In him was life, and that life was the light of men. [5] The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

JN 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

"I AM the word of truth and I AM the word that springs forth from your hearts. In the beginning I was with the Father; before the world and everything in it was created. I AM the written word that has been written down. There is no distinction between my Father and I. In Me there is no elevation of one above the other. Men have attempted to define what the Godhead means for many years. Some have gone so far as to say that the Son was created by the Father. It is a mystery, and yet it is very simple. By the word, the worlds were created. By a word, man was created. That very creative word brought everything into existence. "

"By Me, men spoke....They were carried along by the "winds of the Holy Spirit." I came to this life in the form of a man, and I took on human flesh. I died and was resurrected and was brought back unto the Father. All of the Godhead was pleased to dwell within Me. A new earth and new heavens will be done in my name. "In the beginning there was the word, and the word was with God and the word WAS GOD. "

"I have given of our Holy Spirit. It now resides "inside you." Even though I have gone unto the Father, I have left my Spirit to be with you. It is the very Spirit that brought this world into existence. In Me all of the light of God is to be found. We have given of ourselves in order that you may all be one in us. I prayed that we would all be one even as I AM one with the Father. In your search for Me know that you are also in search for the Father. When you search for the Spirit, you have found Me as well. Remember, that He, the Holy Spirit, will bring you into "All truth." Part of that "all truth" is that there is no distinction. "

"The Spirit says, "COME!"
"The Son says, "COME!"
"The Father says, "COME!"

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 14, 00

EPH 6:10 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. [11] Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. [12] For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. [13] Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. [14] Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, [15] and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. [16] In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. [17] Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. [18] And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

"This is an hour of change and transition. This is an hour of "flux" and change. Consider that molten lava gets very hot, and eventually it erupts under high pressures and temperatures. Many of my people have been under high pressure for a long time. For I have been forming you and shaping you as a blacksmith would. Now it is the time for you to be "fully formed." I have shaped you and have given you contour and edges. Under intense heat and pressure I have been able to form your character."

(The Lord showed me someone who was working in a blacksmith shop. My eye was directed to pieces of metal that were being formed and made into something. Then I noticed that these pieces of metal were on fire and were in the midst of a furnace. Flames were all around them and there was intense heat. Afterwards as I watched this, a bracelet, a breastplate, and other metal shields were formed. They were very sturdy and yet beautiful in appearance.)

The Lord then said:

"These are part of the armor that my warriors will need for the battle that is coming. I have said that "You must put on the whole army of God so that you would be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." So, in this hour I AM equipping you and making you ready. You have need of the breastplate of my righteousness. You have need of the shield of faith. You have need of the sword of the Spirit. Gird your loins with truth. Put on the helmet of salvation. These things will serve you well in your battle against the enemy."

(The Lord showed me a man who was seemingly ready now for battle, but his feet were bare. I noticed a pair of sandals that were being fitted upon his feet to now complete his garb and battle armor.)

"I will make you ready for the days that lie ahead. The battle is mine, and I will win. Dress in the armor of my army though, and be ready."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 7, 00

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all [2] sin. I John 1

4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

"A time of great persecution is coming for those who are in my church. A time for a great "cause" though, for what this will do for the body. For in the time of persecution, it will also bring my body closer together. "

"Have I not said that "in the world you will have persecution?" Truly, they hated Me and they will hate you also. They stoned the prophets and they wandered in the deserts alone, but you are received in my body and welcomed as one. Truly I prepare a table for you in the midst of your enemies. Do know that I have come to judge the church first. She originally was set to be a light to the world, but her light has dimmed and she longer is a light as she once was. "

(The Lord showed me a lighthouse that was set upon a cliff by the edge of the sea. As I began to watch this lighthouse I noticed however, that the light did not go forth from it. There was a very dim source where the light was, like a button on a radio, but that was the only light that was seen. Around this light there was great darkness, and the darkness was coming in "clouds and various forms" around the lighthouse. The light from the lighthouse was too dim too see through this darkness that was around it.)

"Much of this has happened because you have been conformed to the world's standards. How can you be salt to the world? "

(Again the Lord showed me the same lighthouse. Now though, I noticed that something was being done to the top of it. A new light was set on top of the lighthouse, and as I watched it, it became very powerful. There were now several lights which emanated from it. This top part where the light(s) were was revolving around and around, and it picked up speed. Now the lights shone forth at a great distance into the darkness around it. I had the sense and noticed that it had caused the enemies' camps to be exposed. For demons had begun to put their hands and arms up in front of themselves as a shield from this great light that was shining forth into their darkness.)

"Dear people of mine, the light has shone in the darkness and the darkness has never understood it. That light is greater than any darkness that there is."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 30, 00

12 May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God. 13 Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. 14 "I have taken great pains to provide for the temple of the LORD a hundred thousand talents of gold, a million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone. And you may add to them. 1 Chronicles 22

2 Chronicles 26: 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success. 6 He went to war against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod. He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines.

"What is the measure of a man?"

"How would you measure a man's success? Is it financial? Is it some other form of promotion? I tell you that these are earthly standards. These are the ways that man would measure success. But look beyond the framework of this earth. There are things that I have instilled in the heart of man. He would find these things if he would search for them. "

"A man's success in my eyes, is a relationship which is built upon love and trust. It is a relationship where his Spirit is joined with mine. It is a home that is filled full of love. It is a place where children can play without fear or retaliation. It is a place where my word is spoken. It is a place where forgiveness is given and received. It is a place where the young and the old embrace the arms of the aged. It is a place where those who are weak can become strong in ME. It is a place where all who come to Me are accepted and received. "

"Your success must be measured by my standards. These are my standards. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot follow the course of the spirit of this age and also follow my Spirit. You will become a divided house. My Spirit will cause you to see what the measure of success is. You will go out in peace and be led there. The mountains and the hills will break forth into singing before you. Seek first my kingdom and my righteousness and then you will know the true meaning of success."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 23, 00

3 So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: Jeremiah 18

21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? Romans 9

2 Timothy 2:20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.

(The Lord showed me a clay pot which was in process of being made. The edges were being laid out with coils and the walls of it were being formed by hand. Water was being sponged on the edges to keep it moist and pliable. As I continued looking at this pot, the scene changed, and it was finished, beautiful in appearance. It appeared as a complete large bowl.)

(Then the Lord showed me a water container of some sort that had been finished. It was of the type that would be used on a journey of some sort. It was somewhat tapered with a handle. It had a very rugged appearance, but was sturdy and useful.)

(Then again the Lord showed me a scene of several clay pots. They were all lined up as in storage in a room, ready for the next process. There were about 4-5 shelves that all of these various vessels or pots, were sitting on. The scene changed then again, and I watched as the kiln was made ready and the temperature was very hot. Some of these clay pots then were placed in the kiln ready to be fired. I was in the kiln with these pots and noticed that they were making it through the firing process. They came out and this part of the process was finished. However, I noticed that some of them didn't make it through this part of the process. One in particular, had broken up into several pieces and had exploded in the firing process. It however, was gathered up into several pieces and was laid upon the shelf. Also, another one was laying on its side broken. It was a vessel that had a handle on it and was used for pouring with. The person who had taken these pots out of the kiln, carefully laid them down on their sides on the shelves.)

(The next process began with glazes and paint being applied to some of the clay pots. The glaze was carefully applied in various ways to each of them with a brush. Each pot had a different design and coloring. These were then brought into the kiln area and were set into the kiln for the final firing. I watched as they came out.....beautiful in appearance with a radiant and yet hard surface. )

The Lord then said:

"My process needs to be carried out through each step. Some have gone through a great "firing" and have made it through out onto the other side. There are various types of clay vessels, and each is suitable for my use. I AM the Potter and you are the clay. Let Me determine the shape that you will take. Some of you have attempted to go through things without going through my complete process. Thus, some of you have "exploded" in my fire. Some of you have been waiting upon the shelf for a long time. But do not be discouraged, for you will not be there much longer. I have a glaze that is designed for each of you. I also have a temperature that is suited for each of you. It is all a part of my design and plan. If you allow Me to work with you then you will be a vessel that is suitable for the Master's use. Each step is important, as I have said. You cannot rush ahead into the fire without being finished first. You are ALL important to Me, each in your own way. Some are for noble purposes and some are for ignoble. Know where you are to be. Then you will go and do the work that I've called each of you to do."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 17, 00

21. They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands.
23. They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.
24. Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
25. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD. Is. 55

1. "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15

"Was I not poured out as a ransom for many? Was I not the living water from which all things flow? There is a stream and a river which flows from my throne. There is a river which flows from your hearts as well. I AM that river and life-giving stream. I AM the river which will flow forever more. In the desert of your souls, new things will grow. Instead of the thistle and the briarbush, there will be a lush garden. The entire earth will be filled with my garden. From the least of you unto the greatest, a garden will spring-up. I AM that gardener of your soul, and I will establish those things in your hearts. The seas will cover the earth, the birds of the earth will find a garden to feed themselves. In the beginning, I created the heavens and the earth. I established the heavens. I hollowed out a place for man to abide in. I established a garden in the beginning. Here there was peace; but man chose to disobey Me. But I have chose now another garden. And as I have said, I Am that gardener of your soul. I AM the one who tends it. I Am the one who creates those new things there. It can be a pleasing thing. It can be filled with the most beautiful choice fruits and flowers. It can grow into a beautiful vine. A vine which will reach across the nations. A vine which is manifested from the union of my Father and Me. It is the vine of my new kingdom upon this earth. It will spread and will be fed by my life-giving Spirit. From the mountains unto the forests, it will spread. It will fill the deepest valleys. It will fill the longings of every heart. Let my garden and my vine grow. It will be in the coming ages that this will be done and achieved. A new house will be set in order. The house of David will be set in place. All the nations will flow into it. The grapes of my people will be squeezed out and will flow into it. The government will be set upon my Son's shoulders. The gates will be opened. Neither sun nor moon will be there, but the light that comes forth from my Son will be there. In the latter days it will be done in my Name. It will come forth, surely as I have said. The days are hastening forth to that day. Set your hearts and minds upon these things. Surely they will come. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 16, 00

1. O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
2. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
5. You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? Psalms 139

(The Lord showed me a door which was slowly opening, and as I watched this door there appeared several things that immediately came out. I looked and a huge pile of stuff came out and was there on the ground before me. At first I thought they were jewels of some kind, but they were of a single hue or color, (white or gray), and they did not sparkle or shine. Some of these objects seemed to have shape and then I noticed that there was a skeleton that had also come out of this door or closet, and was moving all over the place.)

I asked the Lord what this was, and He said: "This is all the junk that is behind the door."

"There are many things that have been hidden behind many of the doors of my people. Nothing is hidden from Me, for I see behind all of them. There are many secret sins and things which have been hidden there. Open those doors up to Me so that I may clean them. There will be no unclean thing or secret sins before Me. Do not pretend to think that they can be hidden. I hold all these doors and I inspect them. I know when you rise up, and I know when you go to bed. I know everything that you do in your lives--to the smallest detail to anything else. So if this is true, then how can anything be hidden from Me?"

"Give Me all your secrets....Give Me all your sins...Will I not wash you as white a snow? Otherwise, these things can cause you to be ineffective in ministry. I can cause all the junk to be "swept away."

"Dear people, it is time for your houses to be set in order. For I AM coming back for a church without spot or blemish."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 10, 00

7. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken. 9. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. Is. 53

"I was led like a sheep to the slaughter. I was assigned a grave and condemned to die. I gave up my life as a ransom for many. I was mocked and ridiculed by many before my death on the cross. I rose from the dead and am now giving new life unto many. "

"Just as I was led to the slaughter, so will many of you be. It may not be the slaughter of a physical death, but it will be the slaughter and the death of your own fleshly desires. It will be the death of your own ambitions. It will be the death of your own lives that are apart from Me. I have asked you to die in order that you might live. I died and was given new life. The life that I lived was given up for all of you. I AM asking that you give up your lives for Me. Unless a seed falls to the ground it cannot produce fruit. So it must be with you as well. Give-up your lives for your friends. Give-up your lives for your families. Be willing to pay the price for a servant. Be willing to be mocked, and be willing to be ridiculed. Be willing to suffer at the hands of those around you who do not understand you. If they did the same to Me, why should you expect anything different?"

"Sorrow will be turned into gladness. For afterwards, these things will birth a new thing. Travail in prayer, and travail in laying down your lives for the brethren. The furnace of affliction will produce the multitude of fruitfulness. Let my furnace burn away the dross and the impurities. Let my cross have its perfect work in you. Let my death be identified with your own. Then you will come out of the graves with new life. Then you will be assigned a portion with the great. Then you will be my vessels upon this earth. Then you will go onto those things that I have assigned you to. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 4, 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

"This is a message to the prophets:"

"Remember how the story of Icarus was? It is a fable about a man who flew too close to the sun. Because he thought that he could come so close to the sun he burned up and fell to the ground. "

"Remember that some of you have flown in the heavenlies very high. You have soared on the wings as of eagles. But I would say that some of you have flown high in your own imaginations. You cannot manufacture or create, your own wings. You can soar only as high as you are in my Spirit. You must be aware of these things and be careful where you fly. "

"I have said in my word that "those who wait upon Me will renew their strength and will mount-up with wings as of eagles." And truly this is so, but first you must "wait upon Me." This is a season of learning how to fly more carefully. There are times when you will fly and there are times when you will guard the nest. There are times when you will hunt, and there are times when you will sit and survey the landscape. Know the season that you are in. Know when you are to sit and be silent. Know when you are to speak. Know when you are to work together with others. Know when you are to work alone. Know when the heat of battle is so hot that you must retreat to the nest. Know when you must fight the battle with Me. "

"When you know these things then you will fly more "fitly." Know that it is a lifetime of training. Know that it is an on-going refinement. Know that it is a lifetime of service. Know that it is a lifetime of forgiving and being forgiven."

"Your character must match your words. You must die to yourself daily. Then my Spirit can do the work that is necessary. "

"Soar with Me, but know where and how you must soar with Me. Thus would say the Spirit of the Lord, the one who has made the Spirit of the prophets to soar with Me."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 2, 00

6. "Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. Nub. 24

7. For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land--a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; Deut. 8

3. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Ps. 1

4. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. Ps. 46

"Water can flow in many different ways and in many different currents."

"Consider for a moment, how the current of a great river surges--it tumbles and falls, and its currents are strong. Eventually this great river will flow to the sea. Likewise, consider how the water would come from a fountain: It would bubble-up and it would spray in many directions."

(The Lord now showed me a lily pond at first. I watched as a single lily was resting upon the water, and it began to twirl around and move slightly. I noticed the "current" of the water, it was very slight and seemed to be calm and still. As I continued watching this, I noticed that the water was dark and murky. I began to see reflections of the nearby hills and mountains at the edge of the banks of this pool. Other reflections began to be seen, many of which were indistinct and vague.)

"This scene is how many in my body are. For they give the appearance of having "peace of mind" and being calm in Me, but they are not. For they are occupied with many things, and their thoughts are not always on Me. "

(This time I was above the ground, and I looked and below me was what seemed to be a tributary, a river, as it were. From side to side, all was green and fertile, and there were "channels" cut into the ground where various streams or tributaries, went across this landscape. I looked to my left, and there was a steep bank at the edge of one of these rivers or streams, and the water was being "sprayed" upon this bank. It was white and it foamed and was clean and clear. I looked ahead, way down this river, as it went off into the distance. It all appeared to be a strong and clean river, with very dense and tall fern trees and spruce on either side. I also noticed one tree which had fallen across this river, thus allowing people to walk across it onto the other side.)

"This river represents those who have been "joined" with Me. Your river is strong and it is clean because of your relationship with Me. This river joins the great river of my Spirit. "

(Lastly, the Lord showed me a river that was raging and it had several large rocks in it. There were steep mountains upon either side. What was particularly strange though, was that this river was flowing down towards me, and it had a vessel of some sort, that was moving "upstream" in its current. As I continued watching this, the vessel went up and up the river, until it came to dry land, and there it came out of the water.)

"This vessel are those of mine who have been reserved for this hour. For they have not followed the regular "course" that is about them. I will bring them safely across and "upstream." For they have not followed the traditions of man, nor are they caught-up in his ways. "

"Each of you is like a river. Flow with it, would say the Lord."

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 26, 00

3. Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? Ps. 24

15. For this is what the high and lofty One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Is. 57

2. A tabernacle was set up. In its first room were the lampstand, the table and the consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. 3. Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, Heb. 9

19. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20. by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21. and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22. let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Heb. 10

"Come into the Holy of Holies"

"Come, Come into my sanctuary. Come past the place of the shewbread, and come past the curtain to find Me. Enter into this place with a clean heart and holy hands. I AM here to hear your pleas and to listen to you. This is where I abide and live. This is where you will find Me. "

(The Lord showed me someone who was shooting an arrow, and as I watched the bow being bent back, it released an arrow that was filled with flames. The flaming arrow struck a book, and this book opened up. It was filled with fire and flames.

The Lord then said: "This is my Holy Book.")

"My word speaks about Me and shows the people who I AM. It describes the many things and the many people who have beheld my glory. I gave my servant Moses, the ten commandments and for my law. My word came in the form of my Son, for He embodied the word and truth. But I say that some have misused my word and have not handled it correctly. Those who know Me know about Me in my word. "

"Come to the altar and hear Me as my Spirit speaks. Come to that place and kneel beside Me. I AM not far off as many would think that I AM. I dwell with those who are meek and humble of heart. Hear the music that is played within my sanctuary, and feel my presence. "

(I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne and He bent down as if to get something. He was as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He bent down to get a cloth and with this, He took it and spead it upon His lap. He set this cloth there and then I saw many jewels and brocades, and types of armor that was very beautiful.)

Then He said this:

"These things are for my warriors and for those who have come before Me in this hour." Take them for you will need them in this hour. My warriors will fight for Me and will be dressed in my robes of righteousness. Be dressed in my royal robes, I would say. Now go, go to your individual assignments and do what you must do. It is time for my sons and daughters to come into maturity. "

Stephen Hanson