Feb. 26 evening

EPH 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. [2] Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. [3] Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. [4] There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- [5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism; [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

"This is the hour, this is the hour when I AM asking many of my bride to come into a state of unity. For too long many of you have quarreled and bickered among yourselves. You have chosen to think about what divides you rather than what unites you. You quarrel about things that don't really matter. You wear your denominations like a badge. You have your own pet doctrines and your own pet beliefs. You say a child should be baptized like this and not like that. You say a service should be filled with wonderful entertainment and wonderful preaching. My service should be a time of praise and uplifting to Me. You are called upon to worship Me in Spirit and in truth. I don't care what your clothes are like. I don't care if you sing songs from a hymnal. I don't care if you sing or play upon string instruments. I don't care if you play the piano or play the organ. I don't care if you have ushers or not. But I do care if your heart is with Me or not. I do care if you have a grievance against another. I don't care if your pulpit is wooden or beautiful. I don't care what your windows are like, but I do care what the windows of your soul are like. "

"Tell Me, are you a Baptist or a Methodist? Are you a Lutheran or a Pentecostal? Are you Non-Denominational or a Community Church? I tell you that I AM not interested in these things. Do you put Me first in your life? I AM looking for a bride that will represent Me on this earth. Ones that would be sold out to Me. Seek to find what you have in common with my believers. Otherwise, the enemy roars like an angry lion seeking how he would divide. "

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 24, 01

ISA 61:1 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, 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,

(The Lord showed me a huge bell that was ringing. I watched as it swayed from side to side ringing. It was very rhythmic as it went back and forth.)

Then He said:

"The bell is ringing.... The bell tolls for you. Throughout this land this bell is ringing. It rings for all to come."

(I noticed the bell again, but this time it had a crack in it very much like the Liberty Bell. However, the crack spread throughout the entire portion of the bell, and seemed to encompass it. Now I was shown a scene of the capital building in Washington D.C. As I continued to look at it, the Lord impressed upon my heart that the shape of the huge bell was actually very much like the shape of the oval office, the dome, or central part of the capital building. As I considered this, I thought of our nation and how freedom has been an integral part of what our country has stood for in the past. I was shown those people who had tried to escape Cuba several years ago in boats. I knew that they had expected to come here to find a place of refuge. I saw people from Bosnia and other war-torn countries, that had lost their homes and belongings. They were in search for a homeland, and one that they could call their own.)

"This bell has stood for freedom and for liberty. I proclaim freedom for the captives, and for those who are held in bondage. Will liberty be proclaimed throughout the land again? This land and this people has stood for these things. Will you reach out to those who are in need of these things? Your borders have many that would long to come and find their place here. Will it be a place of refuge or will it be a prison? Will your borders be ones of peace or will war be there? What kind of treaties will be done? Will the people of this country welcome those who come, or will they point their finger and say ,"Go back to where you came from?" Be a place of refuge and be a nation that seeks to help. Let these things be evident in these people. And then your borders will be ones of peace. Reach out....I say reach out to those who are in need."

Stephen Hanson


2/20 evening

[12] He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Gen. 28

PS 103:20 Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding,

PS 148:2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

(The Lord showed me a single white feather. I watched it as it fell very slowly through the air. It seemed to have a "life" of its own and it glided from one side to another, falling ever so gently... Then I saw an eagle that was flying higher and higher. It seemed to reach a ceiling, as if it was the sky where it had turned a dark blue because of the atmosphere. A few other feathers fell to the ground then. The scene changed, and now I saw an archer who was shooting arrows high into the sky. As each arrow was released, a scroll would be shot into the air. Then the Lord said: "My archers have shot their messages higher into the air." I saw another archer who shot an arrow into the air. He shot a huge scroll into the air. The scroll read on it and the Lord said: "Proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.")

The Lord then said: "Angel wings are falling, angel wings are falling from heaven. There is a sound of the mighty angels in your midst. They travel to and fro on their journeys between earth and heaven. They stand watch before Me and sing praises to Me."

(I then saw the Lord seated upon a throne. Towards my right were a row of angels and they were blowing upon their trumpets. On my left there were another row of angels blowing on their trumpets as well. In the center was a series of white polished stairs leading up to where the Lord was sitting upon the throne. I then saw the face and legs of a great Lion, but the Lion changed its form, and then it was a Lamb. It had blood upon it and it was the sacrificial Lamb. )

(The scene changed, and now I saw an eagle flying again. It was high in the sky soaring. However, as it continued, it would bump against a ceiling and would skirt off of it. This process continued for sometime, as the eagle would attempt to soar higher each time, but would then bounce off of the ceiling.)

This is the interpretation:

"My prophets have soared high with Me in the heavens, but they have reached a time of reaching a plateau. Do not attempt to fly higher than where I've ordained you to fly. There is a SKY that I've ordained for you. Fly in that area, but do not exceed the limits that I have there for you."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 16, 01

MT 12:25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. [26] If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? [27] And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. [28] But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

MT 12:29 "Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.

[19] I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." [20] Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ. Matt. 16

I had a dream the other night that involved the enemy and how he attempts to play havoc amongst the body of Christ. I usually don't have dreams that are prophetic in nature, although there have been some in the past. Most of what the Lord reveals to me is through visions and His word being spoken to me. I offer this knowing that many of us perhaps have "strongholds" in areas of our lives. God wants to be free of them. I also submit this to you in the context of a "warning," because I believe this dream was as such--a warning. I trust that we will heed His warnings to us in this hour and press-in to know what He is saying to us.

This began as some of us were in a forest walking through some trees. I noticed that the wind had seemed to change and it affected the trees. Approaching us was a force, an entity, that was very large and semi-transparent. As it came, I stepped aside and it continued moving forward. I immediately went back to the motel where we had been staying and told the others that it was time to leave. We gathered up our belongings and were ready to leave, but some seemed reluctant to go. I had a sense of urgency and again cautioned them that we must go because the enemy was approaching. We got in our car and drove down the road. At one point I remember looking overhead and seeing a tornado cloud, but it was in the shape of a person. We were between a couple of other vehicles on the highway, so I said that we stay close to the other cars and trucks so that we wouldn't be singled-out. The tornado attempted to land upon our vehicle but it was unable to. Eventually we came to another town and came to what seemed to be a cafeteria or a reunion of some sort. We came in and decided to join them. I knew that the enemy was coming and warned several there that we must band together so that we would be stronger. Some continued to eat and be oblivious to my warnings, but a few were willing to help me with this, and to warn others as well.

The scene changed and we were in a church building. I noticed that there was a very large and very strong man that was present there, who seemed to not belong. We were in line for something and he grabbed me and his strength was very strong; I was unable to break free from his grasp. Soon there was some activity happening that involved us with this man and as people continued with this, at one point I decided to slip away quickly and quietly. The man noticed me and attempted to follow up a long flight of steps in the church. I managed to go unnoticed however and decided to see what else was happening in the church. I came into a room where two good friends had been tied down. The rope was wound around each of their arms several times, preventing them from moving or breaking free. I quickly untied them, and told them that we must band together and search out what else was going on. As I walked down the floors of the church building, I noticed that a hole had just been drilled through the floor. It was tiny, but it allowed someone to see through from below and watch whatever was happening above them. I had the sense that the "strong man" was watching through the various holes he had drilled, to determine where people were in the church. There were several holes like this that had been drilled in the wooden floor of the church. I avoided these and continued my search throughout the building. I came upon the pastor. He was kneeling next to a pew at the back of the sanctuary. He was stripped and was seemingly in much distress. Although I didn't speak with him directly, I knew that the enemy had worked his havoc and he had given in to him. There seemed to be some type of sexual sin that he had been involved in, and he was very ashamed of himself.

I went on and a group was ready to sing and practice in the choir. I decided that when the enemy came that I would be a part of the choir. The man didn't approach, and the scene changed. We were outside the church and many had thought of a way that might prevent him from finding us. One suggested their house as a place of refuge and decided to call it the capital. He thought that when and if the enemy would approach them, that they would then go to this house and then all would turn and go down a certain road instead of directly to the house, and thought this might be a good strategy. I knew that this wasn't the answer however, at the time, and was ready to explain to them what we should do instead, but very soon afterwards I awakened.

I believe that this dream has application to us for the body of Christ. I believe that we must first "bind the strong man" before we can go on and be free to serve the Lord fully. The enemy would attempt to find a "stronghold" in our lives. We must be aware of his schemes and not be allowed to be "tied-up" by the spiritual ropes that he would devise for us. We know that "Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world." It is not through our strength that we wrestle, and it is not with flesh and blood, but we are in a spiritual battle against the hosts of wickedness. Let us pray that any stronghold that is in our lives be broken. Let us be aware of how the strongman would attempt to bind us, and let us grow in our discernment of these things.

The Lord told me that:

"This dream involves principles, principles at work, in order to know how the enemy affects our lives. The holes through the floors of the church, are areas where he has tried to enter in. He can come in many shapes and colors. He would love to be involved in your church activities. He would love to have you held in bondage to guilt and sin. He would be the strong man if you would let him. What are you held in bondage to? What area in your life has been given over to him? Cast out the strong man and tie him up. Bind him with my cords, would say the Lord. Do not fight the battle with earthly weapons, but choose for yourself spiritual weapons from my arsenal. Free those who are held in bondage. Minister to the afflicted in your churches. Proclaim this as the year of the Lord's vengeance. Take back what the enemy has stolen. Bind the strong man, I would say. It is time for him to not enter your houses anymore. He has attempted to tear-down and disrupt many of my houses of prayer. No more will I allow this to happen. "

(The Lord showed me an ancient-looking door with huge hinges on it. It was being opened and several people had taken a strong man and had tied him up, and were now taking him to the door. He was thrown into the room behind this door quickly, and the door was shut, and a key locked this door. Then I was shown a man upon a throne, and it was the Lord himself, proclaiming justice. He held one hand up and with the other one he had a balance in his hand. )

"I proclaim justice, justice to the oppressed. I proclaim a year of new beginnings. I proclaim a year of taking the offensive with the enemy. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 10, 01

[8] The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." John 3

GAL 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. [24] Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. [25] Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. [26] Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

"What do the north winds blow? What do winter winds bring? They scatter things from afar. The winds blow and no one knows from whence they come. Winds can blow many things. I say blow, blow winds into my people. Blow oh mighty wind of the Holy Spirit. Will my wind come with great force or it will it come soft and mild?

(The Lord showed me a bellows that is used for blowing upon coals to cause it to become stronger and produce a greater fire. It continued to blow and blow, but there were only coals, and no fire would come. It appeared to be dead and lifeless. Then out of the midst of these dead coals came stems and branches. They grew and grew and then began to produce fruit at the tops of their branches. At first I thought they were thistles, but they were blossoms of flowers.)

(Again the Lord showed me this scene, but now the stems and branches had produced beautiful flowers. They were of a pink and fuchsia hue and color. In the middle of one of these flowers was a bee searching for nectar. It eventually started to fly off, and I noticed something that it was carrying. It seemed to take it to pollinate another flower, but then was rather large in its mouth. As I looked at it it opened up into the word of God. Then it opened to Gal. 5, where it was speaking about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. And I heard the voice of the Lord say: "The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love.")

The Lord then said:

"My people are in need of my fruit. The bellows have not produced a great fire within them. The reason for this now is that my fruit needs to be manifested in them. The character of my Holy Spirit is very important to Me. How can you be like Me if you don't produce fruit after my likeness? Take on my character and become like Me. My fruit will be manifested among my people. So blow, blow Holy Spirit upon the gardens of my people."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 9, 01

PS 138:8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever--do not abandon the works of your hands.

RO 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. [29] For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers

Over the last day or so, I have been working on a drawing of trees and branches. What began as a simple thing, ended up being a thing of pattern. Interlocking branches and twigs began to emerge. They overlapped and went in and under each other. Why am I telling you this? Simply because this drawing was to be an illustration of how God also works in our lives through the interlocking roles of people that we come across, and that God also brings to us. I noticed that this same "pattern" that developed in this drawing, was also seen in nature. Perhaps some of you have noticed this as well, as you've walked through a forest or gazed at a flower. There are very simple intricate patterns that can emerge as one looks and studies these things. May we all be aware of how God's pattern "emerges" in our lives, and how it will ultimately end up as a beautiful tapestry; one that the Master Weaver has chosen to stitch for us and "in us."

"There is a woven creation in the world around you. It is manifested and seen in many ways--in the way a plant forms its leaves and stems. All creation sings a story of its "glory" back unto Me. There is a pattern....There is a warp and a weft. Consider how a piece of fabric is held together. All of its threads and its material is held together in one piece. Consider how a house is built: First there is a pattern, there is a blueprint. Windows and doors are set into different places. Consider how stone masonry or a wall is built: Each stone is set into an interlocking place with another. While this is true in nature and in how things are put together, it is also true in the lives of people. I have woven into the fabric of your lives various people and various things from Me. If they would not be there, there would be "gaps" in the fabric of your lives. I have placed many different types of individuals in each of your lives. While some may appear to be harsh and overbearing, there is actually a place and a need for them in your make-up. How would the great redwood have grown up if it had not been able to push itself up? "

"My people, you have been through many struggles. Know that I see the end result of you though. I see the finished work. I see the fabric of your lives woven into a beautiful tapestry. There is a pattern. There is a warp and a weft. I AM the Master Weaver of your lives. Every stitch has its purpose and reason. That is the beauty of my creation and that is the joy that it brings to Me. "

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 3, 01

ECC 3:1 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.

"You are entering a new dimension, a new dimension of time and space. This new time and dimension has been prepared since the beginning of time. It is time to let go of old habits....it is time to let go of old things. It is time to begin anew. This is the time to let go of grievances. This is the time to embrace your families. "

"What is there to begin anew with, you may ask? Begin anew with each step you take towards Me. It is time. It is time to put away childish things. It is time to let go of the past. It is time to work together. It is time to plant, and it is time to reap as well. It is time. "

"It is time to work together as one team. How can an engine work properly if not all of its parts are present? Surely, it will not start, and surely, it will not go down the road. Surely, it is time. It is time to spend more "time" with Me. It is time to spend less time watching TV. It is time to put away those things that are distractions. "

"It is time to forgive. It is time to go on. It is time to walk in humility. It is time to give thanks. It is time to grow-up. It is time to go on to maturity. It is time to pray for those around you. It is time to put away your selfishness. It is time to seek Me first. It is time. "

"It is time to eat meat and not drink milk. It is time for the "true manna" from heaven. It is time for war, and it is time for peace. It is time to train your hands for battle, but it is also time to seek peace and pursue it. "

"The ocean rises and falls. Its waves pound upon the shores. My time is recorded in nature. The winds blow, the rains fall; seasons come and seasons go. I record the events of your lives. Step into the music of the spheres. It is time. "

Stephen Hanson


Jan. 27, 01

MIC 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

1CO 12:4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. [5] There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. [6] There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.

(The Lord showed me a crown at first. As I continued to look at this, I noticed that it changed. Then there was no longer a crown but a hat of some sort. It was very much like a policeman's cap of some sort. As I looked at this cap, then the cap changed form again into a fireman's hat. This process continued for a short time, as each hat would change into other forms. There was at last a helmet that resembled one that may have been used during the time of the Roman empire, and was primarily for those warriors who partook in battle.)

(Again the Lord showed me some things and this time there were several small fires burning around me on the ground. In the midst of this from the distance, came a long carpet-like scroll. Several times I looked at this and wondered what it may be. It came again and finally was held up in front of me. It was as if a light was being shone behind it, and it appeared as transparent. It was a piece of parchment, and then I watched as if to see what was written there on it. The Lord then spoke and said: "What does the Lord require of thee, but do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." )

(In the next scene He showed me various people who were at their desks or places of business working. A woman was at a desk on the phone, speaking with someone. Someone else was at their computer working. )

"In my world there are many different types of people. Some where the "hat" of a serviceman. They work for the public in protecting them. There are kings and there are princes as well. There are doctors and lawyers and other professionals. A "hat" may symbolize a particular profession. There are many, many different jobs that are done on this earth. They vary in many ways. You could say that the "hat" represents the person. Now, while this is true in the professional world, it is also true in the "world" with Me. What I mean by that is there are many different vocations in the Christian army. Remember that there are a "multitude" of different gifts and there are a "multitude" of different manifestations of these. What I would like to say though is that some are trying to where several "hats." You must wear and do the particular "hat" that I've given you to do. Lastly, it is important to Me that you do just what I've called you to do. Remember also that those who show the gift of mercy and show Me service to others are as important as anyone else. And I have written down on the tablets of many of your hearts messages and a mandate from Me. My mandate can be summed-up in these few words:

"What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God."

Stephen Hanson


Jan. 20, 01

If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? [27] And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. [28] But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Matt. 12:26

[11] in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. II Co. 2:11

[9] The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Rev. 12

(The Lord showed me a man pushing a wheelbarrow. He was walking in front of me and I was watching him from the side. He was pushing this wheelbarrow filled full of dirt. It would then be emptied on the ground. This process would be continued several times with the man dumping the dirt on the ground in a pile. The strange thing though, was that there was a huge hole that was beside this area, like where the foundation of a house would be laid. The hole was perhaps at least 50-100 feet deep or more. It was like a huge chasm cut into the earth. It was very ancient-looking with various stones lining the edges of it. I wondered why the dirt was being laid on the ground beside the hole. The work had continued, and very soon a building was being constructed on the ground. Walls had come up, as well as the roof and most of the entire building. It resembled the beginnings of a Lincoln-log type home. However, the hole had been left untouched and perhaps even unnoticed. Then I watched as huge tentacles came out of the hole in the ground. They were in the shape of vines, and they were reaching towards the construction area of the house. They spread out in various directions, attempting to reach the house and whatever was inside of it. Then the dirt from the wheelbarrow was taken and was shoveled into the hole and was filling it up. This was done over the serpent-like vines. Over time the building, a church, was holding services, and during one of the worship services, the vines had come into the building and were now wrapping around the feet of several of the congregation's inhabitants. Some of them had taken on the shape of chains and were wrapped around their feet. They didn't seem to notice however, what was happening. )

"For some time now, some of my people have attempted to fill-up the holes in their lives. But they have not known of the subterranean things that are there. They have not known at what "depth" he has been there. Many things have been built in my Spirit, even churches; but you have failed to recognize the presence of the enemy. When you begin a new venture, "cleanse" the hole in my name. Do not merely pile over it with your works. What are the "root causes" of some of these things? Look to Me and I will be the surgeon there. I will clean out the hole and fill it with my Spirit. The chains will be broken and the vines will be released. Do warfare with these areas in your lives. Give them to Me and I will free you from them. "

Stephen Hanson


Jan. 16, 01

AC 27:13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they had obtained what they wanted; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. [14] Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the "northeaster," swept down from the island. [15] The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along. [16] As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure. [17] When the men had hoisted it aboard, they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and let the ship be driven along. [18] We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard. [19] On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. [20] When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.

"This message is a "continuation" of an earlier word that was given to me on Jan. 6, 01. The first section is that word. The one today follows it."

"Remember that the enemy was thrown down from the wheel. Remember that a ship without a captain cannot sail properly. I have been "thrown-off" some of your ships lately. The water is deep and the winds blow. "

"Nevertheless, a ship may be destroyed and not its inhabitants. My servant Paul, sailed in a ship once with a great storm. I assured him that he would come safely there. He had a mission to fulfill. Many of you have a mission to fulfill as well. The storms have blown in many directions in your lives. Be certain though, that you do not throw what is valuable overboard, though. "

(The Lord showed me a ship that was sailing. I was looking at it from above and it was in a narrow channel. There were huge craggy cliffs on either side rising up next to it. Then as I continued watching the ship, my view was lowered to where I was eye level with the ship. I began to notice several of its people throwing things overboard. First there were jewels and treasure boxes that were thrown. Then cell phones and other things were cast aside into the ocean. After this, I noticed that pieces of paper were also thrown overboard into the ocean. On one of them the word "FAITH" was written down. The second one said, " HOPE" on it. I also noticed however, that "FEAR" was kept on the ship. Also the word "LOVE" was also cast aside. I then noticed these pieces of paper and watched them as they floated away from the ship. Other things were also cast aside in the form of musical instruments and even some people as well. Then the ship began to rock back and forth. Finally it capsized and turned on its side, and began to sink. However, before it actually sank, a huge figure, the Lord, reached down and lifted up the ship in HIs hands and with a net He brought it to safe and dry land and set it upon a rock on the beach. I noticed a lighthouse that was searching to and fro across the waters. A great storm was upon the sea. The waves came in great height and force like a hurricane. Some people were actually swimming in towards the beach for safety. Other remains of broken-up pieces of ship wreaks were floating here and there on the sea. I noticed as well, that the light from the lighthouse was shining upon the waters, searching for people who were lost at sea. Some had their hands out, as they were holding onto the debris from the ships that had gone down. It was evening and the sun had just gone down, and the waters were beginning to calm down now. I saw a net that a man was climbing on. As he continued to climb, I noticed that this net was part of someone. It was the Lord Himself; the net was part of His robe. As He stood in the water, this man continued to climb up Him for safety. The Lord reached out His hands for him and others, to climb to safety. )

"Come to Me in the midst of the storm and you will find safety. The waters will rise and fall, but I have control over them. Do not discard what is valuable in this hour. You will need these things for the journey. "

Stephen Hanson


Jan. 6, 01

[22] And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, [23] which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Eph. 1

[15] Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. [16] From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Eph. 4

(The Lord showed me a scene of a man who was holding a telescope. I looked at this first and thought that it was a pipe of some sort because it was rather long and I was looking at it as if I was looking through it. Then I was shown the man again and he held it up to his eye to look out from it. I also was shown part of the lens that was in it. This person was on a ship and was looking out through this telescope into the surrounding water and area. Then I was shown an another instrument of some kind. It was metal and had various markings on it on a dial. The man held it in his hand and was using it to navigate with. I believe one would call it a sextant. Lastly, I was shown the wheel where the captain would steer the ship forward. However, the person at the wheel was turning it back and forth furiously, without any sense of direction. This continued, and then I saw the man struggle as he was thrown to the ground. Another person was at the wheel now, but without a head. They appeared to be like the headless horseman in Hawthorne's tale of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." I knew that this person could not see, nor steer properly, because they didn't have a HEAD on their shoulders, but he seemed to "think" that he knew where to go in spite of his inability to see anything. After this, the scene faded. Then a man on the ship was carrying something in his arms. It appeared to be a huge statue of some type. He set it down somewhere away from the front of the ship. I then saw the Lord and knew that He was involved in this situation. He appeared as the King of Kings and was watching over the scene and those that were on the boat. He then said: "Will you let Me steer the ship, for I know where it needs to go?" Then I saw some of the men in the boat. They were dressed as Roman soldiers and they had spears in their hands. They seemingly wanted to take charge of the ship and all of the orders. There was an angel hovering over the ship as if watching. This angel then drifted down in the rear of the boat continuing to watch. Finally, I saw a scroll that was being unraveled by someone. As it was unraveled, a section at a time, I noticed that it was a map; the type that one would use for navigation on a ship. This scene faded from view and then I saw the ship itself, and it had turned over on its side in the ocean. It was sinking, and had been turned over. )

"My people, there are many of you that think that you are the captain of your own destiny. You think that you can steer the ship without Me. But you are without a HEAD and you cannot see. There are some of you that have let the enemy drive the ship forward. He will navigate you into strange waters. He is to be chained and thrown overboard. There are many difficult waters to cross in the coming months. You need to let ME steer and show you which way to go. How can you be my body unless you are joined to my head? "

Stephen Hanson

"A Year of Natural Disasters"

Jan. 3, 01

MT 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. [5] For many will come in my name, claiming, `I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. [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.

MT 7:24 "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. [25] 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 foundation on the rock. [26] 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. [27] The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

"This year, the year 2001, is a year that you will see many things happen to you in the world around you. There will be more signs in the earth and in the heavens above. Earthquakes will be seen in various places around the earth. The sun's heat will fluctuate and will rise and fall. The signs in the heavens will be evident to all. Natural disasters will abound in many places. Storms in the form of tornadoes will hit the mid section of the United States as never before. You will see a rise of floods as well. "

(The Lord showed me a man who was on a ladder. He had a screwdriver in his hand and was working on the ceiling of this house in several places--at each each corner he was using this screwdriver. Then he went up another level and was working on the ceiling there. This continued until he had done this work on each ceiling, through perhaps 5 levels of the building. Then there was an opening at the last level, through a stove pipe one could see the stars and the sky above.)

He then said:

"Fortify, fortify your buildings and get them ready. When all else is crumbling around you, fortify your building. Your habitation is in Me and in Me alone. When the storms blow, and they will this year in great force, then let Me be that great tower for you. In my tower all else may blow around you, but you will find safety there. Look to Me when the sun and moon will change. "

(This time the Lord showed me a scene of objects being dropped to the earth below. I saw several parachutes fall to the earth, but also bombs that were being dropped. They hit the earth, and also some areas of water. )

He then said:

"Another war will break out and it will involve the United States. I have said that there will be wars and the rumors of wars. You have always had wars but they will increase until the end of time. Peaceful treaties will not keep this from happening. "

"So, mark this year as a year of these things. Remember that I AM a shelter from the storm."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 30, 00

EX 14: [6] So he had his chariot made ready and took his army with him. [7] He took six hundred of the best chariots, along with all the other chariots of Egypt, with officers over all of them.

EX 14:23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea.

EX 14:15 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.

"My church is going through many changes in the new year. "

"There will be many changes in the leadership. There will be many changes in "many" ways.

(The Lord showed me a general or leader, in an army. He was turning around and I saw his face as he motioned to someone behind him. He was carrying a staff, but upon looking at it closer, it was a crutch. He had had difficulty walking, and had been either injured or was getting older. I looked at his feet and they were blistered and cracked from the journey. Behind him in this procession, were some others, but I couldn't make out their faces. One though, stood out--it was a woman who was carrying a young child. There were donkeys and other beasts of burden who were in the procession, helping to carry the belongings of those who walked. A team of horses also pulled a carriage with some belongings in it. As this scene continued, I saw the same man and he had reached a river in the journey. He looked behind him for the others who had been following him, as if waiting for them to catch-up with him. Then I saw the face of Pharaoh as he sat upon his throne. He sank down into his chair and was pondering about those who were ready to go on ahead across the river. Then teams of chariots came rushing across the plain as if to stop those who were ready to cross. Then the man motioned to the others to begin to cross. The water began to separate and a deep channel was cut into the bottom of the river, thus allowing them to cross. It was a trench though, like a road, but made by the hand of God Himself. I then was shown a sandaled-foot, one of the people who was ready to go on across. I watched as the water was just about an inch beginning to cover the foot. The foot stood still and wouldn't move at all. The water began to climb and climb up the leg, and the rest of the body of this person. I then saw them under the water, unable to move and seemingly drowning then from the water. The Lord then said, "Now watch and see what happens." I watched as the waves and the great water came over the people and thus "folded-over" them. It was like a huge canopy of water had folded over them. The water's mechanism were the very hands of God Himself. His hands folded overhead thus, causing the water to collapse over them. *No one had made it over to the other side. )

This is the word and the interpretation:

"Many of my people have been afraid to go over onto the other side. You have had leaders who have brought you there. But you have stopped because of the world's system. Pharaoh has chased you all the way there; but you have looked at the water in fear. You will not reach on over to the other side, unless you look to Me and not to the water that is all around you. Your leaders have brought you this far, but they are fearful, many of them are. I will raise up a new group of leaders. They will not look at the waves all around them, nor be dismayed by them. "

Stephen Hanson