Oct. 20, 01

HAB 2:2 Then the LORD replied:"Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.

JER 20:9 But if I say, "I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,"his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

"I have a new type of servants that I have been molding and shaping in this hour. They have not given in to the things that this world has to offer. Their one and only desire is to worship Me in spirit and in truth. They are not without sin, but they chosen to turn their heads away from sin. These are those who speak my word. "

(The Spirit of God showed me a man who was carrying heavy things upon his back. When I continued to look at them I noticed that they were scrolls. Each of these scrolls were then laid down on the ground beside him and were stacked. They were stacked as a wood pile would be. I then watched as he took a trumpet and began to blow it, and out of the trumpet came smoke that went up into the air. A scroll came out of the trumpet and was unfurled onto the ground. I heard the Lord say, "Write the vision down and make it plain on stone tablets." The scene changed and now I saw a furnace. It seemed that the scrolls were being thrown into this furnace and I wondered because they would surely be burned up. But I watched and saw an anvil and noticed that the hand of the Lord was beating upon a huge hammer. With this hammer He was shaping and molding various pieces of metal. Each piece of metal was unique and different. It had its own individual shape and contour. On this piece of metal then was a message that He was beginning to give to His servants. )

"Behold my servants have carried a heavy weight. Many have carried around the messages I've given to them over the years. I AM now reshaping a new type of message for you. This message is being shaped in the furnace of my kingdom above. These messages will burn with the heat of my affliction and of my glory. Many of you have been afflicted in many ways. But I will take those afflictions and I will use them for my glory. Let that messages that you carry be shaped by my hand alone. Now, let Me blow upon the embers of these scrolls. "

(Again I was back to the scene above, and I noticed that the Lord held a scroll in His hand. Every part of it was on fire. At first the edges were as of embers, and then all of the edges were turned into flames. But the central part of the scroll, the message itself, was not. I watched in amazement at this, wondering how the scroll itself would not be burned up.)

"I have set my messages a flame now for you to carry. Carry them and do what I've asked you to do."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 13, 01

[26] But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. [27] For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. [28] You are those who have stood by me in my trials. [29] And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, [30] so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Luke 22

[15] I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15

"You are my servants, my people."

"From sunrise to sunset I see you doing my will. I see you loving each other. I see you serving each other. I have told you that "when you do it unto the least of one of these that you do it on it unto Me." ALL that you do in this life unto Me is important. There are not great achievements. Remember my role of being a servant. Remember how I washed the feet of my disciples. You are to do the same. Talking to a child is as important as giving a great sermon. You are all on level ground with Me. But the differences rely upon function. You all have different functions. The greatest one of you must be servant of all. But what does it mean to be the greatest? Great in the eyes of the world is not the same as in my eyes. And to be successful in my kingdom is not the same as in the world. Have I not chosen what is not great in the world? Not many of you were of noble birth. Not many of you are CPO's of some great company. But my Father has chosen the weak things of this world to shame the wise. But you are not weak. You are strong in Me, would say the Lord. And when you are strong in Me and you take on the form of a servant, then you surely will do great things. "

"But where is the philosopher of this age? Where is the great debater? I tell you that I ask you not to lean upon your own understanding. I've asked you to be like a child in these things. There is a great wisdom that comes when you identify with Me in these things. But I would have you to go further. I would have you to be no longer servants, but to be my friends. The servant does not know what his master is doing. But if you are my friends then you will know these things as well. Then I will give you ALL things my people. I will give you rich robes to wear. I will give you the sun and the rain. I will be there to go before you. "

"During this time in history there is much fear and uncertainty. You need to know my will more than at any other time in your life. So, I've called you to be my friends. Be my friends; be intimate with my every desire. Then when trouble comes you will be safe from the storm. "

"Be my friends."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 9, 01

...ISA 9:6 and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

ISA 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

HOS 8:7 "They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up.

ISA 2:4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

"There is an echo being spread throughout the land. It is the sound of my people being joined together. Can you hear the sound? It is the sound of prayers being offered up. It is the sound of petitions going forth. There is a battle cry. There is a hush and there is a stillness in the air. There is the sound of the battle in the distant land. As men go off to war, they leave their families behind. Go forth ye proud and go forth ye noble. The cause of war is not something that is always right, but there have always been wars fought. There will come a time when the kingdoms of this world will be turned over into my government. For I will establish peace on every hill. My mountain will flow with peace. There has not been peace in the homeland for many years. There have been changes and exchanges of territory for many years. There have been leaders who have held an iron fist. There have been others who have held themselves up on high. Those who fill this office will be judged accordingly. For they will be judged according to their rulership. Those who speak of peace but act with evil will reap the whirlwind. For it is a deception that runs deep. "

"Why must the innocent die? From time immortal the innocent have always died. This world is filled with the bloodshed of the innocent. In the name of "justice" these things will always happen this way. My justice will reign on high. My ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts. As the heaven is higher than the earth; so are my ways. "

(The Lord showed me a set of balances. I continued looking at it and noticed that there was artillery on one side--cannons and various other forms of weaponry. On the other side was food. There were various bowls set on the scales. There was a bowl of soup and other types of food and also some clothing. I noticed that the scales were seemingly balanced with these two opposite types of extremes.)

"There is a balancing beam. It is the balancing beam of food and compassion for the hungry and military strength. This is how my justice is perfomed. But remember that the time will come when you beat your plowshares into pruning hooks. But before this time of peace comes there will be wars that will be fought.

"My kingdom will be peace."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 6, 01

1SA 16:23 Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

PS 57:8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

PS 81:2 Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.

NE 4:10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall."

"This is a season for bringing your prayers before Me like you have never done before. While the world goes on as it does with news that it has of various things, know that I AM in the business of restoring things. I AM the God of restoration. I can take a demolished building and restore its people. I can take a charred portion of your city and I can help you rebuild it. I can bring peace where there has been sorrow and grief. I can bring you hope again where there has been despair. I can bring you unity where there once was discord. "

"In the midst of the unsettling of this ever-present crisis, I will be there. The nations hold in a balance before Me. There is a great unsettling as these things come to a head. I trained David's hands for war. He was a warrior, but he was also a musician and a poet. In the midst of these trying times play your music before Me. Bring your harp. Play upon your tambourines. Enter into that holy place and play your music unto Me. For the sounds of that sweet music will rise like healing in the morning. They will go out like a dove. Remember that David played his harp before Saul. Saul had a tormented and a despondent spirit, and the sound of his sweet music lifted his spirit. "

"Sing songs before Me, my people. I will give you peace from the storm. You will find rest here with Me. Even though the smoke still rises from the ashes, it rises to Me as the prayers of your people. I will take all these prayers and hold them close to my heart. You have been wounded but I will heal you. You have been cast down, but I will lift you up. Bring the minstrels before Me and sing a song. Sing the song of rebuilding. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 29, 01

PS 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

SS 2:4 He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.

EX 17:15 Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner.

PS 18:28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

PS 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

"Do not let all of the distractions around you keep you from worshiping Me. It is important that you find that still small place where you can go and find time to worship Me. Draw away from the news that you are hearing. Get away from the clamor. These things will be around you for some time. They are as a raging sea now tossing their waves to and fro. The news of the most recent bombings and attacks will continue for many weeks. There will be many new developments and plans. But I say for you to look past the news. Look past the images. Look past the accounts of those who were there. Come with Me to my chambers and sit and listen. For the news that I give you is not like what you hear on the television. It is not like what you read in the newspaper. "

"Come here with a true and a repentant heart. Enter into that secret place. Come to my altar for I have prepared a table before you. I have prepared a table before you There are the choicest meats and fruits. There are the choicest vegetables. Come, eat and drink. Here you will find sustenance for the days that are ahead. Sit and refresh yourself before the long journey that lies ahead. I tell you that the journey in the weeks and months ahead will not be an easy one. There have been rumors of many things. There have been many things planned. Look to Me in the long haul. Pace yourself as a runner would. But go in this race with your banners held high. Sing before Me with your tambourines. If you sing praises to Me in the midst of the storm then the storm will not appear as dark as it seems. The sky above will never appear totally dark to you. Even in the midst of the battle the warrior sees light ahead. Even on the battlefield there is light shed in the midst of them. Look for that light in the midst of the storm. My light can only shine in the darkness around you. Keep it lit now as never before. Keep the light lit in your cities. Keep the light lit in your homes. Keep the light lit in the midst of your enemies. When the lights go out then the real darkness is seen. Without a world filled with my light it is truly a dark place. But you can be my lights in a dark world. Shine forth your lights from the east to the west. Shine forth your lights from the north to the south. Be united my people not under the banner of patriotism, but under the banner of my light. For my banner over you is love. Thus would say the Lord, the one who is the banner of love over you."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 23, 01

1PE 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. [9] Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

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

"I don't want you to fear even though the earth is moved and even though the mountains fall into the sea. I don't want you to fear the catastrophes that have happened. There is much fear around. The mountains have been shaken. The skies have had their share of smoke rising up to it. The earth is in a state of panic. I don't want you to be ignorant though, of the devices of the enemy. He plans many other onslaughts upon this continent. There are strategic plans that he has made. There are strategic cities that he has made plans thereof. There are strategic military bases that he has made plans thereof. Fort Bragg has been a target. There are military bases in other places as well. I say these things not for fear to arise within your hearts, but for preparations to be made. I say these things for your habitations to be fortified. I say these things so that you would not be caught unaware. You know that the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. These things are happening like a roaring lion. But I tell you that his schemes have been found out. I tell you that my intercessors and prophets have been told about his schemes. Every secret plan will be found out. Every strategy will be foiled. His destruction is upon him. It is not to say that there will not be more killing of the innocent. It is not to say that there will not be more loses. There will be loses on both sides. War is not the way of my Spirit. But there is a battle to be fought. Remember that the real battle is not against flesh and blood. There are innocent lives to be saved within this battle. Seek and save the lost during this time. Seek how you can lend comfort at this time of fear. Seek how you can lend faith and hope at this time. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 22, 01

PS 61:3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

PR 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

1CO 3:10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. [11] For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. [12] If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, [13] his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. [14] If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. [15] If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

"There have been wars in the past.....There have been wars that the United States has been involved in, but this one will be a war that will outlast them all. I know that this has seemed to come on suddenly. I know that this came like a thief. "

"Lift the standard for your nation. Let everyone know that you are strong, my people. Not strong in yourselves, but strong in the belief that I will see you through. I will see you through this war. You fight a battle that has been building for many years. It has been building in the hearts and minds of evil men for many years, but good always triumphs over evil. This siege has brought on some good things for you as a people. You are now united more than you have ever been. Your name is the United States. But in the past there have been factions and splinters of many things. You now have a single goal. That single goal has been to rid yourself of this evil. But when all returns to normal, what will your goal be then? Will you return to business as usual? Will there still be your own evil upon the streets? Will there still be your own "wars" with each other? Let this great tragedy teach you a lesson. Let it teach you what is important in life. Let it teach you about the sacredness of life. Let it teach you that you cannot be strong in yourselves. Let it teach you that I AM your STRONG TOWER. When all comes crumbling down in your own worlds, then I will be that strong tower that you can run to. "

"You will rebuild as a nation but be careful what the mortar and the rock is. Be careful what your foundation is. Engineers know about what the "weight that a building can hold on top of it. What kinds of things will you "build" with Me now? What will your ministries be built with? Be united in your goals. Work together as one man. Then the buildings that you build on earth will be stronger as well as your own ministries. Remember that the work that you do is work onto Me. Then those buildings will stand. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 17 evening, 01

PS 9:8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.

PS 9:16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.Higgaion. Selah

PS 72:2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.

PS 103:6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

ISA 28:6 He will be a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

"The world is in a state of hush and anticipation. There is much in the realm of my spirit that awaits this final outcome. What shall come, you will ask? The world awaits in wonder. The economy stands teetering on its edge. There is unrest and fear. But would you flee to my strong tower, would say the Lord? Here you will find strength and guidance in your hour of need. My wings will enfold you. You will find comfort in them. There is a madness that pervades some of you. It is the madness of violence. Surely, this great sin will not go unpunished. Surely, the source of this evil will be found out. Surely, a caged lion will he be. Surely, the demise will be done. But do not put yourselves into the position of judge and jury. My judgment will fall. My justice will be done. The recompense will fit the crime. I will not allow the innocent to suffer any longer. From my holy mountain I sit in watch over your land. And I have seen the unrest. I have seen the hurt and I have seen the pain. But I tell you, out of the ashes will come a people of resolve. Out of the ashes new things will be built. Out of the ashes a new hope will emerge. It will not be the hope in technology. It will not be the hope in economy. It will not be the hope in a strong leader. But it will be the hope in the things of my Spirit. My Spirit will give you strength in these days ahead. These are difficult times. These are times like no other. These are times that signal the end of the age. "The times they are a changin." That was the ballad song of the 60's. But I tell you that the times have definitely taken on a change. You have felt the threat of an outside force. You always thought that your borders were safe. But there is no "perfect strength." There is no strength that you can muster on your own. But I will "equip" you with strength. I will be your strongest ally. I say to choose your allies carefully. There are things done and said in secret that you do not know. This upcoming war will not be an easy one. But remember that I AM the Commander-in-Chief. I will guard you at the front and at the rear. I will be there. This country and this nation, has always stood for freedom. Guard your belief in freedom; and stand watch over your gates. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 13 evening 01

REV 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.

PS 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

"At this time of this national disaster I AM asking you people to intercede on behalf of America like you have never done before. From the winds I AM calling forth my angels. I AM calling for them to watch over your cities. I have sent them to the eastern edge of your country. I say, fortify fortify the walls that have been broken. Through my Spirit I will redeem you, my people. "

"You are mine, you are mine, would say the Lord. Even though there have been the blackest nights. Even though the air has been filled with the dust. Even though your cries have gone on up to Me, and have gone on up without an answer, I have heard every plea of help. I have heard every cry that has been uttered. "

"Believe Me when I say that your nation has been weighed in the balance. It has teetered in this balance from side to side for a number of years. It will not utterly fall to one side though. I hold the balance in my hand. I hold you people, in my hand. I have gathered my angels, as I have said. Out of the midst of the rubble and out of the midst of the dust, I will breathe on this people. Am I not a God of mercy? Many of you have many fears. Many of you fear a war that would break out. This nation has been tested. Join together in Me and see what I can do. "

"There is a song, a song that is being played. It is the song of Rachel crying for her children. I say, protect your children. They need your security now more than at any time. They need to know that there is a shelter from the storm for them. When disaster comes, protect your children. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 8, 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.

2CH 18:16 Then Micaiah answered, "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd, and the LORD said, `These people have no master. Let each one go home in peace.' "

[7] Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes? [8] Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? I CO. 14

1JN 2:18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. [19] They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

"During this time, many have come forward claiming to be Me. I have said that false Christs would arise. Many have come, saying that they have a special relationship with Me. I say that all of you are special. There are some to claim to know things that I have not told them. At one time or another, they knew my voice, but they went their own way. These are sheep without a shepherd. These are lifeless streams in which my water does not flow. In exchange for my life-giving stream, they have exchanged it for the voice of the enemy. I say, do not follow them for their deception runs deep. Their waters have become dirty with their own deception and ruin. These are life-less flutes. The sound is hollow for what is inside of them. You are called to play a melody of the sound of my Spirit. "

"I have said that in the last days these things would arise. They have come, and behold, they will deceive many. So, remember that I told you ahead of time. When they speak of my judgment it is without my mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. That does not mean that judgment will not be done in my name. It does mean that I have provided a way; a way out of my judgment when you come to Me. I AM a high tower in the midst of the storm. "

"I AM the only one who is the judge. They have already been judged by my Spirit. They were part of you but they have come out from you. Remember how easy it would be for you to be deceived as well. Stay close to Me and I will stay close to you. This is the beginning of the time of deception. But if you keep my candle lit you will not be dismayed by their words. I have warned you ahead of time so take heed of these things."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 1, 01

2TI 3:1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. [2] People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, [3] without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, [4] treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God-- [5] having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

HEB 5:11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. [12] In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! [13] Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. [14] But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

"There have been other forces at work on this earth for a number of years. You see these things in your cities and you see these things in a number of ways":

1. You see the love of many grown cold.
2. You see the disobedience of children with their parents.
3. You see the love of violence rather than the love of peace.
4. You see a disregard for human life and the sanctity of marriage.
5. You see the love of money rather than the love of God.
6. You see the stench of pornography.
7. You see extortion and all forms of corruption.
8. You see the worship of the evil one and all of his practices.
9. You see the break-down of families.

"But these things will not always continue. I have said in my word that these things will "come forth" in the last days. But as they come forth to even greater intensity, my light in you will be shed abroad. I have said that many will follow deceitful spirits in this hour. Many will follow them and many will be "caught-up" in them. But remember that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. I will tear down the altars of wickedness. There comes a point when the stench of it has grown too much. "

"I say, to intercede for your nation, my people. Judgment is on the horizon. It has been held back but only for a time. Many of you preach a doctrine that is not the whole counsel of God. I cannot tolerate sin. You preach many things but you ignore some of the main things. My people need a complete diet of my word. You need to hear about your destinies in my Son. You need to hear about love and forgiveness. You need to hear about my grace. But the whole diet also includes your sin. It does not omit the whole world and the sins that they are caught-up in. It does not turn its head when you see that this world is slowly going down to the grave. It preaches hope for all mankind, but it also does not ignore my judgments. "

"I have said through many of my servants that specific judgments are coming. They will come and you will see them happen. I will continue to warn you about these things. "

(The Lord showed me our statue of liberty. I watched as this huge sculpture with its arm raised in freedom slowly came crashing to the ground. I watched as ropes were tied around it and criss-crossed, so that it was bound. The entire thing was lying on the ground.)

"You people of America, you have known of your freedom. You have had freedom in many forms and ways. But the time may come when you may very well lose your freedom. Remember who gives you the freedom that you enjoy all the time."

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 29, 01 evening

JER 7:1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: [2] "Stand at the gate of the LORD's house and there proclaim this message: " `Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the LORD. [3] This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place. [4] Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!" [5] If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, [6] if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, [7] then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers for ever and ever. [8] But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.

"Are you to continue to come before Me, would say the Lord when there is innocent blood that is shed? Many in the land that you live in shed innocent blood every day. Many oppress the poor. Many do not plead the case for the widow. But would you plead my case, would say the Lord? Would you stand up for Me in the midst of a wicked and perverse nation? If you will stand up for Me, I will stand up for you. But standing up for Me is more than just words. True faith is shown through the deeds that you do for Me. If you will take care of the widow. If you will plead the case for the fatherless. If you will speak out against abortion and infanticide, then I will hear the prayers that have been sent up to Me. But if many of these things are ignored; if mercy is not shown to those who are around you; if love is not extended to those who are in need of it, then a time will come when continual disobedience to Me, will cause my judgment to fall. "

"Am I not a God of mercy? Am I not a God of infinite patience and love? Am I not a God who has shown forgiveness without merit on your parts, but simply because you have asked for forgiveness in my name? Truly I Am a God that hears. Truly, I Am a God that will extend all of the promises that are stated in my word. Many think that I Am just a God of love and of mercy; that judgment isn't something of my vocabulary. But I would have you know that when I acted in judgment in the past it was for the purpose of cleansing. It was for the purpose of cleansing the nation of its evil. Why did I send Israel into captivity? Why were my people forced to make bricks without straw? Why were there times in war, that innocent women and children were killed? Trust Me when I act in my judgments. Trust my judgments because of my love for you. Trust my fire that burns away the dross in your lives. Trust the fires that have been involved in your lives. If you can trust Me with these things, then you can trust Me for anything. "

"So when my judgments come, and they will come, don't think that I'm acting out of an unmerciful love. Seek Me above the clamor of this hour and you will know indeed, that I Am a God of both mercy and judgment."

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 25, 01

ISA 28:23 Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say.

ISA 34:1 Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!

"I bring a song from the tops of the mountains. I bring a song from of old. It is the sound of the wheat turning colors. It is the sound of the morning dove cooing in the garden. It is the sound of the waves of the ocean pounding upon the shoreline. It is the sound of the end of Summer and the approach of Fall. Can you hear the wolf howling in the night? Can you hear the sound of the eagle sending its call throughout the sky? They are sending signals, would say the Lord. "

(The Lord showed me a scene of our planet as seen from a distance. It appeared to be normal, but then as it spun around and around, I noticed that the globe "wobbled" and was warped as it was spinning. Also, out of the center of the globe, were several large hands that were raised, like they were having a party and were celebrating. This is what seemed to cause the earth to wobble from side to side as it spun around. As this spinning motion continued, there were reverberations that were seen in the surrounding area and "space" around the globe. These reverberations spread throughout "space." Finally, I saw a scroll, and it was unraveled. this scroll became larger and larger, until finally it lay right next to me. The Lord then said, "Eat this.")

The Lord then said again:

"Can you hear the sounds that are spread throughout the earth? There are the sounds of partying. There is a "party spirit" that is very much going on in this earth. As in the days of Noah these things were very much prevalent. So they are again. Many would want to be oblivious to the things that are really going on around them. They think that if they raise their glass of wine and have fun, that it would disappear. But can you hear the approaching storm? Can you hear the sound of hoofbeats upon the horizon? Surely, surely, this sound will be heard. There is a time and there is a season set for everything upon this earth. And so, as Summer wanes, and as Fall begins, there will be new sounds that will be heard. Listen intently and you will hear those sounds. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 18, 01

ISA 37:32 For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

MIC 5:7 The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many people like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.

"Out of the ashes I have a people who will be mine. They have not given themselves to the spirit of this world. They have not "risen" by their own hands. They have let Me work on them. They have decided to follow Me all the way. These are mine. These are the people of my pasture. These are my remnant. These are the people who have not bowed to anyone else. They will pass through many waters. They will emerge through many fires. They are my army. They have been equipped for these last days. They are my people and they have been chosen to raise my standard. They are not interested in programs but they are interested in serving Me. "

"There has always been a remnant that I have chosen to represent Me. When you follow Me to the ends of this world and life then you are that remnant. When you allow Me to work on you than you are that remnant. When you follow my Spirit and not your own then you are that remnant. Follow Me and I will not only make you fishers of men but I will give you the keys to the kingdom. I will give you the hidden manna. I will give you the white stone. I will give you the "Bright and Morning Star." Be mine and I will be yours as well. I will protect you from the storms that are coming. I will lead you beside the still waters. I will give you the gifts that are mine. I will cause you to triumph in every battle. "

"Great will be your reward if you follow Me in all your ways. Great will be your fellowship for I will give you a foretaste of heaven. Great may be your trials but even greater will be your relationship with Me. Sun and moon will not harm you. Neither will the things of this world. The arrows that fly by day or the terror in the night will not come near your tent. For you are mine, says the Lord. You are mine, says the Lord. You are mine, I say. Rise up, I say, rise up! Rise up in the strength of old. Rise up in the strength of Joshua and Caleb. Put on the strength of Miriam and Deborah. Rise up as in days of old. For you are mine, and I will give you those things that you have asked for. Mighty feats will be done in my name. A new Spirit will be poured out, even greater than as in days of old. Put on that arm of mine, says the Lord. Then your strength will be that as the armies of heaven. "

"Go forth to battle and to triumph, says the Lord."

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 18, 01

*Finally...Carol and I go to court this coming Monday for Dessie (Destiny) for her adoption. It has been a long process of almost 3 years. She just turned 3 on July 29th. God is faithful.

*Over this Summer we have experienced some real "melting pot" experiences. Don't know about all of you, but I have wondered at times about the "heat" within from some of these trials. I know that it has been a "hot" Summer around this nation as well, but nothing compares to "His heat." I guess we all have trials that are designed for each of us. We must trust that He knows what is best for us. Thank you for those of you who have prayed for us about our specific "melting pot" experiences.

ZEC 13:9 This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, `They are my people,' and they will say, `The LORD is our God.' "

MAL 3:2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. [3] He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, [4] and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.

"Out of the melting pot my servants are coming. I have stirred and stirred the mixture so that it has been just right. Each of my servants has undergone a purging and a time of testing. The fire has been turned up hotter than it has ever been. During this season I have brought you through many fires. It has been one of the most excruciating trials for some of you. But remember that you are being made more and more into my image. Take away the dross and the pure gold is revealed. You will be silver and you will be gold, my people. I am the God of the furnace, and I am the God of the fire. It has been a refining fire that has made you more and more like Me, says the Lord. There will always be fires and there will always be refining to be done. "

"It is time....It is time for the melting pot to have ended. Remember that those in the fiery furnace were not burned up. The greater the man, the greater the work that I do in him. Some of you might ask, "Why must some of these things need to happen?" Did I call you to be my own for nothing? You may feel like at times that you have been compressed beyond limits. But I tell you that everything is ultimately for your good. You are my children and you are my own. "

"Remember that this world is coming into judgment, but much of the judgment in you has been in conforming you into my image. I have said that judgment must first begin with the church, and to be sure, there are things that need to be done there. But even more important than any of that, is the process and the working that I do in my servants. The heat does not stay on up forever. You are not tested beyond your limits. In am a loving Father and I know what my sons and daughters can endure. You were bought with a price. You are not your own. Let my melting pot do its perfect work in you. Then the impurities will rise to the surface. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 11, 01

1TI 6:20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, [21] which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you.

[6] Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Col. 4:6

"Watch out for the noises that you hear in this world. There is Godless chatter. There is noise that is meaningless that comes from the lips of many. Your lips are to be a sweet-smelling sacrifice unto Me. Do not join into these conversations that go against Me. Do not be a part of them. You are to be a voice that rises above these things. How can the world know about Me if there is always "course talk?" How can they know about a God that they think does not exist? It is not always what you say, but also what you "do not say."

"The enemy loves conversations like these. He loves it when my children do nothing about how the world is talking around them. But you can cut a channel in the current noise of the world. You can direct its flow in a different way. "

(The Lord showed me what I thought was a huge water pipe that was flexible. I watched as this supposed pipe was moving in the water of a river. It wove in and out at a fast pace. It seemed to scoop up the ground and the water itself, causing the flow to go in a certain direction. Then I noticed that this "pipe" was actually a very huge snake. As it moved in serpentine fashion across the landscape and water, there were other snakes within it. It troubled me as I watched them move their heads from side to side, as this huge monstrosity wound its way through the water. The scene then changed somewhat, and people were on a rollercoaster, having fun as they dipped up and down on the course of the ride. This seemed to be a representation of much of the world, in that they want to be "entertained.")

"The enemy has taken over much of the "talk" in this world. He has woven his way into many conversations. He has slithered his way into many homes. He has spread his filthy venom in the form of vile speech and a blatant disregard for Me and my word. Strike the head of this serpent and he will flee from your conversations. Trample him under foot and he will be destroyed. "

Stephen Hanson


August 8, 01

GE 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. [2] Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

GE 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. [4] God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. [5] God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day.

ISA 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.

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.

"Turn on the light.....turn on the light so that you would all see, my people. There is a light that is within each of you. It is the revelation of my Holy Spirit. Many of you have attempted to use your own light, but my light shines much brighter. I Am that light that came into the world. In the beginning there was only the void and darkness, and I created two lights to shine forth. One of them is that great star known as the sun. The other one(s) are those stars that shine in the heavens. Both of these were set to give light unto men. But they are "physical light." In Me you will find the light that guides mankind. It is the light that gives hope to mankind. The enemy has tried to understand that light but he cannot. If you were to have all the lights turned off, and there was no light to be found, even the stars in the sky, my light would shine forth. For that light would illuminate and would show forth its brilliance. "

"Many, in fact ALL of mankind is dependent upon electricity. With it you provide the resources for your home. Great generators keep this flowing and help keep a city alive because of this. But mankind has become much too dependent upon these things. There are millions upon billions of watts of electricity that flow from these generators unto your homes. With it you have toasters and microwaves and computers. You have televisions and radios. From hair dryers to all the modern conveniences, you have something at the touch of your fingertips. And it is not wrong to have these things, but it has become a mammoth undertaking to keep it afloat. Can you keep the earth itself plugged-in? Can you control the seasons? Can you control the night and day? I tell you that there is a light source beyond your earth. There is a power greater than anything you can imagine. The great turbines and power plants fall short to anything like it. Turn on the switch of my Holy Spirit, and there will be more than anything that you need. It is a commodity that does not cost you anything. But it will cost your soul if you do not tap into it. So, remember that my light shines brighter. Remember that in the beginning there was only darkness. But my light is the "life" of mankind. It is the "hope" of mankind. And it is the "future" of mankind. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 6, 01

JOEL 2:24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.

JOEL 3:18 "In that day the mountains will drip new wine,and the hills will flow with milk;all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the LORD's house and will water the valley of acacias.

AM 9:13 "The days are coming," declares the LORD,"when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.

"Out of the fire of my presence I have a people that are being led by my destiny. They will not walk in the ways of this world. They will not be persuaded by man. For they have been in my presence. They will speak what I have them to speak. Their words will change the flavor of the places that they go to. They will exhibit my rod and my iron. They are equipped with my arsenal. They will wage war with the enemy and they will bring him down. They are a people who will move forward in my name. They have come out of the wilderness. They will come out of their places of safety. They are my army. The enemy will be defeated. He will see his demise and he will flee. I will come....I come forth in the latter rain and I will spread forth my Spirit. And my Spirit will fall like it has never fallen before. From the east and the west and from the north and south it will fall. Even little children will be moved by my Spirit in these days. As in days of old when they were set apart, so will it be at this time. The wind blows, and no man knows where the wind comes from, but you will see the evidence of these things. Surely, this generation will see these things. Surely, this generation will see the manifestation of my glory. Entire cities will come to hear my word spoken. My Spirit is at work.....My Spirit is at work. "

"While it is true that there will be a falling away, there are some who have fallen into various traps and deceptions in this hour, but I have kept the finest wine until this last hour. And this wine will be poured forth unto all who would receive it. Drink of it. Taste it, for it is the new wine of the covenant. It will strengthen you, my army. It will sustain you in your battles. It will be given. Many have longed to see these things, and they will come to pass. They will come to pass."

"Thus would say the Spirit of the Lord. The Lord of the new covenant. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 3, 01

For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. II Pet. 1:21

[4] `You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Ex. 19:4

ISA 40:31 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.

"Hear the voice of the eagle as it spreads its wings. The eagles rise and fall in undulations in the sky. They fly on the currents of my Spirit, says the Lord. "

(The Lord showed me a stone tower which had some small windows etched, or cut into the sides of it. It was dark outside and I noticed a beam of light that was coming from the top of this tower, like unto a light house. However, when I continued watching this, the light beam suddenly changed. What was once shooting outwardly into the sky and atmosphere around the surrounding area, had now become broken. The individual shafts of light became diffused and choppy. It was as if the light source itself was a kaleidoscope of various colors and shapes. The light though, was not permitted to shoot out into the distance. It was if it was trapped within a boundary of its own forming these various shapes of diffused color and light spectrums. Then out of the midst of these shapes of color and light, I noticed something floating in mid air. Upon looking at it further, I noticed that it was a phonograph player of an old-fashioned variety. From this phonograph one would have expected sound to be emitted. It came, but again the sound was broken and diffused. All around the parameters of the phonograph player was a web of white-colored delicate webbing. This webbing was encircled around it and thus, seemed to be a barrier of some type.)

"The sky is reflected in my eagles and their wings. Notice how a chameleon takes on its surroundings. It becomes part of the area in which it is around. It can become hidden so that you cannot distinguish it from the background. The same is true of my prophets. They can sometimes take on the background which is around them. They need to not be influenced by the world around them. You need to soar above this earth. You need to be carried on the wings of my Spirit. FLY AND SOAR. If you do not commune with Me in my Spirit then you are like a light house whose light has not gone out. That light becomes broken up into individual pieces. Again, the sound cannot be transported as well. Your message then becomes diffused. You are the antennae of my Spirit. So your message has to be transmitted clearly. "

"Get back on the wings of my Spirit; then you will hear and it will be clearer. "

Stephen Hanson