Aug. 10, 2002

1KI 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

[23] If we have built our own altar to turn away from the LORD and to offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, or to sacrifice fellowship offerings on it, may the LORD himself call us to account.Jos. 22

"Many of my servants have gathered stones to build their own altars. In ancient times men built altars to honor Me. They placed an offering there that would be pleasing in my sight. These were erected at holy and consecrated places. These were sin offerings that were given on behalf of themselves or someone else."

"But many of you are still building altars even today. You are building and erecting altars in your own name, says the Lord. You have gathered stones and have piled them up high. These "stones" are the crowning achievements that you have done. They have been set on top of each other, one by one. But what are you offering to Me? I say that these altars are not pleasing in my sight. They are not consecrated. They are not holy. Just as I came and drove out the money changers, I will demolish these altars. For many of you honor your own ministries and not Me."

"Remember Elijah at Mount Carmel? He called down fire from heaven and it burned up the altars and the water that was there. Those prophets of Baal had been dancing and performing all day long. I tell you that I see antics in the church. I tell you that I see pretentiousness. My church was never meant to be a circus. "

"Place your hearts on my altar and then I will be pleased. Gather stones of repentance and then it will be consecrated. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 8, 2002

JAS 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, [3] because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. [4] Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

1CO 4:14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children. [15] Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.

(The Lord showed me a scene of a man who was carrying sticks upon his back. They were in a bundle and they weighted him down. The wind was blowing hard upon him, but still he continued to walk under the load.) "The north wind has been blowing. It has been blowing and has come down upon my servants. But I will send a new wind; I will send a new wind, says the Lord. With this new wind you will be refreshed to move on. The summer months have proved to be a time of deep testing. The wind has blown upon your lives to see what things you are made of. But with the winds I never meant for you to be burdened down with them. Many of those burdens have been your own making. My yoke is not meant to be a burdensome thing. Many of you have been tested and have come through the fire successfully. Now you are strengthened and now you are ready to go on. Let these times of testings prove to be a strong influence upon your lives. Now, after you have received the peaceful fruit of my character, what will you do with the things that you have learned? How will you apply these things to your relationships with others? The things that you have learned are not meant to be for you alone. Just as the gifts and the ministries are not for you alone, those things that you go through are not for alone."

"You are not your own. You have been bought with a price. Your lives are not your own. So in turn, what you have gone through is not your own as well. For you that have fared well in these journeys, learn how you can instruct others in the faith about them. See how you can offer them hope in the midst of the storm. While there are many instructors in the faith there are not too many fathers. A father not only learns how he can instruct, but he offers hope and compassion to those around him. A father knows what is good for his earthly children. He would not offer them a stone when they asked for bread. But he would also see that the things that they are going through would prove to be valuable later. For those of you that are fathers, identify with the needs of those around you. Spur them onto good works. But encourage them to stay in the midst of the trial. For there is fruit to be gained from it, and there is maturity that will come from it as well. "


Stephen Hanson


Aug. 3, 2002

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. [10] That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2CO 12

RO 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, [2] through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.

RO 5:20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, [21] so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[8] For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- [9] not by works, so that no one can boast. [10] For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.EPH 2

"My grace is sufficient for you in all circumstances and in all ways. My grace is sufficient; it is sufficient for all things. Why must the world go on living like it does? It knows nothing of what I can offer it. Much of the world lives according to rules and regulations. These rules are a formula for living a life of the law. "

(The Lord showed me an Old Testament scroll. It was set against a simple background and it was facing outwards. While it was opened, I noticed a much smaller book that was being opened up right in front of the scroll. It was much thicker in pages and had a large and complete binding around it. While it seemed to be smaller in size, it made up for this in content and in the "meat" of it. Then suddenly from the midst of this book there was a cord that ran with a plug-in attached to it. This plug-in had a power source running throughout it and I saw the power that vibrated through it. It was a steady stream of current that wound around in spirals and went into a power source. Behind this power source, there was yet another power source that was plugged in somewhere that fed this book. This book was set ride beside the Old Testament scroll and it was noticeably different in content and in the power that it held.)

"The law was given to help my people and to become a custodian for them. But at a sufficient time I chose to offer grace for all mankind. Grace and truth have been given. The pages that are found within grace are held in power for you They are electrified through the word. You will find that they have a power source that will feed you in all ways. The law came to prepare you and to give you a conduct of living. But you had to follow all the rules that were contained within it. But now the greater commandment is given unto you. This commandment is not to be rigidly followed. It is not a matter of do this and don't do that. But it is a matter of being intimately involved with Me and allowing my word and my spirit to infuse your life. "

"Allow my grace to work in your lives, my people. Allow it to empower you. Allow it to equip you and to forgive you. Don't follow the old pattern but follow the new pattern. Don't be bound by rules and regulations, but live in the freedom of my grace. "

Stephen Hanson


July 30, 2002

MK 2:21 "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. [22] And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins."

AC 15:22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders among the brothers.

AC 15:30 The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter. [31] The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. [32] Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers. [33] After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them. [35] But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.

[28] Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20

"I AM working in and through my church upon this earth, but much of my church stands in ruins and is in need of much repair. How do you repair a church? How do you uphold its structure? "

"I say that there is no revival upon the land at this time. There is much experience in the spirit. There is a lot of revelation. There is a lot of gifting, but there is very little revival. When you come together the same structure still exists. You may have the new wine, but you still have the old wineskins. The structure of your services and the administration of it shows that you are still following the old pattern. The structure must come down. Ever since the time of the Middle Ages there has been a man that has been appointed to be in charge. But I tell you that that man has not followed the pattern that was set up. I did not appoint shepherds to rule over my church. Look over the pattern that was established in the early church in the book of Acts. I tell you that pastors were not the ruling order. Apostles, prophets, and teachers came to help establish that order Even when you have the new wine, its taste has become sour. It is still the old pattern and it is still the old tabernacle. There is to be a plurality of leadership. Elders have been appointed to help govern the church, but prophets, apostles and teachers are to help in this process. Change the government of the church and you will have revival."<P.

Stephen Hanson


July 26, 2002

JN 3:27 To this John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. [28] You yourselves can testify that I said, `I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him.' [29] The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. [30] He must become greater; I must become less.

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

[11] The greatest among you will be your servant. [12] For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matt. 23

"Many of you that have been called to a prophetic office or ministry have expected to go out and do ministry right away. But you must know something: That with the calling comes a great demand of Me upon you. You must not only be willing for Me to be taking you through all kinds of things, you must "walk out" what I have told you in the spirit to do. You must not only speak the word that I have given to you, but you must identify with that word. I said that "the word dwelt among you and became flesh." As you dwell among my people, let that word sink deep into your spirit. As my spirit dwells among you may I unfold my plan to you. Identify with Me. Your identity is to be of Me and nothing else. Your identify is not to be of great repute, but you are to become less so that I can become more. I must become greater so that I may become great among you. "

"For too many years many have tried to be great in themselves, but I say that those ministries will not last. For it is an abomination to Me and the stench of it has reached my throne. When I smell this stench I do not hear your pleas or listen to your prayers, for your prayers come from a heart that is not pure. Your prayers come from someone who has elevated themselves. How then can you be effective? How then can you reach the multitudes? How then can you release from bondage those who are held in prison? "

"Behold, I will take away those things that I have given to you. I will take away the revelatory gifts. I will take away those things that have made you great. And then for a season you will think about these things. And if after your thinking and you have come to understand what I have said, then I will return your ministries back unto you. If I see anymore of what was done earlier, then your ministries will be taken away from you forever. If however, your heart is truly repentant, and you consider these things and they change, then your ministries will be my ministries. For you all are called to great things but they are to be great in my kingdom and not your own. "

Stephen Hanson


July 17 evening, 2002

MT 25:34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. [35] For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, [36] I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

MT 25:37 "Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? [38] When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? [39] When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

MT 25:40 "The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

"Peace shall flow like a river. The mountain breezes send a sound of my warmth; they send the sound of the warmth of my spirit. Can you feel it blow through the trees? Can you see it blow through the mountain grasses? Can you see it......Can you feel it? Oh, how I want my people to be filled with peace. The mountains will break forth into singing. The trees will whisper my song to you. Rest, for the times are not in your hands, but in mine. I Am the Shepherd of my people. I carry the young gently in my hands. I can carry a young man, an old man, or even a warrior. How many, how many of my people let me carry them? You think that you can carry yourselves. You think that you can find your own peace. But that peace is to only be found in Me. You rush around in such a busy state of mind. Why not stop and listen to Me? There is a secret sanctuary. Oh surely, surely I will hollow it out. "

"Give Me your hearts my people. Let Me shape that secret sanctuary there. Give Me of yourselves. I will pour forth my spirit unto you. In these days I will pour it forth like the river; and in that day you will surely see that river rising. And that river which was once a gentle brook will flow, and will continue to flow, to the ocean of my riches. Of my bounty will I give in this hour. I will give and I will not hold back. For too long my children have been begging bread. I will not have them going around like that. For too long many have been neglected in this hour. I say that I will bring back mercy in the churches. I will bring in the destitute. I will bring in the weary. I will bring in the lonely and the estranged. For too long you have ignored these, my children. I will pour forth my spirit to embrace these. As I said unto John, 'Behold your mother.' And I would also say that these are your mothers and your fathers. These are your sons and daughters. These are your brothers and sisters."

"I have had enough of programs. I have had enough of your man-made organizations. Will you embrace those that I bring to you? Will you wash their feet? Will you lay your lives down for them? What have your conferences done for you? What strategies have they given to you? What new revelations and insights have you gained? What speakers have you flocked to go and see? Surely there have been great things said and done. Are any of those things as great as giving a child a drink of water? Surely, as you have done it unto the least of one of these then you have done it unto Me. "

"So, are you going to act like my church or not? Are you going to go on the same way? How many of you were destitute? How many of you were lonely or estranged? Did I take you in?

"Do the same as well."

Stephen Hanson


1PE 1:3. [6] In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. [7] These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

[13] Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Eph. 6

July 16, 02

"The trials will get to be more severe for my children, says the Lord. For you are reaching a time when I really want you to be prepared. This world is racing along at an incredible pace. The enemy is being loosed more so because the anointing that rests upon my servants. But understand that not everything comes from the enemy. These trials are preparing you for the time that lies ahead. I will cast down everything that stands and is elevated against Me. There is a battle that is going on--there is a battle that has always been going on. But I say that that battle will grow more fierce. Stand your ground, my children. Stand your ground and be ready for battle. Do not let complacency enter into your hearts. When everything is even going fine, you must beware, for it is then that you think that you can operate in your own strength. "


(The Lord showed me a man, a warrior, that held a sword in his hand. This sword though, was broken about half of the way up. I watched as he tried to battle the serpent, the devil. He could not fight against him though, because of his broken sword. The enemy was beginning to defeat him. I then saw the sword reformed and was complete. A spear was given to the warrior and he threw it at the dragon. The dragon receded, and left from where he had come, and went behind a chamber door.)

"The weapons that many of you have been using have not been effective. Truly, the reason is because they have been your weapons and not my own. You are to use what I give to you. Prayer is a necessary weapon. But it is not to be a prayer without my Holy Spirit in it. Pray with all fervency, and stand your ground, and the enemy will flee."

Stephen Hanson


July 13, 2002

PS 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

(The Lord began to show me an eagle soaring in the sky. I watched as it soared on the currents of the wind. Then it picked up a ball and carried it in its mouth. The ball was actually a globe of the world. As the eagle carried this globe in its mouth, it lost its form and was shapeless. Then the eagle picked up another ball, which was white in appearance. As it carried this ball in its mouth, it then dropped it to the ground. Inside of the white ball hundreds of white birds emerged and flew. The process continued, with the eagle soaring above and picking up ball after ball. Each time the ball was dropped to the ground, far, far below. And each time the balls were dropped, hundreds upon hundreds of white birds, were loosed upon the wind. )

(Then I saw a man dressed as a warrior who shot a flaming arrow into the sky. This arrow was shot and seemed to hit the eagle who flew towards me. Then a chariot approached going at great speed. Horses emerged and were running swiftly upon the earth. They came into my field of vision and then vanished, as quickly as they had come.)

(Now I saw the eagle soaring again, but it held something in its talons. The sky was dark. There was a huge bag that it held and it carried this net, or bag, to a safe place. In this net were several baby eagles. They hadn't formed their wings or plumage yet, and were not moving. It came to a nest were once there had been eggs. It was now empty. The eagle had come to bring the babies here so that they would be safe. I now watched as the eagle left the nest. It flew with great strength and determination upon the wind. The sky above was dark, but it was determined. It dipped and came towards the ground. Many arrows were being shot at it. None of them though, seemed to harm or hinder its plight or purpose. It came to where those that had been shooting the arrows. Then it spread its wings over the man and covered it completely. It had rid it of its arrows and this was done away with.)

"This eagle represents my prophetic ministry. Many things have been shot at it lately. There are those who are younger; and those who are more mature have hidden the younger ones safely. Some of the younger ones have stepped out into the ministry too soon but I will protect them and keep them from danger. "

Stephen Hanson


July 9, 2002

JER 31:21 "Set up road signs; put up guideposts.Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, O Virgin Israel, return to your towns.

ISA 40:3 A voice of one calling:"In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.

"This summer is a time of acting upon the purposes of what I have instilled upon your hearts. What have I instilled upon your hearts? I have instilled upon you the need to act upon what I have spoken to you in your hearts. To speak those words to a lost and bewildered generation. To rise in the morning to spend your time with Me. Here I will tell you of the things that I want you to do for Me; to be clear about the assignments that I have given to you. At no other time in history, there is no other greater need than this--that you understand what I have spoken to you. It is one thing to understand what I have spoken to you, but then it is quite another to carry this out. "

"You will be shut out of the churches, but that does not mean that you are not to carry out my word. A time is coming when those who shut the doors to you think that they will be doing me a favor. Do you think that I was not persecuted? You are called to suffer some of the same things. But inspite of all this persecution, I will open doors for you. I have said that I will go before you. Surely, I will burn a trail before you. Surely, that trail will be seen. Surely, my servants will walk in that trail. And along this trail there will be a standard that will be lifted, an ensign, and on this signpost it will read: "There is to be a company of prophets who carry out my will in this hour, and they will be gathered together to speak to the walls of Jericho 'Come down!'

Stephen Hanson


July 6, 2002

ISA 38:20 The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD.

JER 31:4 I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel. Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the joyful.

"The mountains bow down to Me. The trees sway in the wind. All nature stands still before Me. "

(The Lord showed me a scene of a man who was in a boat. In this boat the man was paddling very slowly down the river. He seemed to not be getting very far in his journey, and it almost appeared that he was not getting anywhere at all. Then a waterfall appeared that took him and his boat down it. This waterfall was very powerful and beautiful. I saw him at the bottom of it where the spray and foam were bubbling up all over. Then in the midst of the foam and spray there came forth various instruments that were playing music. There was a violin, a tambourine, and even bagpipes.)

(Now the scene changed and I saw a door. A key was given to open the door and there behind the door was an elaborately designed chest of some type. I watched as the chest was opened up. There were pearls and various necklaces and jewelry within it. In the midst of it all there was a cello. Someone picked up the instrument and began playing it. They continued to play, even in the midst of fires burning all around. The fires continued and then I saw a scroll that was burning on the edges, and written in the midst of the scroll it said: "Sing praises unto God with harp and violin.")

The Lord then said:

"Music is an important thing to Me. As you begin to praise Me and worship with Me, music ushers in my spirit. Even in the midst of calamity music will help calm the storm. It calms the storm and it soothes the savage beast. There is a music within the hills and the valleys. It plays a lyrical piece before Me. Remember how David played his harp before Saul? That is what helped soothe his melancholy nature. "

"Before you go into battle seek Me with your whole heart. Sing unto Me, and seek Me with music. Then I will rise within you because of this music being poured forth before Me."

Stephen Hanson


June 29, 02

[10] Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. Rev. 3:10

[23] Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. [24] And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 2 Tim. 2:23

[6] In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. [7] These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. I Peter 1:5

"The mountains will quake and the rivers will run dry. There is a time coming when those who are here on the earth will be having a time of great testing and tribulation. You do not know the day or the hour. You do not know the dates. It is not important to know but it is important to know that you will be taken care of. It is important to know that in the coming years you must prepare for that time. It is true that I will save my church from the great trial that is coming upon the earth. It is still important to note however, that you will not be delivered "out" of it, but that you will be delivered "through" it. ""What do you think that the purpose is of going through the trials that you have been going through now? I tell you surely, that they have come partly to prepare you for that time. You have gone through all types of trials and testings at this time. Some of it has been to perfect your faith. Some of it has been to purge the dross from you. Most of it has been for these things. But I want you to be ready for that hour and that time. A wise person prepares for Winter. A wise person prepares for difficult times. But I'm also not asking you to have fear in your hearts about these things. Consider the churches that were mentioned in Revelation. Remember that some were not ready and they could not endure. To them that could endure, they were kept safe from that time of trial. That is all that I need to say at this moment. I do not want my church to be splitting hairs about theological issues. Some say that I AM coming for my church at this time, while others say, "No, it will be later." Just be ready and know that much of this now is in preparation for that time. "

"To those who are like the church of Philadelphia, endure as a faithful soldier. Be ready, in season and out of season. Know that these trials are preparing you for that time. Know that I will not take you "out" of that time, but "through it." Be ready, I say, and do not fear. And do not get caught-up in senseless arguments about when these things will happen. But also do not delude yourselves about thinking that you will be taken out of everything that is coming upon this earth. "

Stephen Hanson


June 28, 2002

1JN 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. [9] If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. [10] If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.

1JN 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. [2] He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

RO 7:21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. [22] For in my inner being I delight in God's law; [23] but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. [24] What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? [25] Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

"Is there any area of your lives that I cannot touch? Many think that they are without sin and that they are not in need of my forgiveness. I tell you that there are many that have deluded themselves in the body of Christ. They think that they are sinless and have reached perfection. I say that you are perfected in my sight when you are forgiven; then you stand perfected in my sight. You stand perfected in my sight only when you accept the saving grace that I have done in your life. Grace has been extended to all, but not all accept my grace. To be sure, you should not go on sinning that more grace would abound, but when you have sinned know that you are forgiven. It is sin that is working in your mortal bodies that keeps you from living the life that you would want to. Remember that my servant Paul struggled with these very things. Remember that what he wanted to do he could not do, but the sin that he did not want to do, that is what he continued to do. It was only through my saving grace that he was able to do the things that he had done. Do you think that there is anything good in you apart from Me? I tell you that there is, but only through my creative power at work in you. This process of giving yourselves unto Me, and through confessing your sins daily, results in the power of sanctification in you. I can deliver, and I can sanctify, says the Lord. I can cause you to be holy even as I AM holy. But always remember that it is not you that are holy, but that it is I in you that is holy. What is to be done with this old nature then? It was nailed on the cross and I triumphed over it; but you still deal with it. You still deal with it because of your fleshly nature. You will always deal with it because of your fleshly nature. But you will triumph, says the Lord. You will go on in your fight against sin and win. I have conquered death and the grave. I have also conquered sin. Remember in your daily walk that you are still a sinner in need of grace. Remember that you are a son and daughter of mine. Remember that I have cleansed you and made you holy in my sight. Now, wipe the dust from your feet and go on. Go on fighting the fight and winning the fight. Remember that I walked this life as a man, and because of that I AM a priest that is able to understand. I walked as a man and also as the Son of Man. And because of my spirit at work in you, then you can walk as a man and also as my son. "

Stephen Hanson


June 22, 02

PS 2:1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? PS 2:2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.

"This Summer is a time of waiting and watching as the events go on around you. This world is in a state of hush and anticipation. Nothing is ever settled. There is strife and disorder all over."

(The Lord showed me a vine plant of some type, that was growing and growing. I watched as this plant encircled and spread itself around in front of me. It went around and around, spiraling in different directions, and filled my field of vision. Then I saw a single tree that was barren and dead. It had nothing green on it, or blossoms of any type. I wondered at what it meant.)

"The vineyard represents the state of affairs in the world. Surely, as one plant grew and spread, it became greater and greater. One nation's problems becomes another nation's problems. No one country is an island and is separated from the world. "

"Why do the nations rage, and why do they lift up their voices? Surely, the people plot in vain without my counsel, says the Lord. Surely, there is no rest to be found for them. "

(Again now, the Lord showed the scene of the vines, but now they were lush and green and smaller at first. There were perhaps half a dozen of them, planted side by side, with each other. I then noticed something very strange: Each of the plants or vines, were joined together; they were somehow clasping each other. At each of the sides of the vine plants, there was, as it were, a hand, and this hand was joined to the next vine plant in a gesture of prayer or concern.)

"Join in prayer for those nations who struggle with each other. "

Stephen Hanson


June 19, 02

(We have been in the midst of the Haymen fire here in Colorado where we live. It is one of but several fires that have sprung up in our state this Summer. We watch and listen as the news reports list the many areas that have been evacuated, and some that are on alert, to leave their homes. This fire has grown considerably over the last few days, as areas of forest, communities, and livestock, flee to safer ground. It is all a reminder of how fragile life can be. But it is also a reminder of how God is still there, no matter if the "mountains fall into the heart of the sea." While there is devastation all around us at times, God will save us, if we would but put our trust in Him. I pray for those who have been displaced and have had to move because of this. We need to continue to hold them up in prayer.)

JAS 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; [14] but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. [15] Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

PS 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. PS 46:2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, PS 46:3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah

"This fire has gotten out of hand but it hasn't gotten out of hand as much as the sin that is in this world. This fire has burned up everything in its path. It has burned up trees, and homes and livestock. The fury of it has caused it to have a "life of its own." But you see, that is the way that sin is. It has a life of its own. When sin takes over it burns-up everything in its path. I am not one that wants sin or fires to take over the land. But if you let a little sin enter into your life then it can grow. It is like a fire; it eats away at its members. This sin has plagued this world for thousands of years, but my Son has taken on the sins of the whole world. "

"This fire, while being very destructive, will be quelled by my spirit. The fire eats up the land, and many people are affected by the onslaught of it. There are other catastrophes that will happen upon the land. The elements and nature are always prone to be in an upheaval. I want my people to be ready, no matter what happens in this life. If the mountains fall into the sea I will be there, says your Lord. If an earthquake demolishes a land and its people, I will be there. If a dam breaks and its waters overflow, I will be there. "

"There are things that will intensify upon this land. There are disasters, both from the natural, and from man, that are coming. But I will save my people out of the chaos. I will reach out my hand unto those who call to Me. I AM not a God who does not care. Call upon Me and I will answer. "

Stephen Hanson


June 15, 02

Jeremiah 209 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.

"This Summer has seen a Summer of intense heat. You have seen the fires burn in your country. You have seen the land go up in smoke--all from a careless person who started it. But I tell you that there is more heat to come. There have been fires in the natural and there will now be fires in the spiritual, but my fire will burn up the dross and not the land. The fire that I speak of will anoint my servants to do great things. For they will go out in the power and the fury of Elijah. My fire will burn away the thickets. My fire will go ahead of you and will burn a pathway for you to follow. The intense heat will burn a channel into the ground. That channel will provide a walkway for my servants to follow. The land will see my glory in these days. The land will see my miracles and my glory. This land has tasted many things that have been good. You have tasted of the fruit of the land. You have tasted of the work from your own hands. You have tasted of crowning achievements. You have also tasted of tragedy, and of pain, and of loss. You have seen the devastation of homes being displaced. You have seen how entire homes and families have been burned up. You have also seen how communities have rallied together. With a common cause and goal they have helped each other. You will see other things such as this, this year as well. "

"Tempers rise and flare in the cities...Brother goes against brother, and the innocent are caught in the middle. With the heat of the Summer and tempers rising, violence pours out in the city. "

"Beware of threats from a foreign land. Beware of the fourth of July. Stand your ground and keep a watch. The enemy plans another attack, so fortify your strength. Stand united in your borders. Stand together. Let the bell of freedom ring. This land, while still having corruption and sin in it, has gone through a trial, and 'I have seen how you have pulled together.' Let it not be said that this land is devoid of brotherhood. Let it not be said that there is no compassion to be seen. Pull together and stand together, not as a splintered nation, but as one who has gone through the intense heat, and one that will learn the cause of freedom. "

Stephen Hanson


June 11, 02

The Armor of God

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

"Stand your ground....These days I'm asking all of those who come to Me to stand their ground. When the enemy comes in like a flood, then surely, you need to stand strong in Me; and doing all to stand, continue to stand. "

"Stand when you don't feel like standing. Stand when no one else around you is standing. Stand when you're not ready to stand. The enemy will come upon you when you least expect it. He comes when you're least aware of him. But he will not get you off track if you stand your ground in Me. "

"But when you stand, stand ready in Me. Stand with all of my armor on. Stand as a ready warrior. Stand with your feet shod with the gospel of peace. Stand with the hope of your salvation. Stand with the shield of faith. Stand with the breastplate of righteousness. Stand with the belt of truth. Stand with the sword of the spirit. With all of my armor on you will then be ready. "

"Some stand ready in their own strength. They think that they can stand their ground against the enemy on their own, but you are not equipped to fight him on your own. His weapons and his warfare are spiritual. You need to fight spiritual with spiritual. It is not a physical battle. He would laugh if you would think that you could battle with him in this way. But I tell you that you have already won. I triumphed over him. I conquered him, and I tell you that you will conquer him as well. All you have to do is to stand with your weapons ready. "

"When you are weak you can be strong in Me. The best way to be ready is to be dependent upon Me. If you are dependent upon Me then you will not put your strength in your own flesh. You will not succomb to thinking that your own power will prevail. These weapons of mine are not carnal, but they are spiritual and are mighty in pulling down strongholds. "

"Be equipped and be ready for the battles that are ahead. "

Stephen Hanson


June 7, 02

2KI 4:38 Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these men." 2KI 4:39 One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild vine. He gathered some of its gourds and filled the fold of his cloak. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were. [40] The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, "O man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.


(The Lord showed me in a vision a kettle of soup that was cooking on a stove. The person was stirring and stirring it. It seemed to be something that might be good to eat. As it began to boil more and more, I looked at the contents closer. There in the midst of the soup were bugs and other things. As I continued to look, there were indeed flies in the soup. It wasn't something pleasant to look at, and I thought that this certainly wouldn't be something good or healthy to eat. I noticed one fly in particular and saw it close-up. I noticed its eyes and then suddenly, the fly released larvae or material from it. This came out of the fly and began to fill up the pot of soup.)

"Oh my people, this soup is indicative of what many of you are willing to eat. You think that you are partaking of healthy things. What is the meat and what are the vegetables that you are eating? Are you eating and partaking of my word, or are you partaking of another gospel? I say that there is death in the pot. Leave this soup alone and do not eat it. The enemy has tried to entice you with it. But my word is profitable and it will fill your bones with delight. The land is filled with this type of thing. Many have eaten of it. Truly these things can influence you. Truly, what you eat becomes a part of you. Many of you have not partaken of my food, says the Lord. Many of you compromise with the world's standards. How can you be a good reflection of Me if you do this? "

"I say, go back to the stove and prepare another meal. Fill it full of my holy word. It will surely satisfy, and it will surely give health to your bones. I have given of my body and my blood. Why would you eat something else? You need to be nourished and you need to be fed. Without a proper diet you will not be strengthened for the days ahead. You will be without sustenance and you will be without energy. But if you follow my directions and eat a proper diet then you will be sustained. "

Stephen Hanson


June 2, 02

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.

(The Lord showed me the foundation of a wall that was laid. It was all of stone and was fitted into place. There were perhaps 3-4 tiers of this foundation that had been laid. I then saw a man who was walking on it. He came to the edge of it and there were steps going up from the foundation where it was being built. He began to go up the steps and seemed to be very proud of his achievement. He pranced upward from tier to tier upon this staircase of stone. He then came to where the top of it had been built. A huge fist and then a hammer, came down upon the entire walls and foundation and crushed it to the ground. There was nothing left as this hammer made blow after blow upon it.)

"This man is indicative of those who have begun new ministries. You think that it is a proud achievement of what you have done. You think by your hands alone you have done this. I tell you that I am the Master Builder. You have made your ministries into idols. They have not been built for you to be honored by men. The building is nothing. The builders are nothing. It is only what you have built upon that matters. It is only the stone that is set at the bottom of this building that matters. During this season you will see many ministries rise and fall. See to it that you have built very carefully. Surely, I will take down the high towers. The sound of the collapse of many of these buildings will be heard. For it is only to be my kingdom and not your own. "

Stephen Hanson


June 1, 02

MT 13:1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. [2] Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. [3] Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. [4] As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. [5] Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. [6] But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. [7] Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. [8] Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. [9] He who has ears, let him hear."

"The rain is coming.....the rain is coming......There is a new rain that is falling. "

(The Lord showed me a single leaf that was opened up and rain drops were beginning to fall upon it. Then this leaf became a plant and was growing and thriving. I then saw a windmill and the windmill was churning out the water. However, it was in very deep water, almost like an ocean. It continued propelling the water around and around, and then the water became a waterfall. The waterfall cascaded to the earth and began falling upon someone. This person held a ceramic container and was filling the container from the waterfall.)

(Now the earth was filled with flowers, and they were blooming all around, many of which were pink. The earth then was rent open. It was as if a huge seam had been opened up in the ground. I saw the roots of trees and their underlying structure. Then the ground underneath was filled with lush grass, and it filled around the tree and the surrounding area. As I continued to look at the ground, I noticed a trench again, but now there was a carrot and then an onion in it. Both of these dropped out of view and settled down underneath the ground. It was as if they were being preserved, but then they dropped out of view and disappeared. )

The Lord then said:

"The meaning of this is that there are many fruits coming to the body of Christ. There are many characteristics of my nature that have been hidden from view. I will now display them though. This new rain will produce a strong character in my people. Down in the soil of your hearts there are things there that I am building. Remember that the seed planted on good soil will produce a hundredfold. What is the condition of your soil? What are the things that are hidden there within your soil? "

(The Lord now showed me an area of ground or soil. It appeared to be very dark and rich in nutrients. It was being shoveled over and over again. Then I saw a bug of some kind, a moth. A tool was being used to dig through the soil to search for anything hidden within it. Various types of bugs and debris were being taken out of the soil in this process. They would be extracted one by one. Then after this, I was shown a beautiful pink flower that had opened up. As I watched it however, it turned almost black and was without life. I wondered at this. )

"There are many in the body of Christ that seem to display my character. But over time that character turns dark. The soil that this character has been built into has not been a good one. Make sure that all of the weeds and the area around has been cleaned out. Then your soil will be productive. "

Stephen Hanson


May 26, 02

ISA 23:9 The LORD Almighty planned it, to bring low the pride of all glory and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.

ISA 48:11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this.How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.

The Lord showed me an eagle that was soaring in the sky. It circled and circled on the air currents. Then I noticed that within the top chambers of this eagle was a space where a person was sitting, very much like a small plane would have a space for the one who was riding in it. This person then pulled out a telescope and was surveying the ground below to see what he might see. The eagle came closer to the ground so as to see. There were flames on the ground and I noticed a mother who was carrying a child. She was very intent on carrying this child to safety from the impending fire and what was occurring on the ground. This seemed to be important as I noticed her carrying this child and also other types of belongs to safety. The scene then changed and once again I noticed the eagle in the sky soaring. However, this time the eagle was performing all kinds of feats and things in the air. It was like an air show with circles and all types of maneuvers being performed.

The Lord then said:

"You will run and not be weary, but many of my prophets have become weary. I have shown many of my eagles in this hour various things that have been occurring upon the earth. I have been giving them warning about the impending things that have been occurring upon the earth. Some of them have almost fallen out of the sky because of these warnings. They have become frightened because of the things that they have seen. They have looked at these things intently. Still another group have performed many things with Me. They have however, put on a "big show for the body of Christ." They have been put on center stage to display these things. But I tell you, I will take away the podiums. I will take away the platforms; and then no longer will you will perform these incredible "feats." For you have tried to monopolize the body of Christ. The purpose of your ministries is not to "perform" The purpose is to speak forth my word and to spread my news to the people of this earth. No longer will I tolerate the side shows. No longer will I tolerate the circus. The time for these things is coming to an end. No longer will I tolerate the vain glory. These things are an abomination to Me. I merely want a servant who will do want I ask of him or her. I have asked for obedience and not self-glorification. "

Stephen Hanson


May 23, 02

PS 75:3 When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm. Selah

EZE 40:48 He brought me to the portico of the temple and measured the jambs of the portico; they were five cubits wide on either side. The width of the entrance was fourteen cubits and its projecting walls were three cubits wide on either side. [49] The portico was twenty cubits wide, and twelve cubits from front to back. It was reached by a flight of stairs, and there were pillars on each side of the jambs.

(This word below bears some relation to a previous word given on March 23 of this year, called "Make Room For My Pillars."It is posted below this message for your discernment. Note that there were four pillars that were important in the building at that time as well. This time four other pillars are mentioned. The building needs to be strong and erect for it to stand. Without the proper pillars for the church, it will surely not stand the force of the many winds and actions that come against it.)

"In this hour I am establishing wisdom in the hearts of my servants. "

(The Lord showed me a vision of a temple that had huge pillars supporting it in the front of it. There were several of these pillars, and the structure, itself, was mammoth in size. Then suddenly, the entire structure fell to the ground. It seemed to be rebuilt and then fall again to the ground. Then I watched as 3-4 pillars were brought forward to the front to my field of vision. For some reason it seemed that the structure had fallen because of the wrong type, or number of pillars that were supporting this structure. I then noticed that there was a man at the front who held a document, a blue print it seemed, in his hands. He was pondering how this structure might be built correctly so that the structure would stand, and would not fall to the ground again. I was then shown some of these pillars. I looked at one and noticed that it was fragmented. Down through the center of one of these pillars was where the rebar would be to support it. There were holes, chips, and entire sections of the pillar missing. The rebar inside of the pillar also seemed to be either weak or had fungus or some type of mold on it. I watched again and now saw several pillars that were being remade, and thus, were being set into position.)

The Lord then said:

"There are to be four pillars to be erected for this building. One of the foremost pillars in this structure is the pillar of wisdom. Without my wisdom this structure will surely not stand. Another pillar that is necessary in this hour is maturity. "

(Again I was shown the previous structure and now I noticed that instead of pillars, there were wooden posts that had been erected inside of the building, and they were being used as supporting beams rather than the pillars that would actually support the structure much easier and with much more strength and purpose. There were perhaps two of these beams and they had been set at angles instead of being erect, and thus, the entire building was not being supported well. Even the roof itself seemed to be falling down and decaying. There were old wooden shingles instead of a strong marble roof-line and molding that would normally be used in such a structure as this.)

The Lord again said:

"The third pillar that is needed in this hour is perserverance. For without endurance, you will not last through the battles. The last pillar is one of the most important of all. For without unity the building will surely fall. I am the master builder and I will bring these pillars into place. Do away with the old structure. Do away with the old system. For my church to be strong, these pillars need to be set into place."

Stephen Hanson


May 18, 02

[11] For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29

JOEL 2:25 "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten--the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm-- my great army that I sent among you.

"Surely, the months of May and June will be good months for my servants. For the things that have held you back will now be released from you. The roadblocks will be taken away. The things that have prevented ministries from being effective will now be taken away. What the cankerworm has stolen and the palmerworm, will now be given back many times over. For the signs are everywhere. The enemy has attempted to steal many things from you. But he will not be effective. I will thwart his plans and bring him down. Surely, my servants will triumph over the head of the enemy. Surely, a new day is dawning. Surely, a new day is coming. Surely, a new day will arrive. It is the day of my victorious church. "

"Promotions are coming for those who have stood their ground in Me. For many of you have waited long for my plans to unfold for you. The bells will ring and a new day will come forth. Out of your dry winters will come the spring of my glorious might. For I know the plans that I have for you, they are plans to prosper you and to give you hope and a future."

"And you will stand in the face of danger, and the Spirit that is in you will prevail. You will rise above the troubles of this present life and you will soar with Me in the heavenlies. You will sup with Me and you will hear what my Spirit has to say to you. Strategies will be given to you to fight against the enemy. The land will be taken back. Surely, the roadblocks will be taken away. "

"Surely, I will hasten these things and bring them to pass, says the Lord."

Stephen Hanson


May 11, 02

EPH 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. [11] Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. [12] For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

[17] Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

(The Lord showed me a sword that was held in the hand of someone. This person held it and was running their hand across the edge of it. It was shining and brilliant in appearance. Then they seemed to be in the process of wanting to sharpen it. Again then, I saw a sword but this time it was inside of a sheath. The sword had been in its holder now for sometime unused. It was now just being taken out of the sheath.)

"The swords of many of my people have not been used lately. Many have kept them hidden away. Some of them have gathered dust. But I say, 'It is time to take them out.' It is time to put on the whole armor of God. You need to be on the offensive with the enemy. A sword is of no use if it is put away. "

(The Lord now showed me a man who had been sleeping. There appeared to many who were sleeping around him. They had their swords upon them resting. But now the enemy had come and had begun to stab one of them, and the one was caught off-guard, so that he could not defend himself well against him. His sword appeared to be dull and was not sharp enough to battle against the foe. The enemy swung many times against him, seemingly with little effort. The warrior's sword was flimsy and weak to defend himself. )

Again the Lord said:

"Many of you have been caught off-guard against the enemy. You are sleeping and are not ready. Do you not know that he comes at a time when you least expect him to? Your swords are dull and are not equipped for battle. It is time for you to sharpen them and get them ready. Let Me help you in this process. Spend time in my word. Study it. Eat it. Devour it. Then when the enemy comes you will be ready for him. Then your swords will go down deep. Then the battle will be won. "

(Lastly the Lord showed me many different types of swords and knives. They were being held in several cloths and were now being taken out of their holders. The room was filled with them. He gave one to me and I was sharpening it on a stone. I watched as the edge of the tip of it become sharper and sharper. )

"It is time to pull-out all of the weaponry. It is time for my arsenal of weapons. I have certain swords ready for this hour. "

Stephen Hanson


May 9, 02

AM 9:9 "For I will give the command, and I will shake the house of Israel among all the nations as grain is shaken in a sieve, and not a pebble will reach the ground.

HAG 2:6 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: `In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. [7] I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty.

(In prayer today the Lord had me look at Ezekiel 6-8 which speaks of the idolatry that Israel experienced in the temple, and that Ezekiel was shown that was occurring with the priests. Many unspeakable things were occurring with the Israelites at the time. However, I believe that we fall prey to the same type of thing today. What are our idols? What things occupy our hearts and minds more than God? These are the types of things that we must examine, and these are the types of things that God is wanting to rid the church and His body of.)

"There is idolatry in the house. It is idolatry of the highest order. There is idolatry within the house and it has spread throughout the church. For man has now begun to worship himself. It is a very subtle thing, for when a man or a woman spends more of their time thinking about themselves, rather than in worship of Me, then this is idolatry of the highest order. I will bring down those altars that you have created of yourselves. For those altars are not my altars, says the Lord. You are to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind. This is the first commandment. How can you be my servants when all you think about is yourselves? You are consumed with your own feelings and agendas. Your own agendas dictate what you do each day. You are to redeem the time for the day is evil. There are only so many hours in a day. What do you do with that time that is given to you? How do you spend it? You have worshiped the creature rather than the creator. You spend your days thinking how you can get ahead. You spend your time thinking how others have wronged you. Surely, I say, those pillars and those altars will fall. Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but those who humble themselves will be exalted. Truly, there is a shaking that is coming to the church. Truly, this shaking will affect all of my body. I will shake every pew. I will shake every corner. I will shake every leader. I will shake every servant. I will shake every church. I will shake the mountains and the valleys. I will shake the high places and the low. And truly, when I am done shaking, then my house will be in order. Truly, then will it be aligned with my Spirit. But you must put away your love of yourselves. Then you will be glorious. Then your praises will rise to Me in honor."

Stephen Hanson



May 5, 02

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.

"From morning until evening I am pouring my Spirit out. I pour it out to all who would receive it. What do you do with my Spirit though? Is my Holy Spirit meant just to make you feel good? I tell you that I do want to lift you up. I tell you that I do want to deliver you. I tell you that I do want to heal you from your diseases. I tell you that I do want to forgive you. But more importantly than any of these, I want you to grow up and come into my fullness. Most of the body has been drinking milk at this time. Most of the body has been content with hearing the same teaching time after time. In some places you hear the same sermon preached Sunday after Sunday, but I tell you that I am bringing my body unto maturity. You must partake of the strong meat of my word. You must meditate upon it daily. But after you do all of these things, then you must put them into practice. Strong meat is for those who have trained their faculties. Strong meat is for those who can discern between good and evil. Strong meat will help equip you for the battles that are ahead. Strong meat will help you with perseverance.

"My people, it is time to change your diet. Once you thought as a child and you acted like a child. It is now time to put away childish things. It is no longer time to "play at church." Be my church and grow up."

Stephen Hanson


May 1, 02

JER 23:16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.

ISA 30:10 They say to the seers, "See no more visions!"and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.

"The word of the prophets is gaining in strength.

(The Lord showed me a scene that at first seemed to be peaceful, but it continued to bother me. As I watched, I saw containers or jugs that seemed to be filled with water. A heavy liquid was being poured back and forth from jug to jug. Then as I watched, the entire scene before me was filled with this heavy liquid. A stream of insects and debris was in these vessels and this is what made the mixture "heavy" in appearance. All before my eyes was filled with this mixture. A painting brush was painting or obscuring, the scene before me. It was as if everything was "veiled" before me and painted over with this liquid so that I could not see." Then the scene changed and I saw several dollar bills and currency before me. Everything was being packed away and neatly put together in a bundle.)

The Lord then said:

"Many have sought fame and money instead of my word. Many have sought fame instead of coming before Me. Many have compromised my word. Many have taken on the world in their search for fame. There are many that speak "sugary words" unto my people. Their words are seemingly filled with wonderful things; but I tell you that they are filled with the lies and the deceit of the enemy. It is a heavy liquid that obscures their vision. I will blind the eyes of these "prophets." I will make it so they will not see. For they will no longer guide my people. "

"I say to pray for my prophets who have been wrong to my word. Pray that they would not speak enticing words. Pray that they would speak the truth. Pray that they would be brought to their knees. I AM bringing a new breed of prophets to my body. They have weathered many winters, and they have been in my fiery furnace many times. They know my truth from being in my presence. They know what it's like to go against the majority. They will not compromise my word, and they will not water it down. They know the need of mercy but they also know the need of truth. "

"Oh my prophets, do not withhold the truth. Let my word go out into the fullness that it was intended to. Many will fall from pride at this time, but those who speak the truth will be preserved from it. "

Stephen Hanson


April 27, 02

RO 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. [23] Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

"The rocks and the trees, and everything around you will cry out. I have said that if you do not cry out that the very stones would make mention of Me. Everything around you is in a state of "birthing pangs." This world is about to give birth. 'What is it you say, that it is about to give birth to?' The sons and daughters of God are about to be given birth to. For a long time they have been in the birth canal. For a long time they have been fed and nourished in the womb. For a long time the world has been waiting. For a long time the world has waited in expectation. This last stage of being given birth will literally push the child outward. I have been giving birth to my children over the last several generations. There are children of mine who have been given birth over various times in history. But the same process is always involved. These children have been saved for a very special time in history. For the world around them has been going through birth pangs as well. I have saved them from the evil one. I have given them protection within my womb. When these children come forth they will go forth as my army unto the ends of the earth. They will go forth as my holy apostles and prophets. They will not turn to the right or the left. But it is time, it is time for them to come out. They cannot stay in the womb any longer "

"To every generation there is a purpose. To every generation there are times and seasons. The times and seasons have awaited the birth of these children. This is the Elijah generation, for they will go out with fire. I say, prepare ye the way of the Lord. Prepare the way of the Lord. This is the generation of my servants who will stand with Me in the inner court. They will serve Me as priests at my table. They will speak my words and they will perform my miracles. This is the Elijah generation. "

Stephen Hanson


April 20, 02

JN 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. [7] If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

"From new age to many different religious ideas, this world is plagued with countless endeavors to find the truth. Many seek the mysticism of the far east. Many seek tarot cards and this side of life. Many go to a psychic. Some even go so far as to communicate with the dead. I tell you, this world is fraught with many seeking after the truth. They look for it in nature and my creation. They look for it in the palm of someone's hand. They look for it in some lost and mysterious civilization. "

"Some look for it in music. Some look for it in art. Some look for it in poetry. Some may think that they find it in human love. Some seek it in their work. And some seek after it in many of the countless philosophies of this world. Many have sought after the meaning of life. Many have sought after about 'what is truth.'? But I tell you that truth can only be found in my son. He is the way, the truth, and the life. In Him, there is nothing that is not the truth. Be an expression of what my truth is. Show the world around you that I AM the truth. Pilate wondered what the truth was, and my son answered that he was the truth. Seek after my truth. Find it embodied in my word. Find it embodied in the words that "I was there in the beginning." Find it embodied in the words, "and the word became flesh and dwelt among you." Find it embodied in the words, "In him there is no darkness." Find it embodied in the words, "the mystery hidden for ages; Christ in you the hope of glory." Find it embodied in the words, "and he humbled himself and became a servant of all."

"Know what the truth is. Seek after it, more than you would silver and gold. Once you have found it, embrace it. Show the world around you truly, what the truth is. Let my truth be proclaimed from the housetops. Do not let it be hidden under a basket but proclaim it. "

Stephen Hanson


April 18, 02

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."

"The greater the revelation the greater the price is to Me. If someone wants to have a greater revelation, then they must understand that I will expect more of them. I have said in my word that "To whom much is given much is expected." I expect much more out of those who sit at my throne. If you sit at my throne daily, then out of that time spent with Me then I will expect that revelation to do things "in you." I have also said that "Blessed are you when you not only hear these words of mine, but when you do them." Of what benefit is it to have a revelation, and then walk away and not put it into practice? Truly, you need the revelation, but truly, you need even more the action. If I give you the revelation about your need to forgive someone else that you know, and then you know about this, but you don't do it, of what benefit then is the revelation? Truly, the greatest need in the body of Christ right now is to do the things that I've asked you to do. But it works hand-in-hand with my revelation. "

"When will my church be built, you ask? When will we come unto maturity you wonder? When you put into practice the things that I've asked you to do. The need for prophetic vision is important and it must work together with those who are master builders in putting this into action. There is need for these things to be done. Plow the field and stir up the ground. Stir up your hearts and stir up the gifts that are within you. Now, have a battleplan for how to perform them. This will help bring my church unto maturity, and this will take you out of stagnancy."

Stephen Hanson

"Arise Dry Bones"

April 13, 02

EZE 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. [2] He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. [3] He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know."

EZE 37:4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, `Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! [5] This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. [6] I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.' "

EZE 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. [8] I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

"It is time, says the Lord.......IT is time for my warriors to arise. Come up from the dust, come up from the ground. Wipe the dust from your feet. It is time, it is time for the bones to come together. Watch while flesh and bone come together. Warriors it is now time for you to take your stand. I AM blowing, I AM blowing upon the bones of my warriors. I say come, come into your respective positions. Take your stand among your fellow warriors. It is time for war and it is time to fight the enemy. All of my forces are being called from the four winds of the earth. Grab the weapons of warfare. Grab your spears and the weapons of your warfare. To fight you must be on the offensive with the enemy. I say that it is time to put him to flight. I AM rallying my troops in this hour, will you come into line, says the Lord? Will you fight the good fight and doing all to stand, stand? It is not time to shrink back in fear. I say to come into alignment with my purposes. I say to come into alignment with what I have for you. Ezekiel spoke to the bones and I am now speaking to you. Get up and go to the battle. How will my battle be fought if my warriors aren't ready and they aren't dressed for the battle? Get rid of complacency. Get rid of slumber. Now fall into line and listen for my marching orders. "

Stephen Hanson


April 6, 02

ISA 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

ISA 1:17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

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.

"This world is filled with sorrow and this world is filled with sin. There is the sorrow that breaks a man's heart, and there is sorrow that we all face. I was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, for I knew the pangs that mankind faces. There is the pang of wounded love."

"There is a table that I spread out before you. It is the table of my feast. My feast is made up of my spiritual food. My spiritual food is not just joy and thanksgiving. You have heard it said that wisdom makes a man's face shine, but I would say that there is much more to it than that. True wisdom involves itself in the sorrows of this life. It does not ignore the problems of this life. It is true that I've called you to rise above the troubles of this life. I've called you to rise above those problems but not to ignore them. "

"Are you concerned about the problems of those around you? Are you concerned about the plight of the widow? Are you concerned about the homeless? Do you ignore those around you, or do you take on their burden? I chose to meet people where they were at. I offered them the gift of faith so that they could rise above their problems, but I was also not blind to the things that they faced. "

"Pray for those who are hurting around you. Understand where they are coming from. When you do this then you are truly my disciples. These are the things that I've called you to do. You were once a stranger and I called you to come in and sup with Me. I no longer call you a stranger but a friend. It is now time for you to offer others to come on in. Do not be a stranger to them. Remember that it is better to go to the house of mourning rather than to the house of feasting. IF you want to practice this wisdom then be a friend to those around you. True wisdom is found in putting to practice those things that I've called you to do. True wisdom is a relationship with Me but it is culiminated in action. My word states these things and makes it very clear that you are to follow them. "

"Be an expression of my word to those around you."

Stephen Hanson


March 23, 02

PS 75:3 When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm. Selah

EZE 40:48 He brought me to the portico of the temple and measured the jambs of the portico; they were five cubits wide on either side. The width of the entrance was fourteen cubits and its projecting walls were three cubits wide on either side. [49] The portico was twenty cubits wide, and twelve cubits from front to back. It was reached by a flight of stairs, and there were pillars on each side of the jambs.

"The trees blow silently through the land. There is a hush upon the land. There are my warriors waiting for the next stage. They await my orders for this next stage. Be still my warriors, and await my call. Do not look to the sky, nor look to your surroundings. You must look to Me and not to those things that can distract you. You need to have singleness of purpose. Look at the structure that you are a part of."

(Here the Lord showed me a corner of a foundation. It was all of rock and was around 10-12 tiers high, and was unfinished only for this side portion of the foundation. Each rock was square in appearance and was made of a quarried-type stone. I noticed however, that there was a small gap or hole, on the left side, about 3-4 tiers up on the foundation of this wall... The vision shifted and I again saw the side of a wall, but now the stones were brick and were smooth in appearance. A man was laying each brick into place with a trowel and the side of this wall was going along well, and was beginning to get quite high. However, I noticed that an arch was part of the architectural plan of the wall. In fact, it seemed that each wall was to have an arch built into its structural framework so that on each of the four walls there was to be an arch that opened up within the middle of each wall, thus producing a huge opening, but an elaborate plan and one that seemed to have purpose built into it. I now noticed that a huge pillar was being placed at one of the corners so that part of the top of the arch would rest upon this pillar. The person building the wall moved the entire section of the wall with his hands so that it would be able to rest upon this pillar. The pillar was Corinthian in appearance and seemed to be quite sturdy and able to help support the wall in each corner. Thus, there were to be four pillars it seemed, for this building.)

"My people, as you continue in your building, make room for the pillars that will be placed at each of the corners of this building. Each building then, will have a pillar like this. These pillars are not without purpos for these pillars represent my plan. These pillars are the pillars of my kingdom. They will be named thus:

One pillar signifies my truth.

The second pillar signifies my grace that is being extended to all.

The third pillar signifies the need for unity within my building.

The fourth pillar signifies the need for forgiveness.

"Without each of these pillars, the building will not stand. Allow the room for these pillars when you are doing your building. "

Stephen Hanson



March, 15, 02

[29] As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." Mark 4

JN 4:34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. [35] Do you not say, `Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. [36] Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. [37] Thus the saying `One sows and another reaps' is true. [38] I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor."

... Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. I CO. 9:10

"It is time for the reaper to have overtaken the sower. It is time for those to reap where others have planted. Behold a great harvest is being made ready. People from all directions and many countries will come unto it."

(The Lord was showing me a scene of people in a great wheat field and they were bent over gathering the stocks of grain. They were using a scythe-like tool to gather the wheat with. Then I saw the wheat field again and some of it had been cut. There was a combine off to my right side in my field of vision. I watched as the field was being cut and as it passed through the chambers of the machine. Finally, the wheat was separated from the chaff and the grain was being deposited in the bin behind the combine where it would be made ready. Then I saw blackbirds who came and perched within the bin of the combine. I watched as the grain was being eaten all up and some of the rest of it slipped down back within the machine and was gone. )

The Lord then said:

"This is the meaning of this vision":

"Harvesters have sent out unto the ends of the earth. They have been sent out with their "tools." They have gathered in a great harvest. But in the midst of this harvest, the enemy has come in. Then enemy has come in to steal the souls of many. But behold, much of the harvest is still left."

Stephen Hanson


March 14, 02

16] In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Eph. 6:16

ISA 42:20 You have seen many things, but have paid no attention;your ears are open, but you hear nothing."

ISA 29:10 The LORD has brought over you a deep sleep:He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers).

(The Spirit of the Lord showed me a scene of a man with a bow who was shooting flaming arrows at the earth. The earth was off to my left and arrow after arrow was being shot. At first I thought that these might be messages that were being sent in the form of flaming arrows from God, but as I continued to watch I noticed that the arrows were intentionally being shot at a man. This man had a shield raised so as if to block himself from the flaming darts or arrows. However, the shield didn't seem to be working effectively and the arrows were hitting him.)

The Lord then said:

"Arrow after arrow is being shot at my holy prophets. There are arrows of the enemy that are being shot at him. These arrows are being shot in a most deadly way. These arrows are coming in the form of false revelation. For the prophet thinks that he is receiving from Me but he is not. His ear is not attuned to my Spirit. He is hearing from another source. Come let us reason together. What are the words that you hear? Do they come as a "fresh wind" to your ear, or are they disguised in the frame of pretense? Do you speak out of the passion of your own heart, or have you felt the burden of my heart? Are you a guide to those who need your light, or are you the blind leading the blind? "

"You know who you are and you will be held accountable for everything that you have said. It is a serious thing to speak in my name. It is not something that I take lightly. Do not speak in presumption. If you have not heard from Me then do not speak. It is now time for judgment to begin with the household of God. I will deal with those who have not spoken rightly in my name. They will be brought down. Whoever has spoken from their own high tower, will have that tower crumble to the ground. Do not build towers to the sky in your own name. This is a time when I will test every man's work. This is a time to discern how you are building. Are you building with the things of my Spirit or the things of man? It will be seen which thing will last. "


Stephen Hanson


March 8, 02

[27] As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him.I John 2

JN 14:25 "All this I have spoken while still with you. [26] But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you

AC 2:22 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.


"Be of good cheer, be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world, says the Lord. At this time in history I am moving by my Spirit; I am moving by my Spirit more than at any other time in history. People's lives will be saved from the brink of destruction. Illnesses and sicknesses will be healed in my name. My word will go out unto the ends of the earth. You will see miracles happen right before your eyes. You will see marriages brought back to life. You will see little children receiving the revelation of the Holy Spirit. You will see people brought back from the region of darkness. You will see my Spirit fall upon you when you least expect it. My Holy Spirit will impart, will illuminate, will give direction, and will bring to your remembrance, all that I have told you."

"For I can teach you all things, says the Lord. My anointing that resides in you, can teach you all things. So at unexpected times expect unexpectant things from Me. Surely, this is a season of miracles, says the Lord. There are different seasons that the church goes through. Surely, says the Lord, this is the season for miracles. This is the season to receive back from Me all that has been stolen. Nothing will come near your tent or will harm you; and my army will be equipped with every armament. You will go from glory unto glory. Those who have a "death sentence" pronouced upon them will receive life in my name. Finances will be restored and doors will open up for ministry. Entire families will worship Me in Spirit and in truth. There will be miracles of many kinds and in different degrees. Mark your calenders as "A Season of Miracles."

Stephen Hanson