Dec. 15 evening, 2002

EPH 3:2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you, [3] that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. [4] In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, [5] which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets.

[17] I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. [18] I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, [19] and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Eph. 1

"Watch and wait as my hand moves upon the people of this hour. Watch as new doors of ministry open up. Watch as new doors of opportunity come into your hands. Watch as I move my mighty hand upon my people in this hour. Watch as the heavens declare my glory and miracles happen in your life. This is going to be a year of new opportunities and new beginnings. You will go from glory unto glory. What has been hidden will be revealed to you. Surely obscurity will no longer be a thing that is known, but clarity of vision and purpose will be what marks my children. You will come upon these things and they will be unearthed to you. You will dig them up as something that has been in a field. Surely, there will be new revelation that is given that will abound in vision and purpose and clarity. These purposes and visions will come to light. They will come as surely as a new day breaks forth. And they will not be just visions of things but you will know how to put them into practice as well. For the seeds of these things have been nourished and they have been forming in the ground now for a number of years. And it is time, it is time for them to come forth. There are stages to these things, and this is the way that my purposes come into being. It is very much like how one would handle a rubics cube. For a long time you didn't know how the puzzle worked, and you tried many different ways and nothing seemed to work. But now I will give you the owner's manual and you will know exactly what to do. But don't think that these things come from you; you only know these things because you have tapped into my Holy Spirit. And I say that what also comes with this is a greater ability to discern what is false or true from Me. For you will discern the thoughts and intentions of many who have claimed to be of Me. This is one of the last stages of my Spirit being poured out in this hour. Truly, you will have need of it. For as my Spirit is being poured out in greater measure so is the enemy at work even more. But I say that you will know of his devilish schemes. Be ready for these things that are coming and know that I AM unfolding my plan for you in your lives."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 14, 2002

MK 1:2 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" --MK 1:3 "a voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "

MT 6:28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. [29] Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. [30] If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

(The Lord showed me lilies that were beginning to open up. I watched each one as its petals opened up and then within each one, yet another one would open up. They were lilies but they were also like trumpets because of their shapes. This happened several times, and an entire field of lilies was seen before me. At the last one of the lilies opened up again and again, and then there were a couple of hummingbirds at the top of the flower. They flew upwards carrying a scroll. Then the scroll was held out in front of me. It read: "Prepare ye the way of the Lord.")

"As you are approaching the end of this year, look forward to the year of new beginnings. For truly, there will be things that will open up for you in this new year. There will be fields of opportunities and new ways in which you can serve Me. So remember these things and look forward to them with new hearts. "

"But even though you are looking forward to new opportunities of service to Me you will be living in a world that is marred by wars, because the days are dark ahead of you. But even though the days are dark ahead of you, the lilies will grow in the soil of those days. They have been planted in adversity and this adversity will give them the richness of that soil. For there are things in the soil in the days ahead that will show whether you are for Me or not. Many of my servants will fall by the wayside, but those who truly trust Me will be like those lilies in the field. These lilies will be arrayed greater than Solomon was in all his glory. For they neither toil nor spin. You will be as a lily if you put your faith and trust in Me. Let not the troubles of this world cause your lilies to be malnourished. But be as a resurrection flower in the midst of my presence. For even though the world all around you is in a state of panic and fear you will be as a sign to them. You will be as the resurrection power of the lily. "

"But know that even though there are new opportunities of service to Me in the new year, this year will be a year of great bloodshed. Many of your sons and daughters will perish because of the war that is coming. It will be as your war was during World War II. But out of the ashes of those days, new lilies will spring forth. There will be new soldiers for Me who have grown up in the soil of that adversity. They will lift their trumpets to their lips and they will prepare the way for the Lord, and the soil will produce many sons and daughters proclaiming the news of my kingdom. So shall it be and so shall the year be. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 11, 2002

1TH 5:1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, [2] for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. [3] While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

DA 11:36 "The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. [37] He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.

"This season that you are entering into is a season of preparation. Strike the bow and pull back the machinery. You must muster all the strength of faith that you have in this hour. For surely as I have said, war is on the horizon. It is a time of preparation in prayer. There is a hush before my throne. The world hangs in a balance over these things. "

"I will come like the rolling of the sea. I will come like the great ocean. I will roll out my spirit like never before. All of these things I will do while the events are going on around you. There will be a great battle during this season that is approaching. There is the great battle in the natural, but there is also the great battle in the spiritual. For my spirit is given out greater during times of battle times. It is given out to wage war against the evil one. "

"What are these ships and what are these planes that draw siege upon another land? They go to war and they plan ahead before it actually happens. But I tell you that war will strike a chord, and it will not be a pleasant melody. The strategies and the time spent researching these things will have proven to no avail. For the deception and the lying has dug down deep in this land. There has been a hatred for the land of the United States, and this hatred will boil up over the pan and will destroy the surrounding area. The ancient sword of Babylon will be forged anew. The world will be in a hush over these matters. The surrounding areas will go into siege and into war with Iraq. But some are with her even though they say that they are not. The struggle will continue and the time will draw to an end of these things."

"When you hear of peace and safety beware, for they are not truthful words. For the man who exalts himself above every other man will come into power. Beware of him who promises to give you freedom. Beware of him who promises to give you safety. Beware of him who speaks beautiful things but his tongue is bitter. No man can serve two masters. You also must know who it is that you serve. Those who know Me will know my unfolding plan to them. Those who do not know Me will be left to confusion and will be left without Me. I tell you that the time is not long for my return, but you must use salve that you might see. Heaven and earth will melt away but my word will last forever. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 9, 2002

AM 3:7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.PS 18:49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.

HEB 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. [6] And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

2CO 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. [17] For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. [18] So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

"I am a God who longs to hear the speech of his servants in this hour. I long to hear those who would prophesy to Me. From morning unto evening there are those who sound out the alarm to those around them. Speak, I say speak ye unto Me, says the Lord. Speak your praises unto Me, and let them be as a fragrant offering unto Me. Wash yourselves clean and I will make you like hyssop."

"I long for my servants to speak praises unto Me in this hour But I also long for them to speak my TRUTH in all ways. I long for them to give forth my warnings as well as my praises. I long for them to speak to Me in their innermost being. I long for them to be as I am. I long for servants such as Samuel. I long for servants such as Enoch. Enoch was a man who walked with Me and talked with Me; and then he was taken up. I say, 'Walk with Me and talk with Me, my servants.' Then I will enfold unto you my secrets, says the Lord. "

"I said through my servant Amos that "Surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan unto his servants the prophets first." I will tell you all things if you keep close to Me. You need to keep close to Me for the days are drawing darker and darker. But as they grow darker and darker your light wil grow brighter and brighter. Be therefore a light unto the people, says the Lord. Be therefore as a light in a dark place. Be ye therefore as a great torch burning before them. These people are without guidance, says the Lord. These people are troubled and are confused about many things. I say, "Do not be troubled and do not be confused." But I say stay close to Me and walk with Me. "

"There are so many concerns and there are so many troubles. There are troubles in the Middle East, and there will soon be troubles with your economy as well. There are troubles in your personal lives, and there are troubles in your relationships with each other. Trouble is a word that you become used to in this life. But I want you to be able to rise above your troubles as well in this life. Speak ye to the rock as Moses did, and do not hit it. Do not lash out in anger because of your troubles. "


Stephen Hanson


Dear friends,Over the last few weeks, others and myself have dealt with someone who has spoken through another spirit. These things had been posted on my prophetic board, and have now been deleted. The things that have been said have at first seemed to have some "light" and knowledge in them from above, but we have discovered that they are not filled with the truth and goodness of our Lord. It has not been an easy thing, but it has been an important lesson, and we have all learned some things from it. We need to know that this spirit is out there among us and that he will attempt to manipulate, divide, and to conquer. However, we have the spirit of God within us, and through this, we can know assuredly what is of God and what is not.

Thank you,Stephen Hanson

Dec. 7, 2002

1JN 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. [2] This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, [3] but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

2PE 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves. [2] Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. [3] In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

"This is the time for my children to test the words of others. There are many false spirits that have gone out into the world. They are disguised as angels of light but you will know them by their fruits. There are some who have spread letters of filth pretending to be servants of mine. I tell you that it is a dangerous thing. The onslaught of demon activity and the fallen spirits that speak through them will continue and will intensify in this hour. I tell you to train your spiritual ears to know what is of Me and what is not. ""They have gone out from us but they are not of us, says the Lord. Stand your ground my saints; stand your ground in Me. I tell you that there is an unleashment of demonic powers during this time. Do you know who is of Me and who is not? If you cannot know this then how can you know my voice as well? Some pretend to be my apostles and prophets, but they have followed a lie. I tell you that you need to pray in the spirit like never before. "

"They will come and they will attempt to divide and conquer. They will do this by spouting words of knowledge and eloquence in "my name." They will come into your assemblies. They will come into your gatherings. They will come wherever they think that they can come. But do not entertain them and do not get caught up in their lies. There is a strong spirit of the anti-christ being unleashed. The enemy knows that he doesn't have very much more time. So, he will find someone and he will fill him with his spirit. Woe to that man who is filled with the spirit of the enemy in this hour. Woe to that man who has given himself over into his hands. "

"Strike the land, my servants, and prepare for a spiritual battle. Study those verses in Ephesians six. Know who your enemy is. Know that there is strength in numbers. He cannot fight against the word of God that is in you or the prayer that you muster in my name. Be of good cheer for I have overcome the enemy of your souls. But above all else, learn how to discern what is of Me and what is not. "

"Those are my orders for you in this hour. Take them to heart for they will serve you well in the days ahead. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 1, 2002

EZE 33:1 The word of the LORD came to me: [2] "Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: `When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, [3] and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, [4] then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. [5] Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself. [6] But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.'

"The future while being a difficult one, will not be bleak for my servants. For they will go from glory unto glory and will rise to new heights in Me. There will be difficult times however. For there are very difficult economic times ahead. This nation will face severe economic times during the next few years. But I have said that the ungodly will empty their purses into my people's hands. But even so, I say that it is good to plan ahead for the times that are coming. For even though you are in a Winter season, this earth will be in a Winter season for a number of years. For the fruit of your labors will come into your hands but the fruits of this world will diminish. For those who honor Me I will honor them. I will honor them by giving back unto their bosom. So know that you will be safe from the storm and will receive plenty in the midst of the drought. "

"To my prophets, I Am speaking to you about the times that lie ahead. I tell you that there are those who know nothing of what lies ahead. You are to be as a beacon to them. You are to be as a light in a dark place to them. While the world is perishing without the light of my Son, many even within the church are without light. Their light has gone dim for they know not what lies ahead of them. And there are some, even within the apostolic community, that would choose to follow their own doctrines rather than follow the words that I speak through my prophets. This is a grievous error, and you will be held responsible for it. It is not time for these kingdom purposes but it is time to heed these warnings that are given in this hour. When you heed the warnings then you can go about how you would implement them. "

"Study the times and the seasons and you will see that these things are true. This is the time and this is the hour to heed my warnings. Otherwise, you would fare as the five foolish virgins. "

Stephen Hanson