Aug. 23, 2003

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

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

"I am the God of new beginnings. Many of you have had roadblocks and difficulties in your lives. You have been prevented from coming into your full ministry. You have been frustrated and discouraged. I tell you that the enemy has done his best in keeping you from running the race. But I tell you that he will not win. There will be a line, there will be a hedgeline, set up betweeen him and you. I have purposes and designs that he will not be able to penetrate. He does not understand my ways. For my servants, the prophets, fly above his area. He doesn't know that they have been given eyes to see into his camp. They will penetrate the darkness and they will root him out. Every vile thing and every corner will be exposed. The deceit and the darkness has been spread too far. Let it be known that he will not give up. You need to be persistent in prayer. He is persistent and relentless in his designs. You need to be as persistent as he is. "

"The time has come when the unity of the brethren has been scattered. The enemy has scattered the camps. He has done his best to see that there are disputes among you. His design is to divide and conquer. If he can get you to disagree about many things than he has won. I tell you that it is my desire that you come into unity. I would want you to see what you share in common. What are the central and foundational things that you agree upon? Let these be the things that you agree upon. Let not your petty doctrines be at the top of your lists. If you do these things than you will have won. "SEEK WHAT YOU SHARE IN COMMON AND NOT WHAT YOUR DIFFERENCES ARE"

Stephen Hanson



Aug. 16, 2003

After hearing about the news of the recent black out in the northeast the Lord began to tell me about some other events. I believe that this most recent event is a taste of some other things are yet to come.

PS 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

"There will be other events tht will be forthcoming in the news. For just as there have been blackouts in the northeast, there will be entire cities that will be shut-off from the rest of the country. There will be problems in many of your metropolitan cities. For the time will come when your technology will not be strong enough to generate enough power. For your national security will not be prepared for these things. Those who have been waiting to attack will take advantage of these things. For is your news not known to all? I tell you that these things are on the horizon. They are forthcoming because they are in a prophetic timetable of events. Let it be known that I am not a God of disasters. The enemy is at work and is attempting to dismay many. But you see, your technology, no matter how great it has grown to be, can not save you in the hour of these things. Many have put their trust in the great giant of technology, but this machine will be its own undoing. Some trust in horses, and some trust in chariots, but we trust in the name of the Lord. Nevertheless, my word will go out unto the ends of the earth. It will be sent out and will accomplish what I have sent it out to do. These are days that call for great strength and purpose of living. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 11, 2003

PHP 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. [9] Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

2TH 2:5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? [6] And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. [7] For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. [8] And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. [9] The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, [10] and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. [11] For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie [12] and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

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.

"There is peace for the moment in the land. You who pursue peace will find that it is not far off for you. I will always be there as a source of peace for my people. But when the time comes to prepare for war, then my servants must take up the weapons of war. But it is not war in the physical sense that you battle, but it is with the heavenly hosts of wickedness. He has been held back for now, but the time is coming when he will be given full reign. All the counterfeit signs of the enemy will be given full reign and power. When this future leader that comes upon the scene, know that it is actually the power of the enemy that gives him his power. Many will fall in that hour, but those who are wise will shine like the stars in the heavens. But for now my people, live with the peace of God in your heart. Let that peace rule your hearts and minds. If you let that peace rule your hearts and minds now it will be much easier for it to do so later. He will try and steal it from you, but he will not succeed. He can corrupt the gifts of my spirit but he cannot copy the fruits. For those who follow after him have no fruits. Let that inner chamber be established and let it grow. "

The Lord gave me a vision concerning this:

(I was shown a man dressed in armor. He went through a portal that seemed to open up into the spirit realm. Here there was a serpent and other beasts. He began taking his sword and was fighting against them at first, but then he dropped his sword and was just using his arms to fight against them. This wouldn't work, for the serpent would wind itself around his arms and legs and he couldn't free himself from it. One of the other beasts, a crab-like thing, began to move towards his feet, but the creature noticed that his feet were shod with the gospel of peace and left him alone. Now the real battle began, for the man's helmet was taken off and it was as if I was looking inside of his brain. There seemed to be all types of things in there, but then I noticed that a sprinkler can was being used to water the plants there. One of the plants began to grow and get bigger and bigger. I noticed that it was a corn plant. I looked at it and then I saw that it was covered with ants. They were moving across the plant. This was the end of the vision.)

"The meaning of this is that the real battleground is in the mind. This is where the enemy will try and disrupt your thinking. If you have the garden of the Lord there, then I will water it for you, but you must not let evil influences come in. Then what was once a fertile plant will become corrupted. Keep your minds and hearts stayed on
Stephen Hanson


Aug. 9, 2003

AM 3:7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

REV 6:5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. [6] Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

[38] Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his fathers he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. [39] He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. Daniel 11

"My spirit is being poured out like it never has been before. The things that you've wanted to know about will be plainly told to you. Those things that you've wondered about and pondered about will be shown. My word will go out unto the ends of the earth. It will accomplish those things that it has been sent out to do. I have said that I will do nothing until I reveal my plan to my servants the prophets first, and this is true. It is true that there are many things that are forthcoming in my plans. I have told you about the future leader that will arise. He will come and many will follow after him. I have not told you about the fall of many governments. For there are serious economic times ahead. The black horse will be on the horizon. Those who put their trust in riches will be utterly disappointed. For the stock market crash that happened many years ago will be nothing compared to this event that is coming. Learn to get by and be satisfied with what you have. The man who falls prey to riches will be utterly cast down to the ground. You cannot save enough or put enough money aside that will save you on that day. The entire monetary system will fall into collapse and ruin. This man, this leader, will be in charge of that monetary system. His league of nations will be a panel of men made from him who he has appointed. He will amass wealth and power for himself. Those nations that came out of the Holy Roman Empire will be on his panel. You, oh America, have been protected up until this point. You have experienced tragedies over the last few months and years. You were invaded from an outside force. I tell you that other attacks are being planned. Be on your watch and be alert! My people will be safe that put their trust in Me. I tell you that these things are not so far off. I will paint a picture for you, and with ever word that comes, new details will be added to it. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 5, 2003
Dear friends, this message is one that speaks of things to come. We are always to judge these things. Godwants to warn us of what is coming so that we might be prepared. Let it be known that I would rathertell the truth than to paint a pretty picture for you about what lies ahead. There is always hope for God'speople and He will always be our source of security and protection if we would but ask Him. So, letthese thoughts be in our hearts and minds as we look to Him, who is the author and finisher of our faith.

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 time of waiting will come to an end. The one whom you have been seeking will suddenly come to Histemple. The time of preparation is soon to be at hand. There will be a time when those things that you've wondered about will soon be coming into being. Those things that many have prepared about, have thought about, and wondered about, will be happening. I AM speaking of the end. For you are soon to enter into that dimension and timeframe when the things that have been prophesied from long ago would be taking place. Thereis a brief period of time, as a season, before these things would be occuring. The Summer wanes and a new seasoncomes upon you. So it is in the spiritual as well. After the time of your present political situation and President, will be ushered in another one. This one will have no regard to the faith of your forefathers. He will elevatehimself and will enact things that are abominable in my sight. Many things will be done during the time ofthis campaign. Those who are close to Me and know Me will be warned of these things. Let it be known thatI warned you about it ahead of time. Do you think that you, oh America, are a great nation? I tell you that you have slipped far from Me. No longer are you the home of the brave or the free. In its time I will hasten it. I AM not saying that this is the man of perdition, but I AM saying that these things will usher in this era that I havebeen talking about. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 2, 2003

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

"Do not go beyond what I reveal to you. Do not go beyond the revelation that I give unto you. There is the written word and there is the revealed word. Both are needed. The wind blows and so it is with my spirit. You cannot tell from whence it comes. My written word is as a pillar. So you have the pillar and the wind. A building needs a founding structure to it but there are spaces between the pillars. So is it in a piece of tapestry. You have the fabric and you have the warp and the weft. But if there were no spaces in the fabric how would it breath? But I tell you that it is very easy to go beyond what I say to you. There are many different types of winds and there are many different types of spirits. They blow in many different ways and forms. What kind of wind ushers my spirit in? I tell you that it is very easy to fall prey to the winds of the enemy. Can you discern between the winds? "

"I tell you that a great wind is coming upon my people. It will blow through your churches. It will blow through your homes. If your lives are not anchored down it could blow them away. These winds will blow and will bring many things into being. These winds will blow across the various nations and peoples of this world. I tell you that a wind is blowing upon North Korea. It will blow upon their army and propel them into maneuvers. Many of the peoples of the east will get caught up in these maneuvers. The wind has blown upon Iraq but it will shift. It is as one big chess game with the various players within it. So it is with the peoples and nations of this world. The wind has blown upon many and given unto them my spirit, but many are still not sensitive to the things of the spirit. Many shun the idea that we are living in the last days. Many interpret these things their own way. But the time will come when interpretation will be of no use. The time will come when these events will play out right before your eyes. Those who are coming from the east will cause others to get caught up with them. Many things are done in secret that your government can not see. Like I have said, it is like a chess game--one move begets another. So beware of the wind and know from whence it is coming. "

Stephen Hanson


July 30, 2003

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.

PR 29:18 Where there is no revelation,(vision) the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.

MT 6:22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. [23] But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

" Know that the year 2006 is an important year. The book of Revelation will open-up within its pages. The book will suddenly become reality. Gone will be the days of wondering. Those who think that there will be a golden age of peace are wrong. For this earth is not destined for peace until I come back. For great darkness must come before there is light. Do not look for a great revival but look for a falling away. For many within the body will fall prey to deception. You think that you are ready for these days that are coming. How can one prepare? How can one prepare for darkness when there is light around them? Surely, you need my light to pervade the darkness, but you become so used to the "light of the day" that you suppose that darkness will not befall you. It is tunnel vision and not the ability to perceive into the distance. It is always observing your feet when you are walking and not seeing where you are going. Pray that my light would be shed into the distance. Pray that you would see beyond these present circumstances. For without a vision my people perish. Do you suppose that that vision will always be sunlit? Vision needs to conform to what the truth is. You do not manufacture a vision just to suit your own fancy. When one is on top of a high elevation they can see into the distance. If you are standing upon low ground you cannot see into the distance. Come and climb that you may see. Then you will behold the things that are coming. Get eyes that you may see. If one is in a cave they cannot see. For they are only observing the darkness around them, and in bright sunlight one cannot see past the sunlight. What is the condition of the light that is around you? You will only see as far as that light is. These are days that call for strong vision. "

Stephen Hanson


July 26, 2003

ISA 51:9 Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old. Was it not you who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced that monster through?

EZE 30:3 For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near--a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations.

"Rise up, oh arm of the Lord. Put on your strength as in days of old. For I tell you, that you are a generation after my own heart. Put on the strength of Samson. Look to the wisdom of Solomon. For I tell you that these are evil days. These days will become more and more crucial as to who you are following after. For I tell you, that many of the cities that are of great importance will become as rubble. Great metropolises will fall. For on that day many will flee saying, 'Let the mountains fall upon us.' For nation will rise against nation. Never before has there been a conflict like this. The city that is called by my name "Jerusalem," will be invaded by all sides. Alliances will be formed. Those of the Middle Eastern nations that border and are close to this nation, will form a union with the leader that is to be the ruler of this present world. In its day I will hasten it. "

"But for now, my people, arm yourselves with my strength. Day becomes night, and night becomes day. For many of you are still weak in Me. Some of you moan and cry as little children. I tell you that it is time to grow up. How will you stand in that day when the world is falling apart? Do not look to your problems but look to Me. I brought many of you through great tribulations so that you would be prepared for that day. Let the trials have their full effect. Do not run from them. Do not say in your heart, 'This is from the enemy.' For I want my children to be strong. In not too long of a time will these things hasten forward. The end of all things is closer than many would think. It is but a season, it is but a breath away. So, find your strength in the arsenal of my warehouse. Be clothed as a great army. "

Stephen Hanson


July 23, 2003

REV 21:15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. [16] The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. [17] He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man's measurement, which the angel was using. [18] The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. [19] The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, [20] the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. [21] The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.

REV 21:9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." [10] And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. [11] It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. [12] It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. [13] There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. [14] The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

"Look through the rubble of this generation and you will find polished stones amidst the rubble. There is a land that has many different types of stones in it. There is a land that I am forming upon this earth. I am forming the New Jerusalem in many of my people now. I am forming the precious stones that will make up the walls of my city. I have said in my word that there are twelve layers of stone there. They represent the twelve original apostles. I am looking for precious stones amidst my people. I am forming these qualities in many of you now. I am uniting the old testament with the new. Twelve has been my number that I am using in this equation. The cycle is important. For you see, there are twelve months in a year. There have been twelve original tribes that have been set in order. There are twelve apostles that I had originally chosen. These numbers are important for making up the walls and the units of my New Jerusalem. Many hold on to this earth. They think that it will always last. But I tell you that it must be done away with. The old has to make way for the new. The old covenant was a temple built in consecration of Me. You can see much of the old covenant as outlined in the history of my kings and priests. But the old covenant looked forward to the new. Its walls were erected according to a pattern that I had given. But the new is much better than the old. The temples built upon this earth could not contain Me, but you now have this temple within you, and the walls of this temple look forward to the walls of that city that is being built by Me. I have erected my holy apostles and prophets as the foundation to these walls. Surely, these walls cannot be built according to human standards. If you lay any other foundation other than what I have set then it will crumble. I have set these things according to my plans. I have set seasons upon the earth, and I have set precious stones according to their purposes. Do not erect monuments and walls according to your own purposes, but follow the plans that I have outlined in my word. "

Stephen Hanson


July 22, 2003

JN 10:1 "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. [2] The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. [3] The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. [4] When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. [5] But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." [6] Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.

"When will many of my people realize my truth that is within them from Me? They search high and low for what they think are the answers. They search in scholarly journals and various doctrines. They search out wise men that they think they can get their answers from. They ask their pastors. They even go to a prophet who has been sent from Me. But many do not seek ME. If you want to find the answer to something then you have to go to the source. If you want to find out more about Me don't read books about Me, but come to Me and ask of Me. Some have formulated some good ideas. Some have developed some good viewpoints. But many of these things come from the heart of man and not from myself. If you were in school would it be better to find out more about a subject from your classmate or from your teacher? Surely, the Master has the answers. Surely, there are masters and there are teachers in my kingdom, but they have come to Me first. Do you not think that I have the answers? Why must you go to another when I am here right beside you? When the battle cry has been called you better know what it is that you are supposed to do. I created man and the entire universe. Does it not seem right that I would have the answers? I tell you that when things get tough who are you going to run to? Don't run down to your library because you won't find your answers there. You won't find Me on the internet either. "

"A storm is coming and many of you may not be ready for it. It will not only separate the sheep from the goats, but it will shake the entire earth. Best to find out now rather than later. You don't want to be taken by surprise. Will you be ready for these things that are coming? Prepare your habitations and prepare your shelters. I tell you that not only will this affect the earth but the entire church will be turned upside down. So let it be known that I have warned you first. Inquire of Me and ask of Me and surely, I will give you the answers that you seek. "

Stephen Hanson


July 21, 2003

JN 2:13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [14] In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. [15] So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. [16] To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!"

"These are days that those who think that they know Me may not actually know Me as well as think that they know Me. Some go about their day thinking that they have my approval for what they are doing; they have programs and even church policies that they are working on. They are the "movers and the shakers" of much of what is happening in the church today. Great plans and schemes are in their minds. They have many people that they have to get to work for them. They surely, will bring the church to new levels, they think. This is how the world operates. ONE BIG BUSINESS, that is how much of the church has become. If you would walk into their doors you would get a friendly greeting, but the agendas would continue when you left. What will the church become? Will it continue and become more and more of an organization, or will it become a life-giving entity? The walls are decorated and everything is set in order. Everything follows a pattern and an agenda. Is there room for Me in your service? Can I be a part of what it is you are doing? Or should I wait and schedule a meeting? If there is no room for Me then there is no room for my spirit as well. I tell you that I will not always contend for these things. I tell you that I will not always sit idly by. Gid rid of your plans and get rid of your agendas. Return to Me and once again, I will restore my church. I tell you that Martin Luther brought about a reformation during his time. There is need for another one now. But things need to be uprooted before they can be planted again. I say, bring in the reformers. Bring in those who would help change the system. For now, there is no reformation. Do not call another meeting, but call upon my spirit. "

Stephen Hanson


July 19, 2003

MT 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. [22] Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' [23] Then I will tell them plainly, `I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

JN 12:23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. [24] I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [25] The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. [26] Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

MK 10:41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. [42] Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. [43] Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, [44] and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. [45] For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

"In these days many will come to Me and say, 'Lord, Lord, have I not done this for you?' They will say, 'I have prophesied. Have I not cast out demons? Have I not done many things for you? Have I not raised the dead?' I tell you that you are doing many things for Me, but do you really know Me?" Gone will be the great performers of this age. Gone will be the three-ring-circus. For it is not the great miraculous things that I am looking for, but a heart that has been redeemed by Me. For who would become great must first become small. Greatness does not rely upon what you do but upon who you are in Me. There are many who have performed for Me. They have done great things even according to the world's standards, but are you following the world's standards or mine? Even my disciples Peter and others asked to be great. I asked them to lay their lives down. I asked them to become as nothing. I have called you to be great but only according to my greatness. I have chosen the foolish things to shame the wise. Not many of you were great according to the world's standards, but I chose you and gave you my name. A seed dies and goes into the ground, and then after it dies it then produces after its likeness. You must die in order to live. There are some among you who have not died yet. You run to many things: You go to this conference or that, thinking that you've found the answer. The answers are not to be found there. Will you come to new levels of understanding? Will new insights be found there? I tell you that you are still operating according to the world's standards. You must first experience the desert before you can come to the oasis. You must first be lost before you can be found. Then the process continues. It will continue until I come back for you. Then all of these experiences will have made you into my likeness. "

Stephen Hanson


July 12, 2003

1KI 17:2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: [3] "Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. [4] You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there." 1KI 17:5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. [6] The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

HEB 6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, [2] instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. [3] And God permitting, we will do so.

"There is a way in the wilderness that I am providing. My eagles will fly through this wilderness unto lushgreen valleys. For too long many of my servants have been hidden. For too long many of my servants have partakenof the things I have given unto them in the wilderness. Now, I will give them a new diet and new surroundings. Gone will be the days of dust and turmoil. Gone will be the days of mountain caves and wanderings. Behold, there is a new place that I am providing for you. You will be lifted up unto new heights. You will rise to new heights in my spirit. Where you have been seeing the vision from a distance, you will now see it face-to-face. You will not only see the vision but you will walk in it. It is a new diet, but with this diet comes the ability and the need for a new maturity. Eat the strong meat that I am giving unto you. For then you can more readily discern between good and evil. Feel the lush breezes and the air that I am giving unto you. There is a crispness in the air. Drink it in for you will have need of it. Rest here for a while before you continue your journey. In the distance are all the calamities and problems of this world. When you leave this garden you will be flying above the earth in my spirit. You will survey the land, and you will look into the enemy's camp there. Because of your time spent here you will be able to go into that camp; and you will dispel the work that is being done there. The enemy knows that you will be stronger in the days ahead. But he doesn't know of the places of rest that I have provided for you. So eat and rest, and then you can begin your journey again. Remember that I fed my servant Elijah by the brook, and I will feed you as well. "

Stephen Hansom


July 8, 2003

HEB 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. [2] This is what the ancients were commended for.

ECC 12:9 Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. [10] The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.

1PE 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you, [5] who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. [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. [8] Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, [9] for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

"I will blow with all my might upon the hearts of my people. Even though the wind will blow with a great force, the wind from my Holy Spirit will blow with even a greater force. For even in the midst of hurricanes and great winds, greater will be the force of the wind that is present within my servants. I will sing a song, I will sing a song that has been played since the ancient of days. It is the song of my beloved who come into my chambers. For time is not measured with Me as it is with you upon the earth. You behold the sunrise and the sunset, and I behold all of the timeline. From the beginning of time unto the end of time I am there. I behold the age of the earth as but a day, and I see the end when yet the beginning has just begun. The struggles of mankind are many and I hold them within a bucket. Behold, eternity is within your grasp. Consider that the present plight that many of you have faced is nothing compared to the beauty that awaits you---nothing compared to the glories of my kingdom. My kingdom awaits all who would come unto Me. You who have come unto Me have a taste of what my future kingdom will be within you. For hope that is seen is no hope at all. True hope is not based upon appearances or what is in front of you. The ancients were commended for their faith as well as for their hope. Live out your days as a people of faith and hope. Strive to let that hope be instilled within you. Wear it as a crown upon your forehead. Be as a jewel to this generation. Even though there are many struggles and disagreements, strive to live at peace with all mankind. Avoid evil at any cost. Do not compare yourselves with one another for this is not wise. The only one to compare yourselves to is Me. Avoid those who quarrel and dispute, for it is not good for your soul. The sun rises and sets upon all mankind. There is always going to be some joy and sorrow in this life. Learn to make the best of your time for the days are evil. Then you will have gained a heart of wisdom. These are simple proverbs to live by. They will bring a light unto your path ahead. They will give strength to your bones, and they will sustain you in the days that lie ahead. "

Stephen Hanson


July 7, 2003

MT 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. [5] For many will come in my name, claiming, `I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. [6] You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. [7] Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. [8] All these are the beginning of birth pains.

2PE 3:3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. [4] They will say, "Where is this `coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." [5] But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. [6] By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. [7] By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

"There is a road that leads off into the future. There is a way that will be plainly seen. For I tell you that the pages of history are opening up to a new dimension. The pages of Revelation will open-up. These days are among the last days upon earth. Many think that there are many days yet to live. Many think that there are yet many generations to live. I tell you that they are wrong. But I will come back for my bride. I will take her out of this earth; for this earth is not your home. But I tell you that there are difficult days ahead. There will be wars and rumors of wars, and these will continue until the end. Those who are strong in themselves will no longer be strong in their own armor. These days will stretch out like a road unto the future. On that road you will see various people. You will see those who believe that we are living in the last days. You will see some who dispute about many things. You will see some who wag their fingers and their tongues to the sky and say, "Where is the proof of His coming? Everything has continued as it always has since the beginning of time." You will see some who dispute about dates and times and seasons. You will see pastors and various church leaders who are sprawled out on that road. For they have given up and they have become discouraged. You will see husbands and wives divided on the issue. You will see drug dealers, and murderers, and rapists, who once doubted these things but now, have come to believe them. Know that all these things are signs of the end. Know that all these things point that the end is near. But I tell that the enemy will try all of his schemes. He knows that his time is near. You will see the church becoming more like the world. For it is trying to appeal to those who are wanting to come into it. But even with all of these things they are nothing compared to what is coming. It will happen and no political or reglious strategies will prevent it. No peace treaties will prevent the upheaval and calamity that is coming. Many will prophesy and teach about other things, but they are oblivious to the truth. These days call for discernment and great endurance. "

Stephen Hanson


July 5, 2003

JOEL 1:4 What the locust swarm has left the great locusts have eaten; what the great locusts have left the young locusts have eaten; what the young locusts have left other locusts have eaten.
JOEL 1:11 Despair, you farmers, wail, you vine growers; grieve for the wheat and the barley, because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
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.
ISA 40:21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
ISA 40:22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

"The winds of change are coming. The winds are blowing in a new thing. Out of the desert a bloom will be seen. Where thorns and thistles were a lush garden will be. Do you not know, have you not heard? The God of the earth and of all creation sits enthroned above it and watches His children. An army is coming out of the east; it is an army like unto a swarm of insects. They are digging up the ground and all of the crops. They come with vengeance in their hands. They come to devour the land. What will you do and how will you stand before them? Much of the produce of the land will be eaten up. "

(I saw a field and a man was searching in it. He held a flashlight because it was night. He pointed the flashlight towards what was his field. As the light shone upon it I noticed that the crops and all of the plants had shriveled up. Then a strange thing happened--I saw a long rectangular box that was opened; very much like a coffin. But out of the box there were flowers. These flowers came out of the box and found their places in the ground. As each one came and was planted, a new one came beside. Pretty soon where there was only dried-up weeds, entire rows and rows of flowers were to be seen.)

"I tell you that new things are being planted in the ground. While it is true that a great army is coming, I will replenish and will give back what the cankerworm has stolen. The thief has come to kill and destroy, but I have come to give life. What I plant no man can pluck up. What the enemy takes is no match for what I give. But search your hearts. Have you yielded good grain and crops? Is it evident that your fields are ripe? If so, what will they yield? I tell you that if the ground is not ready then what you have will be taken from you. I tell you that an army is coming in the natural as well as in the spiritual. Fortified walls and cities will not protect you from its onslaught. Political campaigns and relations will not prevent it from happening. Call upon Me and I will be heard. "

(Finally, the Lord showed me a whirlwind. It was like a huge tornado and as it moved all kinds of things were caught-up in its force. As I watched it move, a map of the United States was before me and the whirlwind was moving around the area of the southeastern parts of the map. It seemed to stay around Florida and the surrounding areas.)

"Destructive winds will seen in parts of the United States, more and more this summer. Those of you that live in these areas need to take cover. "

"What will the winds of change bring? What will they blow into your lives?

Stephen Hanson


July 1, 2003

ISA 33:16 this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress.His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him.

"I am bringing my church to a new level in Me, and you will see it rise to this new place. I am going to take away the roadblocks that have hampered many of you from moving forward in Me. I have taken you through many trials, but it is now time for my promises to take effect in your lives. Many of you have not come into my promises, and there are many reasons for this. You have sown into my kingdom but you have not reaped yet. You have plowed the fields but you have not eaten the grain. What workman does not get his wages? The waters that you have cast your bread upon have not returned yet. Has the wind blown your seed upon the path? Have the birds come by and eaten what has remained? I tell you that the enemy has stolen your hope. He has stolen the greatest resource that you have. Wait patiently and I will renew your resources, says the Lord. I will give you bread and meat to eat. If the church is to come unto maturity then it must learn to wait for these things. You must learn endurance for the days ahead will be difficult. Many of you will be brought to a new place in Me. "

(The Lord showed me a scene of a few people ascending a stone staircase. It was formed into the side of a mountain. The people were seemingly tired of the journey, but trudged up the staircase anyway. As they continued climbing, they came to a place in the mountain where there was a niche that was set aside for them. Here they rested and stayed. I noticed the Lord behind one of them holding this person and comforting them. They were seemingly tired from the journey and here were finding comfort and rest from their journeys. I then noted their feet; on them they wore sandals but their feet were bruised and tired from the walk. I watched as their feet now were soothed and the appearance of them changed. The very ground before them now changed as their feet changed.)

"Find your place in the wall to rest from your journeys for a while. Here you will find comfort and solace. Rest, but in not too long of a time you will need to travel again."

(Now I saw the mountain from a distance. I noticed that there was a winding trail that encircled it and wound its way to the top. There were many people traversing on this mountain and going up. However, I noticed that some were attempting to traveling on horseback and were carrying wagons. One of these tipped over on it side and spilled everything onto the ground. There were coins and money of all types that went onto the ground. The traveler could not continue in his pursuit up the mountain because of the baggage that he carried. I sensed that many who were traveling were in the same predicament. I noticed though, that those who brought children, even in strollers, were able to continue up the winding path of the mountain. I even saw a motorized wheelchair traversing up the mountain path. )

"This is the journey that you all need to take. Though the way is steep you will be able to climb it. But find rest, my people, in the sides of the mountain, and then begin your journey again. "
Stephen Hanson


June 28, 2003

ISA 40:10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.

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.

"The earth trembles and all nature awaits something that will happen. Behold, I am coming swiftly. My recompense is with Me, and all will look upon Me. "

"My people, you don't know how close I am to your doors. Behold, the walls of Jerusalem will not see destruction. The battle that is coming will not totally devastate my chosen people. A series of events that lead up to these will come and then the end will be here for all mankind. "

"The nations rage and fight as they have since they were formed. When all say 'Peace and safety, then sudden destruction will come upon them.' But even though these events are piling-up in front of you know that I am there as a strong deliverer. I will bring my body to completion. I will vanquish your ancient foe. "

"Do not be surprised when you see these events transpire before your eyes. Know that they have been ordained and written down since time began. You will see the pages of my book unfold before your eyes. Do not think that life, as you know it, will go on as usual. As an old folk singer once said: 'The times they are a 'changin.' I have warned you of these things and I have tried to let you know. A wise son prepares in Summer for what lies ahead in the Winter months. Be so like-minded and prepare for those days. Surely, I will gather you all up unto myself. Surely, I will protect you, and surely, I will raise you up to be an end-time army for Me. The enemy knows that the hour is late. That is why he has pulled out all of his arsenal. Do not be ignorant of his devices. "

"Surely, this generation will see these events. Surely, they will watch as the pages of my book unfold. Everything will happen according to my plan. My peace I leave with you; not as the world gives but as I give."

Stephen Hanson


June 21, 2003

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.

2SA 7:5 "Go and tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? [6] I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. [7] Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, "Why have you not built me a house of cedar?" '

"There is a temple that is being built far in the east. Some say that there will be a temple that will be rebuilt during the days of my return. During its time upon earth Solomon's Temple displayed a glory that far outshined anything else upon the earth. But I have a temple that is not built with human hands. King David wanted to rebuild the temple during his time upon earth, but he was told by the prophet Nathan that it wouldn't be done during his lifetime. Do you not know that you have my temple within you? It will be adorned with a beauty that far outshines anything upon this earth. But you see, some have erected great temples upon this earth thinking that I will be displayed there. They say in there hearts that this is God's house. But I tell you that I will not be confined to a structure. What will happen when your beautiful buildings will come tumbling down? I have said in my word that one must be careful how he builds. No other foundation can be laid other than my Son Jesus Christ; and yet some have added hay and stubble and costly gems. To be sure, it is good to come together and fellowship in my name, but the building is not important. How else can my bride be brought unto maturity? I tell you that it won't come unto maturity if these things continue to go on. To those of you my shepherds, I say 'Do not be so concerned about the numbers that are in your house.' Do not be so concerned about the programs; but be more concerned about the condition of the temple within. Do not rush off to this seminar or that. There will always be things to learn of the spirit. But I tell you that those things can easily become a heavenly distraction. The kingdom of God is not to become big business. Be satisfied and content where I have placed you. Do not be pulled in other directions than where you are to be at the time. Surely, I will elevate and surely, I will lower those in due season who need to be elevated or lowered. It is I the Lord who does these things and it is not man. So I am carving out a place for each of you that you are to reside in my spirit. Take these things to heart and examine them through my word and my spirit; see if they are not true. In its time those temples not built with human hands, will come to a glory that far outshines anything upon this earth. Gone will be the day of beautiful buildings. Gone will be the day of man-made programs. In its day I will hasten it and surely, these things will come to pass. "

Stephen Hanson