Nov. 15, 2003

REV 6:1 I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" [2] I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. REV 6:3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" [4] Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.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! REV 6:7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" [8] I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

"Here come the horses. The stage is set for the horsemen to come upon the scene. "

The Lord showed me a scene of four horses running back and forth in front of me. I watched as they ran, and then the pace quickened. They were running side-by-side and then they went faster and faster. I then was shown their hoofs. I looked at one of them, and as I watched, there was a pool of water in front of me. The pool seemed to come out of the horses's hoof, and then a piece of paper, a parchment was set upon the ground. As I looked at it, I heard these words:

"Woe to the inhabitants upon the earth, for war has broken out. For war has broken out and it will intensify until the end. The white horse has come as well. For deception is masked within it's color. I now tell you that this is the stage for the first horse. "

I now was shown another hoof. This time the Lord said:

"Pestilence and plague. Diseases and pestilence will break out. Woe to those who are not under my protection. "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!" The time will come when money will be scarce. "

"Finally, after the advent of these first three horses, you will know that it is soon time for my arrival. For then death will come to a large majority of the inhabitants upon the earth. Do not think that I take things lightly. For I follow my word and there is a time table set for these events. "

"But to those who follow Me they will ride with Me to conquer. I will have you ride with Me on a horse that is given to you to ride in victory. Surely, the plagues and the pestilence will not visit you. Surely, you will be under my protection. You will know of the advent of these things for they are soon upon the horizon. "

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 13, 2003

DT 25:4 Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.

PS 50:10 for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

ECC 11:1 Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.

"Many of the saints are in need at this time. I have put some of them in a place of need where they are dependent upon others. You are all part of my body. You are all in need of each other. But I tell you that you are in greater need of Me. The workman is worthy of his wages. Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain. He is in need of grain, and I tell you that there are those there among you who are in need of more than just grain. You take care of your homes. You supply it with lavish furnishings, and you send your children to the best schools possible. You pay your bills, and you even put aside something for a rainy day. But what do you put aside for Me? Have you taken care of those who watch over you? I tell you that some would fare better in a nursing home. And yet many of your nursing homes are very poorly equipped. I own everything and everything is mine. Your jobs, your homes, and even your children belong to Me, and yet my grace is extended even unto the least of you. My grace is given unto many, and yet there comes a time when my grace has been stretched to its limit. I supply all your needs according to my riches and glory, and yet there are times when my grace is poured out through my people. I give and give and many receive of my bounty. But who is the man who has given back unto Me? My children will reap where they have sown. They will reap not only what they have given unto those in need, but they will also reap what they have given unto Me with their hearts. For it is unto your hearts that I judge. Is your heart given unto mercy and generosity, or does it hoard its truths in a secret chamber? I am the God of everything. I give unto each man his portion. There is a reciprocal law that is found in the universe. Those who give will then receive back a hundredfold. Cast your bread upon the waters and it will come back unto you. And the world will surely know that I take care of my saints. Surely, a new day is dawning. Surely, a new supply will be given, and my glory and provision will be seen by all. "

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 8, 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.

"Many have asked, 'What will the new year bring?' I tell you that the war that the United States has been involved in will finally come to a head. Politically, they will question your involvement there more and more. The time for the Bush campaign is running to an end. Many will be looking for a new leader at that time. They will want someone who will usher us into a time of peace. They will want what the people of Israel wanted before they had a king. And I gave them their king, but he was not the one that I had appointed. I tell you that after the election of this new man, when they say, 'Peace and safety,' don't believe them for this will become the time of Jacob's Trouble. You will know and will understand him by his flattery of tongue. Beware of those who come in the name of peace but they bring deceit with them. Beware of those who promise many things. Beware of those who compromise the truth and speak of new things. Look to your roots, my people, and to those things that last. For you can learn much from the past. Beware I tell you, for your freedoms will not always be given to you. What you take for granted could very easily be taken away from you. But know that I will establish you and give you strength for these things. I tell you that the days are numbered. "

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 1, 2003

[3] And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. [4] The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Co. 4

"I tell you that the armies of darkness are marching upon the earth. They are coming to steal much from what I have given. I tell you that they are working their wiles. They are coming and they are upon the horizon. Many can not see them for their eyes are blinded by these things. "

(I saw a black figure dressed all in black armor who was upon a black horse. Within his helmet there was no vistage of a head or any features there. He then reached down and with his hand placed a black cloth upon the heads of several people. They obviously couldn't see anything then. They walked around then with these cloths upon their heads. Some then bent down to look at their appearance in a pool of water. They somehow thought that this was how they were supposed to look. The scene then faded.)

"What do you see, my people? Can you see these things? Are you blinded by the spirit of the air? What do you see when you look in the mirror?"

( Now I was shown several figures dressed in a black garb who were bent over. They were passing around a torch so that they could see. This was the only light that was made available to them. I then looked at the figures and tried to see their eyes. I noticed that there was just holes there for eyes. There was no light in them to be found.)

"My people, this is the way that much of the world is. They are without my light. They need my light, and they need others to open their eyes so that they might see."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 25, 2003

MAL 4:1 "Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them. [2] But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. [3] Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty.

ZEP 1:15 That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, ZEP 1:16 a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers. ZEP 1:17 I will bring distress on the people and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their entrails like filth.ZEP 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath. In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth."

"The world as you know it will change in a moment. For the world is racing towards that final judgment day. The signs have been revealed and they have been spoken by many of my servants. I tell you that the mountains and the trees will sing on that day that I arrive. What will you be doing and where will you be on that day? The sun and the moon will fall from the sky. Woe to those who put their trust in another form of religion. Woe to those who follow the stars. Woe to those who put their trust in their riches. For I tell you that nothing will save you on that day except your complete and utter trust in Me. Surely, this world is racing towards that day. The scenery in your lives will change in many ways. Nations will rise and fall. The monetary system will collapse. Governments will be toppled to the ground. But I tell you that a bright and shining day awaits you all. For these days will be paved with uncertainty, but there is a bright and shining day that awaits those who put their trust in Me. "

"You have known of the unrest in the Middle East. I tell you that there are new plots being planned. I tell you that there are new cities being targeted. But you are not to fear my people, for it is all part of my plan. Dig deep within your spiritual reserves. I tell you that many of those who have gone before you looked into these days. They wondered at the significance of them. These are days that will call for strong wisdom. So fortify your hearts for what lies ahead. Thus would say the spirit of the Lord."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 13 evening, 2003

JN 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. [6] If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. [7] If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. [8] This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

The Lord spoke to me and said:

"You are entering into a new age of the church."

He then showed me a tree with leaves on it that were beginning to fall. The tree then was sinking downwards into the ground below. I was then looking at the tree and it leaves as it moved further and further into the ground below. I was looking at the various layers of earth below the ground where it once stood. The continued on and on for some time. Then suddenly from one of the branches a single new bud and leaf emerged. I noticed that another leaf was growing and a small vine as well was encircling from here as well.

Now the Lord showed me several bright red apples that were hanging in the air. I then noticed that one of them had a bite taken out of it.

He said:

"Many in the church have eaten of the forbidden fruit."

Now I saw the outside layer of the apple, the skin, if you will. The skin of the apple, which was a bright red, slowly became the robe of some illustrious person. The robe appeared to suggest a sense of power about it. I knew somehow that the eating of the apple had in some way brought with a veil of power. The scene around me then changed. It was as if death had entered into the original garden that God had designed for mankind. Throughout the landscape everything of death was suggested. The bodies of people were strewn across the ground as if they had been people throughout the ages. A vapor or smoke, encircled across the trees and sky. Then I saw a woman who held a fan in her hand. She seemed to symbolize beauty, or the pursuit of beautiful things.

The Lord then said:

"The woman that you see represents the world system. She is the mystery of Babylon the great. The problem is that many in the church have drunk from her wine. But those who know Me will not partake of her wine. Return to Me in completeness of faith and I will bless you."

This time I was shown several archers who were shooting their arrows off into the distance. I noticed that now they were hitting their targets on trees and other objects which were quite far off into the distance.

The Lord then said:

"Those who are my prophets will now hit their mark."

The scene now seemed to come back to where it had begun. I was looking at a piece of ground that appeared to be illuminated, because it was dark all around it. Then from the midst of this section of earth, a single plant emerged. It grew until it became a vine that rose and seemed to dance and sparkle. It glimmered and shone throughout the darkness that was around it.

"My church will now come to a new beginning."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 11, 2003

I was shown a horse that was rearing its head and body as if it were rebellious and had no rider upon it. It appeared to be wild and without the proper training that was needed. There seemed to be things around it that somehow held it or prevented it from moving properly. The scene changed and now I saw the horse in a deserted pasture. It was all alone, seemingly looking for nourishment and other horses. It was a desolate place.

"The horse has no rider, and what is the reason for that? I tell you that there are many that are in ministry right now who are without Me as their rider. The horse has no control and he is left to wander. He is left without a Master and is left to his own devices."

I then was shown another horse who now held a rider upon it. The horse reacted much differently now. The rider was also dressed for battle. It had a helmet on and other gear, along with a spear which it held in his arms. I noticed that the horse could be led this way and that now with very little effort on the part of its Master. I watched as every turn and nudge that the rider would ask of it. There was a choice of several different roads or paths that converged at a spot for the horse to take. The rider quickly turned the horse in the right direction and the horse went on the path that was chosen for it. Eventually the horse and the rider had traveled a long way upon the path. Pretty soon they were gone from sight as they traveled into the distance.

"Those who have known Me as their driver know where they are going. They know where they can be fed, and they know in which direction they should be going."

Stephen Hanson


Oct. 4, 2003

Heb. 2 [4] God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

ISA 35:5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. ISA 35:6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

"There are signs in the world all around you. The signs are that everything points to an upcoming event. The world spins round and round as it has for thousands of years. But I tell you that the spinning is about to be changing. The heavens and the earth will change. Gone will be the appearance of the earth as you now know it. Heaven and earth will pass away but my word will live on forever. "

"I tell you that you are entering into a new season now. You see it in the trees and in the crispness of the air. There is a hush, there is a stillness as if the world is waiting for something to happen. I tell you that my sons and daughters have been noticing this. They have been noticing that there is a "stillness" of something about to happen. I tell you that there are things that will take many of you by surprise. There are events that will be taking place that will point to the soon return of my Son. I tell you that miracles will abound in this hour. People will see my miracle-working hand displayed through my vessels in this hour. Those who are blind will receive their sight again. The deaf will hear, and the lame will walk. But with this upsurge of my miracles being displayed, the enemy's hand will also be at work. For when there is an upsurge of heavenly activity, there is a counter one as well. You see, it is the way of the spiritual world. There is a positive charge and there is a negative one. "
"But watch the signs my children, all around you. For you will surely see my spirit displayed. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 27, 2003

[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, Eph. 1

2CO 4:1 Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. [2] Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. [3] And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. [4] The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. [5] For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. [6] For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

"Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon him while He is near. I am here for those who would call upon Me. "

(The Lord showed me a scene of the world as seen from a distance. The world was as a small globe in space as it would normally be, but I saw shapes of clouds that were wound around it. The clouds then formed a blanket that encompassed the globe itself. As I watched the blanket was as a veil that seemed to be spread throughout the globe. Then the globe became an eyeball, and the veil continued to be wrapped around the eyeball, preventing it from seeing properly.)

"I tell you that much of the world is blinded by the prince of the power of the air. A mist, a veil has covered many of their eyes. Their eyes are blind and they cannot see the truth. I tell you that there are those who are physically blind that can see more than they can see. The separation between those who cannot see and those who can see will become greater and greater. For I tell you that those who are with Me will see more and more of my spirit. They will behold the revelation and they will see it with their very eyes. They will see things that I will show them of what is to come. They will see into the enemy's camp. For I tell that he has been planning an attack. He has worked in the hearts and minds of many. "

(The Lord now showed me a door that was in the distance. It was closed right now, but as I watched I saw a creature, a demon, come and approach the door. He came closer and opened the door, and I noticed that the very door opened into the head of a person. The creature held something in his hands and as I watched it was not a pretty sight! This thing that he held was in the shape of a serpent. The serpent wound itself all through the various areas and caverns of this person's mind. I didn't want to continue to watch but I felt that I needed to understand how these methods worked. Pretty soon the entire mind and area of the person's mind was being filled with this serpent. )

"I tell you that this is how the enemy works. Your minds must be filled with the things of my spirit. You must not let him enter in through that door. Keep it locked and keep a safeguard there. Then your minds will be set on things above, and then those chambers and areas will be free. I have given many of you eyes to see. Do not let those eyes become blinded. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 20, 2003

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.'

"Lift up your eyes and look around you and tell Me, what do you see? You see a world that is racing towards judgment. For surely, this world will be judged by the acts that it has done. Surely, the time is arriving for my soon return. I tell you that catastrophic days are ahead. They will be days unprecedented. Many think that I will take my bride right out of this earth. Surely, I will protect them in the days ahead. The time will come when anyone who hurts my bride will think that they are doing Me a favor. For the veil has blinded many eyes. "

(The Lord showed me a scene of a landscape. It was very bleak and as I looked, there were bodies strewn upon the ground all around. The scene changed and now I was looking at the edge of a great cliff. Everything around was misty and cloudy. A person was looking out over the cliff into the abyss below. Then from the distance came a great river. It came tumbling down and down. As it came I noticed that there was something within the river; some type of debris. As I looked I noticed that there were people and their belongings. Then the vision faded.)

"I tell that there have been floods in the east. There has been pounding surf and raging winds, but this is nothing compared to what lies ahead in my judgment. The time for my judgment lies nigh. Those who are with Me and stand with Me will be saved. For anyone who calls upon my name will be saved. But many mouth the words but really don't believe in their heart. I have said that a leader, a deceiver among many, will arise. I have said and have pointed out that he will arise in a few years. He will come upon the scene and you will know him by his flattery of tongue. But do not be deceived for his agenda is an evil one. I have also said that after your present leader in America leaves that the next one will not do things according to my purposes. But I am not saying that he is the one. Oh my people, you must be ready for these days ahead. It is not the time for bickering among yourselves. It is not the time for disputing about dates. Your leaders will not save you. Your gold will not save you. Your homes will not save you. I have said these things as a warning to you. You can heed the warning or ignore it; it is up to you. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 13, 2003

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

(I have noticed that the enemy is attempting to come into our lives in many ways. He is very subtle and he comes when we least expect him to. He may attempt to cause havoc in our families. He may come when we are at our weakest point. We may know these things intellectually, but to know them spiritually and to be tuned-in to his ways and to be sensitive to how he works will help us to be victorious in Christ. )

"I call to my people--I call to my people from the outer reaches of my kingdom. I call to them on the wings of the wind. I call to them from my holy steed. I call to you to beware. For the enemy waits in ambush.

(I saw the enemy, our ancient foe. He was squatting down on the outskirts of the world. In a crouching position he was waiting. He held a spear as if to strike. )

"The enemy has been loosed and he is about to strike the land. He is attempting to strike down many who are serving Me now. I tell you that he is spreading forth his lies. I tell you not to be ignorant of his devices. For he waits for you to slip and fall. The enemy will come in when you least expect him to. He is a trickster and he will deceive you into thinking that many things are alright. He is much closer to accomplishing his task than many of you might think. The end of all things is close at hand; and because of this, he is pulling out all of the stops. So, how can he be defeated?

These are the ways:

1. Stand your ground
2. Take all of your thoughts captive in Me.
3. Use the sword of the spirit.5. Know what his weapons are.
6. Know who is greater.
7. Be fitted with my armor.

"There are seven recourses. Six is the number of man, and six are his numbers. Seven ways will defeat him in the end. If you will do all these things then he will not be waiting for you in ambush. Then he will surely flee and hide. He will know that he is defeated. But I tell you that it takes a concerted effort. Without a daily habit of doing these things, he will not be defeated. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 6, 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 21:22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. [23] The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. [24] The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. [25] On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. [26] The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. [27] Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.REV 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb [2] down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. [3] No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. [4] They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. [5] There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.


(In a vision the Lord showed me a beautiful rose that was opening up. As I watched it open I noticedthat there were various things that were flying out of it. It was as if there were a fountain coming out of thecenter of the rose that propelled these objects outwardly. I noticed a person playing a musical instrument.There was someone who held a paintbrush and a palette in his hand. All around the parameter of the rose'sopening were people doing various types of activities. The sense that I had was that these represented the works that would follow those who had done this type of work upon the earth. )

(The scene then changed and now I was looking at a cube in the air of some kind. As I watched I noticed that within this cube there were walls and buildings. I saw someone who held a measuring stick or rod, that was being used to measure the walls of this cube, and the city which was within it. I saw gates set at intervals for each wall, and within the structure I saw a beautiful city.)

The Lord said:

"At that day you will behold the New Jerusalem. The city as you know it, is being planned for those who would come to be with Me. It is a city like unto no other. Its walls are set with precious jewels. Your names are inscribed within. So, look past all the walls of this present age. A city awaits you. The trees in this city will bring healing to the nations. Gone will be the years of sorrow and death. A little child will live out its years there. There will be singing and playing upon the streets of that city. There will be neither day nor night. For the light from my Son will be your everlasting light. "

(I now saw the city again and noticed that the gates were open. They seemed to swing back and forth, but were always in a position of being opened. Then I saw that there was an angel posted at the front of each of the gates.)

"I have said that the gates of my city would always remain opened. But these gates are also like the gates of your heart. The walls of your heart are to remain opened to the things of my spirit. Those who are outside of the city are not to be let into it. But those who are a part of my city are there to be with Me forever. Look past the turmoil of this age, and see that I have a city awaiting. you. It is more beautiful than you can imagine. It shines with a brilliance that none can even imagine. The days ahead may become difficult days, but if you keep this city in your hearts, then you will have hope that you will be carried through it. "

Stephen Hanson


I'm certain that many of us have been involved in some type of meeting at one time or another. I don't know about you but I am amazed at all of the meetings that a person could be involved in. There are certainly meetings at school, particularly if you are a parent and have a child in school. I also teach high school so I know and have experienced what it is like to be involved in a myriad of different meetings. I have also led meetings and know the importance of keeping to an agenda. As mentioned in the word below, there are of course, church meetings as well. Perhaps these can become very much like what happens everywhere. By that I mean, that it is run like a business and there is a clock on the wall. So much time is alloted and one person usually runs it. We are such a busy society. We lead such busy, busy lives. We need to slow down and find the time to just rest and be with our Lord. He will then pour back into our lives the things and the agendas that are important for us.


Aug. 30, 2003

LK 10:41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, [42] but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

"Where have all my people gone? Where are those who would stand in the gap for Me? For I tell you that "busyness" has invaded my people's lives. Meetings here and meetings there; is there no end to your meetings?--school board meetings, church board meetings; meetings over lunch, meetings over dinner, and meetings over breakfast. When will you schedule a meeting with Me? You have time for everything else in your life, when will you have time for Me? I tell you that the busyness of life will bring people to their knees. It is more important to spend time with Me than any of your meetings. For your meetings reflect your earthly agendas. But when you spend time with Me then I will let you know what your agendas should be. Are your agendas framed according to my timeframe upon earth? Do your agendas look over the hills and past the sunsets? Do your agendas consider the poor and the starving? Do your agendas represent a hierarchy of believers? You record the minutes. You make sure everyone has a chance to speak, but when can I share my plan? Is there an empty chair that is waiting for Me? Reserve the best place for Me at your meals. Reserve the best place for Me at your schools. Reserve the best place for Me wherever you are at. I will elevate you as kings and queens to live with Me for ever and ever. If you provide a place for Me then your place will be secure. The time will come when everything will be upset and turned upside down. You won't have your riches. You won't have your fancy lifestyles. There are a number of years alloted for you to live out your lives upon this earth. Then this earth as you know it, will be done away with. The end of all things is coming. Will you be ready for it? Is there a place for Me in your house, says the Lord? "

"Finally, come to together in the Lord. Put away the childish things that you disagree with. There are many different groups of believers. Some receive the gifts of the spirit and some do not. Some believe we will go through a tribulation and some believe we will not. Find the foundational things that you agree upon. Then the enemy's plan of separating and dividing will have failed. "

Stephen Hanson