Aug. 24, 2005 evening,

(I have seen lately how many groups have set-up their own agendas in such a way that anyone who does not totally agree with them that they are then false in one way or another. We all perhaps know of these things and have been either involved or have heard about them. When we pull a particular part of scripture out of context then our belief system follows it. We must be very careful that we somehow find a balance within God’s word and don’t become islands unto ourselves pointing our fingers at those who don't share some of our same "out-of-context" beliefs. This becomes even more important and sometimes tragic, when groups of people follow our teachings or prophecies that speak of a strict adherence to something which we have been given freedom in Christ not to follow with such regiment. Let us be careful how we adopt such views. Let us know how to properly use the word of God, and how to also "hear properly" from the spirit. )

1You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? 3Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort? Gal. 3

5For when we were controlled by the sinful nature,[a] the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death. 6But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. Rom. 7:5-7

12What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas[a]"; still another, "I follow Christ." 13Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into[b] the name of Paul? 14I am thankful that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, I Co. 12

"I tell you that I am in the midst of my people in this hour. I am working ALL things according to my purpose and plan. The troubles that many of you have been facing are building up an eternal purpose. Everything has an eternal purpose. If my people would see the end results of these trials upon the earth then they would know more of their purposes."

"I tell you that you have heard of wars and rumors of wars, but a great war has been building within my body. For indeed, a great Civil War is coming. There will be Christians divided among many issues. This is one of the great tragedies of this time. I have longed dearly that my body would be as one, but I have seen it splintered into many factions. Many pull my word out of context. Some find a part of text from my word and make an entire treatise on it. There are some things to be found in these treatises, but what happens is that entire denominations and schools of thought are created this way; and then other parts of my word are ignored and become less important to them. Have you studied to show yourself as a worthy expositor of my word? What portion of my word is your favorite? Then what have you found that you have ignored? Are you so caught-up in my word that you have ignored my still small voice? Have you been following the letter of the law and not the spirit thereof? Have you been like some who have taught a strict adherence to the Sabbath? My people, where have these notions come from? Are you following the law or are you following grace? Are you in the old covenant or are you in the new covenant? You blind Pharisees, who has bewitched you? I tell you, woe to those apostles and prophets who teach these things. For you have led my sheep astray. You are responsible for the errors of your teachings. You are responsible for the errors of your "supposed prophecies from Me."I say, woe to those who have pointed their fingers at other ministries, for I am the judge and not you. You who have said these things, have misled thousands. But I tell you, that those who have truly stood in my courts will be given a mandate to speak forth my word in truth. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 20, 2005

(One of the most important issues I believe, at this time, is how believers are divided about many things. The enemy desires that we would be split on various things. What can we find that would unify us and help bring us into one accord? Of course there are issues that are at the core that we must believe in---the death and resurrection of the Lord, the reality of sin, and other things. But I believe, that many of the things that separate believers are of little or no consequence. Seek those things that you would have in common with each other, and then the enemy would not have a foothold.)

12to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Eph. 4:12-13

21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now"and never to be equaled again. 22If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. Matt. 24: 21-22

6You 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. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matt. 24

"I tell you that the time of the great tribulation is approaching. Men and women will rend their hearts for these days. I tell you that many think that these days are far off. They are not far off. Many believers think that they will taken out before any of this happens. I tell you that there has been a great debate about this for many years. I have come to perfect my bride. I have come that they would grow unto full stature. To go to full stature you must go through a portion of these days. You have seen many of the birth pangs that have been upon the earth. I tell you that the pangs will increase."

" One of the greatest devices of the enemy during this time is to divide Christians. You will be divided about spiritual gifts. You will be divided about tithing. You will be divided about the anti-christ. I tell you that the enemy is aware of all of these things, and he chooses to find those things that would divide you. I tell you, what can you find that you would agree upon? What is there that would bring you into unity? Or are these issues so important that you can't fellowship with one another?"

"I tell you that a great Civil War will come. I tell you that certain groups of believers will be set up in each camp. Instead of preparing for the last days, you will be separated from each other. Oh, the folly of it all! "

"Find what you have in common. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 13, 2005

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

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. 2 Corinthians 4:2

I tell you that there is time coming when many within the body of Christ will become split apart because each will form their own group. I tell you that some have already begun this. Some think that they follow a correct understanding of my word, but I tell you that their understanding has become poisoned. They look for ways that they can attack others, and they use my word as a weapon against each other. I tell you that my word has become twisted and distorted; it is a sad occurrence. My word will not become twisted and distorted. I will not allow it. For some are like the Pharisees and Sadducees; they loved to pick apart things. They followed the letter of the law but they did not know the "intent" of my word. Are you one of these? If so, then I say that it is time to lay your weapons down. When I say "Be ye separate," that does not mean that you are separate yourselves from those who hold the same beliefs. I tell you that you have become darkened in your understanding. You think that you know the truth but the enemy has clouded your vision. When a true prophet has brought froth my word and has spoken it correctly, you say that "surely this was not from the Lord." You say this because it has penetrated your heart. You say this because it has exposed your sin. You say this because you have examined the scriptures, but you have distorted them. I say, "Woe to those who have done these things" for the very word that you have declared as wrong will come back to you. Where is he who correctly handles my word? Where is he who has a heart of wisdom? "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 6, 2005

(I believe that this issue at hand as spoken by our Lord, is one that is a serious thing. We are told that we are to be aware of falsehood in the body of Christ, but at the same time, we are to be very careful and not to stir up dissension nor to gossip about others. I truly believe that this is one of the most important issues at hand, and it is something that the enemy loves to see, and it then can be become a weapon of his to use in splitting apart members within the body of Christ. Let us take these charges and seek Him for discernment about these things.)

28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. Proverbs 16

20For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. 2 Cor. 12

10Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 11Can both fresh water and salt[a] water flow from the same spring? 12My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. James 3

"I tell you there is a great issue at hand in the body of Christ. I tell you that the issue at hand involves a gossiping tongue. There are some in the body of Christ who have sought to destroy others through this. This is a serious thing. For I tell you that it has caused division. I hate these things. You don't know another man's heart or his intentions. My children all fall short of the glory of God. Beware of a critical spirit. Beware of those who would sniff out sin. For they look at the sin of others and not their own. Consider these things at hand and take them before my throne. Does both clean water and brackish water come from the same well? Even so, should two forms of speech come from the same tongue? The enemy loves when others have been divided; for he laughs at these things. Be pure at heart. Look for the best things in others. For then when you do these things you won't have a critical spirit. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 4, 2005

14 Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries [a] and the delusions of their own minds. Jer. 14

21 I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied. Jer. 23

“Woe to those who have spoken wrongly in my name. Woe to those who have prophesied things that I have not given them. They will be judged harshly. My word is a thing that must be handled correctly. It is a heavy responsibility to hear my word and to speak it correctly. Many there are in the church today that have followed after supposed leaders who have gone down the wrong path. You are to follow Me and not my servants. I have seen the fall of many in my church in this hour. Many have sought angelic revelation rather than my revelation. They have been so caught-up in it that they have thought that it is of Me. I tell you that it is a grievous thing. They will be judged more because of their position. This is a critical hour in the church; it is a turning point. Will you follow man or will you follow Me? Will you eat the “hidden bread” or will you eat the bread that I give? You will know for only one will sustain you. Remember that satan comes as a messenger of light. He mixes truth with falsehood. “

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 3, 2005

Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald [a] may run with it. Hab. 2:2-4

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

""I tell you that this is a new season that my people are entering into. It is a time of anticipation. It is a time to wait and see what will unfold in each of your lives. I tell you that there are two lines being drawn in the sand: One of these lines represents the judgment and the events that are soon to take place upon the earth. For with this line a demarcation is being made. The other line is an area that I am bringing my saints into. I am unfolding my deep purposes for each of your lives. The long wait that each of you have had will now be ended, and you will now experience my deep purposes. Many of these things have been obscured and you have not known of them. They have been clouded by many of the things that have come into your lives. While there is a purpose in my trials, the trials have been there to help perfect you, but they have also obscured your vision for your lives. You haven't been able to see the mountains because of the trees that have been in front of you. Now it will unfold as a book to you. Now each page will unfold. Walk in the light that I bring each of you into. "

(The Lord finished this by showing me a pair of binoculars. I was handed the binoculars and was standing upon a wall looking out into the distance. I noticed that the horizon was somewhat hazy or unclear in appearance. But then His hand reached down and He moved the dial on it so that it made the image clearer. I believe that the Lord wants to make the vision clearer to each of us in our own lives. We have beheld the horizon, but it has been somewhat unclear. Now we see through a mirror dimly, but then face to face.)

Stephen Hanson


July 23, 2005

"You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also." He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his time had not yet come.John 8:19-21

"I tell you that I pour out my spirit to a people who will not receive Me. I pour out my spirit of blessing to all--but few receive it. I pour out my spirit to a world that does not know Me. All day long I hear the requests of those who ask favors of Me. They ask for this and they ask for that. They do these things and yet they do not know Me. You go to a doctor and you ask him to help you get well. You go to a lawyer and you ask him to help you with your legal matters. You sit and talk with them about these matters; and yet you do not sit and talk with Me about these matters. I will answer the prayers of those who come before Me, but I simply ask that you spend time with Me. You go to psychics and fortunetellers to find out the directions in your lives. Much of the world does this and yet few would come to Me. These are the reasons that many in the world do not know Me. But I tell you that I am coming back. I am coming back for those who do know Me. But this time I am coming back with a sword. I am coming back to separate the sheep from the goats. I am coming back for a body. I ask you church, "Have you listened to my apostles and prophets."? Have you heeded the warnings that have gone out? Are you prepared for what lies ahead? For the days ahead are written down in my prophetic timetable. During those days your psychics and fortunetellers will not help you. But all who call upon my name will be saved. "

Stephen Hanson


July 16, 2005

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subject to frustration not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from the bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons the redemption of our bodies. Rom. 8:19-23

""Shut the doors, oh my people, and enter into the secret chambers of my Spirit. For I tell you that the days are hastening forward to the times of trouble. For the world will be held in trouble when these days come. That which has blossomed will grow into a withered vine. For that which has blossomed has been of the world and not of Me. For I tell you that everything will be shaken. The earth will be shaken. The nations will be shaken, and the people will be shaken. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken."

[The Lord showed me a vision of the earth and it was opening-up. There was a huge crack or fissure in it, like what would happen when an earthquake comes. As I looked at this scene, it would continue opening up again and again. The process went on and on with the earth's crust opening-up to reveal a gap in its surface.]

"This is an example of what happens with an earthquake, but I tell you that it is opening-up the bowels of the earth. For the earth senses my coming. All creation groans for the revealing of the Son of Man. But I tell that most of mankind is not aware of this. The earth knows that it is going through travail. For I tell you that these birth pangs will continue. For then the day will come for the birth to come, but what will the birth bring forth? Will it be a good birth?"

[The Lord now showed me a hole in the ground that looked very much like a birth canal. Out of this hole, a form of some sort would arise and then fall back again. It was white and luminous in color and had a gelatin-like appearance. It seemed very strange to me to see something like this coming forth out of a canal in the earth.]

"I tell you that when the birth comes forth it will be glorious. For the sons of God will be established in these last days. They will do great things in my Spirit."

Stephen Hanson


July 9, 2005

"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30

13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Eph. 6

(I have experienced this word lately in my own life as I have seen the enemy attempt to play havoc on my family's lives. However, he will not prevail if we would do warfare against him through God's spirit, and not on our own, he will be defeated.)

"I tell you that this is a time when the enemy is trying to play havoc on people's lives and families. He knows that his time is running short so he is pulling out all of the stops to attempt to do these things. But I tell you that he will not be successful if you do warfare with him in my spirit. He is trying to see who you will be giving allegiance to, for he has held captive many in his service. There are all types of chains in which he employs to keep his victims underfoot. I tell you that there are entire nations that he wants to control but he knows that there are certain individuals who stand in the gap against him. I tell you that when certain nations fall, he is there rejoicing over this."

"I tell you to do warfare"it is time to do warfare. Put on the whole armor of God so that you will be able to stand against him. Pray for those who are in need. Stand in the gap for them. For when there are certain people who will stand in the gap then he will fall. He will fall, I tell you that he will fall. Remember that Martin Luther once said that, "One little word will fall him."

Stephen Hanson


July 6, 2005

.."men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do."200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;"I Chron. 12: 32

5When 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. 6Then 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!" Revelation 6:4-6

"In the next few years the economic powers will be collapsing. Gold will be extremely high-priced, and many things will be out of reach for the ordinary person to buy. Those who have wealth will have hoarded it up. Even a loaf of bread will be expensive. Those who have planned for these days will have been prepared. I tell you that these days are coming. I have warned you about them in my word. I tell you that when these things happen, then you will know that the time of the end is near."

"I have called some of you to set-up cities and homes of refuge for these days. You will be sources of strength for those in need in those days. I will take care of my own. Do not depend upon the world system but depend on Me. Beware when all seems fine and at peace. Where are the sons of Issachar who would look into these days?

Stephen Hanson