Aug. 5, 2008

26When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27"The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' 28" 'An enemy did this,' he replied."The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' Matthew 13:26-28

"From time immortal I have had men and women who have searched for me. I have placed in the heart of man a seed for searching after me. But many have not tapped into this seed. It still lies dormant. But if it was tapped into then this seed would sprout and would grow. Many have other things in their hearts that have grown. For I tell you that evil thoughts and selfish desires have grown up instead. I have said in my parable of the wheat and the tares to let both grow until it is time for the harvest. But I tell you now that if that were the case that the harvest now would be mainly weeds. Cultivate this seed. Nurture it and then it will grow. Other things have been nurtured in this hour. For I tell you that dissension and disagreements have been allowed to fester in the body of Christ. How can my body ever come together? How can it ever be united? Reach out to the one who can unify your hearts. Don't sow the seeds of discord. What do you share in common with each other? Don't focus on your differences but rather upon what you share in common. Then the seeds in your hearts will grow into a rich and beautiful garden. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 2, 2008

4 Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'I will give it to your descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it."Deuteronomy 34

8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.Hebrews 11:8-10

(The Lord showed me an image of the baby Moses being placed in a basket next to the river.)

"Remember the story of Moses as he was set in the bullrushes. I am showing you this because some of you have been sent to Egypt.There you will grow up and learn the ways of the palace. You will then be sent into the wilderness. Some of your wilderness experiences have been long and some have been not so long, but each is preparing you for what is ahead. For all of these experiences will be added up unto you. Where there is training there is also growth. I tell you that none of you have arrived. None of you have come to that place of completion. None of you have been totally conformed into my image.But I tell you that my image is coming through. It is coming through and it is set upon the waters. Just as that baby went in that basket to Egypt so now many of you are now traveling down the river. But you have already been to Egypt. You have tasted of the fruits of the palace. Now my basket is carrying you to my river. Let the currents take you. Let the currents take you to my palace. My palace contains all the revelation knowledge. It contains the treasuries of my kingdom. For this is my promised land. This is what Moses did not get to taste. But now you can come here."

Stephen Hanson


July 26, 2008

2The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. John 10:2-4

"I am coming back for my people very soon. Amidst all the publicity and the news that speaks about various things, you can be assured about the "good news" of my coming. For I tell you that neither height, nor death, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, will separate you from my love. But lo, the time is coming and it is soon approaching, when you will need to hear my voice more and more. For the voices on the television and even the voices in some of your churches, speak of things that are not of me. What does my voice tell you? My voice tells that you will be held safely though everything that comes down the pike. My voice tells you that you must stand upon my word. My voice tells you to stand against the wiles of the devil. My voice tells you to persevere through the storms. My voice tells you not to be lured by another. There are many voices that speak amidst the noises of this world. Do not be lured by their pleasant speech. "
Stephen Hanson


July 24, 2008

And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? Matthew 16:2-4

"I tell you my people, I have watched and I have waited for you. I have waited for you to come to me; but day in and day out you go through the same routines. You have buried your heads in the formalities of the day. You have followed the ways of man instead of my ways. But if you would come to my altar then I would hear your cries for help.

The days are hastening forward to my soon return. Will I see you going about your lives normally, or will you find me in the midst of it?

A signpost has been set upon the horizon. It will be set there for a marker. There will be markers set up along the way. These markers are set for appointed times in the history of the world. They are set there as reminders and as warnings for what is yet to come. So, know that there are difficult days ahead. Pay attention to these markers along the way. But come to me so that you will know me and then be prepared. Then you will know how to read these markers. "

Stephen Hanson


July, 5, 2008

The spirit of the Lord showed me a series of short visions. In the first one I saw someone who was playing a stringed instrument. They played upon it slowly and melodically. Then it seemed that they grew tired of playing and laid down their instrument. As they got up, I noticed that this person was dressed like a bride. She began walking and looked out into the distance at the sky. There was a sunset and an ocean scene and it seemed that she was longing for something. I knew that this woman represented the church, the bride of Christ. I believe that she is waiting anxiously for her groom to come. Each of us has an instrument to play. We must continue playing upon that instrument, no matter what it is, and wait until He finally comes for us.

The next scene was of a butterfly that had just come out of its cocoon. It was a beautiful monarch butterfly and it had seemed to be so free and happy that it had finally been birthed from the cocoon that had held it in that state for so long. I knew in my spirit that this represented that many of us are finally being "birthed" into new things. We have waited a long time to come out of the cocoons that have held us in a certain state. Now you can fly and be the kind of person that you were meant to be.

In the final vision I saw the hands of a person who was creating a tapestry. I saw as the warp and waft yarn was pulled back and forth until finally a beautiful creation was done. It was carefully taken off of the loom and then set aside. Then I saw that there were several of these tapestries that the person had beside them in a box. Each one was taken up and was inspected. Each one was beautiful. Each one had a different design woven into it. I knew that each one of these creations represented a person's life. I knew that the one who worked on the loom was the Lord himself. I also saw that sometimes a pattern would emerge and then it would change. Somehow I knew from this that there are different events and changes that come into our lives, and with the skill that only He has, a new pattern emerges in the design he is working.

Stephen Hanson


June 30, 2008

(A lot of this message came forth from a personal prophecy that I had ministered to someone else. I sensed that it had universal application for others because of the severe trials that I am seeing many in the body of Christ experiencing at this time. My family andI have experienced this and I know that many of you are also in the midst of situations and trials that perhaps seem to be insurmountable. Please know that God will not try you beyond what you can endure. He has a purpose and a plan and we cannot often see beyond what is happening at the time and the moment. We must cling to him and trust him through the process, even when it is seemingly more painful than what we can endure. There is hope and hope will not disappoint us.)

6 The Lord said to Satan, "All right. I am handing him over to you. But you must spare his life."7 Then Satan left the Lord and went on his way. He sent painful sores on Job. They covered him from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head. 8 He got part of a broken pot. He used it to scrape his skin. He did it while he was sitting in ashes.9 His wife said to him, "Are you still continuing to be faithful to the Lord? Speak evil things against him and die!" 10 Job replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. We accept good things from God. So we should also accept trouble when he sends it."In spite of everything, Job didn't say anything that was sinful. Job 2

"The floodgate of hell has been unleased against the lives of some of my people, but the floodgate of my blessings is much stronger than the other one. When evil is meant by the enemy, I use it for my purposes. Consider my servant Job and how he was afflicted, and yet he did not curse me. The same afflictions are happening to some of my servants now. These are difficult times in which you live, but I will fill your cup to the brim. These are days that call for giants. For there is a need for a giant to stand up in the gap.

Sing a song of praise to me. For I will turn your mourning into song. I will turn your night into day. The arrows that fly by night will not come near your tent. For the light of my spirit will penetrate that tent. Take a hold of my hand and I will pull you out of the mire. Stand firm in your resolve. Press into my kingdom, and I will give you my white stone.

My people will not be brought so low that they can not be brought up again. I tell you that I can turn everything into good. I can turn your mourning into dancing. The deepest darkest night will not change nor will it diminish my light. The light of my gospel will burn brighter than any fire of hell. The enemy's plans will be thwarted. His plans will not succeed. A new day will dawn for my people. They will step on the head of the serpent, and the great red dragon will flee in horror."

Stephen Hanson


June 28, 2008

13 People like that are false apostles. They work hard to trick others. They only pretend to be apostles of Christ. 14 That comes as no surprise. Even Satan himself pretends to be an angel of light. 15 So it doesn't surprise us that those who serve Satan pretend to be serving God. They will finally get exactly what they should. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

"Be on your guard against the enemy's schemes. For he is walking secretly upon the earth. He comes in many forms. He can be seen masquerading as a messenger of light. He has assignments that he has his agents perform for him. He knows how to find your weaknesses. But I tell you that his plans will foil. For ever since the beginning of the fall of man he has been attempting to trip up my servants. He is afraid of the prophetic though. He is powerless against my weapons. As the great Martin Luther once said, 'One little word shall fell him.' But I say that you must be on your guard against him. Keep your armor on. Consider the words that I have outlined in Ephesians 6: 11--11--Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

In these last days he is masquerading in disquises that some are not aware of. He can come in the sweet savor of promises. He can promise many things, but he will never deliver them. He wants to divide the sheep. He laughs when he sees the church in turmoil. So, be aware of these things. Pray for the unity of the brethren. "

Stephen Hanson


June 21, 2008

16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Cor. 3

"I have called my people to have freedom in me, would say the Lord. But many of the freedoms that I have given unto you have been abused. I tell you that I have told you that those who would worship me must worship me in spirit and in truth. The spirit gives life and it also sets you free. But certain ministries and certain individuals, have put some of my people in bondage. They have said that you must do this and you must do that. They have set a hard course for many of my people. I have said that my yoke is easy and my burden is light, but some have made my yoke into a yoke of slavery. They have set chains and ropes around some. Come out from under this, would say the Lord. Do not be a part of this. If you are in a situation like this then it is time to remove your self. I have the keys to release you from your prisons."

Stephen Hanson


June 18, 2008

12"I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. John 16

2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Rev. 21

"I AM the spirit of truth. For in me there resides no error. In my spirit, says the Lord, are to be found all the ways of wisdom and truth. Truth is a building block. You shall know truth, for it is the outlying structure of my building. In my holy temple there are to be found four main pillars. I tell you that they are as follows: There is the pillar of TRUTH, there is the pillar of FAITH, there is the pillar of LOVE, and there is the pillar of WISDOM. Without those four pillars, the temple will fall. In ancient times I instructed various leaders how to construct my temple. For you see, the structure upon this earth is but a reflection of the pattern of my temple in the heavens. The holy temple that Ezekiel saw was the actual city and dimensions of my temple. For the holy city will come down out of the sky like a bride that is dressed for her groom. Then there will be no more sorrow. Then there will be no more death. But until then, you have my spirit, and my spirit will guide you into all TRUTH. Until then you have the guiding force of my spirit embodied in these four pillars.They are strong supporting structures. They will not be weathered away like the things of this earth. "

Stephen Hanson