Oct. 3, 2009

29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentleand humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matt. 11:29-30

(The Lord showed me a couple of horses that were pulling a wagon.They had been strapped in, but now all of the sudden, they wereable to pull away from the wagon and they were running freedown the road. They came right towards me and then spedout into the distance looking for pasture. I looked again and thensaw another team of horses who were pulling a carriage. Next tothis team of horses were several other horses that were runningbeside the team that was pulling the carriage. The carriageteam went over all types of terrain. They went across a river thatwas very deep and wide. They sped across a cliff and finally, theywent into the air. I noticed that now these horses had wings.The other horses had been left behind. They could not followthe ones who were pulling the carriage.)

"I tell you that some of you have been pulling my wagon for years.You have been yoked to me. I demanded, and I had a certainresponsibility for you, but now you have chosen your own way.You have gone your own way in order to explore the world aroundyou. Come back to the wagon. My yoke is easy for you.You will have freedom but you won't have the same type ofprotection that you had with me. You will not be taken to theheights of my glory. Those who are yoked with me enjoy thesurroundings that I take them to. They carry my carriage acrossthe landscape into unknown realms. Stay with the responsibilitythat I have had for you. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 29, evening, 2009

...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40

"My people have been in turmoil for a season. They have had their headsturned in a certain direction for a season. Their heads have been turnedinward; but I tell you that now it is time to turn your heads away fromyour problems. It is now time to hear the sound of the eagles. For theeagles are encircling the earth. Gone for a season is the time of thewild birds. For you have been torn and ravaged. Now is your timeto soar with me. Now is the time to lift up your heads. For, get ridof your brooding. Encircle round about you. See that I have everything in order now. The sunset is shining upon your plumage.You will always have these ordeals. But I ask that you would notembrace the trials as something that would last forever. They arenot meant to pin you to the ground. Fly high above the earth. Watch for danger so that you can let your fellow brothers andsisters know about it. Be the watchmen upon the wall that youhave been called to be. Feel the rush of the wind beneath you.See the seashore below you. Encircle around the cliffs andthe mountains. Scout out the land. But remember the storyof Icarus; for he flew too high and close to the sun.

My people, you are all to be like eagles. For you are all to setyour hearts and minds above this earth. You are all to watchand to be ready."

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 25-26, 2009
1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, ,proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control,brutal, not lovers of the good
, 2 Tim. 3:1-3

29"Immediately after the distress of those days " 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' Matt. 24

"There is coming a time when the sun will be darkened and the starswill fall from the sky. There is coming a time when the Son of Manwill return. He will come with blazing light, and the sky will beopened up before him. All of the earth will be held in amazementat this event. All the nations will look upon him whom theypierced.

But battles will be waged and fought before this event. Men will nolonger endure sound teaching, but they will collect teachers thatwill give them what their itching ears want. Men will becomelovers of themselves. The love of many will wax cold. Warswill be fought in the cities. Kingdoms will fall and others willrise up again.

A loaf of bread will be worth as much as gold. Flee to the desert.For other cities and villages will be set up there. My peoplewill speak with great wisdom in that hour. For their wisdomwill shine brighter than the stars above. For my spirit willguide you in that hour.

No one who looks to me will be deserted in that hour. All wholook unto me will be saved. Technology will have reached itspinnacle. For it has grown swiftly over the last severalyears. But has technology produced the wisdom that willsave you? The knowledge that it has produced in youhas distanced you further and further away from each other.Can it cause my character to be formed in you? Can acomputer give you insight into my character and wisdom?

There is to be found a city that shines brighter than thestars above. Its gates will be open to all that wouldcome unto it. In that hour, no more weeping will befound. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 21, 2009

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wantsto be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." Mark 9:35

"I tell you that there are many in the church that call themselvesgreat in the kingdom of God. Some have even called themselves'Master Prophet.' I tell you that there is to be only one is to becalled great and master. The Father says, that I am tired of thissort of thing. I am tired of men who are parading around aboutthemselves. I have said that those who would want to be thefirst among you must be the servants of all. How can you be aservant when you call yourselves great? For the world goes after whois the greatest. But greatness in my kingdom is not something thatone would go after. For you are to lose your life in me. You are tobecome as a seed that drops into the ground. But when you serveone another, then you are truly becoming great. You need tobecome nothing so that I can become everything in you. Becomeas nothing so that I can fill you completely.

All the greatest men that ever lived were known by me. There isto be only one master. If you would learn to be a master, thenlearn to master yourself before me. For I am the master of yourdestiny. Learn to master yourselves before me. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 19, 2009

1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing fromthe throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. Oneach side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruitevery month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3No longer willthere be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servantswill serve him.
Revelation 22
"There is nothing that the spirit of the Lord cannot do. There is no illnessor disease that cannot be healed. There is no man that cannot be touched by my hand.Come and wash yourselves in the river of my spirit. Just as Elisha had the man with leprosybathe in the river. So come to the river and bathe in it seven times. There is strengthin the river. There is abundance in the river. There is new life in the river.

The troubles that plague my people in this hour are nothing compared to the glorywhich will be revealed. Let the river wash away your sins. For the spirit of the Lordis the river of life. I am not speaking of a physical river that those in India bathe in.The river that I am speaking of flows from the throne of God. It is a life-givingstream. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 12, 2009

He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them.He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:2118I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with theglory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectationfor the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected tofrustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjectedit, in hope 21that[i] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage todecay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. Romans 8
"Seasons come and go, but each season is important for what it can teachyou. What can you learn in the season that you are now in?Are there previous lessons that you did not learn before? Rememberthat even if there are difficulties, these things can be turned into lessonslearned.

This generation stands upon the brink of my last coming upon this earth.Will the lessons that you have learned prove to be making you readyfor me? Will each season that you have been in equip you and make youready for my soon return?

Even all of nature stands upon eager expectation for my soon return.It longs to see the sons of God glorified in me. Will your eyes beholdthe king when he comes? Will you know him as he now knows you?

Release your longings unto me and your hearts' desires will be fulfilled.For the long arduous trials are working their purposes. For you arebeing made into my image. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 6, 2009

17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and themessage is heard through the word of Christ. 18But I ask: Didthey not hear? Of course they did: "Their voice has gone outinto all the earth, their words to the ends of the world." 19Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says,"I will make you envious by those who are not a nation;I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding."Romans 10:17-19

"What is the voice that speaks the loudest to you in this hour? Is it the sound of your own desires speaking? Is it the soundof your friends calling to you? Or, is it the sound of manywaters coming to you bubbling up within you deep in yourspirit? Are you able to hear my voice, or is it just disguisedas one of the many voices that you hear in this world?Where are the Samuel s? Where are the Elijah s' that heard mein the cave? What has happened to your ears?

Unplug your ears. Take out the debris that is keeping youfrom hearing my voice. Hollow out that chamber withinyour self so that it is clean and unencumbered. Then the soundof many waters will fill it. Then it will echo like a symphonyhall. "

Stephen Hanson


Sept. 5, 2009

14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with thebreastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with thereadiness 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 flamingarrows of the evil one. Eph. 6--14--16

"There are many people who are living out their Christian faith, but theyare doing it only on one level. For it is like a man who is climbing a mountain.He climbs the mountain and he looks straight ahead at his goal. But as hegoes higher and higher he notices that the air gets thinner. He decides toset up camp and prepares for the evening. The winds blow and it gets colderand colder. The morning comes and he is not ready for the journey ahead.But he decides to plod on. The winds come stronger and stronger down themountain. The sun is out but everything is very chilly. He notices that hishands are becoming raw and dark in color---he forgot his gloves.

You see my people, the Christian life is like this journey up the mountain.For there are many things that can beset you. It is good to have the goalset before you, but you must arm yourself for the battle ahead. You must puton my clothing as you live out your life in this world. For the winds blowacross the life that you live. If one is not prepared then their journey willbecome more difficult. So in your climb up the mountain, take the necessarygear that you need. Put on my robes of righteousness. Carry with you thesword of the spirit, and have your feet shod with the gospel of peace.One must be prepared for the days ahead; both in the spiritual and in thephysical."

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 22, 2009

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. Ezekiel 33:2-4

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a man who was riding on a horse. He was moving swiftly across the land, and he went from place to place.)

"You remember the story of Paul Revere. He went to warn the people about who was coming. He rang the bell in each town. He warned that the British were coming. This story is very similar to what is coming. For I tell you that the days are hastening towards my return. For this man represents those who would speak forth in my name. My spokesmen have warned about what is to happen. How many have heeded their words?

Who will heed the call? Who will take the mantle bestowed upon them? Who will deliver the message in boldness without fear? Will the embers die within them, or will it grow to an amazing flame? "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 8, 2009

26What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. 27If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret I Cor. 14

20Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. I Cor. 1

"Who are the ones that you run to in this hour? Is my Father your refuge or have you made it a person? Some people have made some people into a god. Have you made a pastor into this type of a person? Is there someone that you know that you reverence like this? Do you not know that every person is fallible on this earth? I AM the one that you can come to for answers. Where is the debater of this age? Where is the wise man? Who has created the heavens and the earth? Who is it that forgives your sins?

I tell you that your leaders are not without merit. For those who labor among you are worthy of their rewards, but many of my people have honored them too highly. The time is coming when I will strip away the pulpits. The time is coming when those who would want to hear from the Lord must come to me when I was sitting upon the hill. For they listened to the sermon on the mount. They had ears that were longing to hear. They spread out their blankets and broke bread together. But now you have your great assemblies. You flock to hear this man speak. You must learn to seek me only. What would happen if you no longer had anyone to speak? What would happen if each one of you shared what was on their hearts? I tell you that the entire church system would be turned upside down. What if I were your teacher? What if?

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 7, 2009

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah Psalm 46

"This nation will be forced to come to its knees. For desperate times are ahead. There are some who paint a pleasant picture for America's future. They say that all will be well. But I tell you that the wrath of my Father will be poured out upon you. For the sins of your fathers has reached the highest heaven. I am the King and the Judge. But remember that no matter what becomes of America, that I will protect my own. I will hide them in the shelter of my wing. The earth may crumble and the seas may rise, but my protection will shield you from the storm.

For you see, battles will be fought. They will come upon your land. For I have caused some to know about these things. They have been prepared for this. Cities and places of refuge are being forged.

But my people must not be ignorant of the days ahead. My people must not be lax in their understanding of these things. I can prepare you for all things ahead. The prophets of old were told about these things. They looked intently into them and wondered about them. Consider how the squirrels prepare for Winter. That is how I would want you to be. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 6, 2009

11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. Isaiah 61

"There are seeds that are blown in the wind. There are seeds that are blown for good. There are also seeds that are blown for evil. Either one of these seeds can produce a crop.

For news travels fast for you in this hour. One can hear about the news of the globe on every hour. For technology has grown at an alarming rate; but who has heard of the sons of glory? For they are being prepared for exploits in this hour. For the kingdom of heaven is upon you, my people. But will the exploits be for good or will they be for evil? Will they be known as promoting my kingdom or the world's kingdom?

The seeds of renown are buried in the ground. For the very ground shouts forth the deeds of men of renown from long ago. Where are the Gideons? Where are the Joshuas? Where are those who spoke forth my name from the deserts? "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 2, 2009<br.
Divisions in the Church

10I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11My brothers, some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. I Cor. 1:9-11

(The spirit of the Lord showed a division line on the ground. At first I saw a cord that was upon the ground and then a hinge. The hinge was made up of two parts as we know. For one side was fastened to a piece of wood and the other side was as well. However, the board would not close because the hinges were "too stiff" to allow for the hinges to work properly.)

"This is how it is amongst most of the people in the church. For people are divided; and I can't have my book written in full because of their divided thoughts amongst each other. I tell you that my church is divided amongst many things. For very few agree on everything. Most of what you disagree about are unimportant things. Do you not know that the enemy can use these things? How can my body ever be one? It doesn't matter what denomination you come from. For there are many different ones and each of them have their own merits. My body is made up of many different parts. Can you say to your foot, 'I have no need of you?' Each part is needed.

I find that many of you argue about when I am coming back. You don't need to get caught-up in these things. These are senseless arguments. For now, find what you have in common. Share your homes. Break bread together. Learn to lay your life down for each other. When you do these things then the enemy cannot creep-in and divide you. "

Stephen Hanson


Aug. 1, 2009

5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

"Weep and lament for your country. For the siege has begun. I tell you that a plot has been formulated by another spiritual force. The enemy's strategy is to divide many Christians. For he has planted seeds of division. The enemy is at work, and he will keep trying, as long as there are willing souls. I tell you that it is time to keep the word tucked away in your heart. For the word can keep him at bay. The time has come for each of you to fortify your walls. For if the walls of your heart are strong then he cannot enter in.

His ways are devious and dark. Many do not know of his devices but I can make it plainto you. For the spirit searches even the deep things of God. Light is stronger than darkness, and he has not understood the light. For everything is shrouded in darkness to him.

But he has leagues of messengers that work for him. They are but puppets to him. But little does he even know about freedom. For he lost his freedom a long time ago. For he is as much captive as those who he holds in captivity. Learn to keep your thoughts in captivity by keeping them in my word. Take every thought and turn it back to me. For I tell you, the battleground is the mind. The mind is where the battle is fought Then you will learn how to live at peace with each and every one. "

Stephen Hanson


July 30, 2009

7When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8"When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, 'Give this man your seat.' Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests. 11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." 12Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." Luke 14

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a picture of a beggar who was dressed in ragged clothes. This man was walking along the side of the road. His garments were very loose and he carried a staff as he walked along the road. As I continued to look at him I noticed that he was taking his ragged clothes off. As his ragged clothes came off, underneath he had a suit and tie on. Then the scene changed and there were several people sitting around a long table as if they were at a banquet dinner. At the end of the table was Jesus, but his image was that of a King with a scepter. I looked around the table and noticed that all the people who were sitting there were of very lowly positions. Some were women and some were men, and all of them had on ragged clothes of some sort. One had received a letter that the King had handed him. On the letter it read, "Welcome." Each person at the table had received this letter. Then the vision faded.)

The Lord then said,

"This is the way that it is in my kingdom. I invited the lowly of the world. I invite all to come to my banqueting table. Why are so many of you unwilling to invite them to your home? I tell you that I do not look upon a man's appearance. I look at the heart. In this day and age most people shun the destitute. Most people turn the other way when they see a sign that says, 'I am out of work and need money.' I am not looking for a people who have influence and power. I chose you only because I wanted you to know me.

In your churches, many of you do not associate with these people. You are embarrassed by them. You associate with your friends and others that you would like to get to know. But I tell you, that I receive them all. All can come to my banqueting table. All are received if they simply believe in me."

Stephen Hanson<br.