May 15, 2010

27"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No oneknows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Fatherexcept the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.Matt. 11
"Be still and be silent, would say the Lord. For how can youknow my voice with all the chatter in your head? For even myprophets have become dull of hearing. What is your heart andmind focused upon this day? For your hearts and mindshave become swayed by the sounds around you. You haveapproached my throne not as my own, by as one who hasbeen trained by another. How can you know intimacy with meif it is not coming from your own heart? For I have been theone that you speak forth from. I have been the one that residesdeep within you soul.

But I see a new breed of prophets. These ones will never speakfrom their own accord. They will be as a rushing wind to thepeople. They will come out of the wilderness. For they beentrained and nurtured by my own hand. "

Stephen Hanson


May 10, evening

8 And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness.
The unclean will not journey on it;
it will be for those who walk in that Way;
wicked fools will not go about on it.

9 No lion will be there,
nor will any ferocious beast get up on it;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,

Isaiah 35

"This is the season for rising up in me, would say the Lord.This is the time for rising up to your full potential. This is the time for coming out into the open. For many have been walking down obscure roads. This is the time for looking to me and not to man. This is the time to not look backward, but to look forward. This is your time to strengthen your grip upon the reins.

(The spirit of the Lord here showed me a carriage like the Pony Express with a man holding the reins tightly in his hands as the horses sped across the land.)

For the dealings that I have had with many of you have brought you to this place. I have brought you to a place where you can stop and survey the land around you. Many of you have come far in your journey with me. But the journey has not ended yet. The storm clouds gather all around you. There is an impending storm coming. My warriors stand ready to fight. So keep your warfare armor on. The battle is raging in the heavenlies. But look, in the midst of the dark clouds, there is a ray of light that is shining down upon my warriors. "

Stephen Hanson


May 8, 2010 evening,

1Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and goon to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance fromacts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, 2instruction aboutbaptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, andeternal judgment. 3And God permitting, we will do so. Heb. 6

"I say unto you oh church, that you have been called by my spirit.You have tasted the things of my spirit. You have witnessed my spiritbeing poured out in an abundance of ways. But I say unto you in theselast days, that I am calling my body to come unto maturity in me. "

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a scene of men who were looking atChrist as he was up on the cross. He was taken down and then seemedto be put up again and again on the same cross. Then finally a groupof these men decided to leave the scene of the cross. They beganwalking and then ran, and as they ran, suddenly they came to somewater. It was the ocean. They ran into the ocean spreading up thewater and enjoyed the spray of it as it splashed up on their faces.They were in the ocean, but this was the spirit that they werebeginning to swim in.)

I say unto you my people, that I don't want you to continue going overthe same stories. You have talked about my death and resurrection somany times. These are important things; but I want you to go beyondthese. I want you to go past talking about baptisms. I want you togo past my death on the cross. I want you oh church to go ontomaturity!

What is maturity? What is the meat of the word that needs to bespoken about? What are the deep things of my spirit that you wouldneed to know? What are the teachings that would help bring you untomaturity? Look unto me and I will bring you up further in me. "
Stephen Hanson


May 8, 2010

15"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you insheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pickgrapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Matt. 7:14-16

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

"Be on the guard for false prophets, would say the Lord.For everything may seem right with a person. They maylook like the person that they are proposing to be. But Itell you that you will know them by their fruits.

Do they claim to be great? Do they tell you all the greatthings that God has been showing them? As in anythingelse, you will know them by their fruits. For where onewould appear to be weak, they are really strong in me.For where one is supposedly great and invincible,they are really as nothing to me. What is their character?What do they exhibit and show forth when no one islooking?

And you, whoever you are, are you great in the eyes ofman, or are you truly a servant of mine? No greaterlove is there when a man would lay his life down forhis friends. So to be great in the kingdom of God, youmust be a servant of all.

For I will expose everything in this hour. I will bring tolight those things that are not of me. I will bring downthe mighty from their high towers. I will lift up those whohumble themselves and I will bring down to the dust thosewho claim to be great in me. "

Stephen Hanson


May 1, 2010

16"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment,for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, theskins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."Matt. 9

"Watch and wait. Watch and wait, for this is a year of manychanges for those in the body of Christ. For it is a time ofcoming unto maturity in me. It is a time to leave the oldbehind; for the new wine has come. The new wine has beenpoured out but many are still using the old wine sack.The new wine is supposed to give you a new image of me.What is the image that you are holding up of me?Are you still following the traditions of men? Are yourservices still geared the same way? Can you not have a timeof just seeking after me in your service? You stand up andsit down here. Your entire service is ordered. Where is thetime for me to enter in? You are using the same oldwine sacks year after year and service after service. "

Stephen Hanson


April 24, 2010

1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound likethe blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they weresitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on eachof them. Acts 2:1-3

25"All this I have spoken while still with you. 26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom theFather will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I havesaid to you. John 14: 25-26

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a scene of the Holy Spirit. The spirit was like unto a person,but was a flame. There was a long line of people with upraised hands praising God. The spiritwould then ignite each person in this line and sweep across them to person after person. Finallythe entire group, was then swept away and went about the earth ignited and moving like untothe Holy Spirit which had touched them.)

"I tell you that my spirit has been poured out upon the earth. I am touching and moving peopleas I never have before. I tell you that it will burn and ignite your heart like never before.I touched those at Pentecost but now I am igniting you, for the days are not long before mysoon return. This flame that I have given unto you will burn brighter and brighter. The dayswill grow darker, but the flame will burn brighter. For it is a flame that will sustain you.It is a flame that will serve you well. But I also tell you that I will teach you all things, and Iwill remind you of all things that I have taught you; and I will tell you of things to come."

Stephen Hanson


April 20, evening

1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3"Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God." Rev. 7

"There is no end in sight; that is what the peoples of the world say."

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a view of our globe at a distance. I noticed that there were four angels at various points positioned around the world. They seemed to pick up different instruments and were uncertain as to which one they should play. They were encircling the globe and seemed to stop, and then a staircase was before them, and they climbed up on it to the throne of God. I heard as they approached the throne, 'When will you have us go forth?' The Lord then said, "Go forth now and stand at your respected places." One of the angels then blew a trumpet and the sound of it thundered to the inhabitants below. I saw rocks and rivers of lava flow down below, as the debris cascaded to the earth. Another angel then held a bow in his hand. He shot forth arrows of fire that fell to the earth. Wherever the fire fell it caused buildings and other things to catch on fire. The people below shielded themselves from what was coming, and then they strangely enough, went back to sleep. )

"I tell you, says the Lord, I have been pouring my judgments forth upon the earth. But I tell you, much of the world is still asleep. For they believe that life has gone on as it always has. They say, 'Where is the sign of his coming?' For life has gone on as it always has. I tell you that the bowels of the earth will explode and will erupt more and more. For how can I get man's attention? There isn't much more time left. "

(Then I saw what looked like old illuminated manuscripts before me, but then they seemed to turn into sheet music of some sort. Various instruments were picked up to be played: There was a violin and other stringed instruments. A song began to be played and it was slow at first and then it seemed to grow. )

"You want to hear the sound of pleasant speech. You want a peaceful and serenemessage to be played to you. The problem is that most of the peoples of the earth have been lulled to sleep with this type of music, and most of them are oblivious to the things that are going on around them. I do however, sing a beautiful song to those who know me. For in spite of the things that are forthcoming, a new song, a beautiful song, will be played for my saints."

Stephen Hanson


April 17, 2010

9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecc. 1

"There is nothing new under heaven, that is what Ecclesiastes says.But I tell you that every day is new. There are new thingsto do. There are new experiences that you can havewith me. There are new things that you can learn. When therain comes and the sun comes out, everything is fresh and new.So it is with my spirit. You don' know where the wind blowsor where it comes from, and that is how it is with the spirit.I told Nicodemus that he needed to be born again. You mustbe born again to accept the things of my spirit. Everything inyour relationship with me is about being conformed into myimage. It is about letting the old man die. It is a process asyou are being conformed into my image day by day. I want my bride to be without wrinkle or spot. But I tell youthat you will not be without sin until I come back for mychurch. But even as you struggle with these two natureswithin you, know that I am creating all things new everyday."

Stephen Hanson


April 13, evening,

11 "O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, [a] your foundations with sapphires. [b] 12 I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.Isaiah 54

for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desirecan compare with her. Proverbs 8:11

"The sky is the limit for my people. There is no ceiling and there is no floor.All my promises are yes and amen. I will not withhold any good thing from my children. There are many things in store for my people. I tell you that my spirit will increase. My wisdom will grow rich abroad in my saints. Words of wisdom and knowledge will intensify as my people are in tune with my spirit.

(The Lord showed me a great storehouse of beautiful gems and stones that were being excavated deep within the earth.)These will be seen as great gems of your spirit.

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a man who was shooting an arrow.) Prophetic gifting will increase in accuracy.

I tell you that you will need these giftings. For with the intensification of my spirit, the enemy will be on the rise as well. For the enemy knows that his time is short; and so, because of this, I am creating an arsenal. For I am establishing my people. I am equipping them with everything that my end time army needs. For with this gifting, they will then tear down strongholds. They will step on the adder's head. They will release those who have been bound in prison. For my light will be shed abroad in the deepest darkest dungeons. It will penetrate the walls of the enemy. Just as Elisha was able to see into the enemy's camp; so will I enable you to see as well.

But all of these things come with a price. For as I extend my hand to you, you must give me more of your self that would die to yourself. For I endeavor to make a people like unto my self. For I would change you from glory unto glory. I long to conform you into image. Sometimes the process is arduous. For the flesh does not want to die. But know that these purposes are for your good. For what father does not discipline his own children?

So know that the time is short. Know that you stand upon the brink. These are the days that my prophets of old looked into . "

Stephen Hanson


April 10, 2010
17 As a woman with child and about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD. 18 We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth to wind. We have not brought salvation to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world.Is. 26

"The wind blows softly across the land. It is the wind ofmy spirit. It comes to blow softly across your ownland. I tell you that there are times that it has raged.There are times that it has blown very hard.But now I come to offer you of my goodness.For my hand is open.

(The spirit of the Lord showed me picture of anangel who was playing an instrument. A song wasbeing played that seemed to be peaceful.)

But soon the songs that you hear will be turned intoa new song. For the song that you hear being playedby the angel is a song of praise of me. But becausemost of the land does not listen, I am sending asong that will blow across the land very fiercely.For I tell you that buildings will topple. The criesof these things will be heard around the globe.Pray that the devastation will not cause the peopleto lose hope in me.

Have I not warned you of these things? Have I nottold you to prepare? Your nation has gone farfrom me. You bicker about many things.When will you come and be united again?You are no longer called the United States.You are split right down the middle, andbecause you are split I will cause this rift togrow even deeper. And yet I still love you."
Stephen Hanson


April 3, 2010

John 14:17the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, becauseit neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, forHe dwells with you and will be in you.

"Am I alive for you on this Easter day? For you celebrate myresurrection on this day; but do you not celebrate each and everyday? For I am alive. I am alive within you. The spirit thatmoved across the waters is the same spirit that is within younow. Behold, you are now made alive and free in me. Thesame spirit that walked amongst you, is now alive within you.It is now alive within you to cast out demons. It is nowalive within you to free the captives. It is now alive withinyou to heal the sick. It is now alive within you to raise thedead. It is now alive within you to speak my word.It is now alive within you to work miracles. It is now alivewithin you to lay your life down for your friends. It is nowalive within you to love as I have loved you. My spirit is thesame spirit that has been here since before the beginningof time. So know that he that is within you is greater thanhe that is in the world. Have faith in me to move mountains. "

Stephen Hanson


Marcy 28, 2010

14Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God againstquarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workmanwho does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word oftruth. 16Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it willbecome more and more ungodly. 2 Tim 2:14-16

2Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct,rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.3For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a greatnumber of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4Theywill turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Tim 4:2-4

"Be on guard, says the Lord, for there are many strange and unusual teachingsgoing around these days. For some adhere to this and some adhere to that.For you see, it is like they divide my word up into sections. It is like they wantjust a certain part of my word to be adhered to more than another part.I say that it is becoming more and more important to know how to rightlydivide my word. Study my word so that you might become a workmanworthy of me. Be like the Bereans. "

The spirit of the Lord showed me the son as he was upon the cross. I saw himwith his head bowed down with his arms and legs being pinned to the cross.Then the cross began to rotate around and around with him upon it. It spunaround several times and then finally stopped spinning. Then arrows wereshot at him, as if the agony of the cross wasn't enough for him to endure.I heard and saw him say, "Father forgive them, for they know not what theydo." I had the sense that the arrows weren't coming from those whohad put him upon the cross, but from those who believe in him now. ThenI saw someone holding a bible and talking to someone else, and he wassaying, 'No,this verse means this, and then the other person, "No, thisverse means that." And the conversation went back and forth, and finallythe vision faded.

"You see, when my people dispute about many things; when they argueamongst themselves; when they split hairs over theological differences;they are spinning me around and around on the cross again. To be sure,there are doctrinal differences that are important to discern, but someare not worth your effort. Some say that we no longer sin, and othersdefine their church by grace. Some adhere to a 'Name it and claimit relationship with me.' What does the whole word say? Does notmy Lords' prayer say that you must forgive your debtors? Was notmy servant Paul even torn about the two natures struggling withinhim? So, know the word and study it. Be prepared in and out ofseason. The time is coming and yet it is already here, when menwill not endure sound teaching, but they will gather unto themselvesteachers who would help them with their itching ears. I have askedyou to come unto the full nature of me, and the only way that you canis to put aside the doctrines of men. "

Stephen Hanson


March 27, 2010

36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matt. 9:36-38

(The spirit of the Lord showed me a vision of Jesus and he was resting and was speaking to the Fatherabout something. It was as though I was looking at a scene that was now. The son had been resting and was lying down and pondering, as he conversed with the Father. I watched as ocean waves came across the scene, and then it changed. I saw the King of Kings majestic in his royalty riding upon a horse. As he came, he shot an arrow into the air. I watched as the arrow went through the air, and then change into the shape of a bird. It was a dove that was sent, a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The dove flew here and there across the landscape. I was up above the earth as I watched this scene.The dove flew to many different cities and towns. I knew that the dove was sent to bring the hope of salvation to the world around, because the land was dark and there were but a few lights on in each of these cities and towns. The vision soon concluded with a different bird which now was like a man. The bird, more of an eagle shape, flew around the mountains and cliffs. Then the vision faded. )

"Truly you can see that my holy spirit has been sent out unto the ends of the earth. For in this hour the land has grown darker. But let my arrows do their work across the globe. For the work is being sent out unto all who would receive it. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. For those who have been called unto different parts of the globe, know that the time is slowly closing. For soon the hour will change. For soon that one who is to come, will not allow you to do these things. For soon the man of perdition will be upon the scene. Use the window of time that you now have. Use the time that you now have. "

Stephen Hanson


March 20, 2010

2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;on those living in the land of the shadow of death [a]a light has dawned. Isaiah 9

"This is a new season, and yet even though it's a new season,many of my people have not ventured out of their caves.For the long Winter nights have kept many of my peoplein hiding. For you have secretly peeked out of your homes;you have eyed and beheld the light, but because of not beingwilling to venture out, you have stayed safely in what you haveviewed as safe.

Behold, I tell you that a great light has come to you. That greatlight walked among you many years ago; but I tell you that ithas risen again. For the light that many beheld when I walkedamong you, is the same light that resides within you. For haveI not given you of my spirit? For I tell you that even though thedays are dark, the light that I have shed abroad is even brighter.So embrace the light. Come unto a new season in me. Live aschildren of the light and not of darkness. Yes, study my word,but also know that my light resides within you. "
Stephen Hanson


March 13, 2010

32And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon,Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33whothrough faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gainedwhat was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched thefury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whoseweakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful inbattle and routed foreign armies. 35Women received back theirdead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused tobe released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36Somefaced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put inprison. 37They were stoned[f]; they were sawed in two; they wereput to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins andgoatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38the worldwas not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains,and in caves and holes in the ground. Heb. 11

"What is the sound that you hear going across the land in this hour?What are the voices that you pay attention to? Who are your heroes?Who are the men and women that you've honored in the past?Truly, there are very few people who have measured up and whostand as a rightful symbol in this land. For many of your leaders in the entertainment field have shown their true colors. Many of your leaders in sports have shown their moral depravity. Your youngpeople need heroes to look up to. They need to know that thereis someone who stands for what is rightful and strong in thisnation. This is why many of them lose hope. This is why manyof them get into drugs. This is why some of them have evengotten into shooting sprees at schools. The world needs heroes.The world needs someone who will stand up for what is right.In the past you have had the Solomon s. You had your Davidsand Elijah s. You had those who inquired of me and stood upfor what was right. They stood up against the crowds.They didn't care what others might think. Will you be a herothis day? Will you stand as one for me? "
Stephen Hanson


March 6, 2010

1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above,where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above,not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.Col. 3

"In a forest there are many trees to be found. Some are like old-weathered oak treesand some are young saplings. The forest is filled with many things. Light can befound as it filters down through the foliage and trees. But the more denser the forestis it becomes more difficult to find where the light is.

The same is true in the lives of my people. For when your life is crowded withmany things, then there's not as much room for me to enter in. For you can then notas easily reach the sky.

Set your affections on things above, and not on things below. For then your trunksare filled with the busy-ness of life. You need to be unencumbered by these things.Learn to keep your life simpler. "
Stephen Hanson


March, 2 evening 2010

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “When the plowmanshall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sowsseed. . . “ Amos 9:13 (NKJV)

"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. Isaiah 65: 17

2 But who can endure the day of his coming?Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like arefiner's fire or a launderer's soap. 3 He will sit as arefiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levitesand refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORDwill have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,Malachi 3:1-3

(This message began with a vision of a plow moving across theterrain. As it moved I saw people's faces and bodies being turnedover in its midst. They appeared to me as the mighty plow wentacross the earth.)

"The days are hastening forward to my soon return. The days are soonto come when the plowman overtakes the reaper. Who is the one whoprays and earnestly seeks after me in prayer? Who plows out the fields?I the Lord plows the fields of your souls. I turn it over so that the soilis fallow. For my winnowing fork is at my hand. These are the dayswhen my great plow will go across the earth. Multitudes will let meplow them; but many do not want to be touched by my hand.

The earth spins around as it always has, year after year. It has had thesame rotation for millenniums and millenniums. But the time will comewhen the earth will wobble on its axis. The mountains will quake andthe stars will fall from the sky. For the great and terrible day of the Lordwill come. Who is it that will stand before me on that day? Who'sheart will be pure before me? Whose hands will be unsullied by sin?

But know that there will be new heavens and a new earth. The formerthings will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But thesedays that are approaching have been spoken about in my word.They have been written down in the prophetic annals of my history.Who are the laborers who have gone out into my fields? Surely,your rewards will be great in heaven. But greater still are those whohave served me to the end. For you are enduring now, and if yourresilience and faith is great, you will go through part of the greattribulation period which is at hand. For you will inherit a great whitestone. I will shorten those days for the elect but that doesn't mean thatyou will not have to serve me through part of it. For what other purposeswould there be for me to be refining you now? Is refinement just fora season? For no I tell you, the things that you have endured nowwill help you to be prepared for even greater trials ahead. For yourfaith and endurance grows stronger. Your discernment and wisdomwill increase in the days ahead, and you will wear them like a cloakaround you. But know that even in the greatest calamities that arecoming that I will provide shelter from the storm for you. "

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 27, 2010

2He replied,"When evening comes, you say, 'It will befair weather, for the sky is red,' 3and in the morning,'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.'You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky,but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 4A wickedand adulterous generation looks for a miraculous sign, butnone will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Jesus thenleft them and went away. Matt. 16

"I am the God and King of this world. There is nothingthat comes into your lives that I am not aware of.There is no trouble or disease that I cannot help youthrough.

The world goes on as it always has. People marry,children are born, and the old die of old age and findtheir home with me.

I tell you that indeed there are troubles upon yourplanet. For earthquakes have reached a naturaldisaster throughout the globe. The rise of violencehas infiltrated your schools. America, your countryis polarized like never before. For the politicalscene has divided many of my people.

But in spite of all these things, many have still notheeded my warnings. I have sent you prophets towarn you of these things, but many think that lifegoes on as it always has.

When will you wake up? When will you be readyto read the sign posts? You have been lulled tosleep by a mediocre and stale religion. Can younot find new meat and new material in my word?I call you rise from your grave Lazarus. I callyou to step out of your tomb and into the newday light.

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 20, 2010

There is a time for everything, and a season for everyactivity under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a season for every time and purpose in heaven.This is a season of listening to me. This is a season ofspending extended time with me. Don't look back onprevious seasons, but only look at what my hand isdoing now. For the seasons come and go, and timepasses swiftly. Only one thing is certain, and that isthat I am at work in the seasons of your life. For thereis a thread running through all of your lives. There arepurposes and directions that I have wrought in previousseasons. There are dreams I have unearthed. But thegreatest purposes in your lives are not seen in eachand new season, but it is that I have been throughoutthem all. "

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 13, 2010

9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.Who can understand it 10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve." Jer. 17

"Show me, says the Lord, a man that has their heart fully directedto me. Show me a man that has examined his heart and has seenall the guile within. Show me a man that has taken everything andhas laid it at my feet. Truly, there is not a man to be found. But Itell you, that when this man has given his heart to me, then I canmold it and make it into mine. I can turn a corrupt and sinfulheart into a beautiful one. Jeremiah said the heart is deceitfulabove all measures, who can know it? But I have a heart foryou. I have a heart that strives to mold you into my image.Examine your heart this day."<br
Stephen Hanson


Feb. 6, 2010

25 He said, "Look! I see four men walking around inthe fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourthlooks like a son of the gods."26 Nebuchadnezzar thenapproached the opening of the blazing furnace andshouted, "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servantsof the Most High God, come out! Come here!" So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out ofthe fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors androyal advisers crowded around them. They saw thatthe fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hairof their heads singed; their robes were not scorched,and there was no smell of fire on them. Daniel 3

"The long days of trials that many of you have facedwill soon be replaced by my season of rest. For youhave the storms. The winds have blownseverely upon the fabric of your lives.

The furnace has been hot. It was extremely set toburn. But remember that I was in there with you.Remember that I was in the fiery furnace with theother three during the time of Nebuchadnezzar'sreign. Remember that not a flame touched them.Remember that they came out unscorched.

Now come beside the river and find rest. The ordealsthat you have faced have been long and arduous,but the furnace stands at my command. "br>
Stephen Hansonbr>


Jan. 30, 2010

1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certainof what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:1-3

"Through the ages I have been involved in the affairsof mankind. I have watched as there has been onestruggle after another. I have watched as the innocenthave suffered at the hand of ruthless men. I have seenthe wars that have plagued mankind since the beginningof time. I have seen one nation fall and another springup. I have seen the rebirth of my spirit being pouredout. I have seen the fulfillment of Joel's prophecy whereold men will dream dreams. I have seen miraculoushealings take place. I have seen relationships restored.But inspite of all these great things, faith is still acommodity which is rare to find. There is faith"in me", but rarely do I see the kind of faith that believesin me when everything around them is falling apart.I have said that faith is substance of things not seen.It is what is hoped for and believed, in spite of notseeing it in the natural. This is the type of faith I amlooking for. "
Stephen Hanson


Jan. 16, 2010

1 "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek theLORD : Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn;2 look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth. When I called him he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.3 The LORD will surely comfort Zionand will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing. Is. 51

"I tell you that there has been rubble in the midst of the earthquakein Haiti; but there is rubble all around the world. For many thingsin your dreams and in your wanderings, have been lost amidst therubble of this world.

Many things have been buried. There are many things that youhave dreamed of happening. There are many things that you havehoped for; but somehow they have been lost.

Speak to the stones amidst the rubble. Know that there havebeen loved ones lost there, but also know that there are many otherpeople around the world who have been lost amidst the stones.It is a time of deep grief for these people, but I tell you that the signsare everywhere. They all are signposts that speak of the days thatwe are living in. Remember that there is a bedrock. There is anancestry. There is a heritage that you can look back unto. You aresurrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. These witnesses wentthrough many great trials and ordeals. They looked forward to thatheavenly home. They looked forward to that heavenly home whosewalls will never crumble. "

Stephen Hanson


Jan. 9, 2010

Philippians 3:12-14 12Not that I have already obtained all this, or havealready been made perfect, but I press on to takehold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to havetaken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting whatis behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14Ipress on toward the goal to win the prize for whichGod has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

"This is a new day and a new season, would saythe Lord. It is a season of anticipation, but alsoof reflection. For what happened in the last yearis something to consider.

Where are the areas you could have improved?
Did you not forgive?
Did you hold grudges against your brother?
Did you let the enemy come in and cause strife?
Did you not come to me as often as you could of?
Did you show fear instead of faith?

How can you change your focus this year?What can you do to bring your focus back intomy focus? When the sky is dark and gray aboveout, how can you bring my light out to the othersaround you?

This will be a year when the darkening stormgathers more around you, but as thedarkness gathers more around you, my lightin you, will increase more and more.

You will be freed from many of the bonds thathave held you. The chains that have held manyof you will be destroyed. Behold, look forwardand not backward. "


Jan. 2, 2010

18 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you notperceive it?I am making a way in the desertand streams in the wasteland. Is. 43
"Watch and wait, says the Lord. For this is the year of many changes. For there is a stirring in the heavens. There is astirring and an anticipation as you look out upon the horizon.For the horizon stretches out to meet you in this new year.What do you look for in it, says the Lord? Leave the old andembrace the new. Look forward with anticipation those thingsthat I will be bringing into your lives.

There will be a change in many churches as well, says theLord. For the old wine skin needs to be replaced by the new.Look at the structure and see what could be changed.

It is time for Lazarus to come forth from his grave. For thereare many things that have laid hidden. There are manythings that I want to resurrect in your lives. There are manydreams that have been left unfulfilled.

But there will also be changes in the natural as well. Catastrophicevents will increase. The very earth will crumble where it hasnot crumbled before. For the birth pangs will increase. "Stephen Hanson