March 25, 2011

5 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? 6 I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. 7 Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’
2 Samuel
"Many of my people are in a state of change in this hour. They are in a time of regrouping and changing.Many are moving from one place to another. Many are like wanderers from many years ago. I tell you that the Israelities moved throughout many years of their existence, and yet I fed them by the streams of flowing water. I fed them by my natural food and water and I gave them meat in its season. I tell you that my spirit moves from place to place. I AM not confined to a church building. I AM not confined as the people are upon this earth. And yet, the ancients built tents to worship me in. They built tabernacles, and to this day, man is still building churches for me to reside in. But I AM a spirit and I move from place to place. I long that man would worship me in spirit and in truth. I long that man would see beyond his grandeoise plans. I long that man would not need a place to worship me in. I long that man would see beyond the boundaries. I long that man would touch my heart as I have touched his. I AM looking for a man like this. I AM looking for a man or a woman who is after my own heart as David was. I see past the seasons. I see beyond the circle of time. I know what is in the heart of man. Beautiful cedar and mahogany I don't need to adorn my temple. I don't need red velvet, nor do I need extravagant curtains. I just need you to worship me in spirit and in truth. Oh how I long to have you worship me like this. I cry for the downtrodden. I care for the widow and the bereaved. I look down from my abode on high and I see the turmoil. I see the confusion and the pain. Your tears are held in chambers where I have seen their sweetness. The seven spirits of God await my decision. The times are in my hand. All of the annals of history have been written down and recorded in my courts. And I tell you that the olive branch will soon blossom and grow. For when its leaves are tender you know that Summer is near. So will the events that I have outlined in my word will soon occur. And then the final symphony will be played. But for now, I blow my mighty wind across the land. For you know not where the wind originates, and so it is with my spirit. "

Stephen Hanson


March, 24, 2011

13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.’” 1 Kings 17
(I spoke with a dear friend in India today who is struggling with supporting his family and parent. The Lord shared some things with me that would sustain him at this time. I am going through similar things as some of you are as well. This word below speaks of those things and tells us that He will indeed sustain us through his body and his blood.)

"There are so many people at this time that have come into a place where their needs are so extreme that they think that I cannot help them. Think about how I fed the prophet at Zarephath. Think about how the widow's jar of oil and bread sustained him and her family. I tell you at this time, I will take care of some of my servants like this. For I fed the Israelities in the wilderness with my bread. It sustained them everyday. I gave them bread and meat, and I can do the same thing today. I can provide a way when there doesn't seem to be a way. I can feed my servants every morning. I can show them a way through the desert. I don't want my servants begging for bread.

I tell you that my bread is not only a spiritual food but it can sustain you through the darkest times. For my bread is my body broken and given for you. I broke my body and gave my blood for you. And those who come to me will receive of my body and they will be given sustenance to live this life. For my body is given freely to all, and the bread is the bread of life. My body is the "life force" of this world. For in it I can be your provider. And the blood that I shed can "pump out" a provision. It can flow in deep pools and waters. It can flow through the deepest valleys. It can nourish and sustain anyone. It can set ablaze an entire nation. It is my blood shed abroad for you. "

Stephen Hanson


March 23, 2011

"My peace I give to you, not as the world gives you; let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. For the world as you know it, is in great turmoil, but my peace cuts a channel deeper than any river. For the rivers of my peace flow from my throne room. There is a place in my spirit where you won't be touched by the world's designs. There is a calmness there as in the eye of the hurricane. The world spreads its calamity, but I spread my peace to all that would come to me. Come to that place of refuge. Come to that ark of safety. Come to that castle on the hill. For the winds will blow outside, but there is deep sanctuary and rest to be found within my walls.

The world cannot know me apart from myself. The world can only try to manufacture the peace that I give. For mine spreads to all abroad. It is extended to young and old; it is freely given. So when the storms come, and they come to all, hide yourself under my wings. Let the howling go on outside. Focus on me alone, and you will be like the old oak trees that have been weathered through many storms and gales. They still stand erect and they sway in the wind, but they do not break because they are rooted and nourished in my soil."

Stephen Hanson


March 22, 2011

10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matt. 23

"Woe to those who have set themselves up above others for I came as a servant to serve others. If you humble yourself you will be exalted, but if you lift yourself up you will be lowered down.

Many of those in the church in places of authority have exalted themselves. They have lifted themselves up above others. I have said that the greatest among you must be the servant of all. I tell you that many in the church in this hour will be brought to their knees and will be humbled. For I want the true leaders to rise up in this hour.

Many of you follow the mandates of this world. You follow the template of the world. My pattern for my true leaders does not follow this pattern. My kingdom is not of this world, so why do you still follow the world's kingdom? Why do you still follow its pattern for ministry? My church is not to be patterned after this world. I tell you that I will strip away those things that are not of me, and I will take away the exaltation. I will take away the circus mentality, and I will replace it and I will replace it with a new breed of leaders. For your kingdoms will fall and new ones will be set-up. Thus would say the spirit of the Lord."

Stephen Hanson


March 20 evening, 2011

“Be silent before me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgment.2 “Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service[a]? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him.He turns them to dust with his sword, to windblown chaff with his bow. 3 He pursues them and moves on unscathed, by a path his feet have not traveled before. Isaiah 41

"I tell you that the world events are being played out upon a stage. Each piece moves in a strategic position, as the players are assembled upon a chessboard. Nations rise and fall just like the various pieces do on the board. Each piece has a place to play in the drama that is being played out on the world's stage."

The spirit of the Lord showed me angels that were speeding through the air. As they came each held a trumpet to their mouths to blow upon. The came and circled around and around in a sphere in front of me. The procession continued for some time and then ended.

"I tell you that my angels are blowing a warning sign to the nations. They are blowing the alarm for the world to wake-up and be ready. For I tell you that the chess game is closing in on some very important moves. For the bishops are coming into a very important position for their role. The bishops are represented by some very important super powers in this age. Watch as some stand back in the distance. You think that the nations that are in an upheaval right now are the ones to be watching. But who are the powers within the Middle East? Watch those larger nations who have supplied them arms. You fear for the man who has supposedly lost his mind, but who would come to his aid in a second? For the pieces will have their own strategies to play out."

Stephen Hanson


March, 19, 2011

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”Luke 15

Softly and tenderly I am calling my body back unto me. I call them as a mother or father would call back their sons. For some have gone astray. Some have traveled far and wide away from me. But I am aware of your goings in and your comings back. There is nothing that I am not aware of. Some of you are like the prodigal son, for you have traveled far and wide away from me. But don't you know that I will receive you back with open arms? I am the loving father that will take you back into my arms. But it is true that whatever you have been doing is something that you will have to reap from what you have sowed. For there are effects from the choices that you make in this life. There are answers to be found in me alone, says the Lord.

So, come back unto me, my people. Come to the father of your souls. For I AM the father that leads and directs. I AM the one that cares deeply for my sons and daughters. Have you traveled on the road that you have been on, not knowing that I have been there with you? Know that I AM there with you, guiding the way. Be not like the prodigal son but stay with me during these times. "

Stephen Hanson


March, 15, 2011

(Rev 6:1-8 NIV) I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" {2} I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. (First seal is opened : a white horse appears, its rider held a bow (conquest).)

{3} When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" {4} Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. (Second seal is opened : a red horse appears, its rider holds a sword (war))

{5} When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. {6} Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!" (Third seal is opened: a black horse appears, its rider holds a pair of scales (famine) )

{7} When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" {8} I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Fourth seal is opened : a pale horse appears, its rider is called Death)

The spirit of the Lord showed me a scene of four horses riding towards me. One had a balancing beam that he was carrying and I couldn't really distinguish what the others were doing, even though I know from scripture what each horse symbolizes. I then noticed that there were wooden beams or dividing boards that were set so that there was a separation between each of the horses, so that there was a "division" between each of them. It was like when horses are ready to run in a race like the Kentucky Derby where there are certain stalls for each before they are let loose to run.

The Lord then said:

"The horsemen need to be set in a certain order. For you see, there have been wars and rumors of wars but there is a time frame set for each of them. The horse that is identified in Revelation as the "red one" symbolizes war. The balancing beam or scales is seen as the black horse. For you re entering into a time when famine will spread throughout the globe. Everything will have a price that you will have to pay. For at some point, a day's wages will buy a loaf of bread. For the economic order of the world will fall to such as scale that people will be forced out of work, (happening now) and homes of many will be divided up to the banks and the bidders who would come to snatch them up from innocent men. (happening now.) These are the beginning of woes. But I tell you that I will seek out and save my own. Even though the world around you is seemingly falling off the brink, I will intervene in the lives of my people.

I tell you that each horse is set for a certain season. One must complete its task before the next one is allowed to come upon the scene. So be prepared for these things. Do not assume that life will go on as it always has. The wise man prepares for the days ahead. He takes thought to those things that others may take for granted.

Use wisdom for these days. Let wisdom be coupled with love and faith. And do not lose your hope, for it will be greatly needed in the days ahead, and it will provide an anchor for you so that it will make you secure and grounded for these days. "

Stephen Hanson


March 13, evening, 2011

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” Matthew 24:8-9

I was watching a newscast of the tsunami damage in Japan, and the Lord spoke to me three times:

"These are the beginning of sorrows, these are the beginning of sorrows, these are the beginning of sorrows. For I have been trying to get the attention of people throughout the globe. Who is going to listen? Who will know that these indeed are the days that have been prophesied by those prophets that have been given my mandate to speak unto this generation?

These are the days that many have speculated about. Are you going to trust me now? Are you going to put your faith in me now? In the coming months great catastrophes will be seen. You have watched as the great tsunami and earthquake has struck Japan. But what of those places where you think you are secure?

Many think that a time of great tribulation is a time that is far off in the future. Many do not realize that this is that last generation that I have spoken of. Are you not aware of the seven wise and the seven foolish virgins that I have spoken of in my word? Do you have your oil in your lamps? Are your lamps trimmed and ready? For I tell you, you have entered into that time frame. It's really up to you to be ready or not. I would never force my children to do something. And everything though it seems like it is harsh, has really been done in love. For my love in unrelenting. And it is true that many perish in the world around you, but all is being used to bring about the end of all things. "

Stephen Hanson


March 11 evening, 2011

6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness. 7 He also said to him, “I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.” 8 But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?” Gen. 15:6-8

"Say to the mountains and the hills that they will roll away from you. If you say to this mountain, 'Be removed into the sea," then it will be done, says the Lord. This is the heritage of my saints. These are my gifts of faith to you. But when you say these things, believe that they are done, and then they will be done in my name.

It is easy to talk about faith as something that you would do, but when you are put in a position where you must exercise your faith then the meaning of faith takes on a much greater dimension. My servant Abrahamwas called out of the city of Ur and was called upon to go to a place where he didn't know where he was going. He believed God and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness. He came to a land that I promised to him; and he became the father of many nations. And even in this hour I am calling many of my servants unto a land and a place where you don't know where you are going. But I know the way that is before you. I see it mapped out before you. I see all the things that must be done in order for you to get and to stay on this road. You see I have established a road specifically for each of you. I have a direction in mind for each of you, and I will steer you as I would steer a great ship in the ocean. I would enable you to walk along the path that leads to the mountain pass. There you will view the valley below. There you will stop and ponder all the things that you have done. There you will look out from your post. And after you have surveyed the land below, then you will gather your cloak and carry on. "
Stephen Hanson


March 7, 2011

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matt. 24

"On that day the heavens will have folded up. The earth and everything in it, will be changed. For there will be new heavens and a new earth.

I tell you my people, your countries will change before the day that I arrive again. For great earthquakes and signs will change the appearance of the lands in which you dwell. Many have speculated about this but few really know the ramifications of these events.

Where will you run to in those days? What will be your dwelling place? How do you prepare for these things? I tell you that in the coming months and years you will need to learn how to work together. For whatever gifts you have will be needed for you to be sustained through those days. For provision will be lacking. Food and other resources will be hard to come by. But as a father takes care of the needs of his own family, so I will take care of my own.

For brother will be against brother in that day. Those of your own household will be the enemy of yours because of their unbelief. But through great endurance and patient working through my spirit will you be able to be sustained in those days. Various camps and places will be set-up and made as places of refuge for you. Those who are good at engineering and building with their own hands will be in great need in those days.

But woe to those who have trusted in their own riches. For the mighty dollar will have lost its value. Many will have wandered from town to town in that day begging for bread. For those days will be difficult for all; but I will always provide a way out for my own. For even though much will be lacking in the physical I will miraculously provide for you in that day.

Do not speculate about the dates, but know that you are entering into a time of great difficulty in the coming months and year. Learn to build yourselves up in your most holy faith. Learn to build upon the act of forgiveness for one another. For you will need each other. And in that day my body will display all the riches of all its individual parts, working towards one ultimate goal and displaying compassion to a world that is in desperate need of my spirit and salvation.

Do not let anyone cause you to step off the paths that you are on right now. Continue to fight the good fight. And above all, maintain the bond of peace and love for one another. "

Stephen Hanson


March 5, 2011

10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matt. 23:10-12

2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; Eph. 4:2-4

"The world longs to have someone who would relieve them from their troubles. The world is in a state of flux at this time. You watch on your TV screens all the unrest that is going on. I carried my cross to Calvary for all the unrest and the sins of this world. But this world has always looked for a king that was a military and a political leader. When I walked this earth, few there were who recognized me then. The world looks for someone who is a great orator and speaker. I came as a lowly man. I came as one who did not long to be the first among many. For my ways are not your ways. The way to my kingdom is through humility. For I have said that if you humble yourself then you will be lifted up. I was lifted up for the world to see, and yet even then I was not recognized. Is your age any different? You still seek the greatest among you. I have said that the greatest among you must be the servant of all. Are you a servant to those who are around you? But much of my church has become like the world around them.

Do you not see the signs all around you? The world has been set in motion. The events being played out for the final stage and its actors are ready to begin. Are you ready for the final act? For the play is about to begin. In this play you will see the actors going about their usual routines. You will watch as they portray various countries and nations. You will watch as some of these nations fall and others will spring up. You will watch as some speak my word and they blow the trumpet but no one heeds the message. I tell you oh nation who has been great among many, you have suffered at the hands of greedy men. You have watched as your mighty dollar has lost more and more of its value. When will you quit gripping with greedy hands the very things that have brought about this downfall?

When will you realize that you cannot save yourselves from the dilemma that you are in? I carried a cross for a nation such as yours. Were my efforts not worthy of this? Must I bring you to your knees again? If you were brought to your knees again what would you seek out to help you? You are like children in a playground. You bicker about many things. For you think that your political party whether it is a Republican or a Democrat is the best one. How can you ever expect to save yourselves? When will you realize that your political system is not the answer? I tell you that when you are in the midst of your quarreling then the enemy will attack. For when you are united then you stand, but when you are divided then you fall. "
Stephen Hanson


Feb. 20, 2011

29 “You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks in which you have delighted;you will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen. Isaiah 1

"I stand above the mountains and the hills. I look down upon mypeople, and I see them carrying on about their tasks. And I see mybride moving among the gardens below. For she is awaiting springtime. She has flowers in her hair, and she dances among the hills andvalleys. But she is so busy dancing that she does not notice thatthere are wolves in the valley also. For she doesn't care, she justwants to dance. And she asks others from the neighboring tribes tocome and join her in the dance. For once this dance was just minealone but now she has invited others even though they worship thesongs from another musician. So she dances and she dances a new song.She dances a song with tambourines and various instruments. And thesong echoes the sounds of the ancient Baal worshipers. But shedoesn't care because she is enjoying herself.

But little does she know that the enemy is creeping nearby. For hehas been waiting patiently. And when the tambourines are being flungand the music is at its highest, then he will spring on her. For yousee my people, the bride is my church and she has danced with otherreligions. She has asked them to come and partake with her in thedance. For why should it matter? For she says, 'I just want to havefun.' But the enemy has always been waiting, and he is ready tospread his trap.

My people have I not told you that you are to be separate? Do not mixthe religions and philosophies of this world. For it may taste likesweet wine to your lips but it will go down bitter. And then the wolf,the deceiver of the brethren, will have devoured you and he will havelulled you to sleep by the dance."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 19, 2011

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,Isaiah 55:10

"Do you see the rain coming down? Do you see the atmosphere change when the rain is falling downupon the earth? It comes down and nourishes the earth. It causes things to grow, and splendor to come and spread her wings. Without the rain the ground would surely dry up.

But I tell you that the same is true of my word. For my word nourishes and gives strength. Without it you would surely become like the waste places of the earth. But I see another work about my people. I see them feeding upon other things. I see them feeding upon the depravity of man. I see them watching movies that are not good for their soul. I see them carried away by other philosophies and religions. You then will have the rain but it will be like the acid rain that falls in many industrialized cities and things begin to rot and fall apart.

But if you choose to be nourished and cleansed then feed upon my word. For it will cause you to grow. It will spread its roots down deep. For you will be like the trees that gather around the rivers in Lebanon. For those trees became a beautiful place in the temple of Solomon. They were nourished by my rivers. "
Stephen Hanson


Feb. 16, 2011

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenlyrealms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of theworld to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love Ephesians 1:2-4

We all want to receive the promises that come from the hand of God. In order to receivefrom God we need an "open heaven." Imagine if you will, that someone is standing and holdingan umbrella in their hand to protect them from the rain. The rain wouldn't get to them, but theywouldn't be able to receive anything else above either. The same is true in the spiritual. If weare to receive from God then we need open arms and hands to allow him to give us thosegood things from above.

(The Lord showed me a picture of someone who was holding an umbrella over this head.)

Then he said:

"Many people are not receiving my promises because they are afraid of receiving other things.Trust me that I will protect you, and then you will receive my promises."

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 14, evening

1 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, notlaying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, 2 instruction aboutcleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. 3 And God permitting,we will do so. Heb. 6:1-3

"I ask that you walk as wise men in this hour. For the days will grow darker as you enter into the later part of this year.For you will be thrust into situations where you will have to walk closer and closer to me. For you won't be able todepend upon your earthly abilities. Your own common sense and perceptions will fail you; logic will not answer yourproblems. For you will have to walk hand-in-hand with me. You won't be able to see with your natural eyes. For youwill have to step out of the boat as Peter did. But just as Peter kept his eyes on me; you must do the same.

For when you take your eyes off of me and focus them upon the waves then surely you will sink. For you are coming intoa time and era when your faith will be a needed commodity. As it is, most of you have 'toyed' with the idea of faith. Many ofyou have not 'walked it out.' But I will put you into situations where you will have to demonstrate it more and more. For you may not continue to have the same employment. You may not have the same homes. You may have to be in a situation whereyou are dependent upon one another more and more. It's not that I would take things away from you, but it's that my bodywould work together as one. For you see, there are only 'bits and pieces' of when I see my body working together as one.I see you come together in your churches, but rarely do I see you laying your life down for each other. You share your giftsbut not your hearts. You play at church. You sing a song or two. You sense my presence, but you really don't know me.You say, 'Brother that was great preaching,' but secretly in your heart you really didn't hear the message. My true church wasonce a church that did these things, but now you flock to your seminars and conferences. Now you go to hear the newest wave of my spirit. When will you ever learn and grow up? When will you quit building mansions for your own ministries? I tell you, what has become of my church! "

Stephen Hanson


Feb. 12, 2011

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed intohis image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.2 Corinthians 3:18

"Press on from life to life. For those who are united with me will be transformed from gloryunto glory. For it is a process of being conformed into my image. One doesn't all of a suddenchange from a baby into a grown man. It takes years and time for this process to continue.The same is true in the spiritual. But every time that you spend time with me, there is a change thattakes place in your inner man. For you then are looking into the mirror of my image. To be sure,when you look in your own mirror you see your own image, but it may not reflect the light of myglory. For this an earthly image and there is the image of everlasting life.

Don't look at things from your own point of view. If one is on top of the mountain they view theworld from a different vantage point than if they were in the valley below. So it is also true in thespiritual. My ways are not your ways. So see things from my point of view. "

Stephen Hanson