Dec. 18, 2011

4 But that night the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying: 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 7

"Where would one worship me? Where is the temple that you would build for me? For I have never been confined to a building. Many have built temples and places of worship for me, and they thought that there is where they could truly worship me, but I have asked you to worship me in spirit and in truth. Do you think that the only way to worship me is to go to a church service? Do you think that my spirit enters in through the pipes of the organ? Those dressed in their robes surely are more reverent than others.

Come now and stand up when I tell you stand up. Truly I tell you, does the spirit truly move when you are told to stand up now and sit down then? How can my spirit move freely in these things? How can the new wine be held in this old model? For houses of cedar and gold trappings have their place, but I desire that your heart becomes your place of worship for me.

Truly this is man's way of entering into worship of me. Would you have man hold you in bondage of these things? Would you be told how to worship me? Truly, I am a rewarder of those who diligently seek after me. Ever since the beginning of my people in Israel all have had an idea of how they must worship me. Many built elaborate temples for me. Some wore expensive robes and ephods. Schools of the priesthood followed these traditions and now man has set up a plan according to the traditions of man rather than what my original intent was to be.

Truly you cannot take these things and hold them in the palms of your hand. If you cannot hold them in the palm of your hand then why would you think that a building would contain them?

I AM ever moving upon the people of the earth; and I travel throughout the land looking for a man or a woman who would truly worship me in spirit and in truth. I AM looking for a man or a woman who would throw away their man-made robes and their pretenses. For the time will come when you will be left without your buildings. The time will come when you will only have my word and whatever dwelling place that you can find. Did I not teach upon the hills and the meadows? Did I not preach to you upon the waters? I tell you that wherever you are worshiping me, there I AM in your midst.

Do you not know that I can bring one man down and lift another one up? Do you not know that your houses of worship stand or fall at my command? One nation is lifted up and another one falls to the dust. And yet, few know the reason why these things happen. Your ways are not my ways, and you cannot understand the wisdom that has been inherent throughout the ages. But those who truly know me, know how to worship me in spirit and in truth."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 16, 2011

32 And what more shall Isay? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson andJephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword;whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain aneven better resurrection. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to death by stoning;[e] they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went aboutin sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. 39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. Hebrews 11

"What has happened to some of my people? What has happened to my people from times long ago? What has happened to the miracles? Where have the great feats gone? Can you rekindle the deeds that were done? Do you not know that you are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses? You are not alone in the battle. I am with you and those that have gone before you, are now around you and in your midst. So lift your weary legs and pick up your armor, for indeed your fire will be rekindled.

For my strong arm is with you. My battle ax is given to you. New strength is given for the battle ahead. Run the race before you. Run as Samson did before the Philistines. Many of you will become as judges in this hour. For the verdict has been set in motion. Rise up, those of you who are trained for battle. Rise up you mighty men. For the battle is not only to be won by you but through the armies of heaven. For we are in this together. And as you fight the spiritual hosts of wickedness in high places in the spiritual plains, then in the natural you will see these things accomplished.

But what tools are you using? What are the weapons of your warfare? I see that you have some but they have not been forged in my fire. A sword is of no use if it is rusty. A shield that is cracked will soon split open. Your discernment is there but more depth needs to be applied. Otherwise, you will not know when the enemy arrives.

An army cannot fight constantly nor should a soldier always be in battle. For you must know when to fight and when to rest. This is the way that I have designed life. Know when to rest in this season, but then be ready to pick up your weapons of warfare again soon. For when you are equipped for these things then you are not taken by surprise when they do come."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 16, 2011
"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten--the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm--my great army that I sent among you. Joe. 2:25

The days of loss and what the cankerworm has stolen are over. For you are entering into a new season. The days of what has been stolen are coming to an end. For even though there has been great loss, I can fill the cup again. Even though your supply has been lessened, it will be replenished from my heavens above. For the long hours of great tribulations that have brought more than one season of intense trials upon you, are coming to an end.

Yes difficult days are ahead, but days of restoration are also close at hand. For I have seen the plight of the widow and widower. I have seen how many of my people are living in abject poverty. I watch and see as the rich get richer, and the poor are left to fend for themselves. The world is racing towards judgment and yet, my heart breaks for those who are in great need. There is so much inequality in the world today. The children are left to and given the bread from a lost generation. I weep for those who are in need. I weep for the starving ones who are living in tents and in the desert.

The day will come when the weeping will cease. The day will come when the desert will bloom again. I will feed my children beside streams of living water. Those who have added riches to riches will find themselves in situations of great need. For I was hungry and you fed me not. I was thirsty and you gave me no water.

But my own will be cared for. Even though the pantry has run dry and even though there is no bread, my storehouse will replenish you. Remember that the widow's jar of oil never ran out and she had enough to sustain both her and her son through the days that were difficult then. And I tell you true, I can do the same in this hour as well. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 16, 2011

1 Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to his command. 2 So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. Lev. 10

"I tell you that a spirit of deception has crept into the lives of some of the main prophetic leader's lives. For the snake has crawled and has entered in. Those who have trusted in the lives of some major leaders will be dismayed. For the door to the spirit has been left wide open. For some of these men have sought familiar spirits instead of my own.

When will you people rise up in your understanding? When will you take your blinders off? For I tell you, the enemy has taken some down another road. For in their search for finding more revelation, these prophets and leaders have forsaken my word. Entire churches and conferences will go the way of delusions. For when you have such phenomena like Holy Ghost laughter and a cell phone anointing, you have opened yourselves up to another spirit.

Have I not told you in the past when a strange fire entered into the camp? Will you ignore those prophets who speak the truth? I have sent them to you and yet you still ignore them. But when the leaders are corrupted who will the sheep turn to? For they built their house, but not with the precious stones of my kingdom. So....I tell you in the coming year, you will see many of their kingdoms fall.

Don't follow after them my people. For they will reap another wind. But follow after me, and choose the road that is much narrower. It may appear to be rocky and craggy but surely, you will find resting places along the way.

That is the way of my people in this hour. Some have departed from the camp. Some have chosen another fire. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 13, 2011

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7

"My people, I would say to you in this hour that many of you are concerned about the affairs of this world. There are many fear tactics that one would see as you read things in your newspapers and from stories you read on the internet. If a rock is thrown into a pool of water and it forms ripples from that action, then a course is set in action. The same is true of stories. When one finds out about a certain story, they read about it, and many declare the truth of the matter, but they did not watch as the rock was thrown into the water.

Many of you have been looking at the ripples. Many of you have seen the ripples of certain stories. Do you think that the enemy is not able to plant seeds of fear in your hearts? Do you think that the enemy is not able to distort stories of FEMA camps and bills that are about to be passed by this president?

Study my word and show yourself to be approved. Wage the good warfare and fight against stories. Know what is true and not true. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 10, 2011

14And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. 15So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouting and the sound of the trumpet. 2 Sam 6

"Sing praises to me, would say the Lord. Come out before me with dancing. Come before me as David danced. Sing praises, you who dwell upon the earth. Come before me with praises and singing. For when the times are bad, when the winds blow hard, your praises to me will lift your burdens. For these are things that I have shown you in my word. For all trials that are upon this earth are temporary. But if you want to make those times easier then sing to me while you are in the midst of them. This is what the ancients learned. This is what my servant David learned. He learned it as well as any else had. For his troubles were many and yet, he didn't stay in them. He rose above them. You can as well. And even though the storms come against you their fury they will not be as great because of the melodies you sing to me.

What is the song in your heart? What is it that causes you to break out in dance before me? Take out the tambourine, take out the flute, take out whatever instrument you have, and play it before me. Then watch, and see if those troubles begin to take on a new dimension. Then the rocks and the hills will break into song before you. Then the rivers will swell, and their turbulence will cease.

This is my heritage I've given to you. This is my strength given. Then the mists of your present situation will have dissipated. Then the fogs will have lifted. Then a new day will come forth."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 8, 2011

Gal. 3:24 (KJV) Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

"Many of you are still following the strict ordinances of the law. Do you not know that I have come to fulfill the law and the prophets? The law served its purpose and brought many into an understanding of the old covenant. If you still want to follow the old covenant then you must follow ALL of it. But I tell you you will find that the sprinkling of blood from goats and rams will be nothing compared to the blood that my son has shed.

For the old covenant served as a school master for the time that it was done. Now you have my spirit guiding you and directing you along with the word that became flesh. My people, you will never be able to follow all of these rules and ordinances. Yes, my feasts and those things that have been celebrated are important, but I say, to feast with me now is more important.

For my word is ever going forward. Learn from the past; study those things that have been taught concerning the law and the prophets, but now use new wineskins to hold the wine that I am giving you. There is beauty to be found in my word. There is beauty to be found in all of history but look forward to the covenant that I am establishing now."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 6, 2011

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3

"Say to the rocks and the hills, 'Fall on us.!' For on that day many will run to the mountains to hide from the day of judgment. I say that 2012 is the beginning of the end. For the culmination of all things is at hand. The prophetic time table has been set. The grieving of the nations will begin and will intensify. But on servants, my spirit will fall, and the acts and the deeds that have been written down and recorded in my word, will show that great exploits will be done in my name. For surely, the miraculous miracles, surely the great things that were done by my judges, by my prophets, and by my wise men and sages, will pale in comparison by the deeds and the words that will come forth.

For even though the appearance of coastlines will change, and even though nations will topple, great things in my spirit will be done. Greater things will be done because I have gone to my Father. Secrets that have laid hidden for ages will be revealed. Even the wisdom of Solomon will not have compared to this hour. For what is laid in secret, what is done in secrecy by the enemy, will be revealed to my servants the prophets. And cities that were long ago used as places of refuge, will be opened up again. For as nation comes against nation, and the super grid loses its power, then those places that have been reserved for you will be revealed. Men and women will share these things in common. Those with the tools for building will be united with others. All will know how to work together on this.

For as your church buildings are emptied, and you are dispersed, then you will see the reality of the situation. Long ago these things had been worked out in my spirit. I knew that the days would be very difficult for some. But many have prepared. So...the world will go on as it usually has----day will turn into night, but as the seasons change and the world's delimas become more and more intensified, then the wheels will turn."

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 4, 2011

2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2 Thess. 2

"Press into me, says the Lord. Spend time with me; how else will you be able to get to know me?For many people just want to know me so that they will have their prayers answered. To know someoneyou need to spend time with them. For I AM not a God that stands far off from the world. I AM a God that is intimately involved in the world around you. You can read about me as you read my word but throughout the ages I have spoken to men and women of all ages. Truly I say to you, that I want those who are lost, those who are bereaved, to know me and come before me. For this world is coming upon its closing chapters. For the final stages are about to be wrapped up. The kings and rulers of this present age will meet and they will clash.

The one doomed for perdition will lead many astray and many even among the elect, will be deceived. But if you have oil in your lamps and you keep them filled, then these things will not take you by surprise. For divisions will come, the love of many will wax cold, churches will topple, and entire cities will be wiped off the map. Many false prophets and teachers will come and promise that they have the answers, but you will know them by their fruits. The state of the economy will reach a stage where it will be impossible to remedy it. Then when all seems that it is hopeless this one that promises peace will emerge. To some I have revealed his name, and to others, their minds and hearts have been clouded. For throughout the ages many have speculated and some even in this hour, have claimed that he is a black man. But because of your prejudice and hollow self-righteousness, you have been deceived. Be careful for your self-deception will cause you to have missed the real deceiver when he comes. For you have filled your lamps with the wrong type of oil. You found some oil but it didn't come from me. "

Stephen Hanson


Dec. 3, 2011

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. James 2

"How many of you have walked the way that I have walked? How many of you have gone from town to town and looked for the downtrodden and the destitute? How many of you have been willing to lay your life down for your friends?
What is true Christianity? What does it mean to do the things that I have done? I have said that you must live your life as I have done, not just in word but in deed. If you have done this even unto the least one of these then you have done it unto me. But do you show your Christianity to others so that they will know how good you are? You are to just "do these things."

Blessed is the man who hears these words of mine and does them. For he is like the wise man that built his house upon the rock. So, don't just sit in your empty cave and pretend to be a servant of mine. Show others who I am by putting these things into practice. But again though, it's not just a matter of "doing things," it becomes a matter of you becoming more like me. For when you know me intimately then you do these things out of my nature that is within you.

My true servants have put on my nature every day and they follow after me because they know me intimately."

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 29, 2011

5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.7 The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow. Isaiah 35

"Say to the hills and the mountains that my redeemer lives. Nothing will come near your tent, nor will the arrows that fly by day cause you misfortune. For I have ordained that my people will be given back all that the cankerworm has stolen. For in spite of the economy, in spite of desperate times, my hand is ever watchful upon my own. Yes, there are people who are starving. Yes, there are many who are homeless. But I as the Great Shepherd hold them in the palm of my hand. For I am able to have all these misfortunes turn into gold. For as your provider I can have the wealth of the wicked redirected into your lives.

Yes, the rain falls on the just and the unjust, but I can cause that rain to grow purposes for you in your lives. This has nothing to do with 'get rich schemes,' but it has to do with myself as Jehovah Jireh. For as the economy gets worse and worse my supernatural provision will be given unto you from heaven. For the work of your hands and the bread that you have cast upon the waters, will come back unto you. I am not looking for a people who sit in their pews every Sunday; but I am looking for a people who have weathered many Winters and they have looked to me and not to the government for their answers.

You will be nourished by the streams of living waters even as the days get darker. For those living waters are poured out upon you even as the world is in fear and calamity, and those living waters will renew you daily. Springs will appear in the desert. Waters will flow even upon dry land. A people will find their homes among the desert places. But I will renew and I will rebuild even as the devastation comes. These are my promises. These are my plans for you. For I love my own and I want them to be safe."

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 26, 2011

(The other evening while laying down and praying, the Lord showed me a scene of the ancient Terracotta army figures from Xi`an that have been buried in the ground for centuries in China. They are life-size and there are thousands of them that are life-size and fully intact dressed in warrior gear. The Lord impressed upon me that there are warriors coming forth, and the dust will be swept off of them as they come forth to do battle in these last days. I saw men walking towards them and the ground was opened up revealing these warriors. )

"These are my warriors, says the Lord. They will come forth as the times are unraveling before your eyes. They are unlike from the warriors of the past, but they have a mission to dispel the works of the enemy. They don't use the warrior-gear that a regular warrior would use; theirs is the spiritual armament of Ephesians 6.

They have been waiting for this hour, and they are ready to do battle. So march forth and take your place that is set for you. Follow the path that I have for you, and with blade and shield in hand, cause the enemy to flee. "

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 24, 2011

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

15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are. 16 “Woe to you, blind guides! Matt. 23,

"For freedom, I have come into this world to offer myself as a ransom for many. But many people are hindered by many rules that they think they need to obey. Just as the Pharisees put many things around the necks of others, so there are many today that say, 'You must do this, and you must do that.' I have said to you many times that my yoke is easy and my burden is light, but you would rather follow the rules of man. You would follow those rulers and leaders in the church and think that they have a mandate from me. Am I not the one that brings life? Am I not the one that has set the captives free?

So someone gets loosed and free, and their burdens are lifted. Then some say, 'Now you need to do this.' Then they find themselves bound again. You blind guides! You tie these things around their necks; You set-up parameters for them to follow in your churches, and yet you yourselves consider that you make the rules.

I tell you in the coming year, I will tear you down from the high pinnacle you have built. Your church will become like an ash heap. But the winds will blow and out of these ashes will come new leaders and a new people who will have weathered the storms of 2012 and the coming year."

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 21, 2011

16 “Take up a harp, walk through the city, you forgotten prostitute;play the harp well, sing many a song, so that you will be remembered.” Isaiah 23

"There is a melody that is being played out upon the earth. For once this earth was a joyous place to live in; but man has destroyed much of what what I had originally planned for him. For you see, I had a plan for him in the beginning to have him tend my garden. But he was sent out because of the sin that encroached upon him. There were things that happened and he had to reap what he had sown because of these things.

The years continued and history was poured out as man continued to follow the ways of his own heart rather than following the path that I had given to him through the death and resurrection of my son.

Now you see a world that is plagued by many diseases, injustices, sins, and the confusion of many as they seek to find their own answers to these things. What will happen to the children of this generation? Who will their heroes be? What will their purpose be in living out their lives in a world plagued by these things? Will their parents point them back to me? Will they follow the gods of their own making? Will it be a melody of joyfulness or sorrow? For soon you will see how the song plays out. You will see the culmination of how these notes are being played out upon the world's stage. "

Stephen Hanson


Nov. 19, 2011

"I tell you that America has lost its glory. The land of the free and the home of the brave is becoming another slogan. For where eagles have flown and antelope have run across the prairie, at some time, much of what you see now, will have become desolate.

For you trusted in other gods. Your forefathers knew what a nation should be built upon, but you have drifted from that course a long time ago. Where will you run to when the armies come and infiltrate your land? Where will you find a save place to worship me? Your land will become like those other lands where freedom was lost. But if I would find but a few who would lift up this land to me, then the judgment may be shortened. But how do you cleanse an open festering wound? How do you rid the cancer from the body? How do you get rid of the host that has found its way in?

If you were wise you would prepare for these things that are coming. This is your time of decision."

Stephen Hanson