"THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY SEEM"
For there shall arise false christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (and leaders) Matt. 24:24
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt. 10:16
(I realize that there are differing views on these things, but I ask that we listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying at this time, and not be swayed by our own opinions. We need to be on our guard like at no other time in history. It is so easy to be deceived. Keep your eyes open. Amen.)
Several times now the Lord has said this to me:
"Things are not as they seem. There are lies spreading everywhere. You will be left defenseless America, for you are not prepared and ready for what is coming. Everything has been set-up for show, and this man in office now, will do as he pleases. Be careful to not follow the crowd. For I have said that if possible, the very elect could be deceived.
There are things being arranged; there are adjustments being made. One can go through all of the motions to "seem right," but in the end it becomes a self-serving principle.
I say that the enemy has clouded many of your vision. I say, be as wise as a serpent. Don't follow the crowd but follow after Me. "
Stephen A. Hanson
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 2 Tim 4:3
And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment. Isaiah 28:7
"Ponder the things ahead. Ponder a world where many are left with near to nothing for their dwelling and their food. Ponder the rich, the rich who hold much of the world's stock. Ponder a people called by my name; who are called according to my purpose. And yet, many who are called according to my purpose, have shut their eyes to these things. Ponder the corruption in your government. And ponder even now, what will come. Ponder a land divided. Ponder a people so divided that many are shot just because of the color of their skin. Ponder a nation, where the rich come to power, and anything can be done, in the name of your religion. Ponder a people who quote my name, but who don't seek my face. Ponder a country where prophet, priest, and king, have their own agendas, and they build their own kingdoms in my name. Ponder a land that will never be brought to its greatness. Ponder when the upheavals come, when the national treasury falters, and you are taken by surprise from an outside force. Ponder and consider what has happened in your past. Ponder the sounds of drums and pipes and strings. Ponder when your nation was founded. Ponder the bills that were signed, and the treaties that were given. Would that you would reflect back on times long ago, when the earth was much younger, when men ruled 'truly in my name.' For the days have come when many surround themselves with teachers who would say what they want them to say. You have followed after another drummer. Your melodies and your songs have long lost their luster. A cancer has eaten the core. And yet you say that you are well and not in need of healing. "
Stephen A. Hanson
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55
(I realize that this message will probably anger some and yet God is true. I must speak and write what I know comes from Him. I realize that some don't believe these things, and yet again, I must speak up. I pray that those with eyes to see and ears to hear, will know. Amen.)
"I tell you that this country is going to be disrupted. Many people are looking at our land thinking that our new leader will bring chaos to the world. I tell you that the tables are going to be turned. For not all is as it seems--promises broken. You will be thrust into an upheaval of massive proportions. The world's stage will be set aflame by these things.
Why would you trust in man alone? It is I who controls the seasons and the times upon this earth. The houses of the presidents have been long overdue for the one who is to come. For at that time, the true king will sit upon his throne.
You have been fooled into thinking that this man will make everything right again. You have been fooled into thinking that unity will come out of this. My Spirit will not abide with all the pomp and arrogance.
I tell you that there will be disruption on every corner. The division that is so prevalent now will intensify. Another war will break out. The faces of those who have looked to this will go from joy to sorrow.
You have followed after your forefathers. But in time that paper that had been written about your constitution will be added to. "
YOUR TIME PIECES NEED ADJUSTING
“For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” Matt. 13:15
"O Lord, in the morning You will hear my voice; in the morning I will direct my prayer to You, and I will watch expectantly" Psalm 5:3
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matt. 13:9
I needed to re-set the old clock that I inherited from my grandparents. The time was running slow, and in the process the pendulum slowly stopped swinging. Trying as I may, time after time, the fragile pendulum and its attachment slowed down and stopped.
And I thought to myself that this is very much like our ability to hear God’s voice clearly. Our spiritual pendulum needs to be reset so that the beat of it corresponds with the heavenly beat of the Holy Spirit.
(The Holy Spirit began to speak, and I saw a scene of a trickster who had opened up the back part of a clock. He was dressed like those who were like a harlequin, dressed up in the garb of those who entertained the king and queen. He was attempting to change the time and mess-up the beat of the clock; and then the scene slowly faded.)
“And so, adjust the hands of your own clock my brothers and sisters. Attune your clock to the spiritual guidance of my Father. He alone can adjust the sequence. He alone can get your spiritual ears back in tune with Him.
Many of your clocks have become dusty and worn with the ages. They sit upon the mantle of time. They have become worn out. The springs have become sprung. The trickster has tried to adjust them according to his own methods. He knows that his time is short; and so he is trying everything he can to mess-up your time piece.
Allow Me to clean away all the cobwebs. I will allow your spiritual ears to keep time again. “
"DO YOU NOT SEE THAT I DO NOT RESIDE IN PALACES OF STONE?"
7 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies;
2 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thine heart; for the Lord is with thee.
4 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying,
5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
7 In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?
8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:
9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, 11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 2 Samuel 7
"Do you not see that I do not reside in palaces of stone? You sing and praise Me, and lift up your hands, and I surely hear you, but my church is not confined to a building.
I am even here in your midst. I am here when you walk the fields. I am here on your city streets. I am here in your hospitals. I am here in your prisons.
You dress yourselves up, and you put on your finest clothes, and yet, your clothing means nothing to Me. Would that you would have put on the clothing of my kingdom. But no, you would rather impress one another.
Have I instructed you to build a palace of stone for Me? Have I asked you to adorn it with gold and the finest trappings? Are your pews varnished with the finest woods? Is your altar adorned with Old Testament saints and prophets? I will have nothing with this!
Come unto Me with a pure heart; come unto Me in the humblest of places. Those who worship Me must worship Me in spirit and in truth.
Yes, sing your songs. Yes, preach the word, but don't think that your place of worship is hollowed and great just because of the way it looks.
David wanted to build a great temple for Me. He wanted to commemorate it as a place where I would reside. But I told him through the prophet Nathan that I was never to reside in a place made by human hands. I told him that my Spirit was ever moving. But in time, his son Solomon did build this temple.
You see, the temple is within you. I have hollowed out a place deep within you. And here, deep within the confines of your own heart, is a place much more luxurious than any temple man could build."
"THE WORLD'S EVENTS WILL SPEED-UP"
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1
Space-time is a mathematical model that joins space and time into a single idea called a continuum. This four-dimensional continuum is known as Minkowski space. Combining these two ideas helped cosmology to understand how the universe works on the big level (e.g. galaxies) and small level (e.g. atoms).
"What are the signs of the time that you are living in? What are the sign posts that point the way of my soon return? What things would you look into, my people? For the world stands at a hush, waiting for the baton to be passed to a new leader.
I tell you that the world's events will 'speed up.' For the world's rotation and its sphere of influence are set in my motion by my hands. The constellations and the planets all follow a certain pattern. But in time the entire universe will be 'tilted.' For the order of the universe will be altered by Me.
I flung the stars and the planets in their courses. I set them in motion at the beginning of time. There is a certain pattern that they have always followed. But in these last days, the time continuum will be altered. Man is dependent upon the course of events happening a certain way. He is dependent upon the world "holding together," but I will disrupt these things.
Man is always searching for answers; and yet there are no answers for some things. But in all these things, I do what I do to show man that I AM God."
"I AM THE LIGHT, THE ONLY TRUE LIGHT"
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1
2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2
"The light will shine. It has always shone in the darkness. The darkness has never understood it. Would that my light would be shed abroad to you and yours. But many of you long to create your own light. But you cannot create your own light; for just as a switch is turned, and it ignites a light bulb, so you must have your light turned on by my Holy Spirit.
I AM the light, the only true light. For the light came and many understood it not. They tried to dispel it; but still it shone all the brighter, and that light pierced the hearts of many. And now, a deep darkness fills the land. It will spread its canopy over many. But the light of many will spread forth from under that canopy. The light of my glory will spread from one to another. The world will continue in darkness until the day that I return. But the light of my Son will shine forth and the rays of that light will reach the multitudes.
Don't try to manufacture the light. Don't just read about it. Be a light among many in this world. For the light came that man would come unto it. My Son came as the only true light. And He shall return again one day. "
THE GREAT SEPARATION HAS BEGUN"
Dec. 29, 16
9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people:‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive. 10 “Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.” Isaiah 6
"Woe to those who say that the world is ready for a golden age. Woe to those who say that a new administration will 'right the wrongs' and set the nation back to victory.
You oh land of America, have flown the sign of the eagle as the emblem of your land. But your land will be ravaged. You cannot hold back my hand of what is coming. You have ignored the plight of the poor. You have put gold and riches above me. The pride of the man coming will be his downfall.
And you say in your heart, 'Wouldn't you bless us now, for we have chosen the best of the land; we are rich, and we alone can do these things.'
But I tell you that you are poor. You are poor in spiritual insight. You say that you can see but you are blind. You say that you can hear from me but you are deaf. The great separation has begun. "
"A NEW ERA"
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” Rev. 2:17
"I tell you that the new year will be a completely different ball game. For the events that have led up to this point, will surround you and point you to new developments in the new year. For how you have handled things prior to this, will not work. For you have entered into a new era. You have entered into a new era; a new era of things happening on the world's stage. The players are set in motion; the chess pieces are assembled for the final game.
With the hustle and bustle of the season that is upon you, don't forget to look ahead to Me. For I AM a guiding light to those who would seek Me. I AM the White Stone. I AM the soon and coming King. I AM the stone that the builders rejected.
I don't want you to be confused with the events that surround you. To him who asks I will give him wisdom---and to him who asks I will give him clarity. And then what would seem to be foggy would become much clearer. "
"I ASK YOU TO FOLLOW AFTER ME"
23 And he said to them all, If any m
an will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23
11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. I Cor. 3
"You are living in a time when our faith will be challenged in more ways than you can know. For nations will fall, and leaders will be ruthless. Violence will become a commonplace. The oceans will rise, and the people will be looking for a Savior.
Many will look to man for these answers; they will seek the answers in man alone. But the arm of the flesh will never save you. And yet many will continue to build their own kingdoms. For many think that they can build a kingdom upon this earth.These are those who build with hay or straw. These are those who seek their own glory and not my own.
This is a time when you must not follow after man. For many who have done this have fallen into a ditch.These are those who have forsaken the narrow way. They have left their first love. But I ask that you follow after Me in this hour. I ask you to follow after Me when the tempest comes. I ask you to follow after Me when the storms increase. I ask you to follow after Me in spite of the crisis around you. I ask you to follow after Me along the rocky cliffs. I ask you to follow after Me in spite of the things that you hear. Come rain or shine I will always be near you. And when the final war is fought you will join with Me at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb."
"OH, HOW YOU HAVE FALLEN"
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. Proverbs 11:28
A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor. Proverbs 29:23
"You have fallen, oh land that was once called the land of the free and the home of the brave. You are a land of naysayers and disavowed believers. You follow this story and that one, thinking that you've found the answers. You love to gossip, and you love a controversy. You believe in the strong and mighty, and little do you know how weak you are.
I don't care about your pompous achievements; for in your pride you think that you can solve all of the earth's problems. What will you do when your gold and silver are gone? What will you do when your businesses collapse? Surely, those who trust in riches will fail.
The pinnacle of man's achievements will finally be seen as the sands of time sweep over it. For the monuments of time stand as fallen bulwarks.
The greatest achievements that you could ever do are in reaching out to the poor. The greatest achievements are showing compassion to the hurting and the lost.
You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. "
Stephen A. Hanson
"UP IS DOWN AND DOWN IS UP"
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4
"My people suffer for lack of knowledge; and yet, what they want to know is right in front of them. Do you want to know Me? I tell you that the division is widening even deeper. Some want to pretend that it is not there. Some of you want to believe a lie. For you believe what you want to believe in spite of the facts. When up is down and down is up, surely then you can't even discuss things with your neighbor.
My people suffer for wisdom. Many are walking around in this hour with their eyes closed. For you see not and you hear not. For what you want to see, you close your eyes to. Would that you would keep them open, and then I could truly tell you what is happening around you.
But no, you would rather watch your favorite newscasters. You would rather follow their theories. And so now the saying is true, 'the blind would lead the blind, and both would end up in a ditch.'"
"AFTER THE TUMULT OF THOSE DAYS"
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. Rev. 19:11
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matt. 24:13
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES '?
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Rev. 22:16
For there shall arise false christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt. 24:24
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 1 Thess. 2:3
"There is coming a time when all that you now see will be changed before you. For the earth and its configuration will take on a new design. For everything will come to an end on that day. All of the things that you’ve wondered about will come into view.
There are tumultuous days ahead, for indeed, there will be darkness like never before. For many of the things spoken in my word, will happen right in front of your eyes. Many will flee on that day seeking shelter. The great beast will arise, and the one doomed for perdition will come to his appointed place. And if possible, even the elect will be deceived. For many will be looking for a ruler to lead them on that day. But deception is in his hand. World domination and deceit is in his heart. But to those who are wise, they will see beyond these things.
But don’t think that you can escape from tribulation, my people. For I have said that he that endures to the end, will receive a crown of life; but I will save you and protect you ‘through those days.’
But I want you to look past all of these things. I want you to know Me intimately. I want you to know that I will protect you and see you through. I want you to know that I will sustain you.
For when the dollar fails and the buildings topple, I will be your source of strength. All around you people will be crying out for help; and they will find that help in those who have followed after Me.
For I AM the Bright and Morning Star, I AM the White Stone that you seek. When all else fails, I will not. I AM that Firm Foundation. I AM the Stone that the builders rejected.
So rest assured when darkness arises.
For after the tumult of those days, after the seas have risen, and the wars have finally come to an end----then the sign of the one upon the horse will be seen. For all will look upon the one whom they have pierced. And the armies of heaven will be gathered around him. The earth as you know it, will be rolled-up like a map. And the great beast, the one who is called Lucifer, will be bound and will be thrown into the bottomless pit.
For your sorrows will come to an end. On that day you will look back and know that all has been done away with. For the end is greater than the beginning. All that you've wondered about, and all that you have hoped for, will come to pass on that day.
So look past all the troubles and cares of this world. Look past the violence and greed, and know that I hold the entire world in my hands. You will fight many battles before this time, and you will be victorious if you hold on to the end.
I will see you through until the end of time, says the Lord."
"BE STILL BEFORE ME, AND WAIT UPON MY ORDERS"
9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Isaiah 43
For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war? I Cor. 14:8
(The Spirit of the Lord showed me a battle scene with all of the army poised and ready. There was a huge group of them all within a valley with mountains around the parameter. Those in the front held banners and flags as if ready to proceed. Part of the group seemed to be ready to march off in a certain direction, but they remained still, as if waiting orders from the captain.
And then one at the front decided to move forward off to the left side. There was a clearing, a gap in the mountains there, that seemed to allow them to proceed in that direction. As several of them moved forward, the one in the front proudly marched on his horse and then several of them fell into a deep ravine, or hole in the earth. )
"Press on....press on, says the Lord. Press on as you continue to seek Me. For even as there is a turn around in this hour; even as there is a change in the heavenlies; the army stands still before Me. For there is a changing of the guard, says the Lord. Be still before Me, and wait upon my orders.
Some of my people are ready to proceed; you are ready to march forward without receiving my orders. But wait upon my signal and the sound of my trumpet. For the battle will be uncertain if you proceed further without my notice.
The enemy would divert some of you to move too quickly. Know that my timing is crucial for you in this hour. Know that it is important for you to not make the wrong move. "