Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"PREPARATION FOR THE DAYS AHEAD" by Stephen Hanson 7-16-11

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

(During our time camping the last couple of days at Lake Isabel, Colorado, the Lord began to speak to me about some things that lay ahead for us as believers.)

"People will run to the hills in those days. For in those days the tribulations will have increased. Woe to those who have put their trust in riches. For your riches will not sustain you in that day.

Behold...many will be forced out of the cities; for the evil which will have taken over, will have forced many of my children out. But to those who stand strong to the end, I say, to fortify your walls.

For these days are hastening forward. For those days that are coming will be days of scarcity ---many will be without a source of income, but in spite of this, I will meet the needs of my people.

For out of the dust, and out of the wilderness of those days, a people likened to those of old, will shine with their eyes like unto the sun. For my wisdom even surpassing that of Solomon, will be poured out upon them. For they will reflect my glory. They will come together as one. For your churches will have fallen, and your homes will be those of the wilderness, and you will share all things in common.

The minstrel will sing a new song. The desert flowers will bloom. For even though there will be devastation all around you, my people will find sanctuary under my wings.

For these are those who will come out of the Great Tribulation. Many will have fallen away, for the great deceiver will have caused many to have drifted away.

Do not speculate about how all these things will come to pass. For you don't know the hour of my coming, but I will tell you that there are just a few years left. When you see them gathering against my nation Israel, then you will know that the time is here.

For as the lighting strikes and gathers across the skies, so these days will approach in the same manner.

You cannot save enough to guard against these days. But if you are as wise as the ant prepares for winter, then you would have learned a lesson."

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