ONCE THERE WAS A LAND – Stephen Hanson


Stephen Hanson
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27

“Once there was a land that knew Me. Once there was a land that came to Me, and worshiped Me in Spirit and in Truth. But now many have decided rather, to follow after a man who would promise great things. I tell you that I AM the only One that can bring you out of the mess that you have created. You stand upon the edge of desolation; you teeter upon a cliff that is slowly crumbling away.

You are not so unlike Rome, for in its greatness it sought to expand its empire unto the reaches around it. It threw many of my believers into the den with the lions, and its games were bloodier than the most gruesome wars.

What will become of you oh land? What would your forefathers have thought of your present condition? Ah…but you say that you are great; you say that even greater things are coming! If you were great then you would have taken care of the motherless and the orphan. If you were great then you wouldn’t have boasted of your greatness. For to be great according to the world’s standards is not great in my eyes.

Even many of your prophets are confused. For some speak of greater days that are coming and others speak of total annihilation. Neither of these is true. For there is always a way provided out; and yet with the way that is provided out, there is still great judgment that is coming. For am I not a God of balance? Do not the ocean’s waves come in and then recede back?

Truly you are held in the balance and found wanting, and yet I AM still a Father that longs for His children to come unto Himself. ”

Stephen Hanson

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