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Prophetic word for today (p.i.)

Circle in the sand

First preliminary posting: August 17, 2008

E-mailed: July 24, 2008

Word received by: Stephen Hanson


July 24, 2008

2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed." (Matthew 16:2-4)


I tell you, my people, I have watched and I have waited for you. I have waited for you to come to me; but, day in and day out, you go through the same routines. You have buried your heads in the formalities of the day. You have followed the ways of man instead of my ways. But if you would come to my altar, then I would hear your cries for help.


The days are hastening forward to my soon return. Will I see you going about your lives normally, or will you find me in the midst of it?


A signpost has been set upon the horizon. It will be set there for a marker. There will be markers set up along the way. These markers are set for appointed times in the history of the world. They are set there as reminders and as warnings for what is yet to come. So, know that there are difficult days ahead. Pay attention to these markers along the way. But come to me so that you will know me and then be prepared. Then you will know how to read these markers.




July, 5, 2008


The spirit of the Lord showed me a series of short visions. In the first one, I saw someone who was playing a stringed instrument. They played upon it slowly and melodically. Then it seemed that they grew tired of playing and laid down their instrument. As they got up, I noticed that this person was dressed like a bride. She began walking and looked out into the distance at the sky. There was a sunset and an ocean scene, and it seemed that she was longing for something. I knew that this woman represented the church, the bride of Christ. I believe that she is waiting anxiously for her groom to come. Each of us has an instrument to play. We must continue playing upon that instrument, no matter what it is, and wait until He finally comes for us.


The next scene was of a butterfly that had just come out of its cocoon. It was a beautiful monarch butterfly, and it seemed to be so free and happy that it had finally been birthed from the cocoon that had held it in that state for so long. I knew in my spirit that this represented that many of us are finally being "birthed" into new things. We have waited a long time to come out of the cocoons that have held us in a certain state. Now you can fly and be the kind of person that you were meant to be.


In the final vision I saw the hands of a person who was creating a tapestry. I saw as the warp and waft yarn was pulled back and forth until, finally, a beautiful creation was done. It was carefully taken off of the loom and then set aside. Then I saw that there were several of these tapestries that the person had beside them in a box. Each one was taken up and was inspected. Each one was beautiful. Each one had a different design woven into it. I knew that each one of these creations represented a person's life. I knew that the one who worked on the loom was the Lord himself. I also saw that, sometimes, a pattern would emerge, and, then, it would change. Somehow I knew from this that there are different events and changes that come into our lives, and with the skill that only He has, a new pattern emerges in the design he is working.





(A lot of this message came forth from a personal prophecy that I had ministered to someone else. I sensed that it had universal application for others because of the severe trials that I am seeing many in the body of Christ experiencing at this time. My family and I have experienced this, and I know that many of you are also in the midst of situations and trials that perhaps seem to be insurmountable. Please know that God will not try you beyond what you can endure. He has a purpose and a plan, and we cannot often see beyond what is happening at the time and the moment. We must cling to him and trust him through the process, even when it is seemingly more painful than what we can endure. There is hope and hope will not disappoint us.)


"6And the LORD said unto satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. 7So went satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 8And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 9Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. 10But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips." (Job 2:6-10)


The floodgate of hell has been unleashed against the lives of some of my people, but the floodgate of my blessings is much stronger than the other one. When evil is meant by the enemy, I use it for my purposes. Consider my servant Job and how he was afflicted, and yet he did not curse me. The same afflictions are happening to some of my servants now. These are difficult times in which you live, but I will fill your cup to the brim. These are days that call for giants, for there is a need for a giant to stand up in the gap. Sing a song of praise to me. For I will turn your mourning into song. I will turn your night into day. The arrows that fly by night will not come near your tent. For the light of my spirit will penetrate that tent. Take a hold of my hand and I will pull you out of the mire.


Stand firm in your resolve. Press into my kingdom, and I will give you my white stone. My people will not be brought so low that they can not be brought up again. I tell you that I can turn everything into good. I can turn your mourning into dancing. The deepest darkest night will not change nor will it diminish my light. The light of my gospel will burn brighter than any fire of hell. The enemy's plans will be thwarted.


His plans will not succeed. A new day will dawn for my people. They will step on the head of the serpent, and the great red dragon will flee in horror.


Our brief comments


{Fellow believer, if the Lord shares something with you regarding this word, please let us know. Thank you.}


This word has several elements to consider:



As I was reading brother Stephen's words above, I was struck by their reference to believers having their heads in the "sand", due to the fact that the Lord has been speaking to us about "sand" in recent weeks. As some of you may recall, the last two words that have been posted have had to do directly with sand and the ocean.


As I meditated on this word from the Lord, the phrase "Circle in the sand" would ring in my heart, and I was reminded of a song with such a title, a song from 1988 by Californian Belinda Carlisle. This prompted me to look for the song's lyrics on the Internet:


{Lyrics adapted from}


Sundown all around
Walking through the summer's end
Waves crash, baby, don't look back
I won't walk away again

Oh, baby, anywhere you go
We are bound together
I begin, baby, where you end
Some things are forever

Circle in the sand, 'round and 'round
Never-ending love is what we've found
And you complete the heart of me
Our love is all we need
Circle in the sand

Cold wind, tide moves in
Shiver in the salty air
Day breaks, my heart aches
I will wait for you right here

Oh, baby, when you look for me
Can you see forever?
I begin, baby, where you end
We belong together


Notice how this song portrays someone who is waiting for a loved one whilst standing on the sand of a beach. This correlates with the vision of the bride who was playing a stringed instrument. Whilst the rest of the Church have their heads in the sand, unaware of what is coming towards the sea shore, the green-horse remnant are standing anxiously on the seashore, looking towards the horizon, longing for the latter-day manifestation of the sons of God. Whilst the American Church has her head buried in the sand of earth-binding, religious activities that have no eternal consequence, the remnant are looking up, staring towards the spiritual realm, longing for the manifestation of a "revival" that is inherently different from what the rest of the Church call "revival", a manifestation so comprehensive that it needs to be painful in order to be fulfilled, an outbreak that will be so overwhelming that it will overturn the soul-based judgement paradigms that rule the Church and the rest of humanity, an outbreak that will deal with the root issues that have led to the (Girgashite) stagnation and (Canaanite) degradation of the human race.


In a spiritual sense, the song above reflects what America must sing to God and to His green-horse remnant before the latter-rain revival can begin. Just as the song states, America must say the green-horse manifestation of God, "I won't walk away again". Having abandoned the remnant in the spring and summer of 2005, America is now doubly compelled to treat the green-horse remnant right the second time around, in the spring and summer of 2009 (after the 4-year delay is over). The first time, America rejected the green-horse remnant because they came with an anointing of "exterminating judgements". The second time around, America must be willing to accept these judgements. As we have shared before, "circles" in Scripture speak of purifying judgement processes. Therefore, America must sing to God,

"We long for Your green circles; we long for those circles running 'round and 'round, purifying us, exterminating the soul matriarchy in us and enabling your Spirit manifestation. We know now that those circles are manifestations of Your never-ending love. Your eternal River of Life and Love cannot flow without these circles. Therefore, we welcome them, and we long for You, the real You, not the 'You' we have been wanting You to be."



The bride that grows tired of playing her beautiful melody speaks of a remnant that are growing more and more tired by the day. As the soul-induced delay drags on, the remnant are growing increasingly fatigued and desperate, and it seems at times as if the long-awaited dream is not worth holding on to any longer. At times, the remnant feel as if they should just switch to a "normal life", the life led by the rest of the world, a life focused on earthly concerns and self-betterment, with no interest in fighting for a higher cause that most people seem not to be interested in. Yet, the Lord says,

"Keep playing; keep on pushing on, for the time of liberation is at hand".



The monarch butterfly that came out of its cocoon speaks of the remnant earthworms soon breaking out of the binds that have been holding them back. As the 4-year delay draws to a close, the remnant are becoming aware that something new is in the air, that liberation is at hand, and that an era of enablement is upon them. They shall be able to fly, and, as they do, the vibration of their wings will trigger ripples across the Earth's atmosphere that will unleash the monarchy of the Spirit, enabling others to become all that they were meant to be.



The tapestries vision speaks of the beautiful weaving work that the remnant have been weaving in the invisible underground. Even as the Church continues weaving her simplistic and redundant religious patterns, the fractal remnant are forging new and complex dimensions of revelation and understanding. Since the rest of the Church remain uninterested in them, the remnant have been forced to store each of these new patterns in a box, awaiting the day when the Church will finally be interested in them.



The word on the floodgate of blessings is a word of encouragement from the Lord for His remnant people. Weary from the overdrawn delay, they are suffering from a Job-style rash, a rash triggered by the anxiety and despair they have experienced as they await the manifestation of God's Spirit, a stress-induced rash exacerbated as they wade through the muddy waters of thick spiritual stagnation. As we said above, the remnant are tired, and, as the harvest (the fruit of all their sowing) continues to be delayed, they are thinking about throwing in the towel, about switching to the "regularly scheduled programming" that the rest of humanity operates by, but the Lord says,

"Hold on, hold on. The new day is about to dawn, and My liberation is at hand. The darkness in Sheol has been great, but the light of My Resurrection Life shall overwhelm the overwhelming darkness around you, for you have been willing to sow in hope, sowing unto Death without holding anything back from Me. Therefore, I will bless you and recompense your actions, and you shall say,

'It was worth it. All the death and suffering was worth it, for a New Day has been birthed, and it has been birthed for the Glory of God and for the blessings of my brethren, His people.'"