II CHRONICLES 20:20 “And they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper.” (Amplified Bible)
From Genesis to Revelation, God places emphasis on the importance of believing, trusting, relying and obeying Him. This characterizes our love and commitment and demonstrates our willingness to be under His authority. This is a place of safety, wisdom, power and blessing for the Spirit yielded Christian who has embraced Jesus as both Lord and Savior. It is my desire to encourage every believer to go beyond the familiar, the religious, routine and mundane pattern of life to the application of the WORD of God as the Spirit of God directs and controls you. This experience can be cultivated only through a surrendered life. A life dedicated, consecrated and determined to walk faithfully and obediently to God. The reason we choose to walk this way is because we appreciate and value our salvation and we want the world to see the Father’s love reflected through our lives (John 14:14; Romans 12:2; Romans 8:1-10). Five years ago, a friend invited me to attend a Prophecy Club Meeting where Apostle/Prophet Hansen was speaking. Initially, I responded with disinterest, not because of Apostle/Prophet Hansen but because of some spiritual challenges that had me focused in another direction. My friend continued to encourage me. So, I made a decision to get in the Spirit after deliberating and obeyed the Lord. This would be the one time that I would look back and reflect on what would have happened had I not obeyed the prompting of the Lord. As I continue to share my testimony, you will understand why there is power in obedience.
We arrived as Apostle/Prophet Hansen was speaking with the atmosphere charged with faith and the power of God’s anointing. I prayed in the Spirit the entire message and experienced strength in my inner man as he preached and as I prayed. It was electrifying! What I heard was a confirming word of many things the Lord had spoken to my heart years ago. I was on a spiritual high! As Apostle/Prophet Hansen prepared to close his message and people were receiving prayer, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said “Go and ask him for his tie and give him yours”. My friend and I were next to the last few people at the meeting after purchasing tapes. I did exactly what the Lord said and we exchanged ties. Little did I know that this particular tie was his anniversary gift given by his wife! This would mark the beginning of a relationship birthed by God’s Spirit for God’s Purpose.
I would continue pastoring but from a different prospective. I was challenged as I reflected on what I had heard and I in turn challenged my congregation to go to a higher level in their Christian walk. I have taught for many years that people enter our lives for a reason. It is up to us with the help of the Holy Spirit to seek out the purpose of why someone has crossed our path and not merely assume the reason in and of ourselves. Many a blessing are missed because we fail to ASK (ask, seek, knock) Proverbs 3:5-7; Matthew 7:7-8.
OBEDIENCE AT AN INCONVENIENT TIME
My life was impacted in a very significant way as I began to develop my relationship with Apostle/Prophet Hansen. He challenged me, as he often does everyone, to do things that we normally perhaps would not consider doing or have the strength to consider. At the time, I was facing a very difficult time in our ministry and with my health. I literally began to sense the very life of God leaving my being. I telephoned him and at the time he was preparing for a dedication of his new facility in Kirkland, WA. He encouraged me and my wife to come. With short notice we obeyed and flew to Washington with our then youngest of five children, leaving the others in Louisiana with a caregiver. A few days would pass before Apostle/Prophet Hansen would announce that I had a very serious need; that need being one of life and death. He went on to say at the weekly prayer meeting that if I did not get a miracle I would die. He said “A curse of death was put upon you by two women!” At that very moment the Holy Spirit revealed to me who they were. I was then anointed with oil and prayed for with a knowing that something had broken over my life. Prior to being prayed for, the Lord used my wife and I to usher in a powerful move of repentance. Apostle/Prophet Hansen shared that without this, our prayers would not have been effectual nor would they have prevailed. We returned to Louisiana greatly blessed of God. This was during 1999. Praise God we inconvenienced ourselves and obeyed!
Apostle/Prophet Hansen really had my attention. He had expressed his burden for the condition of the city of New Orleans, LA and the importance of holding a week of meetings to kick off a citywide revival. I told him I would pray in that direction. The Lord gave the green light to have the week of meetings. We contacted scores of pastors with pastors contacting pastors circulating the prophetic words given by and fulfilled as validation of Apostle/Prophet Hansen’s ministry. Our efforts resulted with the support of three other churches to launch the week of meetings - announced on the radio and newspaper. The theme of the conference would be titled “SOUNDING the ALARM to the NATIONS 2000!” Little did I know that a local radio station would contact World Ministries International and offer Apostle/Prophet Hansen a spot for his daily broadcast that he titles, “WARNING - SOUNDING the ALARM”. The broadcasts began to be a great follow-up to our week of meetings and have continued to bless and encourage many. Needless to say, our week of meetings was a success! Apostle/Prophet Hansen and his wife celebrated their anniversary with us in April of 2000. Later that year, an opportunity to go to Togo, West Africa for a mission trip arose. Again, I submitted it to prayer along with my wife, children and congregation. We received confirmation to move forward. Everything began to fall in place. Provisions were made! The closer I got to the date of departure the more I began to hear death threats in the spirit: “If you go, you won’t come back”; “I’ll kill you!”; “If you get on the plane your family will never see you again”. This became a regular voice. Nonetheless, I was set to obey the Lord and gave the choice to Him. There are times when the enemy of our soul comes with intimidation and confusion to block us or throw us off from the plan and will of God and we have to know what the Lord is saying. My departure date came and things weren’t altogether on point spiritually. I boarded the plan bound for Detroit, MI. Upon arrival, I received a call from Apostle/Prophet Hansen telling me the trip was postponed and to return home. He would explain later. Without question, I was relieved and returned home only to have my wife tell me, “I knew that would have been the last time I would see you alive!” We rejoiced and the Lord gave me insight and wisdom to impart to my people as to why things happened as such after all the preparation. This would later be confirmed by Apostle/Prophet Hansen. The Lord spoke to him as he and the team that accompanied him walked through the doors at the airport and said “Stop the trip!” This reminds me of Abraham and Isaac at Mount Moriah (Genesis 22:9-13). Again, I can rejoice over God’s love for me as I obey Him!
YOUR DESIRED OBEDIENCE
Finally, I have moved in obedience to God to Washington with my family to serve Apostle/Prophet Hansen. People come into our lives and they go, some to help us if we have eyes to see and ears to hear why the Holy Spirit has directed them our way. We are living in the last days with a tremendous opportunity and a Great Commission to go into the world to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. In times past, I became so excited while receiving the WORD of God via radio and television; I neglected to do my part to support the Lord’s work. I have repented of that neglect and purposed in my heart to give what belongs to God anyway. Let me ask you some questions! How has the ministry of Apostle/Prophet Jonathan Hansen impacted your life? Has he imparted something to you more precious than silver or gold? Does his ministry continue to encourage you in your time of need? Does it inspire you to continue to fight the good fight of faith and not compromise your stand as a believer in Jesus Christ? Do you have a passion for the lost? Do you have a desire and a shared responsibility to see people saved? If the answers to these questions are yes, then we need your prayers and your financial commitment. Jesus gave His life for us to have life... will you join with us to transform someone’s life for $1.00 a day to deliver a soul for eternity? Exchange is the process of life. Everything we do involves giving/ receiving, sowing/reaping, and entering/ exiting. May the Lord Jesus find us faithful with what He has given to us and placed in our care. “If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?”(I Corinthians 9:11, Amplified Bible).
I have greatly prospered spiritually and I am beginning to prosper more naturally because I have believed the WORD of God and His prophets. Saints, remember it is your obedience that is the key to unlock the door to your blessings. I pray that your heart will be greatly stirred with compassion and thanksgiving as you give to help reap the end time harvest.
Pastor Bruce Haynes
Assistant Pastor with WMI
TIME IS RACING ON
The Israelis and the Palestinians on April 30, 2003 were presented with “The Road Map for Peace” by the United States, European Union, Russian Federation and the United Nations. The goal is for a democratic Palestinian state and an Israeli state to live adjacent to each other by 2005. This quartet believes that both the Palestinians and Israelis do not have the resolve to enter into lasting peace by themselves, thus they intend to force it upon them.
The Bible warns us about the Antichrist leading the international community into a covenant with death concerning the Holy Land and the status of Jerusalem. This will eventually lead to war not peace. Yes very shortly we all will experience World War III and finally what the Bible describes as “The Battle of Armageddon.” Some references you refer to are Ezekiel chapters 38-38, Daniel 9:27; 11:21-24, Zechariah 14:2-4, Matthew 24:15-21, II Thessalonians 2:3-4, Revelation 11:1-2 etc. The entire book of Revelation deals with the end times; what is about to happen on the world stage as plagues from God come against the international community and God fights the “Beast.”
Remember World Ministries International (WMI) is a prophetic ministry. I am now focusing on 85 nations with a word of “Warning” for that particular nation. God gives me a prophetic word (prophecy) for that nation and many times for the leadership of that nation both politically and within the church. I meet with political leadership and share with them according to the Scriptures “The Science of Judgment.” I share how God clearly reveals in His word what will automatically start to come upon a nation when they commit sins of “Idolatry, Immorality, Killing the innocent and Dividing the land of Israel.” The Bible declares that when a person’s or nation’s cup of iniquity fills to its brim then it starts to run over. Judgment starts to come first for redemptive purposes and then for destruction.
Fellow saint, if God doesn’t judge the nations, finally, as the prophet Isaiah warned, “ the innocent will become prey” (Isaiah 10:2, 6; 59:15). Men will continue to turn into nothing more than an intelligent animal until they become as a beast without true human emotions and compassion, totally using and abusing their fellow man. We can see examples of this in countries all throughout history and the world today. Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin murdered untold millions of their fellow Russians and tortured and killed Christians in the prisons. Adolf Hitler killed six million Jews as well as butchering innumerable other people. The Catholic Church and the Spanish Inquisition tortured and killed millions of born again Christians because they insisted on following Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and the teachings of the Bible instead of the Pope’s traditions. In Sudan two million Christians have been sold into slavery, tortured and killed by a Muslim Government. In Rwanda 1.2 million people were killed by their own church and government. When the killing started the people ran into their churches for refuge. The Bishop or Priest would lock the doors, call the soldiers who would then kill every man, woman and child. If the woman was pregnant, the soldiers would take their knife or machete and cut the woman from top to bottom, pull the baby out of the womb, and dash it against the wall. In Burundi, 250 thousand people were slaughtered in genocide. Liberia: countless people tortured, maimed and killed in a bloody civil war. And the countries involved in these inhuman acts go on and on, because man turns into the spirit of a beast without Jesus intervening. The Bible tells us that God judges the nations. That is why Jesus is returning to judge and lead the nations before more innocent people are maimed, raped, plundered and killed.
God at times gives me a “Word of Knowledge” and reveals to me the sins of a politician or church leader. Yes, God can still reveal sins and deal with them as with Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).
In 1997, I put in the Seattle Times Newspaper:
WARNING To America for 1998-2008:
• Stock Market Collapse
• Nuclear Attack
• Civil Unrest
• Social Security Collapse
• Natural Disasters
• Chemical, Biological, & Nuclear Terrorism
• Mammoth Tidal Waves
• Earthquakes and Eruptions throughout the United States
• Mt. Rainier Eruption
• 520 Bridge Collapse
• Powerful Northwest Earthquake
To avoid the above, there must be a mighty genuine revival (repentance) as in Ninevah (Jonah 3:5-10), or a powerful spirit of prayer must arise that will result in the mercy and grace of God as did Abraham for Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:23-33). There is hope! If we meet the condition of God (II Chronicles 7:14), He will hear our call, forgive us, and heal the land! If we don’t meet the conditions, judgment will fall and all of the prophecies will come to pass.
The warning to America mentioned previously was put in the Newspaper and has been constantly warned in much more detail over radio, short wave, television, as well as in live meetings. Have you noticed that half of the warnings for America have already come to pass?
I flew to New York in March 2001 and warned six months before 911, that: “New York will burn, skyscrapers will collapse, blood will flow down thousands of faces but still the city and nation will not repent but will rise up and say we shall rebuild we shall avenge and join together with false religions in prayers of blasphemy.” Dear saint, that is exactly what happened as you know. Time is running out before all of the prophecies God has spoken in his Word and through his servants will come to pass!
In 2004 I will be personally ministering (if finances allow) in Sierre Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Japan, Jamaica and Russia. Please - I need each one of you receiving my articles to help me each month! We could do so much more for Jesus if each one of you would be a “Tape of the Month Partner” for $25 each month. Better yet a “Video of the Month Partner” for $100 monthly. This is such a small missions monthly love offering, yet if everyone on our mailing list would do their part, then so much would be done for Jesus. Please each and every one of you give something no matter how great or small the love gift for Jesus is. Just ask the Holy Spirit right now and put your mission gift in the envelope that I have provided for you. As a team we can truly reach out to the nations and touch precious lives of the suffering boys, girls, men and women around the world.
Thank you in Jesus name,
Rev. Jonathan Hansen
Brothers and sisters, when you look around at what is going on in the world today do you ask, “How can I make a difference?” You can be a light and speak truth to the people around you, but what can you do on a larger scale? Laws have been passed at alarming rates that tear down the sanctity of human life and marriage and leave God, or at least the one true and living God, Jesus, out of the picture. He has been pushed to the side as men worship other gods, idols or in most cases themselves. Look throughout the Bible and see what happens when nations and individuals do this. Yes, the judgment of God is poured out upon them.
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7) God has and is revealing His plans to Apostle/Prophet Hansen, because he has been faithful to speak the truth that brings people to repentance and back into alignment with the Bible. Whether via radio, television or in person speaking face-to-face, God has continually placed Prophet Hansen before heads of nations, and heads of the church within the nations. You can help us to get the truth out by supporting us financially, but we must also have your prayers. God wants His Word to be spoken. Will you help us? These are the last days, judgment is coming. Will you help us to warn the people?
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12) Jesus did His part. His sacrifice was so great that it gave us authority over the enemy. Call our office @ 360-629-5248, become a part of the tape of the month partnership program and our intercessory prayer team. Enlist in the Army of the Lord, join the “Soldiers of the Cross.”
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. (Ezekiel 22:30) Will you stand in the gap for this ministry,this nation and the nations of the world? Will you become a SOLDIER OF THE CROSS?
Love, Melinda Roberts
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