“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs,” Mark 13:8.
“Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellers, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellers, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God,” Daniel 3: 21-28.
“For the world spins around and around as it always has, but now in these last days the earth is going through changes.
For there are birth pangs around the globe. The seas rise and the mountains quake.
For a woman goes through birth pangs and the trouble that she endures finally gives birth to the child. And when the delivery is done and finished, she is overjoyed to see the result of what she had gone through in the process to get to that point.
And just as the earth has been going through birth pangs, so now you My People have been going through a series of severe trials and tribulations.
For these have come to prepare you for what is coming. Some of you have been going through the fire and at times that fire would seem to burn you, but I tell you, I control the dials of the furnace.
Remember that the Hebrews were in the fiery furnace and they were not burned up. Even so, you My Children will not be burned up when you go through all of these things.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?