“6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them .7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it .8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land” Job 1:6-9.
“From where does trouble come, says the Lord? For I have created all, says the Lord. By my hand, nations rise and fall again. A child is born and death comes to the old. And throughout all the seasons of this life that you live, the rain falls on the just and the unjust.
Trouble comes to all mankind. But to those who know Me, I can turn that trouble into great benefit to you.
The enemy himself came to my courts many millennium ago. He inquired about my servant Job and saw that there was a hedge of protection around him. I allowed him to go and do his mischief with him. And throughout all the loss of life and possessions, he was still faithful to Me.
My people, the tide rolls in and resides. There are blessings in this life and there are trials as well. For without the cold, bitter months you would not know about the Spring.
I have told you to welcome various trials as old friends. But at the time these trials are very unpleasant. And yet in time when you look back upon them, you can see how my hand worked through them. Even tragedy has its awards, says the Lord. Even in great sorrow one is made into a wise man.
These are things that many do not teach. These are principles of life that many who stand in the pulpits of today do not speak of. For they would say, ‘claim this and claim that.’ And yet, those are not the principles of my kingdom.
He who would see long life and prosper upon this earth would see that a house built with own hands will eventually come to ruin. But he whose house is built upon the solid rock will find that the storms will rise, but his house will remain intact because he put his faith and trust in Me.”
~ 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?