“And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness,” Malachi 3:3.
“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction,” Isaiah 48:10.
“And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is My God,” Zechariah 13:9.
“I will settle the score. I will settle the score between good and evil.
For the present tribulations of this time are nothing compared to the great glory that will be revealed.
For all the years of trials and all the years of heartaches, will one day be done away with.
All the years of weeping; all the years of sorrows will one day come to an end. For I AM preparing you; I AM sanctifying you through these things.
The years have been very arduous for many of you, and sometimes it seems like it would never end, but all of these things have been necessary for you.
The furnace tries many things and burns away many impurities. For gold is tried in the furnace and silver is refined.
I AM refining you my people so you will be ready when trouble hits. I AM preparing you for the dark days ahead. For the world and everything in it, is going through birth pains.
The catastrophic events that you have been seeing going on around you will increase in intensity.
You will be shaken; you will be shaken beyond what you might think that you can endure.
But if you remain true to my word and remain intimate with Me, then you will make it through the trying days ahead.
But I tell you that you can’t remain idle these days. Preparation is needed. Some prepare by digging a hole in the ground.
Some prepare by stockpiling food — but stockpiling great quantities of food will not prepare you for my coming.
Guns and weaponry may defend you from evil men, but they will not sanctify you.
When the world is racing towards judgment, the things of this world will not save you from it.“
~ 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?