The Furnace of the Proving Ground


There has been many like Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego, (Daniel 3:12-30).  You have been in a fiery furnace, though the enemy thought it was only a furnace of affliction, it has been a furnace of a “proving ground’.

For I have been making you, yes, making you just exactly what I wanted you to be.  You are going to step forth from this fire shining like pure gold, every impurity washed away by that very fire that the enemy sent to destroy you.

I AM using it for a testimony to My glory.  It has been there to make you, to form you into the very image of your God.  You will walk from this place stretching forth your spiritual muscles like never before.

Yes, delivered, unafraid, unashamed, and boldly doing what I called you to do and you will do exploits in My name from this moment on, because you will experience new growth.  You will have learned how to stay rooted, even in heat, drought, or any extenuating circumstances, trusting in Me.

Yes, shoots will begin to come forth from you, just like the trees when budding.  You shall begin to bud with good fruit, and men and women will come under the shade of you, to receive what you have been given, understand that.

But you will not be the one receiving the glory or the honor, for you have a humble heart, and you will always turn and give Me all of the glory, and all praise and honor.  That is why I can lift you up, that is why I can exalt you, that is why I can cause your name to be known among men because you would humble yourself.

Great and mighty things we are about to do together, never before known or seen because of your humility, because you keep yourself pure and unspotted from the world.  You are about to do those things that I have waited for you to do, says the Lord!  For the time is at a hand and My church is arising from their slumber that the enemy has kept them in, through circumstances, situations and the despairing of their life, that they have lived.

Now says the Lord, you will enjoy your life greatly, for I Am about to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you have asked, or even thought of in your mind for I Am your faithful Father.  Faithful to do exactly what I said I would do, because you held on; you stayed in the midst of the furnace of affliction.  Now you will walk out without even the smell of smoke upon you.

You will carry the fragrance of your Lord.  Great and mighty things, look for it says the Lord, expect it because I AM about to hover over you and weigh heavy upon you and you will see My glory, stronger and brighter in your life.  Believe Me.

“The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts,”   (Proverbs 17:3)

“But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined,”   (Job 23:10-11).

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”   (Ephesians 3:20).

“For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit,”   (Jeremiah 17:8).


~ Debra Lowe

Pastor Debra LowePastor Debra Lowe has served the Lord for 35 years as a Prophet to the nation.  She also walks in the office of teacher and is an intercessor using these gifts to minister to the body of Christ, teaching men, women and children to enter into His presence causing them to mature and be changed by His Word.  As a servant of the Most High God she brings forth a word in due season to the body of Christ.



The Furnace of the Proving Ground — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you for your ear to hear…oh how I would love to have it also….

  2. Isaiah 43:2(NKJV)
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
    When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.