“For affliction does not come from the dust, Nor does trouble sprout from the ground” Job 5:6.
“From whence does trouble come? Where does trouble come from? I tell you that each person has their own amount of trouble to deal with. For indeed, the rain does fall upon the just and the unjust. Trouble is part of this world that you have been born into. For ever since sin entered into the world, the fragments of its effects have been felt from one generation to the next.
Many ascribe trouble as coming from the enemy. Many think that trials and tribulations originate from him. But you see, even satan himself came before my throne in his wanderings, and I asked him if he had considered my servant Job. And I allowed him to afflict him, and in time he was rewarded for his obedience. For Job received all these things that were given to him. He grumbled not throughout the entire deal of them. But how many of you, my children, have grumbled at even the slightest trial?
How many of you would have cursed me when you would have lost all that he had lost? I have said that I would pay you back what the cankerworm had stolen. And yet even those things that were stolen were used by my hand to temper you into my image. For throughout the process of these things, you would learn that I AM in control of every aspect of your lives.
I have said that I have come to give you life and that more abundantly. I have said that above all else that I would have you to prosper and to be in good health. But what does it mean to prosper? For when you remain strong when the trials come into your life, then you shall prosper. But of the ones that never have an affliction or have never experienced great loss in their life, they will never know how to truly prosper.
I will complete the work that is to be done in each of your lives; and then all of the trials that you will have faced will have given back the rewards that you need. And you will be made into my image, day after day. And you will arrive to see me face-to-face. And I will call you my own, for I will have known you throughout the trials and the promises that were given to you through them.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the Lord is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?