“See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another,” Isaiah 48:10-11.
“Where have all the Daniels gone?
Where are those who stood before kings and interpreted their dreams?
Where are those who have searched into the times and seasons to know what lies ahead?
Where are those who have insight into the mysteries of My Kingdom?
For I tell you, many of My prophets have become dull in their hearing. Many have their ears ‘muffled.’ Many of their words are obscured by the things of this world.
So I AM taking some of you back into My training ground again. I AM taking some of you back so that I can forge your weapons and refine them.
For the furnace will forge those things. The heat will make them molten. And when I AM done shaping and renewing, your weapons will once again, be ready for battle. For some of your words have not hit the mark.
Some of them have fallen to the ground and they have not brought about my full intention to its hearers. And some of you have lacked real true discernment. You have just swallowed everything. Not everything that is said produces health to the bones, but then when maturity comes, you will grow up into the full image of my son, and then your weapons will be fully formed, and your words then will be like Samuel’s.”
~ 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?