“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion,” Psalm 2:1-5.
“Why do the nations rage? For the world is in turmoil,” says the LORD.
“The nations rage because they don’t know Me. They fight and fume and look for this and for that.
Everyone thinks that they have a reason to fight for what they think is theirs, but I tell you, that I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
But on that day when all the wars are over, they will beat their swords into plowshares.
For I will set-up my everlasting kingdom and no one will enter into it that has defamed Me.
All sorrows and heartaches will be gone. The sound of weeping will have been gone forever. And all will go up to the mountain to praise My Name.
But for now you have many heartaches and struggles. For now you will continue to have wars.
For now men will struggle against one another. It is time, very soon to enter into My Ark; for the waves will come hitting against your nation.
You will fall, oh nation; for you will be taken into captivity, but I have a remnant.
I have those who have known of these days ahead. They have purified themselves and have been tried in the furnace of affliction.
And that furnace with all of its heat, has melted away the dross. It has consumed many of my servants, but it has tried them, and has made them into vessels fit for My Kingdom.
You see it has been necessary, for without these trials, you would not have been prepared for the days ahead.
For when the mountains quake and the seas rise, you will stand erect.
You will stand as pillars in the midst of the assemblies. The fire and the smoke will rage all around you, but you will be kept safe. I watch over my own and I will keep you from the evil one.”
Thus would say the Spirit of the LORD.
“And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more,” Isaiah 2:4.
“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction,” Isaiah 48:10.
~ 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?