“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of The LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-12.
“You My People, have been struck down, and yet you are still standing.
You must not be in despair for I AM with you unto the end. Truly, there is trouble on every side and yet, I have given you Power to overcome every trouble.
For these troubles that you are now facing will in no way compare to the immeasurable promises that I have given to you.
Not every trouble or every care, comes from the enemy. There are things that come to you that are meant to prepare you for the great storms that are coming.
Truly, if you weather the storms that you are now facing, then you will gain a strength that will see you through unto the end.
There are many around you that are facing the same struggles. There are many that have born My suffering within their frame. For thus it is necessary in order to be conformed into My Image.
No one enjoys the great ordeals or the suffering that comes, for at the time it is overwhelming and beyond what you may think that you can endure.
But just as iron is forged in a furnace so you are being heated at extreme temperatures in My spiritual furnace.
Remember that there are many vessels that I have shaped and refined. All are of my making. Some are for noble and others for ignoble uses. There is a final completion that needs to be done.”
~ 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?