”Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
”More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
”Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”
”Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”
”And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
This is the day of revival, of change, of great trial. What you have known in the past has been shaken away as I bring you into the new. It is a process I am accomplishing in the lives of the ones I call mine. The shaking has been stripping away mindsets that have hindered My people from coming into maturity. Without doubt the challenges have been difficult but I am accomplishing My purposes in them to build your faith.
I am reaching out to your children, those of My sheep fold who have gone astray. I pulling the reigns in on them to bring them back into fellowship with me. Though they have wandered, they have been raised with much admonition and shall come into full understanding in this day of those things that have been planted within them. They shall not strive to be seen by men, but will humble themselves before Me, and in all meekness, join the army of God. In fact, I have faithfully removed the hindrances which had blocked them out of My presence and now they are free to enter at will.
I will never forsake those who have called out to Me in the day of trouble. I will never leave them to themselves, but I will come with healing in My wings to rescue the perishing, the backslider, the wayward, and to put their feet upon the pathway that leads to life. I promised that I would make a spectacle of those who truly seek Me, that I would put them on display for all to see, that I would do such a dramatic work in their lives that all those around them would take notice. I have given these My Spirit and My Spirit within them shall give them credibility with the masses.
Adjust your thinking to understand that the trials you are going through are a direct result of My efforts to bring all things into perfect order, to align them so that My perfect will is accomplished within the lives of My children. Do not fear the fiery trials as though something strange has come upon you. They will try you and bring you into purity. They will not only build character within you, but they will teach you that I have not abandoned you, but that I am in the midst of the fiery furnace with you.
If you could only understand the great work I am accomplishing in My people through the hardships they go through. If you could get a glimpse of how the potter works his clay on the potter’s wheel and how the purification of an alloy produces pure gold, then you would know and understand that the trials are necessary for the building of your faith.