As the time of the end approaches more and more, the enemy’s attacks against My people increase in intensity and frequency. You feel them even now, as he tries to dissuade you from your faith and following Me. He will gain many souls in this way, by wearing down those who are weak in their faith, those who do not know Me well, those who are not willing to suffer for My Name’s sake.
I have tried to prepare you, My children, but many of you have refused My refining fire, and will not be prepared. Many of you refuse to be used for Kingdom work, or to stand bold for Me, because you fear the enemy of your souls, and you fear the reactions of men. You are not prepared for what is coming in the earth, and you will not survive it.
Those who have submitted their lives to Me and submitted to My refining fire will shine bright in this time – you will be My lights in a very dark world. You will draw on My strength and My Word in your hearts to walk through great darkness.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.