Proven - Prophetic Word
Bless our God, O peoples, give Him grateful thanks and make the voice of His praise be heard, Who put and kept us among the living, and has not allowed our feet to slip. For You, O God, have proved us; You have tried us as silver is tried, refined, and purified. You brought us into the net (the prison fortress, the dungeon); You laid a heavy burden upon our loins. You caused men to ride over our heads [when we were prostrate]; we went through fire and through water, but You brought us out into a broad, moist place [to abundance and refreshment and the open air]. I will come into Your house with burnt offerings [of entire consecration]; I will pay You my vows, Which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in distress. (Psalms 66:8-14)
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “ Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life. ( Isaiah 43:1-4)
Proven, you were so easy to center, your substance was exactly the right texture for the forming process. You yielded to Me right away, for that was the easiest part of the process. As I was making you there was too much water in the clay so you began to collapse in My hands. ‘NO! YOU ARE NOT GOING TO COLLAPSE! THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU!’ I was determined to save you and spoke over you and said ‘I will not let you go,’ so I held you firm and put more pressure on you, and you responded to My hands. Proven, you have a determination to respond, and I brought your walls up and reworked your shape as it pleased Me. You took on a beautiful, regal shape not like any of my other vessels. After I preserved you from the first test, your mouth began to collapse. Again I said, ‘I AM GOING TO HELP YOU!’ I had to apply heat in order to preserve your mouth. As the heat was being applied, I gently held up the sides of your mouth with my fingers gently putting you back into shape. I reshaped your mouth and My strength was made perfect in the weaknesses of your structure. Again your substance responded to the heat and you began to firm up.
I kept working with you and all the while you just let Me remake you. Many stop when the heat comes, but you remained on the wheel. I left you there because I knew there was more reworking to be done. I left you there….I looked at you and went back to you over and over to refine your shape and you just let Me! Proven, your strength is in how you respond to the inner workings of My Spirit. You always say yes, even in difficult times, and now that you have stood even in the midst of adversity, know and realize that I have prepared you for such a time as this. I have chosen you. I have ordained you. You were in My mind before you were ever in your mothers womb. Your destiny has always been sure, but there are no promises of fulfillment because you, like all of my children have been given a choice. What will My children say? Yes or no to My plan for their lives? But I promised you that if you would say, ‘Yes’ to Me and be obedient, you would eat the good of the land. I am able to revive those who have a yielding, humble spirit. Those who say, ‘Yes’ to My workings always stand the test of time. They like you Proven have been raised up for such a time as this. Oh, that all my vessels would allow Me to rework them, then they would be an even greater light to others.
Now that you have remained faithful through various afflictions, conflicts and troubles, you are refined and purified. You are complete in Me, hidden behind My grace, and ready for this next season of victory. These hard times have not made you bitter, but stronger and better. With this new endurance; strength and compassion, reach out and help others. Glorify Me and show forth My love. For there is a generation that does not know who I am! They don’t know My true nature, that I am a God of love, kindness and compassion. They are afraid of Me and run from Me because they do not know Me. I have called you to reach out stronger and brighter than before. Forget those things that are behind and reach forth to those things that are before you with a new strength and determination fulfill this next phase of your destiny. Proven, remember that the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, and it will only grow brighter and brighter as you continue steadfast, always abounding in My work. So run! I say run!