I am a bit confused over something you said Stormy. You said God told you there is going to be seven ovens, but you then said you went through your first oven 12 years ago, which is in the past. If the ovens are in the future, how did you go through one 12 years ago? Have you since gone through additional ovens?
I have no problem believing that God is purifying whatever part of the church will allow themselves to be purified, and for a purpose, but I haven't heard of any ovens. I am not disputing what you said, or making fun of it. I think there is a misunderstanding about the time line or something. Have you had similar revelations about other things in the past, and do you have more details about this revelation?
First, I'd like to correct a typo I now see I made-I went through my first oven 13 years ago, not 12.
I only used the future tense because that's how He told me. He told me this 15 years ago, so it was in the future at the time, but even then, He didn't reveal to me when all this was to start so I assume that part isn't important to what He wants me to tell. He gave me this word two years before my first oven, and He spent two years preparing me for it. I didn't realize He was doing this at the time, but I am very glad He did because there is no way I could've survived it without Him and all that He taught me.
I can only assume I went through my first oven when I did so I could experience it, be comforted by God through it, and now have that comfort and wisdom to give to others as they go through.
People seem to be having a problem with the word "oven". Perhaps "furnace" would help in understanding more? God said 'oven' with me, so that's what I've said.
13 years ago, my husband was arrested and charged with 2 counts of aggravated child molestation and 2 counts of child molestation of my daughter, who was 5 at the time. On top of and in the midst of all that turmoil, I was under suspicion of knowing and allowing this to occur. I knew I was completely in the hands of God. He would do what He willed, but I did not know what that was. He would either reveal my innocence and I would continue on with my daughter or He would allow me to be sent to prison to do His work away from my daughter. I was brought to my knees and He asked me: Would I follow Him? If He hadn't taught me for two years previous, there is no way I could've said yes. I didn't face fear. I faced terror. I said yes, and I have not been the same since.
No. I haven't gone through my second oven because in my weakness, I've balked at Him. I'm terrified of the next one.
I will go through it though, and the others. He's Jesus and I love Him.
Edited by stormy612, 22 August 2014 - 06:46 AM.