My Deliverance Has Come To Those That Have Been In The Fires of Affliction
Patsy Shelton
Oct 31, 2003

Isaiah 49:13, 13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

Psm 34: 17-19, 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

I have heard the cries of My people, just as I did when the Hebrew children were in the land of bondage, and I will do again that which I have done before. I have heard and I will deliver them out of their troubles, and I will have mercy on My own. My mercy is coming to those that have been in the fires of affliction.

And some have thought that these fires of affliction would be the very death of them, but as I live saith the Lord God, these fires have brought life and not death. And these have walked through what felt to them to be the valley of the shadow of death, and yea they have traveled that path, and yea there has been death in these fires of affliction. But, where there is death, there is always resurrection life. Now, I will have mercy on My righteous ones, and I will even reveal to them the life that ha been birthed through the dying process. The old has been burned in these fires, and now I will raise them up in newness of life.

And as these come forth from the fires of affliction, having been changed forevermore, and having been conformed into the image of My Son, they will arise and go forth in a new confidence, and their countenance will shine forth with My Glory. And although these fires were hotter than any fires that they have ever experienced before, they did not waver, and they were not offended at their God, but in the midst of their most extreme times of testing, their was praise to their God.

Oh, I have a people that have been in the fires of affliction, and they know their God. They have even held to their testimony of the goodness of their God. They have sang and they have rejoiced, and they have blessed the Mot High God. In the midst of their rejoicing there were even days when they thought they the time of their demise was upon them, but they continued to rejoice. And there were days when a spirit of oppression, and even a spirit of depression was heavily upon them, but they did not succumb to their feelings, but they rose above the realm of emotions, and entered into the realm of faith, and their faith carried them above the heat of the fire. And they began to rejoice because of the persecution, and they began to rejoice over everything that the enemy, and that man was bringing against them. And again, they rose above the heat of the fire.

They have been buffeted on every side. They have been tested and tried in the fires of affliction and found to be faithful, just like My servant Job, and My Apostle Paul. And as some entered into the dark night of the soul, the darkest of all seasons, I whispered gentle words that gave them hope, and as they traveled through they perceived to be the worst times of their lives, I held them by a cord of My love, never allowing them to wander too far from My love, and My ability to keep them even in the darkest of times. And although they could not feel My presence, and although they could not see a way out, they cried unto their God. I heard their cries, and I have sent forth My mercy to bring them out, and to bring them into a new place with their God.

Today is the day of salvation, and I have stretched forth My hand of grace and mercy to rescue and bring forth My own, out of the fires of affliction . And these will now enter into a season of renewing and refreshing, and by revelation I will give them eyes to see the fruit of the fires of affliction, and they will count it all joy, and they will rejoice in the Lord their God. This day, saith the Lord God, My mercy has been sent forth to deliver those that have been in the fires of affliction. I have heard their cries, and I have come to deliver them out of their affliction. Oh ye people of the Lord, give glory to your God for the fires that He kindled to work together for your good, will now be snuffed out by His great mercy.

Deliverance, and the Deliverer, have come to those that have been in the fires of affliction.