“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart,” Ecclesiastes 7:2.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven,” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
“There are some who only focus upon the bloom of the flower, and they ignore the entire plant.
One must be aware of not only the joys in this life, but of those sorrows that we must all go through.
There is a time to weep and there is a time to break forth into rejoicing. One must learn how to savor not only those great times of joy, but one would be wise to know the value of sorrow.
For was I not a man of sorrows? Was I not acquainted with grief?
For even the great Solomon once said, ‘It is better to go to the house of mourning, for this teaches us to number our days.’
For there is a balance to this life. Of what purpose would there be to only experience joy, for then it would be so common place that one would not appreciate it.
You see, there is birth and there is death. There is a beginning and there is an end. But even though this life is filled with sorrow and pain, the new life in Me enables one to see beyond them.
For this life is only the beginning. The road ahead will eventually come to an end, but it is then only the beginning of another one.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?