“For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: and those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular,” 1 Corinthians 12:14-27.
The Spirit of the LORD showed me a man who was holding a balancing scale in his hands. The man, (the LORD himself) held the balancing scales in His arms and one side would be weighted down more than the other side.
This continued for some time. Then out of the LORD’s robes I noticed that He reached inside of them and drew out different gifts or presents, that had bows on them. These gifts were then given out unto a crowd.
He then said,
“I want to give gifts unto My children, but many don’t know how to use them.
Many have sought Me for the wrong reason. Many have sought Me so that they would be given more and more things from My Spirit.
I have asked that if you truly seek Me, that I, the giver of good gifts, would give unto you those things that you desire of Me.
But you see, some have abused these things. Some have used these gifts to give them more prominence. Some have lorded over others because of this.
Do you not know that I AM the giver of these gifts? Do you not know that I have placed one in someone and another one in someone else?
And yet I see some of my children jealous over these things. Have I not said that My body is made up of many members? I tell you that some of the gifts that I have given have become tainted with your own attitudes.
You are one body with many members. When one fails to do their work the entire body suffers. How would my body function if you were all the same?
Don’t try to be something that you are not. Don’t try to change the appearance of the clay. Where one is weak another can be strong.
I AM the giver of good gifts. But without faith, hope, and love those gifts will never be effective. Those are the things that are eternal. Those are the things that will last.
When you excel at the things that I have given you, then I can give you more. But it is not the gifts that make you more holy or spiritual, but it is becoming like Me in character.
When you become one with Me in spirit, then those very gifts will plant in others a seed that will grow into a plant that will thrive.
For I have said that I don’t take your gifts back, but with the abuse of them, you can be brought to your knees and held accountable to others in the body.
Some have gone the way of the enemy; some have become corrupted through filthy gain. For it is like a new sword, it was once forged in the fire. After a while it has lost its luster.
Let Me forge those gifts anew. Then I will fame the flame with My bellows and your instruments will return to their original luster.”
~ 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?