“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof,” Proverbs 18:21.
“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh,” James 3:10-12.
“For what benefit would there be for a man to gain the whole world, but to lose his soul?
I tell you that to gain many of the things that the world searches for ~ the pride of life, the lust for acquiring things, and the desire for worldly goods, will not benefit you in the final analysis.
For eternity is something that man cannot grasp with his human mind. There are things eternal and there are things worldly.
But I have given man an eternal soul. I have given him a mind and a heart.
Decide therefore this day; for you will spend eternity somewhere. The soul and the spirit lives on.
You will find out on that day. Will it be a place of eternal hell in utter darkness, shut away for eternity, where crying and gnashing of teeth goes on forever?
Or will you spend your time with Me, where the darkness has no part in it?
You see the world around you and you think that this is all there is. And yet you oh man, see only with the eyes of your head.
You don’t see the world beyond this sphere. For certainly there is a time for man to die.
There is a time allotted for everyone. You make your plans each and every day thinking that there will always be a tomorrow, but you are as just a vapor upon this earth.
And yet I’ve given you a spirit to search out these things. I’ve given you the means to come to Me, and to know Me.
For the spirit searches these things; even the deep things of God. Life and death are found within the words that you speak.
There comes both good things and bad from the things that you speak.
There are two streams which flow; one is of a brackish water and the other comes from a pure stream.
Choose carefully the things that you would speak.”
~ 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?