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MORNINGTIME 2968

MORNINGTIME 2968
 
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH OF LIFE; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7. And God saw every thing that He had made, AND, behold, IT WAS VERY GOOD. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:31. The Greatest Gift that God can give, is the Gift of Life. Physical Life. From the moment of conception, God breathes Life into that new Life Form, and they are off and running. Without this Gift of Physical Life, there would never be, YOU. Without Life, there is nothing else to consider, there is no need of ANYTHING. Without Life, there is no death and no need for, again, anything. Now, step two. Because you have God's Greatest Gift, the Gift of Life, NOW you have the need for God's second greatest Gift, and THAT is the Gift of Salvation. Once you have Life, THEN you have a choice of what to do ABOUT that Life, being your need of Christ, or not. The Lord God Almighty gives Life to every human being, Saved and unsaved alike. Without Life, there is NOTHING. But with Life comes EVERYTHING. Saved or not, you are so Loved by the Lord, so Cared For in such Intimate Detail, that He even holds your atoms together. Every single atom that makes up YOU, is held together by the Lord. God Loves and Lives you so much, He allows you to see and live IN His GLORY and Handiwork, His ALL OF CREATION, all around you. Adam and Eve started off in the Gift of Perfect Life, and then they blew it for ALL of mankind with Sin. AFTER physical life, God offers His Now Greatest Gift of SPIRITUAL LIFE, your need for Christ with the option of Heaven or Hell. This second Greatest Gift, of Spiritual Life, IS SO IMPORTANT that it will determine where you will spend Eternity. Life on planet earth IS half way between Heaven and Hell, and right now you get to Taste of each one. And you get to choose which one you want to go to. That's how Loving God Is. Choose wisely, Choose Christ, that you may Live, and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2967

MORNINGTIME 2967
 
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize (of finishing The Race) OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus (Christ) minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, (not from the Mind of Christ), God shall reveal even this unto you (by His Holy Spirit). Philippians 3:13-15. DON'T BE DISCOURAGED!!! There's a story in the Old Testament where the Jews are in captivity and their captors are taunting them. "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive REQUIRED OF US A SONG; and they that wasted us REQUIRED OF US MIRTH, saying , SING US ONE OF THE SONGS OF ZION. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land"? Psalm 137: 1-4. This is generally considered Sarcasm from the captors to the Jews. I have a different thought on this. Worldly people, the goats, WILL be sarcastic towards Christians who look to be "in trouble", as in, "Where is your god NOW". But worldly people, the lost sheep not yet finding Christ, are really crying out for Help, "Where is your God now, is He still around, tell us about Him because ours is Nowhere to be found. Sing to us of His Glorious Miracles, FOR WE WANT TO MEET HIM TOO". Here's my point. When you're Preaching Christ to a sarcastic person, OR CROWD, you're Preaching to the Lost Sheep IN that crowd and calling THEM to Christ. Christ WILL find ALL those who are His and NOT ONE of them will be lost. Stand Tough with a forehead of flint and Preach/Teach to EVERYONE you can. The world is going insane and the Lost Sheep are seeking A Way out of it and into Christ. You, Believer, can show them The Way, The Truth, and The Light, and you BOTH, you ALL will, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2966

MORNINGTIME 2966
 
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND REACHING FORTH UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEFORE, I press toward the mark for the prize (of finishing The Race) of the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus (Christ) minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, (NOT from the Mind of Christ), God shall reveal even this unto you (by His Holy Spirit). Philippians 3:13-15. DON'T BE DISCOURAGED!!! Have you noticed that the Press, the news people of America have literally gone nuts, insane, and off the deep end? Yes, they are of this world and have NO understanding of the Things of Christ, OK, but now they have turned against their own and will "take down" ANYTHING that smells like "Success". No, we're not delving into politics, except to say, YOU, AS A CHRISTIAN, HAVE BEEN TOTALLY, COMPLETELY, AND FULLY FORGIVEN OF ALL YOUR PAST SINS, ERRORS, AND EVIL WAYS, as you now Walk in Obedience to the Holy Spirit Seeking The Mind of Christ, in this Christ-less world. YOUR Christ-less past and old  worldly ways are Forgiven and Gone, therefore, whatever your job is in Christ, pay no attention to those wanting to remind you of your old "garbage", and keep on moving on in and with Christ. It used to be "Religious Persecution", to be expected. Now it's just Persecution for anything and everything of Christ AND of the world. Satan hates the fact that you, Believer, ARE ALIVE, and is turning up the heat on EVERYONE, Saved and sinner alike. Stand Firm in your daily Walk with, in, and through Christ. Pray no attention to all those howling dogs nipping at your heals trying to get your Eyes off of Christ and His High Calling for you. "Wherefore take unto you the Whole Armour Of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, AND HAVING DONE ALL, TO STAND". Ephesians 6:13. Enjoy Christ and His Life in you, and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2965

MORNINGTIME 2965
 
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that THEY WERE UNLEARNED AND IGNORANT MEN, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, THAT THEY HAD BEEN WITH JESUS. Acts 4:13. (The Apostle Paul is speaking), THOUGH I might also HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I MORE: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, AN HEBREW OF THE HEBREWS; as touching the law, A PHARISEE; Concerning ZEAL, PERSECUTING the church; touching the righteousness which is IN THE LAW, BLAMELESS. But what THINGS WERE GAIN TO ME, those I COUNTED LOSS for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I COUNT ALL THINGS (of the world), but LOSS FOR the excellency of the knowledge of CHRIST JESUS MY LORD: for whom I have suffered the loss of ALL THINGS, and do count them but DUNG, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: THAT I MAY KNOW HIM, and the power of HIS RESURRECTION, and the fellowship of HIS SUFFERINGS, being made CONFORMABLE UNTO HIS DEATH; Philippians 3:4-10. Peter and John were men of very low social stature. They were just worldly ignorant fishermen WHO HAD BEEN WITH JESUS. Paul, on the other hand, was the most worldly religiously educated man in the world. He was the best of the religious best, AND HE COUNTED IT ALL DUNG WHEN HE SAW CHRIST. Here's my point. As it was back then, it's still the same today, CHRIST GETS BETTER WORKERS FROM THE CEMETERY, THAN HE DOES FROM THE SEMINARY. Remember the Gaderine Demonic, that lost man living in the cemetery? He became one of Christ's Best Workers. Theologically, he was all heart and small brain. The religious "geniuses" are all brain and small heart. Only Christ can teach man about Christ. All man can teach, is man. Be With Christ, and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2964

MORNINGTIME 2964
 
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, WHO HATH BLESSED US with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as HE HATH CHOSEN US in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be Holy and without blame before Him in love: HAVING PREDESTINATED US unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His Will, To the praise of the glory of His Grace, wherein HE HATH MADE US ACCEPTED in the beloved. In whom WE HAVE REDEMPTION through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins, ACCORDING TO the riches of HIS GRACE; Wherein HE HATH ABOUNDED TOWARD US in all wisdom and prudence; Having made KNOWN UNTO US the mystery of His Will, according to His Good Pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER in one ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him:  Ephesians 1:3-10.  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and HE SHALL SEPARATE THEM one from another, as a shepherd divideth his SHEEP FROM the GOATS: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  THEN SHALL HE SAY also UNTO THEM ON THE LEFT HAND, DEPART FROM ME, YE CURSED, INTO EVERLASTING FIRE, prepared for the devil and his angels: And these shall go away INTO EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT: but the righteous into Life Eternal. Matthew 25:31-34,41,46. You see the Blessings of Following Christ, and the Cursing of not. Blessings without number, or only one Curse. It's your Life, choose Wisely, Follow Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit, and for ALL of Eternity, you will FOREVER, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2963

MORNINGTIME 2963
 
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you THE GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and WHEREIN YE STAND; BY WHICH ALSO YE ARE SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1- 2. FOR the love of CHRIST constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he DIED FOR ALL, THAT THEY which LIVE should not henceforth live UNTO themselves, but unto HIM which died for them, and rose again.  2 Corinthians 5:14-15. THAT HE WOULD GRANT UNTO US, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, (spiritual death), might serve him without fear, In HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS before him, ALL THE DAYS OF OUR (new) LIFE (in Christ). Luke 1:74-75. AND ALL FLESH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD. Luke 3:6. Neither is there salvation in any other: for THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED. Acts 4:12. For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to BE A LIGHT of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be FOR SALVATION unto the ends of the earth. Acts 13:47. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. Luke 7:30. But first MUST HE suffer many things, and BE REJECTED of this generation. Luke 17:25. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, THE STONE which the builders REJECTED, the same IS BECOME THE HEAD OF THE CORNER (of the Temple of God)? Luke 20:17. Know ye not that YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. Live faithless, without Christ, die, and live in the Lake Of Fire of ETERNAL death and damnation. Live In Faith, Live in Christ, Obey the leading of the Holy Spirit, be a part of The Temple of God Almighty, and, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2962

MORNINGTIME 2962
 
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GOD IS UPON ME; because the Lord hath anointed me to Preach Good Tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to Bind Up the brokenhearted, to Proclaim Liberty to the captives, and The Opening of the prison to them that are Bound; To Proclaim The Acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of Vengeance of our God; To Comfort all that mourn; To Appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, TO GIVE unto THEM BEAUTY for ashes, the oil of JOY for mourning, the garment of PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness; THAT THEY might BE CALLED trees of RIGHTEOUSNESS, the planting of the Lord , THAT HE MIGHT BE GLORIFIED. But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people:  all that see them shall acknowledge them, THAT THEY ARE THE seed which the Lord hath BLESSED. I will GREATLY REJOICE in the Lord, my soul shall BE JOYFUL in my God; for He hath clothed me WITH the garments of SALVATION, He hath covered me with the robe of RIGHTEOUSNESS, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; SO THE LORD GOD WILL CAUSE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PRAISE TO SPRING FORTH BEFORE ALL THE NATIONS. Isaiah 61:1-3, 6,8-11. This is speaking of Christ, and He read this to the people AND the church authorities, TO ALL, to establish Who He Was, Is, and Ever Shall Be. As a man, he walked the earth for about three and a half years ministering. But as the Son Of God this "Ministry" point of Time covered ALL men for ALL time. This covers you, that YOU may, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2961

MORNINGTIME 2961
 
Thus saith the Lord , THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning THE WORK OF MY HANDS command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts. Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O GOD OF ISRAEL, THE SAVIOUR. But Israel shall be saved IN THE LORD WITH AN EVERLASTING SALVATION: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded WORLD WITHOUT END. For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I AM THE LORD; AND THERE IS NONE ELSE. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord ? and there is no God else beside me; A JUST GOD AND a SAVIOUR; there is none beside me. LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the Word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return (void), That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear (confess). Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: EVEN TO HIM SHALL MEN COME; and ALL that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. Isaiah 45:11-13,15,17-18,21-24. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto (ALL) the meek; he hath sent me to bind up (ALL) the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to (ALL)  the captives, and the opening of the prison to (ALL) them that are bound; Isaiah 61:1. Christ is Preaching to ALL throughout the Old Testament. The Cross of Calvary covers ALL, and ALL will, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2960

MORNINGTIME 2960
 
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; AND ARE BUILT UPON THE FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF BEING THE CHIEF CORNER STONE; IN WHOM ALL THE BUILDING FITLY FRAMED TOGETHER GROWTH UNTO AN HOLY TEMPLE IN THE LORD: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:12-22. Christ died on the Cross of Calvary, was buried, AND PREACHED SALVATION TO THE CAPTIVES. This was not Christ preaching in Hell, as some have suggested, but Christ Preaching Salvation to all of mankind, all 6000 years worth, at one time. The Holy Spirit then applies that Offer of Salvation to every man, woman, and child into their Life, as they are born. Godly DNA, if you will. And all who say "Yes" to Christ's Offer of Salvation become a part of the One Great Temple God is building on the Foundation of all the Prophets and Apostles, WITH CHRIST AS THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE!!! The Temple was Finished 2000 years ago at Calvary. Each Believer gets to Live out his Life, Go Home, and be a Part OF THE FINISHED TEMPLE, to Wonderfully, Be Blessed.
 

MORNINGTIME 2959

MORNINGTIME 2959
 
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us ; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:12-22. These verses are the Legal, Old Testament, AND the Grace-filled, New Testament, combined together Way of saying, when Christ died on the Cross, and gave up The Ghost, HE STOOD BEFORE ALL OF MANKIND AND PREACHED SALVATION TO ALL 6000 YEARS OF PEOPLE ON THE EARTH, (all at one time), that every man, woman, and child would have the Knowledge of His Salvation offered to them, by the Holy Spirit, as each person is Given physical Life for their Time in earth!!! Before Christ was Raised From The Dead, HE PREACHED TO ALL OF MANKIND, SALVATION, that all COULD choose to Follow Him into Heavenly Eternity. This is your "Godly DNA" you were born with, Knowing there IS a God Who wants to talk to you, and Offer you Christ and His Salvation, that you may, Be Blessed.
 
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