MORNINGTIME DEVOTIONS

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MORNINGTIME 3161

MORNINGTIME 3161  
 
BUT REJOICE, INasmuch as ye are partakers of CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also WITH EXCEEDING JOY. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, HAPPY ARE YE; FOR the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on (the world's) part he is evil spoken of, but on your part HE IS GLORIFIED. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man SUFFER AS A CHRISTIAN, let him not be ashamed; but let him GLORIFY GOD on this behalf. 1 Peter 4: 13-16. Would you be willing to do an experiment today? A full 24 hour time period? Do this, accept EVERYTHING that happens to you "today", (your 24 hour time period of your choosing), and take it as directly from the Hand of God, from Him straight to you. EVERYTHING. Let's see, that's 237 separate "things", or events, you can individually see. The question is, what are you going to do about each one of them, one at a time, all throughout your "day"? Can you first say, "Thank you Lord" for each one? Now, those that you can actually do something about, for example, your car ran out of gas, can you go and get some gas WITH A  CHRISTLIKE ATTITUDE? People are watching, will they see Christ in You? Next, those things that are actual attacks from Satan, deal with them accordingly. For example, something porno flashes across the screen, will you close your eyes and reject it in Jesus Name? (Work with me here). And if something comes up you can't do ANYTHING about, for example, "The world will end in 12 years, take cover", can you decide to NOT WORRY about all those things, and leave them ALL in the Lord's Hands? Here's my point, can you take all 237 things STRAIGHT TO THE LORD FIRST, and deal with each one exactly as He shows you how, that you come through Victoriously, AND HE GETS ALL THE GLORY? This isn't rocket science, this is Growing in Obedience, which is also Growing in Hearing His Still Small Voice! Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3160

MORNINGTIME 3160  
 
BUT REJOICE, IN- asmuch as ye are partakers of CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may BE GLAD also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, HAPPY ARE YE; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busy body in other men's matters. Yet IF ANY MAN SUFFER as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but LET HIM GLORIFY GOD on this behalf. 1 Peter 4:13-16. Christ suffered for "doing wrong" when He did no wrong. He suffered "heartache" when He saw a world going to Hell and it wouldn't listen to His Answer to their problems. And He suffered great physical pain when they nailed Him to a cross as punishment for things He didn't do. Yes, Christ did have times of Joy, but nobody complains when they "share" in His Joy, they only complain when they hurt. "Why is God doing this to me, how can a Holy and Righteous God allow this to happen to me"?  If you are a Christian, you will share in His times of Joy and Peace, THE SAME AS, you will share in His times of agony and hurt. This isn't punishment, this is the Life and Times of Christ LIVING THROUGH YOU. Please understand, if you do sin, it may cost you, and if so, then it's still your place to suffer quietly and He will still help you to endure all. Here's my point, your life IS Joy and suffering, Peace and upheaval, Exuberance and pain, JUST LIKE CHRIST. Pray without ceasing, take EVERYTHING to Christ, and He will help you through IT ALL. Your Life, and everything in it, is your "proving ground" to prepare you for the next one. You know, the GOoD One, being with Him in Heaven, FOR ALL OF ETERNITY!!! A sinner without Hope also has pain and suffering, so why should you expect any different? You HAVE Hope, and GOoD reason for your suffering, so allow Christ to help you with ALL of it, so that you AND He, May, Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3159

MORNINGTIME 3159  
 
IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS: FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. (I only capitalize, for emphasis, the important words of this verse). The following is a list of exceptions that allow you to NOT give thanks to the Lord. "I just lost my job, my car's transmission just fell apart and I can't afford to fix it, my kid  got arrested for selling drugs, my underage daughter just got pregnant, my dog bit the mail man, my wife just got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, my married  Pastor just quit, he has a girlfriend on the side, I'm giving up on church, they're all a bunch of hypocrites", and the list just keeps on going until pretty soon, THERE IS NOTHING TO THANK GOD FOR, LIFE IS MISERABLE!!! To the unsaved sinner, this IS their life of no God and no hope. But, if you call yourself a Christian, a Believer, a person who has been Washed in the Blood of Christ, you have been asked to, it has been suggested to, you have even been commanded to, IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS: FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU. Why? Because the Lord will use EVERYTHING about your life, all 24 hours per day, to draw you to Him, to build you up in Christ to be able to "handle" everything that comes your way, and to Prepare you for the Life to come after your body drops off, that's why. A Believers Life is not, doom and gloom, but a Victorious Life in Christ TODAY, in spite of what the world tries to throw at you. This short life time is ALL to prepare you for the next one, with Christ, for all of Eternity. Yes, it's tough, THANK GOD ANYWAY, deal with each "thing", each situation, WITH CHRIST, and come through it VICTORIOUSLY. Learn from your mistakes, get up one more time than you fall down, AND GIVE THANKS TO GOD THAT NO MATTER WHAT, YOU BELONG TO CHRIST. If He is your Everything, nothing can take you down. As you Grow in Christ, it ALL gets better. Everyday is a lesson on Growing in Christ. So GROW, Give Thanks, and, Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3158

MORNINGTIME 3158  
 
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5: 5-23. OK Believers, these are good marching orders. Read this about 50 times, live, talk, and pray these attributes into your life every minute of every day until you become so saturated with this part of His Heart's Cry, that you then can't wait for Him to put more "Marching Orders" into your Life and make THEM into more of His Heart's Cry in and through you, as this cycle continues, and you can GREATLY, Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3157

MORNINGTIME 3157  
 
And he said, Take heed that ye BE NOT DECEIVED: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ ; and the time draweth near: GO ye NOT therefore AFTER THEM. Luke 21:8. Know ye not that THE UNRIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT INHERIT the kingdom of God? BE NOT DECEIVED: NEITHER fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, SHALL INHERIT the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. BE NOT DECEIVED: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33. BE NOT DECEIVED; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. FOR HE that soweth to his flesh SHALL of the flesh REAP CORRUPTION; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Galatians 6:7-8. BUT EVIL MEN and seducers SHALL wax worse and worse, DECEIVING, AND BEING DECEIVED. 2 Timothy 3:13. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, DECEIVED, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another, (before Salvation). Titus 3:3. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which HE DECEIVED THEM THAT HAD received THE MARK of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. Revelation 19:20. And THE DEVIL THAT DECEIVED them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10. There are many ways of deception a man can fall for, and ONLY ONE WAY not to fall. "Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh UNTO THE FATHER, but by me". John 14:6. It's His Way, or it's no way. Without Christ, you're a "Dead man walking". Follow Christ. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO, BE BLESSED. 

MORNINGTIME 3156

MORNINGTIME 3156  
 
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 2 Peter 2:1-3. A few denominations were started with A True Love for the Lord, and His Word. That is no longer true. What is preached today, at best, is a watered down gospel that even Satan can listen to and say, "Amen". It's all about the money. (Yes, a few churches ARE Preaching the Gospel, but they are few and far between). The WORST of these rotten denominations, and the biggest Money Lover of them all, Christ even spoke about. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; FORBIDDING TO MARRY, AND COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which Believe and Know The Truth". 1 Timothy 4:1-3. Please read Revelation chapters 17 & 18, all about The Great Whore and her Judgment. This religion is so bad even Christ has written about it. The Bible tells us of all the signs of this money grubbing theology AND ITS DESTRUCTION. Can you discern the name of this Satan inspired religion? Christ even says, "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues". Revelation 18:4. This is Deception of Biblical Proportions and Rotten to the very Core. THERE IS NOTHING BIBLICALLY CORRECT ABOUT THIS RELIGION. Don't be deceived, Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3155

MORNINGTIME 3155  
 
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. THIS IS A DECEIVER and an anti Christ. 2 John 1:7. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; AND SHALL DECEIVE MANY. And many FALSE PROPHETS shall rise, and SHALL DECEIVE MANY. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall ENDURE unto the end, the same shall BE SAVED. Matthew 24: 4-5,11-13. But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily SHALL BRING IN DAMNABLE HERESIES, even denying the Lord that bought them, AND bring upon themselves SWIFT DESTRUCTION. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom The Way (Christ) Of Truth shall be evil spoken of. 2 Peter 2:1-2. Beloved, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY (test) THE SPIRITS whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby KNOW YE THE SPIRIT OF GOD: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (including all the rest of Christ's doctrines), IS OF GOD: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, AND HAVE OVERCOME THEM: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. WE ARE OF GOD: (AND) he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby KNOW we THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, AND THE SPIRIT OF ERROR. 1 John 4:1-6. This is a serious problem, and a serious answer to the problem. Deception of all shapes and sizes are swirling ALL AROUND US just looking for any cracks in or armour. BUT CHRIST, THE TRUTH, IS INSIDE US. Now, Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3154

MORNINGTIME 3154  
 
For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who CONFESS NOT, (who will never confess), that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This IS A DECEIVER AND AN ANTI CHRIST. 2 John 1:7. Again, throughout ALL his lifetime and into death, a man who WILLS to never Confess that Christ is come to earth, is a deceiver and an anti Christ. To dig deeper here, ALL men, all mankind, all men, women, and children, start off denying Christ, THAT'S THE SIN NATURE. They will die and go to Hell. The Holy Spirit calls EVERY "Heart" to come to Christ and Repent unto Salvation. As the first 3 chapters of Romans describes, NO MAN will have an excuse for denying that Christ came in the flesh. When the Holy Spirit calls, a Few WILL come to Christ and will be changed from deceived lost sheep, to found sheep. The Lord Knows all hearts and who are His. These new Believers are now Repentant Christians Following Christ, and no longer deceivers lost in the World. Again, NO MAN will have an excuse for being deceived, so to stay deceived, IS A CHOICE A MAN MAKES. To Hate Christ that much, as to throw His Gift of Salvation back in His Face, is a man deserving of Hell. Therefore, that hate  filed  man IS A DECEIVER AND AN ANTI CHRIST. To Know Who Christ Is, (Romans 1,2,&3), and still Deny Him, ON PURPOSE, is a Hate worthy of Death. Don't let these death mongers even into your house. Deception is a choice, just like left right, up down, in out, forward backward, all life choices and all with their own consequences. Folks, simply choose Christ, you already know He's the Son of God and He came to earth to Save YOU from sin and Death. It IS a simple choice, by Faith, to Follow Christ unto Salvation, as He draws you out of this world and into His. He, through His Holy Spirit, will teach you everything you need to know to handle this life and prepare you for the next. It's a choice you will NEVER regret. Let Christ open your eyes to the Truth of deception, then help others see, and, Be Blessed. 
 

MORNINGTIME 3153

MORNINGTIME 3153  
 
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward". Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 2 John 1:7-10. Verse 8 above is in quotes. It's a big warning to Believers to remember all that we have been Godly taught and to not forget them, don't let them fade from your memory, keep them fresh in your mind, heart, and spirit always. Satan wants to help you forget all you've ever heard about Christ and will take every opportunity he can. Skip reading, (I've read it all before), skip praying, (Good knows my needs before I even ask), skip talking about Christ, (I don't want to beat them over the head with the Gospel), just get lazy, AND DON'T... Lack of use and things get rusty, and the rustier things get the harder it is to get them back into good operating condition. When it comes to GOoD Christian practices, it truly is a case of "Use it or lose it". And Satan wants you to lose as much as possible. The underlining problem here is SELF DECEPTION. Things like, I'm OK, I'm strong enough, I can handle it, and like things, is us deciding WE KNOW MORE THAN GOD! He says, read, study, pray, fellowship, don't forsake the gathering of the Believers, CONTINUOUSLY. (No legalism here please). This isn't about rules and regulations, it's all about, Heart Attitude and your REAL Love for Christ and His Word. Yes, we have to deal with real life everyday, but is your real life Covered by Christ, or does it just include Christ, when you have time to fit Him in? Self deception is just as sneaky as a full force attack by Satan himself. Be Careful, Be Blessed. 

MORNINGTIME 3152

MORNINGTIME 3152  
 
And now I beseech thee, (Believers), not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after His Commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. THIS IS A DECEIVER AND AN ANTICHRIST. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, HATH NOT GOD. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:  2 John 1:5-7,9-10. A Deceiver, "misleading, leading into error, corrupter, deceiver". There are 2 kinds of deceivers, the first is a man who "teaches" error until someone shows him the error of his ways,  AND HE REPENTS, TURNS FROM HIS WICKEDNESS, and now Follows Christ. His heart was right, he just had wrong information. The second deceive is a man who knows the Truth, AND WILL GLADLY TWIST IT FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL GAIN. These guys are dangerous, they will do everything they can to lead you wrong, and laugh at you all the way to the bank. They are Satanically "wise" to the ways of the World, AND ONLY THE MIND OF CHRIST, HIS WORD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU, will keep you on the straight and narrow path. That's why, "Read the Word" is so important. Without His Word in you, how do you expect to recognize error? One percent error, or 99% error, is still error. Christ will keep you Clean from the sins and error of this world. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you if there be any error in you, your theology, or your Faith, AND HE WILL SHOW YOU!!! But only ask if you're willing to change to whatever He shows you. Because whatever that is, it will be for your GOoD, and for the Glory of Christ. And while you're at it, you'll be able to help others, and will, Be Blessed. 
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