MORNINGTIME 2133

by Benjamin Munsell on July 31, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2133
 
For the PREACHING of the cross IS to them that perish FOOLISHNESS; but unto us which are saved it is the POWER OF GOD. 1 Corinthians 1:18. Because the FOOLISHNESS OF GOD is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:25. For the WISDOM of this WORLD is FOOLISHNESS with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19. Let's see what all this amounts to. God's foolishness is very Wise. God's Wisdom is foolishness to man. God's Preaching is foolishness to man. So God's Wisdom of Preaching is foolishness to man. (Remember, "man" here is unsaved man). THEREFORE, God, God's (people) Preaching, and God's Word, ARE ALL FOOLISHNESS TO THE WORLDLY MAN. Got it!!! So what chance does a Believer Preaching the Gospel have of getting through to a lost man if all lost men see the Preaching of the Gospel as foolishness? You're right, he has NO chance of ever getting through to a lost man, a dead man, a man who wouldn't give God 2¢ if He asked for it. Again, remember, a lost man is spiritually dead, he can do nothing about his deadness. A dead man in a casket can do nothing to raise himself back to life. ONLY the Holy Spirit can prick the heart of a dead man with enough Life to allow that dead man to hear The Gospel, (the Life), and choose, or to not choose, to have that small taste of Life to start to change him. That change may start as curiosity, then interest, then full blown hunger for Christ and HIS Life in him. Or, he could flat out reject that small taste of Life and return to "fully dead" in Christ. Here's the point. NO church program, theology, or foolishness will bring someone to Christ. Only you ministering the Gospel, in Obedience to the Holy Spirit, can start to save anyone. Ultimately, that someone makes that eternal choice all by himself. If the Holy Spirit's not in it, if there's no Life, you're just playing with a dead man. Allow the Holy Spirit to bring Life and everyone can, Be Blessed
 
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