MORNINGTIME 2167

by Benjamin Munsell on September 3, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2167
 
WHOSOEVER BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST IS BORN OF GOD: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.1 John 5:1. Thayer's Definition: "to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in. MERE ACKNOWLEDGMENT, of some fact or event: (is) INTELLECTUAL FAITH."  Every person who is, or thinks they are, a Christian, loves this verse. It gives them great hope for their eternity. The problem is, this verse actually satisfies all (C)christians. Those who read and SAY they love Christ, have only acknowledged their intellectual faith, are happy with that, and go on their merry way WITH NO FURTHER INTEREST TO ACTUALLY STUDY THE DEEPER MEANING OF THIS VERSE. They are generally the first to throw back at you the verse about "Don't judge me", because they don't want you to rock their little boat. These people are also called the" Lord Lord" people because on Judgment Day they will be the first to proudly proclaim, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity". Matthew 7:22-23. These people are going to Hell because they refused to dig any deeper into these verses. In a nutshell, the True Believers, will GLADLY give up anything, and everything, that Christ asks them to, even to the point of death. They have Tasted of Christ and have found Him to be Sweeter than ANYTHING, including life itself, that this world has to offer. NOTHING gets between them and Christ. Yes, even baby sheep can understand this. "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine". John 10:14. Examine yourself, is it all in your head? Or is it solidly in your heart? Study His Word and KNOW that you are one of His. Your ETERNITY hangs in the balance here. Will you, Be Blessed?
 
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