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by Benjamin Munsell on November 5, 2016
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Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, AND DO THEM; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. Leviticus 25:18. UPHOLD ME ACCORDING UNTO THY WORD, THAT I MAY LIVE: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.  Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. Psalm 119:116-117. There are many times in the Bible where the Lord will physically protect a person, or a group of people, from harm or danger. That's good, that's true. Today's "church" has gone off the deep end by taking this Concept and telling people that if they are really following the Lord, they will ALWAYS be safe from danger and harm. And if they do get hurt or get a disease, THEY ARE AT FAULT FOR NOT OBEYING THE LORD, or they are not walking in "faith". This is now the "prosperity movement", and it has sent a lot of people straight to Hell. The Truth is, God can, AND WILL, use ANYTHING to get your attention, clean you up, and draw you into CHRISTLIKENESS, whatever it takes. He'll use blessings, honors, and glories, trials, troubles, and tribulations to shape you and conform you to His Standard. And when these things do happen to you, IT WILL ALWAYS BE FOR YOUR GOOD. God isn't being mean when He is separating you from your flesh, self, and old man nature. The Lord uses everything about us to build "our Testimony" about Him and His Glory. And anything about us that diminishes His Glory IN us, HAS TO GO. Part of Growing In Him is to learn the difference between the Lord doing something IN us, and Satan trying to do something TO us. Just because it "looks bad" doesn't mean it is bad. We MUST learn the difference. God is Good, but our ungodly baggage must go. Don't be discouraged with ANYTHING that goes on in your life, the Lord is at work and He wants you to trust Him and His Handiwork. All that He does WILL line up with the Bible. What Satan wants to do, won't line up with the Bible. Read the Word, learn the difference, and, Be Blessed.
 
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