MORNINGTIME 2273

by Benjamin Munsell on December 18, 2016
MORNINGTIME 2273
 
In the year that king Uzziah died I SAW ALSO THE LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Then said I, WOE IS ME! FOR I AM UNDONE ; BECAUSE I AM A MAN OF UNCLEAN LIPS, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 6:1, 5  While he (Peter) yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it , THEY FELL ON THEIR FACE, AND WERE SORE AFRAID. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, ARISE, AND BE NOT AFRAID. Matthew 17:5-7. Back in the day, when people suddenly found themselves in the Presence of the Lord, or when they were seeking the Lord, AND THE LORD SHOWED UP, fear and terror overtook them and they couldn't get under the carpet deep enough. When anyone in the Bible saw the Lord in His Glory, they ALWAYS saw themselves as filthy people needing to be cleansed. This is a concept that no longer has much effect on people anymore. People are growing familiar with the god of their own making. A god who never surprises them. The evidence of this, for one example, is when people come to church to hear the preacher, with a coffee cup in their hand. And if they accidentally dump over the coffee, to get up and get some paper towels to clean up the mess RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PREACHER'S SERMON, means nothing to them. No Fear the Lord may show up, BECAUSE HE NEVER HAS AND HE NEVER WILL. And they know it, so they are now familiar with the god of their own making. Even Sunday school, (church service lite???) has no fear or expectation of the Lord showing up because they have coffee AND cookies. There is no Fear, no Hope, and NO expectation of The Lord doing anything. Until the 4 walls church has a serious "Heart Attitude" change, everyone will stay the same, and NO ONE will, Be Blessed.
 
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