MORNINGTIME 2397

by Benjamin Munsell on April 28, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2397
 
For God hath not given us THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I WILL NOT FEAR what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:6. There is NO FEAR in Love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: BUT RATHER FEAR (THE LORD) which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.  Matthew 10:28.  WHO SHALL NOT FEAR THEE, O LORD, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. Revelation 15:4. The bottom line is, Fear God, AND NO ONE AND NO THING ELSE. PERIOD. This means fear God with a Holy Reverence And love Him because of Who He Is. Other than the Lord, NO FEAR. The Lord sends chastising and tribulation on those He Loves to grow them in CHRISTLIKENESS, therefor, fear none of those things that WILL come upon you. Let's take this one step further. Embrace those things that come your way as from the Hand of the Lord because He Loves you and wants you to grow in His Holiness, like Him. Yes, it's a tough road, but the Glorious Benefits at the end WILL make ALL the pain and suffering well worth it. Can you look past your pain and see Him and His Glory on you? What the Lord does TO you and THROUGH you is ALL for His Glory. Don't fear those THINGS the Lord uses to Grow you in Christ, but fear the Lord in a Holy Reverential Love AS He grows you INTO Christ. To be a Copy of Christ takes careful pruning and discipline as you are shaped like Christ. Rest assured the world WILL hate you as they hated Christ, yawn, SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW? Christ died in your place so you can join Him in His Place. Does it get any better than that? If you're going to suffer in this world, and as sinner or Saint you Will suffer, at least suffer for a GOoD Reason, and, Be Blessed.
 
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