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by Benjamin Munsell on August 30, 2017
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Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: THEREFORE THE WORLD KNOWETH US NOT, BECAUSE IT KNEW HIM NOT. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this Hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure. 1 John 3:1-3. Let's put all this into a very simple MADE UP illustration. Christ has pure orange hair, He knows it, and EVERYONE can see it. But the world hates orange hair and it especially hates Christ. Believers Love Christ AND His orange hair, and because we are to be like Him, as we Grow in Him, our hair turns a light orange upon Following Christ, and the closer we Grow like Him, the more orange our hair turns. But there's a problem, Believers can't see the color orange in other Believers. We know we want to Be like Him, with orange hair, we just can't see the orange hair in our self, or each other. We can't see how orange the shade of orange is, in our hair, BUT THE WORLD CAN, AND IT HATES ORANGE. We can only Gauge our Growth In Christ by the amount of Love we have for each other. As Believers, we can, and should, be as Kind, Helpful, and Loving towards the world as possible. We will also (read this VERY carefully) try to fit in with the world as much as possible, WITHOUT COMPROMISE, as we work and play side by side with the worldly. Now here comes the rub, no matter how hard we try to be friendly, helpful, and serve the world, THE WORLD IS DAILY  GROWING MORE HATEFUL TOWARDS EVERYONE WITH ORANGE HAIR, ESPECIALLY TOWARDS CHRIST, AND THEREFORE, HIS. Being hated is not something we've earned, or done, it just IS the Fact of Life. We aren't trying to be hated, it just comes naturally to the world and the worldly, AND WE CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT, nor should we try. So, Believers, learn to be hated, Love the Orange Hair, and, Be Blessed.
 
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