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by Benjamin Munsell on October 3, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2551
 
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers TEMPTATIONS; Knowing this , that the trying of your faith WORKETH PATIENCE. BUT LET PATIENCE have her perfect work, THAT YE MAY BE PERFECT and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4. The definition of "temptation": "adversity, affliction, trouble: sent by God and serving to test or prove one's character, faith, holiness". First and foremost, let's understand that God doesn't tempt anyone. He won't give you pornography to see if you'll look at it or not. But He will allow Satan to SUGGEST to you a "thing" to see or do, knowing that this "thing" is a weak spot for you. And if you refuse, "Well Done". But if you do fall for it, the "thing", then the Holy Spirit steps in to bring Merciful Conviction to LET YOU SEE what you have done, and that this "thing" is a problem for you. You, as a Believer, recognize the problem, Repent, and now that this "thing" has been brought to Light, you ask the Lord to deal with it and clean this dirt out of your heart. It WAS hidden, IS brought to The Light, and NOW you have the knowledge and understanding of Satan's traps and what to be on the lookout for. Sure, Satan will try to get you again, but you're ready for him and this time, you don't fall for it. You now have one more piece of dirt cleaned out of your heart AND THE POWER THROUGH CHRIST to no longer fall for it again. Mission accomplished, and the Lord moves on to the next thing that needs to be dealt with. This is only one, of a number of Ways the Lord deals with us. Sometimes it's instant freedom completely free from the "thing". We won't put God in a box and say this or that is the ONLY way He works, just know He'll work you over any way He sees fit to accomplish Christ and CHRISTLIKENESS in you all the way to (His definition of) Perfection. What A Life, Satan tries to kill you with lemons, and God makes Perfect Lemonade. A Life Growing in Perfection, what a Way to, Be Blessed.
 
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