MORNINGTIME 2602

by Benjamin Munsell on November 28, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2602
 
The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, AND LIFTETH UP THE BEGGAR FROM THE DUNGHILL, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them. 1 Samuel 2:6-8. This is what Salvation is all about, recognizing where we came from and what the Lord has done about it. To be lifted up from the dunghill, is a polite way of saying we all started off as chunky sludge at the bottom of the septic tank. Wretched sinners at best, vile, putrid, stench at the worst. Now here's the GOoD  News, Christ reached down and took us out of the sludge and Cleaned us off, to make us A Sweet Smelling Savor to  the Nostrils of God. And here's even Better News. As Christ on the Cross Paid  the Full Price to Redeem us from the filth of Sin, HE ALSO WILL PUT US BACK INTO THAT WORLDLY SLUDGE, AND KEEP US CLEAN!!! We May be back in it, but it's not going to be able to touch us as we move on into Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity. Think about it for a minute, Christ Paid for us to be taken from the dunghill, cleansed and purified, PUT BACK IN THE DUNGHILL, AND BE KEPT CLEAN AND PURE by the daily workings of the Holy Spirit!!! No other religion in the world will even try to make a Claim like that, NONE. Here's an illustration to keep in mind. Imagine a large rock fully covered in pure clear oil, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, and ocean waves continually beating on that rock, AND NOT ABLE TO TOUCH THE ROCK PROTECTED BY THE OIL. Well, maybe a poor illustration, but give it a try anyway. The Blood of Christ  covers us because we now  Belong to Christ. God sees us as Forgiven and Welcomes us into His Throne Room. And the Holy Spirit is busy cleaning us up on the inside Growing us daily in CHRISTLIKENESS. What A Way to Live, and, Be Blessed.
 
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