MORNINGTIME 2669

by Benjamin Munsell on February 10, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2669
 
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, an HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer up SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. But ye are a CHOSEN GENERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an HOLY NATION, a PECULIAR PEOPLE; that ye should SHEW FORTH THE PRAISES of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 Peter 2:5,9. Wow, there goes all the fun out of this life. No dancing, no playing  cards or board games, no smoking, no drinking, no dating, no fast driving, no being with my friends in the bars, there's just no fun at all in this "christianity" stuff. Years ago, these were the rules the church set up trying to MAKE people live a Holy life before the Lord. And that was the problem, man was trying to get man to live holy, by rules and regulations, and as we've all seen, RULES DON'T WORK. Don't misunderstand, the idea of what they were trying to do was admirable, it just can't be accomplished BY RULES. To amplify this, all the Rules and Regulations of the Old Testament made by God AND man, didn't work either. (Holy Spirit, help me understand). Christ didn't come to throw out all the rules, He came to FULFILL all the rules. Here's how, and why. Christ lived a Perfect Life and never broke any rules, not even one. He didn't live His Life with a list of rules in front of Him, (man tried that and it didn't work), HE LIVED HIS LIFE LOOKING AT HIS FATHER AND BEING OBEDIENT TO ALL THE FATHER ASKED HIM TO DO. It was His Love for His Dad that kept Him on the Straight and Narrow Path. Christ showed us The Way, His Way, and if we will Love Christ, and be Obedient TO HIM, we too can live a sinless life, AFTER Salvation, AFTER we finish The Race, and GO HOME to be with Him for all Eternity. In the meantime, Christ will give us each A NEW HEART with the built in Desire to FOLLOW and Love Him. And when we mess up, we come to Him in Repentance and Forgiveness as He Cleanses us FROM all sin and shows us how to Live IN Him daily, and, Be Blessed.
 
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