MORNINGTIME 2713

by Benjamin Munsell on March 27, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2713
 
And others had trial of CRUEL mockings and SCOURGINGS, yea, moreover of BONDS and IMPRISONMENT: They were STONED, they were SAWN ASUNDER, were TEMPTED, were SLAIN with the sword: they WANDERED about in sheepskins and goatskins; being DESTITUTE, AFFLICTED, TORMENTED;  (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they WANDERED in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. AND THESE ALL, having obtained a good report THROUGH FAITH, received not the promise: Hebrews 11:36-39. THIS, is a True Life definition of "Martyrdom". They were Followers of Christ, yes even in the Old Testament, just under a different Name, AND EVERY ONE OF THESE PEOPLE EITHER DID, OR WERE WILLING TO, DIE FOR CHRIST IN SERVICE TO HIM. (Don't pick on words here, just read the message). These Saints of Old showed us the Way, and just to be sure we don't miss this, CHRIST HIMSELF SUFFERED MANY OF THESE SAME AFFLICTIONS as THE Example of us to be sure to Follow. He lead the way through Martyrdom, AND HE EXPECTS US ALL TO BE WILLING TO FOLLOW HIM IN THE SAME, IF HE SO ASKS. Is Christ, or is Christ not, your Lord and Saviour, showing you the Way YOU WILL FOLLOW??? No, not every Believer has to go down this hard of a Path, BUT IF IT COMES DOWN TO IT, EVERY BELIEVER WILL SAY "YES LORD" IF HE SO ASKS. This in itself will separate the sheep from the goats, as the goats follow Christ during the "good times", and run out the back door when life suddenly goes south. No, you may not "feel" like you’re ready for "Martyrdom", but if you're His, and if the time comes, you'll RUN to Him right straight through Martyrdom and not even think twice about it. What Joy, to Serve Christ, and what Peace to go Home when He calls. The Great Tribulation is Hell on wheels FOR SINNERS. The Great Tribulation is a path to Life Everlasting FOR BELIEVERS. Follow Christ through anything and everything, you've already "Died to the world", so Live out the Rest of your Life In Christ, die Rejoicing, and, Be Blessed.
 
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