MORNINGTIME 2943

by Benjamin Munsell on November 18, 2018
MORNINGTIME 2943
 
And the soldiers led (Christ) away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, AND BEGAN TO SALUTE HIM, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, AND BOWING THEIR KNEES WORSHIPPED HIM. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. Mark 15:16-20. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, TRULY THIS MAN WAS THE SON OF GOD. Mark 15:37-39. Do you think there is a possibility that this Centurion may have been one of the men who mocked Christ, saluted Christ, and bowed the knee to Christ, WITH A HEART ACTUALLY MOVING IN FAITH TOWARDS CHRIST, while the rest of the mockers continued mocking? After Christ's burial and resurrection, many priests did come to Faith in Christ. Here's my point, some of the people mocking Christ then, AND MOCKING PREACHERS TODAY, were and still are, in the Presence of Christ with a heart growing in Faith towards Christ. Preachers, Be Encouraged, some of your biggest mockers quietly want to be in your presence as they Grow towards Christ. Actually, every one of us mocked Christ before we Professed Faith in Him. We denied him publicly, (lost sheep), as the Holy Spirit quietly drew us into Salvation (found sheep), to publicly Profess Christ as Lord and Saviour. Again, many of your mockers and unbelievers are really watching you with the Hope that you really are The Real Deal and that Christ really is Who He Says He Is. If you "take" the worst the world can throw at you, and still come up smelling like a Rose, many WILL gladly Come To Christ as they see Christ in you. Then, you AND they will, Be Blessed.
 
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