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by Benjamin Munsell on November 23, 2018
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And (King Solomon) stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, BLESSED BE THE LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that He promised: THERE HATH NOT FAILED ONE WORD OF ALL HIS GOOD PROMISE, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: LET HIM NOT LEAVE US, NOR FORSAKE US: That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: THAT ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH MAY KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD, AND THAT THERE IS NONE ELSE. Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to WALK IN HIS STATUTES, AND to keep his COMMANDMENTS, as at this day. And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the Lord. 1 Kings 8:55-62. This was King Solomon's prayer to the Lord as he dedicated the newly finished Temple to the Lord, TO BE USED FOR HIS PURPOSES AND HIS GLORY. But later, Solomon turned his back to the Lord and misused the temple for worldly purposes, AND IN JUDGMENT, THE LORD DESTROYED THE TEMPLE. Today, the Greatest (Christian) Country God ever built has turned its back to the Lord and has turned back to worldly ways, ways that don't include the Lord. Yes, we are in a time of Great Grace, one last opportunity to turn back to the Lord, AND WE ARE STILL "THROWING OUT THE LORD" AT EVERY TURN. How soon before our well-deserved Judgment falls on us? Are you, C(c)hristian, as The Temple Of The Holy Spirit, being used by and dedicated to, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY? Or have you too turned your back on Your God, that you will NO LONGER, Be Blessed?
 
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