MORNINGTIME 3003

by Benjamin Munsell on January 18, 2019
MORNINGTIME 3003

Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. 2 Corinthians 11:23-28, 31. This is the Apostle Paul giving just a part of his Testimony. This is an illustration of Paul's Walk with the Lord traveling down this Road called Life in Christ. If Paul's Life was on a poster at the Christian Recruitment Office with the heading, "This could be you", I dare say almost no one would come. We don't have those posters. If there was a real "picture" of Christ hanging on the Cross with the heading, "Will you follow Me?", again, almost no one would come. We don't have those posters either. Christ on the Cross was so Bloody, he was unrecognizable as a man, it was so bad that even worldly paintings have Christ all cleaned up to the point, there are just a few drops of blood coming from nails in His Hands and Feet. As a man, Christ suffered more than any man ever has, or ever will, suffer. As the Son of God, Christ had the whole world's Load of Sin, on His Shoulders. No picture can show that. So who will "Come to Christ"? Only those who see their Sins piled on Christ, with the words, "I took your sins to The Cross, Follow Me as Forgiven". Go Free, and, Be Blessed.
 
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