by Benjamin Munsell on February 14, 2019
The king's heart IS IN THE HAND OF THE LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1. And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: BUT I WILL HARDEN HIS HEART, that he shall not let the people go. Exodus 4:21. This is very important, please understand, by his own choice, Pharaoh's heart was already against the Lord, his heart was already "hard" against the Will of the Lord, and nothing God would do would change that, BY PHARAOH 'S OWN LIFE CHOICE. Pharaoh was a sinner who would NEVER Repent of his sins, so the Lord used Pharaoh for the Lord's Purposes. The Lord Knows the Heart of EVERY man, woman, and child ever born, and whether they will Repent and "Be Saved", or not. Remember, sheep and goats. Here's my point. God will use any and every Goat He wants to, and any way He wants to, TO CALL OUT AND SAVE EVERY LOST SHEEP, THAT THEY WILL COME TO CHRIST IN REPENTANCE UNTO SALVATION. This includes, if a lost sheep comes to church looking for Christ, God will use even the goats IN CHURCH to bring in His Lost Sheep. Goats are "expendable", by their own Choice, and the Lord will use them any way He wants to. Again, the Lord will use EVERYTHING in your wretched, unsaved life to Call you to Christ, to Repentance unto Salvation, AND WHEN SAVED, He'll still use sheep and goats to KEEP you Saved. Anything and everything is "fair game" to bring in the lost sheep into the Fold of Christ, and keep them there. God offers Salvation to EVERYONE on planet earth, and NO ONE will die and go to Hell because "they didn't know". And yes, God will use Christians to sharpen Christians that both will Grow in CHRISTLIKENESS, growing in Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity, all the days of their Lives. God made everything, and He'll use everything, to bring IN His lost sheep, and to KEEP them there, that they ALL will, Be Blessed.