by Benjamin Munsell on June 13, 2019
Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 1 Corinthians 4:11-13. To go deeper in this study, yes, Christ had to suffer great false accusations, a horrific "beating", the worst injustice of a phony trial, and the ultimate Death. This was planned from the start of time and had to be this way. ALSO, to finish the other half of this thought, the Disciples were hauled before the courts many times and did answer false charges and lies with The Truth. At times they were let go, at other times they were unjustly beaten, or killed. To defend The Truth in the face of lies and hypocrisy is always the right thing to do, so, SPEAK UP and preach, teach The Truth, ALL the time. But when the judge declares his verdict, THEN is the time to be quiet and suffer the consequences as Christ has shown us how. The Lord is the Author of Justice, man is the author of injustice, and only the Lord Knows how each "case" will work out. Don't fear man and what he can do to you, Fear God and what He will do to sinful man. All we can do is Declare Christ, and someday die. Sometimes, man brings death quicker than we may want. Speak for Christ, suffer for Christ, AND LIVE WITH CHRIST FOR ALL OF ETERNITY!!! Pray for them who despitefully use you, their Future may be one of sheer Terror, if they continually Reject the Christ of the Bible. We must work, even "in your face" against Satan and his lies and deceptions. All that he wants to do to The Believers MUST FIRST make it through The Throne Room before it can touch you. Then, whatever does get through the Throne Room, IS ALL FOR YOUR GOOD, AND YOUR GROWTH IN CHRIST. You, Grow in Christ, as He Grows in you, and, Be Blessed.