MORNINGTIME 3414by Benjamin Munsell on March 9, 2020
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: BECAUSE THEY HAVE CAST AWAY THE LAW OF THE LORD OF HOSTS, AND DESPISED THE WORD OF THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against His people, and He hath stretched forth His Hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this His Anger is not turned away, but His Hand is stretched out still. Isaiah 5:20-21, 23-25. (Now the GOoD News). Yet if any man suffer AS A CHRISTIAN, let him not be ashamed; but let him GLORIFY GOD on this behalf. For the time is come that JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a Faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:16-19. REJOICE CHRISTIAN, if Judgment comes against "you", it's ONLY to rid you of the last vestiges of Worldliness still trying to hang on to you. YOUR SOUL IS SAFE, it's just your flesh that may take a beating. REJOICE that everything that happens to you today IS DESIGNED TO GROW YOU IN CHRIST, as the Lord cuts away any and all spots, blemishes and wrinkles. Yes, it hurts, and to varying degrees, as the Lord is Purifying His Body here on earth. Can you dare A.S.K. the Lord to bare down even harder against you Flesh, that you may FULLY, Be Blessed?