MORNINGTIME 3655by Benjamin Munsell on December 31, 2020
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather UNTO THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL; Philippians 1:8-12. Paul, like all the Disciples and Followers of Christ in his day, all understood that to Follow Christ and His Teachings, were Heresy and Atheistic to the religious teachings of the main church doctrines of the day. To be a Christian, a Follower of Christ, was to put a bullseye on your back and hope that just maybe, they wouldn't kill you. Many died, some, enough, survived to Grow this fledgling new church into the Body of Christ it is today. Today, many Christians live a long life and "die in their sleep". But the rest will live with great adversity and tribulation as the Word of Christ is continuing to be spread around the world. The Body of Christ today are all Christians following Christ anywhere and everywhere He leads. The Bride of Christ are all those who Follow Christ, daily being Purified through His Shed Blood, that when Christ comes back to planet Earth to get Her, the Bride of Christ, She will be so Purified, so Righteous, so Holy, NOT ONE SPOT, NOT ONE BLEMISH, AND NOT ONE WRINKLE WILL BE FOUND ON HER. She will be CHRISTLIKE, that means as close to Christ as He, the Holy Spirit, and the Lord God Almighty can make man here on earth. Some believe "pre-trib Rapture", some believe He's coming back ONE time for His Bride at the very end of all things on the earth as we know it today. No one disputes, HE'S COMING BACK. So however, wherever and whenever He comes for His Bride, Believers WILL, Be Blessed.