MORNINGTIME 3710by Benjamin Munsell on March 18, 2021
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart TO LIE TO THE HOLY GHOST, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? THOU HAST not LIED UNTO men, but unto GOD. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: (died) AND GREAT FEAR CAME ON ALL THEM THAT HEARD THESE THINGS. Acts 5:1-5. This "event" of Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, was a warning to the early church, and to the church of today. Have you noticed the Holy Spirit is separating the Believing sheep from the unbelieving goats? SOME people, (please read carefully here), have quit coming to church because of the "virus", and will never come back. Again, SOME are just little "christian" phony lookalikes along for the ride of trying to enjoy hanging around the Blessings of the Lord, WITH NO FEAR Of AND NO LOVE FOR, the Things of the Lord. To them, He's just a meal ticket, and no more. Remember, "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?" 1 Peter 4:17. As Tribulation starts to increase across the world, True Believers will hear and understand with even more sensitivity if they are about to do something that displeases the Holy Spirit. It starts as a small nudge to not do whatever it is they were thinking of doing. At this point, Believers learn to recognize this as the Holy Spirit, and obey. They Learn as they Grow in Christ. But those who have no Fear of God, no Love for The Word, and no idea Who the Holy Spirit is, will start to suffer more and more for their Hardness of Heart, and they will NOT, Be Blessed.