MORNINGTIME 3770by Benjamin Munsell on June 10, 2021
Wherefore GIRD UP the loins of your mind, BE SOBER, and HOPE TO THE END for the Grace that is to be brought unto you at the Revelation of Jesus Christ; As Obedient Children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as He which hath called you is Holy, SO BE YE HOLY IN ALL manner of CONVERSATION; Because it is written, BE YE HOLY; FOR I AM HOLY. 1 Peter 1:13-16. 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 4:17-19. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which came first, Be ye Holy and suffer for it, or suffer the death of your flesh unto Holiness? It really doesn't matter, Suffering and Holiness go hand in hand. The flesh wants worldliness and the Spirit wants Holiness, AND YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE EVERYDAY MAKING CHOICES AS TO WHO YOU WILL FOLLOW. As you've already seen and felt, the flesh will fight tooth and nail to keep you in worldliness, and the Holy Spirit will Fight Victoriously each time you choose to Grow in Holiness. And because the Lord said, "Be Ye HOLY", this means it CAN be done and the Lord WILL make A Way for you to do this THROUGH THE LEADING AND DIRECTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. The Lord is Judging you for whatever worldliness still residing in you AS HE MERCIFULLY helps you choose Holiness with the ensuing suffering to accomplish this. Suffer as a Christian Growing in and unto Holiness, Righteousness, Purity and Patience as you VICTORIOUSLY move into CHRISTLIKENESS. The Lord will use worldly situations and circumstances to Draw you into Holiness. How much you suffer in and for Christ will reflect how much you want Holiness, how much you want to Eternally, Be Blessed.