MORNINGTIME 3789by Benjamin Munsell on July 7, 2021
Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My Thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My Ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My Ways higher than your ways, and My Thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:6-9. A lost sinner has absolutely no thoughts of the Lord, Life in Christ, or a Heavenly Eternity. At least not until the Holy Spirit puts those thoughts into his mind and that little seed of Faith and Understanding grows and matures unto Salvation. Here, these verses come to Life. Can a well-seasoned, mature, Christ Following Believer have thoughts too big for God? Too far above the standard "Christian Fare" available to Believers in their Walk with the Lord? When the Lord says, "Because it is written, Be ye Holy; for I am Holy". 1 Peter 1:16, is this a light duty command for one to think better thoughts and cuss less often? Or is this a Command so High and so Mighty that only a few brave men would even dare to Believe this is a High Command AND CHALLENGE THE LORD TO BRING THIS TO PASS IN THEIR LIFE??? I'm serious, to ask for, AND EXPECT, Holiness, Righteousness, Purity and Patience IN ALL ITS FULLNESS to be allowed to be a part of the Life of a Believer in this earth, is this asking for too much? Is this too big a Request for the Lord to allow in mere men? Are the 144,000 Believers of Revelation 14:4-5 (These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which FOLLOW THE LAMB WHITHERSOEVER HE GOETH. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: FOR THEY ARE WITHOUT FAULT before the throne of God). Are these Believers who Fully, Totally and Completely Follow Christ, and will, Be Blessed????