MORNINGTIME 3811by Benjamin Munsell on August 6, 2021
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, SO WALK YE IN HIM: ROOTED and BUILT UP in Him, and STABLISHED in the Faith, as ye have been TAUGHT, ABOUNDING therein WITH THANKSGIVING. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. FOR IN HIM DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY. And YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power: Colossians 2:6-10. EPAPHRAS, who is one of you, A SERVANT of Christ, saluteth you, always LABORING FERVENTLY for you IN PRAYERS, THAT YE MAY STAND PERFECT AND COMPLETE IN ALL THE WILL OF GOD. Colossians 4:12. Playboy magazine offers their version of the "Perfect Woman". Charles Atlas is said to be the "Perfect Man". To have two and a half kids, (?) a big house with a white picket fence around it, a Cadillac in the driveway, lots of money in the bank, a wife with a good job and the husband running a Fortune 500 company, is held up by the world as the Perfect Family. This is "The American Dream", and if you don't have all this stuff, you're just an average Joe Schmo, and you'll never amount to anything. THAT'S THE WORLD AND IT'S ON ITS WAY TO HELL. If you Belong to Christ, and Christ Belongs to you, YOU STAND PERFECT IN CHRIST RIGHT WHERE YOU'RE AT, RIGHT NOW AND FOR ALL OF ETERNITY. If you're Washed in His Blood, YOU'RE PRICELESS. If you're Obediently Following the Leading of the Holy Spirit, YOU'RE A VESSEL SUITABLE FOR THE USE OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. If you have a Heart For Christ, you'll Grow in CHRISTLIKENESS and the world won't understand. Are you bedridden? Be a Prayer Warrior shaking the very gates of Hell itself. Are you financially "poor"? Build up your Riches in Heaven. Are you disfigured, deformed or missing "parts"? You ARE Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by the Lord GOD Himself. See the World through the Eyes and Heart of Christ, Live in Obedience, and you will PERFECTLY, Be Blessed.