MORNINGTIME 3863by Benjamin Munsell on October 19, 2021
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of Power, and of Love, and of a Sound Mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the Testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou partaker OF THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE GOSPEL according to the Power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an Holy Calling, not according to our works, but ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought Life and Immortality to light through the Gospel: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For the which cause I ALSO SUFFER THESE THINGS: nevertheless I AM NOT ASHAMED: for I know Whom I have Believed, and am Persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:7-12. The Apostle Paul is telling young Timothy that during the Life of being a Christian, there will be adversity, danger, even harm and sometimes death. Not everyone you are Sent to to Share the GOoD News of Jesus Christ will be glad to hear that GOoD News. Some will want you dead and a few may try to make you dead. But fear none of those things, the Lord Knows about ALL of them even before time ever began. Everything about your Life in Christ is Known and Planned by the Lord even before you came to Christ. Christ suffered at the hands of man, do don't be surprised if you suffer for Christ also. DON'T BE SURPRISED, AND HAVE NO FEAR OF MAN, the Lord has EVERYTHING under control. You WILL Grow in Christ through adversity AND Blessings. Your days may be numbered as ALL our days are numbered and Known of by the Lord. Be Faithful in being Obedient to the Work set before you, and Rejoice when the Master calls you Home, to hear those most Wonderful Words, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord". What a Way to forever, Be Blessed.