MORNINGTIME 3946by Benjamin Munsell on February 14, 2022
Who shall separate us from the Love of Christ? Shall TRIBULATION, or DISTRESS, or PERSECUTION, or FAMINE, or NAKEDNESS, or PERIL, or SWORD? As it is written, For Thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him that Loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39. Let's put all these words and Concept under the word, "Tribulation" and see where it all leads. From the slightest insult to the most serious onslaught of Torture resulting in death, Tribulation will bring up the reality of a person's REAL Heart Attitude towards the Lord. Many times, Tribulation will be the Lord allowing you to see some deep-seated Heart Attitude He wants YOU to see and He wants to work on and change. At other times Tribulation will reveal a Pure Heart for The Lord that no amount of Tribulation can shake. That's for you to see AND those around you to see. Either way, Tribulation is brought on by the Lord OR allowed by the Lord to accomplish His Purposes and Plans for your Life. The hard Truth is, Tribulation is ALWAYS a GOoD thing in a Believers Life. The Lord is Fully in charge and will ONLY allow whatever He Desires to come to you, to accomplish His Purposes. Peter was tested, failed, RECOGNIZED HIS FAILINGS, Repented and was Restored into Fellowship. Judas was tested, failed, recognized his failure, GAVE UP AND KILLED HIMSELF. Because of Pride, he would not Repent, and would rather die than humble himself before the Lord. Both men were tested, both men willingly chose their pathway, and both men reaped the Rewards of that choice. How are you handling Tribulation these days? Is the Lord in it and testing you? Will you turn to Him and, Be Blessed?