MORNINGTIME 4019by Benjamin Munsell on May 26, 2022
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I (Jesus), say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. (He Blesses ALL people throughout ALL the world equally and alike). For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? (Even the world loves its own). And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT. Matthew 5:43-48. (We're going to look at this through a very narrow focus here). Abraham's 2 sons, Isaac and Ishmael, were both great leaders of their own 12 tribes each. (VERY narrow). The Lord God Himself has Blessed everyone on earth with the Gift of Life, with air to breath, water to drink, food to eat, even some sort of shelter from the heat and cold. And whether we will admit it or not, we All get to sense the Glory of the Lord all around us. We are all Blessed by these things. These things of the natural, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical realms are understood by ALL in ALL the world. In short, God is an equal opportunity "Blesser" and on Judgment Day NO ONE will be able to declare otherwise. The Lord is so Gracious and Merciful to ALL, so much so that He will continue to Bless you even if you Curse His Son to His Face. Of course, it hurts Him, but He will bide His Time and still Bless you, even in your hatred for Him. Why is all this important? No matter how much Deception you may try to hide under, you cannot escape the Fact that the Lord Greatly Blessed you AND GAVE YOU ALL YOU NEEDED TO ALSO COME TO CHRIST IN REPENTANCE UNTO SALVATION. Will you now, Be Blessed????