MORNINGTIME 4099by Benjamin Munsell on September 15, 2022
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the FIERY TRIAL which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers OF CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS; that, when his Glory shall be revealed, YE MAY BE GLAD ALSO WITH EXCEEDING JOY. 1 Peter 4:12-13. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, BE YE NOT TROUBLED: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My Sake, for a Testimony against them. And the gospel must first be published AMONG ALL NATIONS. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED. Mark 13:7-11,13. Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the Faith, and that we must THROUGH MUCH TRIBULATION enter into the Kingdom of God. Acts 14:22. Here's the bottom line, the Lord will use trials, troubles, testings and tribulations to test, prove, bring to Maturity, and to Preach The Word to a lost and dying world. In the midst of all these things, Believers will still have a Smile on their face, unspeakable Joy in their Heart, and the Satisfaction of being used by Christ to get The Word out to the lost, NO MATTER WHAT THE "COST" TO US BELIEVERS. No matter how "bad" it gets, Believers will show the world that Christ is able to Save ALL who come to Him in Repentance unto Salvation, that they ALL may, Be Blessed.