MORNINGTIME 4186by Benjamin Munsell on January 16, 2023
Humble yourselves therefore under the Mighty Hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: CASTING ALL YOUR CARE UPON HIM; for He careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary THE DEVIL, as a roaring lion, WALKETH ABOUT, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR: 1 Peter 5:6-8. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, YE ARE IN HEAVINESS THROUGH manifold temptations: That THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be TRIED WITH FIRE, might be found unto Praise and Honour and Glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:6-7. The trial you're in today, the one you're not sure you'll make it through to even come out the other side, the one that is about to even break your faith, THE TRIAL THAT IS SO HARD, YOU'RE ABOUT TO QUESTION IF THERE EVEN IS A GOD, (keep reading), KNOW that this Trial is straight from Heaven, AND straight from Hell. RIGHT NOW, say "Thank you Jesus", and literally Praise the Lord with even what little may be left in you, BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST ABOUT TO COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE IN PURE VICTORY. This is where it's "darkest before the dawn". This trial comes from the Hand of God as He is tearing out the remnants of flesh, self and the old man nature. It's ALSO from Satan who is going after every weakness you have concerning your Faith in the Lord. The Lord is allowing Satan to "shine a light" on your weak faith, FOR YOU TO SEE, as the Lord God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Lord Holy Spirit fill you with a new, much deeper, Overpowering Victorious Faith way greater and stronger than your "old" Faith. THIS IS, Growing in Christ, out with the old and in with the New. Your Faith was good before, only to be replaced with GREAT FAITH after. You're not "losing your faith", it's being replaced with Great Faith. So right now, in your darkest hour, REJOICE, PRAISE THE LORD, SAY THANK YOU JESUS, RIGHT IN THE FACE OF SATAN HIMSELF AS HE CAN'T HAVE YOU, as you will, Be Blessed.