MORNINGTIME 4201by Benjamin Munsell on February 6, 2023
And we know that ALL THINGS work together for GOoD to them that Love God, to them who are the Called according to His Purpose. What shall we then say to these things? IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US? Romans 8:28,31. If you are a Believer, a Follower of Christ, one who is learning to Follow the Leading of the Holy Spirit, here are the Pros and cons of being a Christian. Pros: You have the Lord God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Lord Holy Spirit working FOR you. You have the "Toolbelt" of the 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit, being,"But the Manifestation of the Spirit is given to EVERY man to Profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the Word of Wisdom; to another the Word of Knowledge; To another Faith; to another the Gifts of Healing; To another the Working of Miracles; to another Prophecy; to another Discerning of Spirits; to another Divers Kinds of Tongues; to another the Interpretation of Tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will". 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. You have the 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit growing in you, being, "But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, (and) Temperance: against such there is no law". Galatians 5:22-23. As offensive and defensive Weapons you have the Whole Armour of God, being, "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with Truth, and having on the Breastplate of Righteousness; And your feet shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace; Above all, taking the Shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench ALL the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God": Ephesians 6:14-17. And add the Lord's Governments and Helps to this list of GOoD Things on your side, ALL WORKING FOR YOU. And the Cons? Just a Defeated foe called Satan, who can do NOTHING to you without the Lord's permission, Follow Christ, Be Blessed.