MORNINGTIME 3538by Benjamin Munsell on July 21, 2020
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, WRITE in a book, AND SEND IT UNTO THE seven CHURCHES which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. Revelation 1:11. These seven churches represented the church world back then, AND the church world of today. Their GOoD points and their bad points are just as valid today as they were then. Sin is sin and none of it has stopped. It's as simple as, the Lord Blesses Obedience, and condemns disobedience throughout all of time. Can you Prayerfully look at the 7 churches listed here and ask the Lord if your church has some similarities with any of them? This would give a great starting point to "Examine yourself" (church) to see what you need to work on. Whether you're a Preacher, Teacher or Joe-sheeper, you can wash your church with Prayer and Intercession for you to Grow individually and corporately in Christ. Don't let the nay-sayers or the goats in church try to talk you into anything less than full CHRISTLIKENESS. OK, try this on for size, Christ IS coming back for His Bride WITHOUT spot, blemish or wrinkle. Whatever He uses, trials, troubles, testing's and tribulations, it's ALL designed to grow people individually and grow churches corporately into Christ. The Book of Revelation culminates in Christ coming for His Perfect Bride. (God's definition of Perfect). The bottom line is, you will either be WITH Christ for all of eternity, or be WITHOUT Christ for all of eternity. These 7 churches can show you the warning signs of what to look out for as you travel this Road Of Life straight into the Heavenly's. What a Joy, what a Privilege, to already Know how things are going to work out, either way, both ways, so that we, you, can choose the Path you want to Walk on. The end WILL be of your choosing. There will be no surprises, it's all mapped out, you know The End, so Know Christ, and, Be Blessed.