MORNINGTIME 3571by Benjamin Munsell on September 4, 2020
Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all GOOD THINGS are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all EVIL THINGS, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you. When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the GOOD LAND which he hath given unto you. Joshua 23: 15-16. The Lord is FULLY in charge of EVERYTHING. (Please understand the concept here). In the Lord, there are no "bad" things, IT'S ALL GOOD AND STRAIGHT FROM HIS HAND, TO YOU. Say what??? The Lord will use whatever He wants to to bring you to Christ, AND to Grow you in Christ. He will use great Blessings, and He will use great Cursing's, to accomplish His Purposes. Will you Grow in Christ with good food, water and fresh air? Will you also Grow in Christ when He uses trials, troubles, testing's and tribulations, to draw you away from sin and into Holiness, Righteousness, Purity and Patience in and through Christ? At times, it takes some serious "elbow grease" to clean up cooked on food in pots in the kitchen sink. All to make the pot clean again for the Masters use. Will you still Praise the Lord when He has to Scrub on you, to remove that hidden filth in your life? Sure, it hurts at times, but isn't it all worth it? Therefore, isn't EVERYTHING from the Hand of the Lord, GOOD for us? EVEN IF HE USES SATAN TO BUFFET YOU, THAT YOU MAY RUN TO CHRIST IN REPENTANCE AND RECONCILIATION? Dare you to even ASK the Lord to remove secrete sin, willingly, from your life? Here's the point. Satan, like a dog on a chain, can "get you" ONLY as far as the Lord allows, TO GROW YOU IN CHRIST. Don't say "No" to the wooing of the Holy Spirit, everything that He wants FOR you is for your Good, for your Perfection, for you to, Be Blessed.