MORNINGTIME 3599by Benjamin Munsell on October 14, 2020
Wherefore seeing we also, (along with Christ), are compassed about with so great a cloud of Witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with Patience the Race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith; Who FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS, DESPISING THE SHAME, and is set down at the right hand of the Throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2. Christ is our Perfect Example of how to Live a Perfect Life. He also was "compassed about with so great a cloud of Witnesses", as we are today. The eyes of Satan, God and man were continually watching Him as He Grew from Obedience to Obedience, from Glory to Glory. Satan hounded harassed and harangued Christ every step of the way, desperately trying to get Christ to sin, even one time. Christ came to Save those who were lost, and as the Son of God, He knew exactly what He needed to do, and go through, to accomplish it. As He Ran His Race, in absolute Faith, Obedience, Boldness and Patience before His Cloud of Witnesses, even the shame as a man hanging naked on the Cross of Calvary couldn't stop Him from the Great Heavenly Joy of knowing that His Sacrificial Death on the Cross would Save ALL who called unto Salvation. That same Cloud of Witnesses are watching you today. Don't let ANYTHING get between you and Christ as His Joy covers and exudes from you in all you say and do in your Obedience to Christ. The World is watching as you Reflect Christ, Live in His Love, Peace and Joy, towards all men and situations. NO SHAME in Obediently Following Christ before a lost and dying world. No matter what "they" do to you, Rejoice in your Finishing The Race with No Fear, unto Total Victory. When you die, ALL Witnesses will cheer. Some, glad you're finally gone, the rest to Welcome you Home. The Eyes of the Lord God Almighty, Jesus, the Christ, the Holy Spirit, Satan, and all the world ARE ON YOU, therefor, REJOICE, and, Be Blessed.