MORNINGTIME 3826by Benjamin Munsell on August 27, 2021
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:4-9,11-13. AS AN ILLUSTRATION, let's turn the tables and say, The "pain and suffering" are equal for those who live vile, sin filled, wretched, God-hating, eternally condemned, going to Hell, lives, AND just as hard and painful for those God-Loving, Spirit Filled, Christ Following, chastened, chastised, corrected, walking in Purity, Righteousness, Holiness and Patience, (with all the included trimmings for the physical body), Life in CHRISTLIKENESS LIVING; which one of these 2 lives and lifestyle do you want to live??? IF THERE IS SUFFERING, DO YOU WANT TO SUFFER AS A SINNER, OR SUFFER AS A CHRISTIAN??? And yes, right now, THIS CHOICE IS YOURS, WHAT SAY YE? Would you like the "glory" of Satan, or the Glory Of The Lord, to rest on you today, and for ALL of Eternity? The days of "Ease" are fast drawing to a close and the "hard work" of Christ, are here for you to, Be Blessed.