MORNINGTIME 3838by Benjamin Munsell on September 14, 2021
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works"? And then will I, (the Lord Jesus Christ), profess unto them, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity". Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, AND DOETH THEM, I will liken him unto a wise man.... Matthew 7:20- 24. Many people today consider themselves "Christians", or even Followers of Christ, because they associate themselves WITH Christ. They gladly hear the Preacher teach all ABOUT Christ, they signed the cards and joined the church, they profess the WORDS, "I believe Jesus is the son of god", and do many things in the church to help the church grow, they may even teach Sunday School, BUT THEY NEVER HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART, THEY DON'T HUNGER TO READ AND STUDY HIS WORD, THEY DON'T TALK TO AND FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST. AND THEY DO NOT OBEY THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST, OR FOLLOW THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. They are "Christian" IN NAME ONLY, not in Obedience. It will be a sad day, and a very hard day when they hear those most terrible words, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity". This is a GOoD Day to examine yourself, check your Heart Attitude towards Christ, how's your hearing when the Holy Spirit speaks to you, do you run to Christ and ask Him, "What may I do for You today in submissive Obedience to Your Word, Your Will and Your Way, in Your Time, as You Direct"? Do you Love to read and ponder over His Word, the Bible? Do you Listen for Him, no matter who is Preaching or Teaching at church, or for that matter, wherever you're at? Do you Love people and Care for their Souls, enough to at least Pray for them, and even Talk to them, that they may be Saved and, Be Blessed?