by Benjamin Munsell | July 9, 2018MORNINGTIME 2813
Do ye look on things after THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, AS HE IS CHRIST'S, EVEN SO ARE WE CHRIST'S. 2 Corinthians 10:7. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us (His Disciples); he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. Beloved, if God so loved us, WE OUGHT ALSO TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because HE HATH GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT. 1 John 4:6,11-13. The Holy Spirit is The One Who Binds us all together and the outward appearance of that binding is Love for one another. God Is Love, so to consider yourself In God, as one of His, is to be In Love with Him, to Hear Him, and to Joyfully Obey Him, because as He Loves us, we WILL Love one another. There is no way around this one folks, to Love God is to Love one another. To Love one another is to Love God. If you consider yourself A Professing Christian in your Heart, Mind, and Soul, YOUR OUTWARD APPEARANCE WILL REFLECT THIS INNER TRUTH WITH OUTWARD LOVE FOR ALL. That Love for ALL includes your Brothers and Sisters In Christ, AND Full Love for the lost, dead, and dying of this world. If "Christ in you" can't Love the unlovely, WHO WILL, someone else??? So if you want to judge someone by their "outward appearance", just remember, THAT WAS YOU BEFORE YOU GOT SAVED, and someone Loved you enough to bring Christ TO YOU! Yes, go ahead and Judge EVERYONE out there by their outward appearance, AND FIND THEM ALL WORTHY OF RECEIVING THE LOVE OF CHRIST from you, from Christ, what's the difference? The unlovely need to see the Love of Christ, through you, and the lovely ALSO need to see MORE of the Love of Christ, through you. That means, LOVE THEM ALL AS CHRIST LOVES YOU, and EVERYONE will, Be Blessed.