by Benjamin Munsell | August 31, 2018MORNINGTIME 2866
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, (captive), yea, we wept, when we remembered (the old home place of) Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst (of gloom) thereof. (We have given up hour). For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, (why aren't you happy) saying , SING US ONE OF THE SONGS OF ZION. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land (where we've been r taken captive)? Psalm 137:1-4. The Jews had been taken captive, again, dragged off to a foreign land, again, and told to sing one of their Happy songs, again. Just like many Christians today suffering repeated attacks from The World, they too are asked by the Worldly, "Now, where's your God, look at the mess you're in, all hope is gone". In the little mind of Satan, he's pleased he has Christians suffering depression and hopelessness. He thinks he's got them ready to give up on Christ. Think of a prison camp. The Commander is glad to have a bunch of Christians locked up. But the guards on guard duty are asking the Christians, "Please, tell us about your God, sing us A Happy Song, Testify of what He's done for you, we're stuck in this Hell Hole with you, and WE HAVE NO HOPE. PLEASE, ENCOURAGE US, we find no answers where we're looking and want you to show us The Way". The Captors, are actually the ones crying out for help because their life is miserable and they have no Hope, AND THEY KNOW IT. If you were actually in a Prison Camp, is God strong enough in your Life for YOU to be The Encourager to the Lost, the Hopeless, the Prisoners of Satan? It doesn't matter how sarcastic someone is, or how bad their attitude seems, THEY KNOW IN THEIR HEART THAT CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY, they just want someone who's "Been There" to show them The Way. The next time someone "attacks" you, SHARE CHRIST, He's what the world is REALLY looking for. Blow through their anger "Smoke Screen" and tell them how to, Be Blessed.