by Benjamin Munsell | December 12, 2018MORNINGTIME 2967
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize (of finishing The Race) OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus (Christ) minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, (not from the Mind of Christ), God shall reveal even this unto you (by His Holy Spirit). Philippians 3:13-15. DON'T BE DISCOURAGED!!! There's a story in the Old Testament where the Jews are in captivity and their captors are taunting them. "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive REQUIRED OF US A SONG; and they that wasted us REQUIRED OF US MIRTH, saying , SING US ONE OF THE SONGS OF ZION. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land"? Psalm 137: 1-4. This is generally considered Sarcasm from the captors to the Jews. I have a different thought on this. Worldly people, the goats, WILL be sarcastic towards Christians who look to be "in trouble", as in, "Where is your god NOW". But worldly people, the lost sheep not yet finding Christ, are really crying out for Help, "Where is your God now, is He still around, tell us about Him because ours is Nowhere to be found. Sing to us of His Glorious Miracles, FOR WE WANT TO MEET HIM TOO". Here's my point. When you're Preaching Christ to a sarcastic person, OR CROWD, you're Preaching to the Lost Sheep IN that crowd and calling THEM to Christ. Christ WILL find ALL those who are His and NOT ONE of them will be lost. Stand Tough with a forehead of flint and Preach/Teach to EVERYONE you can. The world is going insane and the Lost Sheep are seeking A Way out of it and into Christ. You, Believer, can show them The Way, The Truth, and The Light, and you BOTH, you ALL will, Be Blessed.