by Benjamin Munsell | June 7, 2019MORNINGTIME 3143
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25. This world was founded on the idea that man would look to God for help, Fellowship, and support in all aspects of living Life in planet earth, with a strong eye towards a Heavenly Reality barely understood. It didn't take long for Adam and Eve to totally blow that out of the water. Things changed to where man was told, "I'm the Lord God Almighty, and I desire to have some Serious Fellowship with you. If you feel the same, here are some rules and regulations that will help you accomplish that". That was nice but it didn't really work very well for the next 4000 years. As the Perfect Gift, the Perfect Sacrifice, the Perfect Way, Christ was sent to earth as God in a way man could relate to. He looked just like one of us, and He spoke like someone from Heaven. All He asked for was anyone wanting to be like He was on earth, and they would be like Him in heaven. All expenses Paid, just Listen and Obey some very simple instructions that will yield some very specific results. ALL GOOD. What good is a challenge without some adversity to deal with? ALL ADVERSITY YOU NOW ENCOUNTER IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO GROW YOU IN AND INTO CHRISTLIKENESS, TO PREPARE YOU FOR THIS LIFE, AND THE NEXT. And because none of us have actually seen the next Life, we have to take it By Faith that it really is what God says it is. And the adversary, Satan, IS ALLOWED to challenge us Believers for us to see if we really do Believe what we THINK we Believe. HE HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER US, NONE!!! All he can do to a Christian is try to put thoughts in his head. Yes, evil thoughts, lies, and deception, AND THAT'S ALL HE CAN DO. Run headlong for Christ AND OVERCOME EVERY CHALLENGE AND ADVERSITY ALONG THE WAY, all the Way straight into Heaven. God wants everyone with Him, but on His Terms. And His Terms are a light load to carry, YOU CAN DO IT, and you can, Be Blessed.