Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 August 24 - Morning Manna

If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. (Job 14:14)

Today's Morsel: Two buddies Bob and Earl were two of the biggest baseball fans in America. Their entire adult lives, Bob and Earl discussed baseball history in the winter, and they pored over every box score during the season. They went to 60 games a year. They even agreed that whoever died first would try to come back and tell the other if there was baseball in heaven. One summer night, Bob passed away in his sleep after watching the Yankee victory earlier in the evening. He died happy. A few nights later, his buddy Earl awoke to the sound of Bob's voice from beyond. "Bob is that you?" Earl asked. "Of course it me," Bob replied. "This is unbelievable!" Earl exclaimed. "So tell me, is there baseball in heaven?" "Well I have some good news and some bad news for you. Which do you want to hear first?" "Tell me the good news first." "The good news is that yes there is baseball in heaven, Earl." "Oh, that is wonderful! So what could possibly be the bad news?" "You're pitching tomorrow night." (Humor)
Many people make appointments, then find themselves rushing and hurrying to get to them. One would think that if the appointment is made, and it's posted on their calendars, people would leave in enough time to be at the appointment. It has been stated that most drivers on the road are stressed out and always seem to be in a hurry because they are running late for an appointment. Why do people do that to themselves? Job said that he would wait for his appointed time to come. Job knew that his situation would not always be the way that it was. He knew that even if he died, it would be changed. Even Bob and Earl knew that they had an appointment and we do, too. Paul said that for those who are born again and living a holy and separated life that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. He (Paul) told the church at Corinth and Rome, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory" (1 Corinthians 15:51-54); "But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God"(Romans 14:10-12). We all have an appointment with Jesus. It is one appointment you want to be ready and prepared for. Are you ready?

Sing: We shall see the King! We shall see the King! We shall see the King when He comes. He's coming in His Power, we'll hail the blessed hour, we shall see the King when He comes.

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