Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 21 August 2019

Get Out to Get in
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1)

Today’s Morsel:  Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have a harder time serving God than others?  Well, the reason is, they refuse to make up their minds.  You can’t get in the church if you are not willing to come out from the world.  James informs us that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).  You can’t straddle the fence.  Christians must have a made-up mind.  From the time that Jesus Christ began His ministry, He began to preach and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 4:17)  This was the case with all the prophets, John the Baptist, all the apostles, and all their genuine successors in the Christian ministry.  The call was for people to come out of the world so they can enter the land of promise.  Repentance calls for a change.  You can’t get in if you don’t get out. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:38-42). You must get out to get in.

Sing: He brought me out of the miry clay, He set my feet on the rock to stay, He put a song in my soul today, a song of praise hallelujah!

Thought For Today: How long have ye between two opinions?

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