Thursday, December 31, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 31 December 2020

 The Last Day

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
(John 7:37-39)


Today’s Morsel: Today is the last day of 2020.  It seems like yesterday, that 2019 was upon us, and everyone had great plans for 2020.  We had a theme about perfecting our vision.  Many sermons were prepared and preached about vision. Even optometry clinics use it as a time to usher in new glasses and contact lenses for people to see better.  Boy, did God perfect our vision or what!!  He opened our eyes to just how much hate, envy, prejudice, corruption, deception, lying, cheating, backbiting, gossip, and evil was in this world.  Believe me, God opened our eyes and brought into focus those things that He really wanted us to see.  Especially in the church.  He opened our eyes so that we could see who was committed and who was not. He opened our eyes so we could see people’s true colors.  And here it is again, the last day of the year.  The year 2020 is ending.  And as the Apostles Peter cautioned us, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” (2 Peter 3:10-14)  I believe that Jesus is coming soon.  This could very well be our last year, last month, last week, last day. Have you been filled with His spirit?  Have you been baptized in Jesus' name?  Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow we pass over.  Have you considered eternity lately?


Sing:  Here’s my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord.  Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.  Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more.  Here’s my cup, fill it up, and make me whole.


Thought For Today:  Enjoy this day for tomorrow we pass over. 

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