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Take Up Your Cross September 30th 2015

Seeing God face to face

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (Psalms 17:15 KJV)

David was certain that he would one day wake up in the eternal realm beholding the face of God.  In fact not only would he see the face of God but he clearly understood that he would, for the first time, be completely satisfied.  This total satisfaction is not like any other ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 29th 2015

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24 KJV)

Will you face condemnation and spiritual death?

Hearing God’s Word is an essential or crucial spiritual concept in possessing personal salvation.  Only after man hears His Word through his ear gate can it flow into the cracks and crevices of his dry and ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 28th 2015

Whose direction do you follow?

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. (Jeremiah 6:16 KJV)

God packed many directives in this verse for those who desire to walk in His ways.

  1. God said “Stand ye in the ways…” Which means to remain steadfast.
  2. Further God stated “and see…” ...
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Take Up Your Cross September 27th 2015

Time was growing short and the reality of Jesus’s death was near.

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. (Matthew 26:11 KJV)

Jesus spoke this scripture verse in response to the disbelief and anger of the disciples towards a woman who had poured expensive perfume upon Him as she came near unto Him.  The disciples, who were gathered around Jesus, thought this woman was quite wasteful as the extravagant perfume was likely used ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 26th 2015

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. (2 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV)

Are you enlisted in God’s victorious spiritual army?

Most, if not all people, who have served their country as a soldier have faced a battle in enemy territory one time or another in their military career.  When people enlist in ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 25th 2015

Whose blood speaks to your heart?

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. (Genesis 4:10 KJV)

God confronted Cain about his sin.  Not because God did not know what Cain had done, but rather because God knew Cain killed his brother and the blood of his brother Abel was crying out from the ground bringing conviction to Cain because of his horrible sin.  God desired to hear Cain ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 24th 2015

Prophecy clearly spells out God’s plan and bright promises for those who are separated unto Him.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:21 KJV)

Prophecy did not come about by mankind, nor was it first spoken by man, or flow outward from any created object upon this earth.  Prophecy came directly from the mouth of God, or ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 23rd 2015

Seek God, not the things of man, to quiet the innate desire of your heart.

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: (Amos 5:8 KJV)

Mankind was made naturally to seek that which will fulfill our ever longing heart ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 22nd 2015

What or who occupies the center of your life?

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3 KJV)

This is a short but precise commandment by God.  “No other gods before me…” with a lower case “g” which indicates placing nothing other than God in first place in your life.  That means that God is to come before any other thing in your life including family, job, careers, money, or whatever you may allow to creep into first ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 21st 2015

Left handedness is often seen by the world as weakness.

But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab. (Judges 3:15 KJV)

The Jewish people cried out to God for Him to send someone to deliver them from the persecution they faced from those who ruled ...

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