Take Up Your Cross March 15th 2015

Have you tasted of God’s righteousness finding it spiritually delicious?

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. (2 Peter 2:21-22 KJV)

Peter is speaking in ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 14th 2015

God controls all things of life and of death upon this earth and for all eternity.

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes. (Hosea 13:14 KJV) 

The direct application of this verse is to the Jewish people and the future of their redemption as a nation but this verse ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 13th 2015

Do you have a “spiritual connection” to all facets of serving God?

For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; (Philippians 1:29 KJV)

Those who enter into a personal relationship with God through faith in Christ come into this spiritual connection with all the affects thereof.  Not only does man share in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ but he also shares ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 12th 2015

God will never forsake His own spiritual family.

But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made ...

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Esther Was Fair Beautiful and Brave

Esther was orphaned at a young age and she grew into a beautiful Jewish woman with a heart for the things of God.  She was spiritually bold in tumultuously wicked times for God’s chosen people.

Esther followed after the things of God despite any circumstance, setback, or even an appearance of a hurdle on the pathway in front of her.  Esther was living in time of the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after the Jews returned ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 11th 2015

March 11th 2015

Are you serving God and others?

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10 KJV)

Paul is summing up walking in the Spirit.  He is exhorting brethren to do good to every man whether they be in the spiritual family of God or following after the god of this world.  However Paul added the thought that we are to especially do good to those ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 10th 2015

Do you talk with God each day through prayer and praise?

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1 Timothy 2:1-2 KJV)

Prayerfulness and thankfulness is a key ingredient in living a life of godliness.  One cannot forgo direct spiritual communication with God or mirror ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 9th 2015

March 9th 2015

What treasures are you gathering those having eternal significance or the fleeting trinkets of this world?

I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me. And ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 8th 2015

Are you wearing the holy garments of “God cleansing” as you sojourn upon this earth or the stink and filth of the sin?

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17 KJV)

Perfection only comes in the eternal realm in the presence of God.  God views mankind as positionally clean, perfect, and clothed in His holiness as man sojourns upon this ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 7th 2015

March 7th 2015

Have the con men of this world tricked you into placing your faith in an eternally raw spiritual deal?

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. (Proverbs 20:17 KJV)

There are many con men and women operating in this world finagling their way into one sweet worldly deal after another benefiting themselves while leaving fools hanging on for dear life at the end of a raw deal.  The ...

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