Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross November 9th 2015

Do others see God’s grace at work in your life?

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 KJV)

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Take Up Your Cross November 8th 2015

Are you “spiritually spooked” in this world?

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1 KJV)

It is a sad fact that many professing Christians are deftly fleeing away from spiritual skirmishes with the god of this world, rather than taking a stand for things which are godly and right.  God desires that mankind, who have been quickened alive, contend for the Truth and godliness in this world.

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Take Up Your Cross November 7th 2015

Man is often his own worst enemy.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (Revelation 3:17 KJV)

Mankind is boastful and naturally proud, according to the darkened nature of his heart from birth.  Man likes to speak out about his own ability to provide for himself.  He is naturally self-reliant and resourceful, without considering all things have ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 6th 2015

Does the Truth of God proceed from your mouth or do you yield forth worthless words of man?

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11 KJV)

Peter is insisting that any man who speaks of ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 5th 2015

Is the spirit of God glowing brightly within you illuminating your presence?

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Proverbs 20:27 KJV)

God works through your inward soul, your inner spiritual arena, knowing every personal thing about you.  There is nothing in your heart that God does not know about because there are no hidden cracks or crevices that can be kept hidden or secret from His perfect holy ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 4th 2015

God’s style is humble and unassuming not forceful, prideful, and pretentious.

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:44-45 KJV)

In Jesus’s day, as is the case as well today, many earthly rulers set themselves up to be rulers of all despising or ignoring any power other than their ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 3rd 2015

Do you find great pleasure in the things of God?

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. (Galatians 6:14 KJV)

Mankind finds many earthly things to glory in.  Our careers, our children, our accomplishments, our bank accounts and financial means, our home, and many other earthly standards and accomplishments which have nothing to do with glorying in anything ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 2nd 2015

Are you working for man or God?

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; (Colossians 3:23 KJV)

It does not matter if you are serving up burgers in a fast food restaurant, a suave lawyer in court, a professional baseball player, a stay at home mom, an air plane pilot, or whatever your job may be God calls those who are quickened spiritually alive to live according to His Word.  This includes ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 1st 2015

Walking with God brings joy on this earth and profitable for all eternity.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. (3 John 4 KJV)

It is a sad fact of the spiritual times in which we live today that many children are running wild with the devil rather than walking hand in hand with God and living according to the truth of His Word.  Children walking in the Truth of God are now ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 31st 2015

The law of God is not restricting but spiritually freeing.

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; (1 Timothy 1:8 KJV)

The law was given for man’s own good and not for harm and was meant to provide correction and direction in mankind’s naturally wayward life.   The law from God provides a perfect backdrop for man to measure himself against, yet man cannot attain or achieve perfect fulfillment of the law in and ...

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