Take Up Your Cross

God Does the Heart Work

April 18th 2016

God Does the Heart Work

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 KJV)

It is the Spirit of God that quickenth, or bring salvation upon mankind.  Salvation is always a work of God and without spiritual work of God inside mankind’s softened heart there is no salvation.  The emphasis in this verse of scripture is placed upon the power of God ...

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Are You a Friend or Enemy of God?

April 17th 2016

Are You a Friend or Enemy of God?

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4 KJV)

Wouldn’t it be a tragedy to live your entire life on this earth as you please, but after you physically die, realize you are destined straight to Hell upon your arrival in the eternal realm?

Would you choose to ...

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The Flesh is Hungry for Darkness

April 16th 2016

The Flesh is Hungry for Darkness

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. (2 Timothy 2:19 KJV)

Despite anything situation found, whether it be false teaching, persecution, or evil activity of the god of this world, the sure foundation of God based on Truth stands firm.  God cannot be shaken or “spiritually stunned” by any situation of ...

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God Does Not Limit Understanding

April 15th 2016

God Does Not Limit Understanding

In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. (1 Corinthians 14:21 KJV))

The law is referring to God’s Word.  The law was written in stone in the Old Testament; His Word was written by inspiration in the New Testament.

His Word (who is Jesus Christ) was a completion of, or continuation ...

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Are You Feasting on the Real Deal?

April 14th 2016

Are You Feasting on the Real Deal?

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Peter 1:23 KJV)

This scripture verse is talking about spiritual new birth.  Being born again is a reference to having a new spiritual nature or condition of the heart, which is incorruptible, eternal, and forever alive.  All mankind is born on this earth physically alive, but spiritually dead, because of their ...

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What is Your Life Magnifying?

April 13th 2016

What is Your Life Magnifying?

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. (Philippians 1:20 KJV)

Paul expressed the desire to be found blameless by God.

Every child of God should share this spiritually worthwhile expectation.

Paul understood that shame and dishonor are always tools the devil uses to weaken ...

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What Fruit Do You Yield?

April 12th 2016

What Fruit Do You Yield?

For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. (Luke 6:44 KJV)

Jesus Christ is speaking here in an accustomed language to those gathered around them so they might hear the message He had for their heart.  He knew these people were intimately familiar with farming and growing crops.  It was necessary to be a successful farmer for their ...

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Are you sewing aprons?

April 11th 2016

Are you sewing aprons?

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (Genesis 3:7 KJV)

This verse is not speaking of a physical event taking place in Adam and Eve.  The context of this scripture verse was an unfolding spiritual event when both Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened to the Truth as they chose to ignore God’s one commandment.  They chose to ...

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One Word Can Make a Vast Difference

April 10th 2016

One Word Can Make a Vast Difference

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. (Acts 12:3-4 KJV)

This verse is speaking about the imprisonment of Peter for preaching the gospel in the times ...

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Do You Diligently Search for the Truth?

April 9th 2016

Do You Diligently Search for the Truth?

Galatians 6:4 (KJB)   But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 

Each individual will have their own personal meeting with God.  There will be no avenue of escape from this accounting of our lives with God.  Therefore, man is encouraged to test or prove his own work.  Not so that it aligns up with the yard stick of this ...

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