Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross October 9th 2015

True and lasting peace only comes from the supernatural presence of God.

And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 8th 2015

Are you wearing rose colored glasses?

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. (Psalms 119:37 KJV)

The things of this world can be very tempting as they filter into our eye gate.  It is only with the supernatural power of God that mankind can successfully turn away from these sinful things turning instead towards the things of God.

Left to our own accord, man naturally desires to focus upon the sin in this world, ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 7th 2015

Will you be found worthy or wanting?

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV)

Paul was constantly reminding himself to practice what he preached!  This is spiritual discipline at its best!  Paul understood foremost that it was not a good representation for the Gospel, and secondly towards other people, to preach one way of living ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 6th 2015

God will always handle everything according to what is best spiritually for you.

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. (Psalms 62:5 KJV)

David was in heart-felt prayer in the context of this scripture verse, communicating directly to God. Giving himself a spiritual “pep talk” as he determined to wait upon God’s timing and way rather than acting upon his own unreliable timing and interests.  David was determined to stay loyal to the ways ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 5th 2015

Are you a “know it all…” or one who humbly inquires of God?

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. (1 Corinthians 8:2 KJV)

Are you a “know it all” who boldly claim to have all the answers for life?  Are you on a quest in this world searching for viable answers to puzzling circumstances that surround you?  Any man who presents himself as having all the answers ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 4th 2015

God said “have it your way…”

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. (Isaiah 6:9-10 KJV)

God told the Israelites essentially “Have it your way…” God left the Israelite’s ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 3rd 2015

Are you a door keeper for God or perched on a precarious rung aligned with the god of this world?

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalms 84:10 KJV)

This Psalmist is stating in this scripture verse that even the lowliest job in the house of God was better than trying to be productive while ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 2nd 2015

Are you wounded and whipped or standing steadfast and strong in the supernatural power of God?

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32 KJV)

Jesus was speaking to Peter, calling him by his proper surname Simon twice; making this statement God was about to say rather ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 1st 2015

Are you familiar with proven prophecies along with those yet to pass in God’s Word?

Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. (Hosea 6:5-6 KJV)

God did not spare any words or supernatural force when sending chosen people to tell others, by prophesying, ...

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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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