Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross December 22nd 2015

Are you scattering seeds as you shine for Him?

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV)

God desires that His own spiritual family purposely shine the light of His Word for others to see ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 21st 2015

Are you living with your spiritual eyes and ears wide open?

And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:13-14 KJV)

The virgin birth of the Lord was prophesied or announced many places in the Bible ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 20th 2015

The Spirit of God “seals the deal” in regenerated man’s heart.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 KJV)

The Word is none other than Jesus Christ.  Yes, Jesus was created in the flesh and born upon this earth to an earthly virgin mother, Mary; and to His heavenly Father God.  Jesus was supernaturally conceived ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 19th 2015

Are you spiritually alive and dead to sin?

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3 KJV)

Naturally men are born dead in spirit to God and physically alive unto sin, but when man is born again or quickened spiritually alive unto God, man is spiritually alive unto the very nature of God and dead unto the power of sin and his own self-interest, living for the will of God.

This new life hid ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 18th 2015

A perfect prescription for eternal life.

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)

Everlasting life is a three-fold spiritual occasion made possible through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

Jesus is speaking in this scripture verse giving His perfect prescription for spiritual health bringing about spiritual wholeness and ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 17th 2015

God desires to be your personal God as you walk hand in hand with Him.

And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. (Ezekiel 11:19-20 KJV)

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Take Up Your Cross December 16th 2015

God calculates eternal worth according to His spiritual economy.

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. (James 1:9-10 KJV)

The spiritual economy of God calculates worth on a different scale than that of this world.  The brother of low degree who is perhaps poor in spirit and worldly finances upon this earth is lifted up ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 15th 2015

Do you “blend in” or stand out?

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 KJV)

The Spirit of God living inside man’s heart is naturally accompanied with spiritual boldness and laced with a generous helping of Truth, spiritual fruit, and estrangement from the way of the world.  Godly traits are essential as ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 14th 2015

So, you think you have God all figured out, huh?

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 13th 2015

That day of eternal burning will come to all who live in opposition to God.

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. (Malachi 4:1 KJV)

This scripture verses describes a day coming soon that shall be as a burning oven.  ...

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