Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross August 5th 2015

God desires all mankind turn in faith to Him.

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37 KJV)

God desires that all mankind will come by faith into a personal relationship with Him.

He states this clearly throughout scripture including this verse:

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:4 KJV)

However, the Bible ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 4th 2015

God placed Judah in refining fire for His name sake.

For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 3rd 2015

Can you imagine the intense luster and shine?

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. (Revelation 21:22-23 KJV)

These scriptures are describing the glorious heavenly realm and the fact that there will be no physical temple ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 2nd 2015

God’s spiritual family is a work in progress upon this earth.

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 KJV)

Man uses chemicals called preservatives to keep foods fresh and appealing over an extended length of time.  Preservatives are added to keep food ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 1st 2015

Has the devil enticed you into falling into the pleasures of sin in this world?

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (1 John 2:16-17 KJV)

This world is a bustling habitat for the ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 31st 2015

God’s solid foundation never crumbles or caves in.

Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 30th 2015

Be single-minded and focused upon things of God.

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 19:31 KJV)

The occult comes in many flavors: astrology, spiritualism, magic, and the like.  Belief sets which practice a form of divination entertain dark spirits coming straight from the god of this world.  There are many belief systems based upon divination including Wicca, Gnosticism, Satanism, and other ritualistic pagan ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 29th 2015

July 29 2015

Sin separates man from God but Jesus made an avenue of grace.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46 KJV)

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me????”  This was the moment when the entire load of sin and shame came upon Jesus and bringing about His physical death by coming in between He and ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 28th 2015

Forever is for all time; from the beginning without end.

LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. (Psalms 119:89 KJV)

Forever, His Word is established in heaven.  It is a permanent fixture in the heavenly realm which will not disappear, be destroyed, burn up, or fade away.  His Word will be forever present at the throne of God in the heavenly realm as it always has been and will be forever more.

Not only is it present ...

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Take Up Your Cross July 27th 2015

Where will you be on that day?

In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, ...

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