Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross August 11th 2015

It is nailed to the cross!

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:13-14 KJV)

The indictment of sin was pending on all mankind.  It was a sentence to sure death for the wages of ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 10th 2015

Have you received the kiss of new spiritual life?

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. (Psalms 85:10-11 KJV)

This Psalm is a beautiful timeless message from God to all mankind.  It is a prophetic picture of the mercy, truth, righteousness, and peace coming together in love for all mankind at the cross of Calvary.  God loved mankind that He ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 9th 2015

The Truth of God is simple: it is about dying to live.

And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 8th 2015

God’s own live with a glorious eternal future clearly in focus.

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: (Philippians 1:21-23 KJV)

Paul did not lose focus upon Christ while imprisoned.  In ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 7th 2015

Are you driving against the flow of traffic?

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12 KJV)

Living godly in an ungodly world is like going against the tide, or driving against the flow of traffic, or living peculiar and bright in a wicked and dark world.  Those who boldly profess Christ shine a light that cannot be contained or blown out by any contrary winds blowing about in this dark and ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 6th 2015

Are you following the way of truth and integrity?

The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. (Proverbs 20:7 KJV)

There are only two corridors to embark upon in this world:

Following the Truth of God along the narrow pathway or traveling upon the wider avenue which leads to darkness, deception, and beguiling lies of the devil.  One is a path of integrity and light, while the other is a crooked avenue heading straight into darkness ...

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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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