Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross February 18th 2015

Do you have assurance, peace and joy?

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: (2 Corinthians 5:1-2 KJV)

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved…”
is a reference to the death of our earthly ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 17th 2015

Have you thought about that day?

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. (Isaiah 29:18 KJV)

“And in that day…” refers to the day the Lord returns to this earth.  It is a prophetic look ahead to the day of His triumphant return to this earth.  It is a reference to His second coming.

On this day those who were ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 16th 2015

God retains all rights as the owner of our body, soul, and spirit in this life and for eternity.

Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. (Ezekiel 18:4 KJV)

All souls belong to God.  All mankind was created as a trichotomy having a body, soul, and spirit.

This verse in context is speaking about rebellious Jews in ancient biblical times in the Old ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 15th 2015

In the image of man

And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: (Genesis 5:3 KJV)

According to Genesis chapter one Adam, the first man created, was made in the image of the three parts or in the image of the whole triune of God who was since the beginning of time; body, soul, and spirit.

The Bible says “Let us make man in our ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 14th 2015

Are you celebrating true love in God; or in the pagan beliefs of this world?

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: (Ephesians 4:15 KJV)

Today the world celebrates Valentine’s Day and what mankind considers from their imperfect vantage point from this world to be a celebration of true love.  True love is not a feeling or emotion; it is not according to looks or actions.  True ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 13th 2015

Are you naturally groaning or grazing in the goodness, mercy, and peace of God?

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. (Romans 8:20-22 KJV)

“The creature was made ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 12th 2015

Jesus Christ accounted for all sin debt so you can be set free from the burden of sin.

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. (1 Corinthians 7:23 KJV)

I hope you spend time contemplating the staggering debt of sin.  Have you pondered the substantial cost to God in sending His only begotten Son to die on the cross for the debt of sin?  Could you send your only child on this earth to ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 11th 2015

Is your church serious about sin or allowing serious sin inside the church?

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 10th 2015

Are you honoring or dishonoring God?

Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? (Romans 9:19-21 KJV)

God has a specific ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 9th 2015

Are you spinning out of control and about to explode?

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. (Proverbs 25:19 KJV)

A man who is unfaithful to God is always a “spiritual time bomb” filled with pain and infection about to explode filling the air with ungodly poison allowed to seep into his life.  Unfaithful men of God and ungodly men are all over the spiritual map fliting ...

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