Take Up Your Cross

God Has Ultimate Authority Over Both Heaven and Earth.

February 25th 2016

God Has Ultimate Authority Over Both Heaven and Earth.

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29 KJV)

Peter was often an often impulsive fellow who strived to an obedient servant of God.  He and other apostles took a moment to consider, rather than reacting according to their emotions, paying attention to the Truth at work in this situation at hand.

Peter and the apostles understood there were two principals ...

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God Always Knows How to Get Man’s Undivided Attention

February 24th 2016

God Always Knows How to Get Man’s Undivided Attention

And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, ...

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Are You In Denial?

February 23rd 2016

Are You In Denial?

But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. (Mark 14:71 KJV)

Peter vehemently denied knowing Jesus Christ.  He did not just simply deny knowing about the man spoken of.

Peter fervently refuted personally knowing Jesus Christ.

There are two schools of thought on Peter cursing and swearing: one that he was using cuss words, and the other that he was making oaths swearing to the fact that he ...

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Will You Receive Wrath Or Wealth In Eternity?

February 22nd 2016

Will You Receive Wrath Or Wealth In Eternity?

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; (Romans 2:5 KJV)

What treasures are you storing up in your heart?

Mankind is either busy pouring evil and wickedness in the cracks and crevices of his heart, or he has invited the Holy Spirit of God to take up residence in his softened heart.

Man’s heart is like ...

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Is God Asking You To Pack Up And Move?

February 21st 2016

Is God Asking You To Pack Up And Move?

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: (Genesis 12:1 KJV)

Abraham left all to follow the Lord.  He did not him and haw around with trepidation towards that which God had commanded him.  Abraham heard God and sprung to action, fulfilling His commandment, despite any reluctance he may ...

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God Is at Work In All Situations

February 20th 2016

God Is at Work In All Situations

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. (Acts 7:22 KJV)

Moses had some incredible valleys and mountains in his life.  Some might think Moses life began “on the wrong foot” because he was abandoned as an infant by his mother in a basket set upon the river.  This relinquishment was done because his mom desired to save his life from certain ...

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Do You Live In A“Pig Pen” Or “Spiritual Palace”?

February 19th 2016

Do You Live In A“Pig Pen” Or “Spiritual Palace”?

Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: (Genesis 35:2 KJV)

Many houses in this world need “a Jacob of this day.” A person who cares enough to establish boundaries in a home according to a God oriented order.

Yes, God has a specific pattern or order for our lives.  His ...

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What Do You “Hang Your Hat On” In This World?

February 18th 2016

What Do You “Hang Your Hat On” In This World?

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15:19 KJV)

God never described walking with Him along the narrow pathway to be anything but ripe for persecution and hate dished out by fans of the god of this world.  If you profess to ...

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Talk Is Cheap And Simulated Love Is Weak And Powerless

February 17th 2016

Talk Is Cheap And Simulated Love Is Weak And Powerless

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:18 KJV)

True love is multifaceted and impossible to comprehend apart from having the genuine love of Jesus Christ flowing from a softened and spiritually quickened alive heart.

The world offers a “pseudo love” which is a mere cheap imitation which is easily professed but with shallow roots.  This imitation love ...

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Would You Stand in the Doorway?

February 16th 2016

Would you stand in the doorway or rush in the tomb like Peter?

And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. (John 20:5-7 KJV)

These verses inspired of God record about both ...

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