Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross September 23rd 2015

Seek God, not the things of man, to quiet the innate desire of your heart.

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: (Amos 5:8 KJV)

Mankind was made naturally to seek that which will fulfill our ever longing heart ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 22nd 2015

What or who occupies the center of your life?

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3 KJV)

This is a short but precise commandment by God.  “No other gods before me…” with a lower case “g” which indicates placing nothing other than God in first place in your life.  That means that God is to come before any other thing in your life including family, job, careers, money, or whatever you may allow to creep into first ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 21st 2015

Left handedness is often seen by the world as weakness.

But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab. (Judges 3:15 KJV)

The Jewish people cried out to God for Him to send someone to deliver them from the persecution they faced from those who ruled ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 20th 2015

The Jewish people are God’s treasure and the apple of His eye.

A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 19th 2015

God’s Word whitens, brightens, and makes straight man’s life.

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. (John 15:3 KJV)

God’s Word has spiritual detergent properties that work to clean and sanitize man’s mind and heart.  Man is naturally sinful from birth and in need of cleaning by God’s Word from the start of his life.  However, God will not come into man’s life without being personally invited in.

Man is incessantly brainwashed and mentally conditioned ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 18th 2015

Many are desperate and spiritually dead in this world.

And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. (Mark 5:5 KJV)

This man was helpless and hopeless.  He was existing among tombs in a graveyard having nothing in his life to look forward to beyond these dark and desperate circumstances.  This man was possessed by demon spirits and filled to overflowing with evil and wickedness.  Demons do possess supernatural ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 17th 2015

Do you often make quick unreasonable conclusions based on faulty premises?

Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. (John 8:15-17 KJV)

Jesus is speaking to a group of Pharisees in His midst.  Pharisees were known for their quick judgment rendering to ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 16th 2015

Are you fellow-shipping in the light with God rather than holding hands in darkness with god?

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11 KJV)

To have spiritual godly fellowship with another is to enjoy the companionship and company of another who shares the same view of God, including the nature of sin, repentance, and of eternal life and death.  A person who has placed their faith in the work of Jesus Christ upon ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 15th 2015

 

Blasphemy is a perpetual sin against the Holy Spirit.

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. (Matthew 12:31 KJV)

God has clearly stated in His Word there is one unforgiveable sin and that sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.  Any man who makes a choice to continually reject the supernatural power of the Holy who convicts of sin by ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 14th 2015

Taking our focus off God causes man to desire something other than what God has perfectly provided.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (1 Timothy 6:8 KJV)

Mankind is repeatedly the recipient of basic or essential necessities in life.  Some people have been given more than just the necessary basics, and some even find themselves well off, having been provided for, or covered in, the lap of luxury.  Others find that they are often struggling for ...

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