Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross September 3rd 2015

Do you find great joy in assembling with other believers?

A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. (Psalms 122:1 KJV)

David expressed great joy in coming to God’s house in this one hundred and twenty second Psalm.  The book of Psalms was an Old Testament song book filled with hymns and songs that the people of God sang in the temple giving honor and ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 2nd 2015

The law of God points out sin and the grace of God is always greater.

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: (Romans 5:20 KJV)

The law mentioned in this scripture verse is a reference to the Mosaic Law given to Moses upon Mt. Horeb, which is also known as the mountain of God.  The Old Testament law acts as a mirror, showing or reflecting back to mankind their ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 1st 2015

September 1st 2015

Do you struggle with doubt and defeat or endure in the supernatural strength of God?

And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. (Luke 4:3-4 KJV)

The devil was poking and prodding around at Jesus provoking Him into doubting what God said, just as he ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 31st 2015

Have you experienced God’s grace, compassion and righteousness?

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. (Psalms 112:4 KJV)

This scripture verse speaks of God’s blessings which are given to those who choose to live blameless and upright, aligning themselves together with the righteousness of God.  Those living godly are promised to experience the essence of God’s richness, grace, compassion, and righteousness, now and forever.

However, this verse does not promise ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 30th 2015

Does your heart rest in presents or presence of God?

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. (Job 22:21-23 KJV)

Job is listening to guidance given by his friend Eliphaz.  His advice is remarkably like ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 29th 2015

The Prophet Daniel exhibited godly submission and obedience.

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

God has placed earthly authorities over us as we sojourn upon this earth.  Just like in ancient biblical times, not all those in authority over us are ruling according to the principles and precepts of God.  There are both evil and good leaders set in places of power over us.

God expects that ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 28th 2015

Does your life have the stamp of self-worth or “God worth” on it?

For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. (2 Corinthians 10:18 KJV)

Many people desire to purport their own worthiness.  We live in a day of focusing intently upon “self-worth” rather than “God worth.”  Many desire to “toot their own horn” spouting off about their own value in relation to the dark standards and principles of the god of this world.

The real ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 27th 2015

Do you have a short fuse?

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (James 1:2-3 KJV)

Patience seems to be in short supply today; both among individuals operating in accordance to ways of this world and with those who profess to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  The response to adverse or contrary circumstances of those acknowledging to live unto the things of Christ ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 26th 2015

God is compassionate having no racial barriers or hatred.

For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. (Romans 9:15-16 KJV)

It is God who is in charge and runs the show.  God is not swayed by man’s earthly terms, conditions or faulty ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 25th 2015

Mankind in his natural state is a law breaker.

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20 KJV)

The law was given to Moses by God for use as a tool in convicting mankind of his natural inclination to sin.  It is a spiritual pricking or awakening of his conscious which pokes holes in man’s estimation of himself encouraging him to ...

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