Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross May 27th 2015

Can your own beliefs about Jesus Christ be upheld by His Word?

But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 26th 2015

Man is no match for evil forces operating outside of the power and will of God.

Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 25th 2015

Imagine if mankind all spoke the same language or dialect today.

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. (Genesis 11:1 KJV)

There are many languages in use upon this earth today.  Some languages are used widespread by many; English, Spanish, French, or German for example.  Other languages or dialects are a native to a small group or handful of people not familiar to other people.

In ancient times starting with Adam and moving forward all ancient ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 24th 2015

Do you have knowledge of an eternal nature or faulty intellect from the god of this world?

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. (1 Corinthians 8:2 KJV)

There are many who revel in knowledge gathered in this world.  Human strength, power, and knowledge have been proven time and time again to be an unreliable and precarious foundation.  In ancient biblical times Greece is often looked upon as ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 23rd 2015

Are you resting upon your own works or Christ’s finished work on the cross to spend eternity with God?

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:15 KJV)

The crux of eternal life for mankind is in the believing not the doing.  There is no power in man’s doing because eternal life rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ upon the cross.  Mankind can do nothing to save himself.  Eternal life lies in ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 22nd 2015

Have you been exposed by the law of God and left spiritually naked or cloaked in His righteousness?

For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (Galatians 2:19 KJV)

The law of God acts like a mirror with the sole purpose of exposing sin.  The law reveals those things within us that are in enmity to the perfect law of God.  There is not one man who can perfectly keep God’s law ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 21st 2015

Do you glory in the supernatural strength and power of God working in your life or revel in your own accomplishments?

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:30-31 KJV)

Man cannot take pride in anything of himself; especially in his own works.  Man can glory only in ...

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Take Up Your Cross may 20th 2015

Self-righteousness is elevating self rather than the righteousness of God.

And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the ...

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Take Up Your Cross Tuesday May 19th 2015

What eternal residence will you inherit in the eternal realm: Heaven or Hell?

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 KJV)

Do you realize a child of God has an inheritance waiting in Heaven?  God has many blessings ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 18th 2015

Do you ruminate upon the spiritual needs of others in “conversation” with God?

Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3 KJV)

Is your prayer time an expanded accordion list of all the things you desire or see a need for in your life?  Or is your prayer time full of praising, talking and listening for God’s direction in your life?  God is not a “spiritual genie” you can ...

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