Take Up Your Cross

Are You in the Land of Nod?

February 1st 2016

Are You in the Land of Nod?

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. (Genesis 4:16 KJV)

Cain was “kicked out of “the nest” so to speak, after choosing to commit murder against his own brother.

Cain was the first murderer to live on this earth.

Cain was removed from all which he was familiar with on this earth.

Cain was sent out in this cold dark world ...

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Will You Be Found Naked or Richly Clothed?

January 31st 2016

Will You Be Found Naked or Richly Clothed?

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. (2 Corinthians 5:2-3 KJV)

Paul is speaking in these two verses in Second Corinthians about the human body of flesh.  All mankind who are born on this earth inhabit this tent of flesh.  Paul compares it to against the heavenly spiritual body ...

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Our Work Means Nothing Without God

January 30th 2016

Our Work Means Nothing Without God

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Proverbs 16:3 KJV)

God is the greatest employer in this world.  Working for God establishes proper direction of our life in this world.

Having God on board our heart and mind serves as a foundation or guiding point in our lives.  God is a spiritual compass to direct the lives of those who have been quickened spiritually alive forever as they sojourn in ...

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Naomi Went From Joy To Bitterness

January 29th 2016

Naomi Went From Joy To Bitterness

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. (Ruth 1:20 KJV)

The “she” in this scripture verse is Naomi.  She was acknowledging the recent difficulties in her life had come from the hand of God.  She understood that God had dealt bitterly with her.  Recent events had left a mark on her life, causing her to desire to be called Mara ...

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Are You A“Fence Dweller?”

January 28th 2016

Are you a “fence dweller?”

A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. (Psalm 15:1-2 KJV)

“Who shall abide in thy tabernacle….” Is a great question.  There is only one answer and it has not changed since the beginning of time.

In fact, the answer is provided for this question further on in this same verse.  “He ...

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Are You Spiritually Hardy Or Withering And Waning?

January 27th 2016

Are You Spiritually Hardy Or Withering And Waning?

He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure. He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden. His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones. If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee. Behold, this is the joy ...

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What Standard Do You Use to Measure Accomplishments?

January 26th 2016

What Standard Do You Use to Measure Accomplishments?

But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted ...

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Are You Offended and Anxious or Filled with Supernatural Peace?

January 25th 2016

Are You Offended and Anxious or Filled with Supernatural Peace?

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. (Psalm 119:165 KJV)

Having great peace is the opposite of a constant state of war and unrest.  The godly man is to be quietly resting within the spiritual presence of God no matter the state of affairs surrounding him in this world.

Those who are filled with satan’s dark spiritual nature are found living in constant unease and ...

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Godly Marriages Are Bound Together with “Supernatural Glue”

January 24th 2016

Godly Marriages Are Bound Together with “Supernatural Glue”

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:23-25 KJV)

This scripture verse is highlighting the ...

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Godly Women Are Called to be Mature Examples for The Next Generation.

January 23rd 2016

Godly Women Are Called to be Mature Examples for The Next Generation.

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:4-5 KJV)

Spiritually mature women are to serve as godly examples who are mirroring patterns of biblical living for the younger generation in their midst.  God has clearly ...

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