Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross October 31st 2014

What thoughts are filling your mind today?

Today, October 31st, many allow thoughts of Halloween to fill their mind up with ghouls, witches, evil, and darkness to freely swirl about.  Many choose to celebrate this holiday with their children, going to parties, and gathering candy while dressed up in a wide range of costumes; from television personalities to likeness of evil characters.  It is a worldly celebration or gala playing with evil and darkness for innocent children and practicing Satanists alike.

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Take Up Your Cross October 30th 2014

Have you seen the supernatural power of God’s right arm first hand?

Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. (Psalms 20:6 KJV)

Have you really given much thought about the mighty power of the right hand of God?  Or the supernatural working of His divine hearing that He can hear clearly each and every heartfelt cry and prayer as His people cry ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 29th 2014

October 29th 2014

Can you see the handiwork of God in nature?

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psalms 19:1 KJV)

The heavens vastly stretch out in the sky above us but do not reveal all the many holy and glorious characteristics of God and His throne in Heavens.  Our finite eyes and minds cannot possibly take in all the wonderful creations contained within the heavens.  We can ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 28th 2014

The hand of God is always in the details.

Now therefore, if it seem good to the king, let there be search made in the king’s treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter. (Ezra 5:17 KJV)

Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 27th 2014

The perfect  gift

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17 KJV)

EVERY gift is from the hand of God.  God supplies our needs even when we do not have a handle upon them God always does.  At times we may receive something that seems or feels out of place or not tailored to precisely fit our circumstances, but ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 26th 2014

The geographical path of Christ’s death

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) (Ephesians 4:9-10 KJV)

These scripture verses contain a geographical path or map of Jesus Christ’s physical death upon the cross to His ascension unto the throne with God in heaven.  Not only does ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 25th 2014

Imagine the luster of His supernatural Shekinah Glory

Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court. Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’S glory. And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 24th 2014

Do you need a spiritual temperature check?

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (1 John 5:3 KJV)

As we love God naturally we desire to keep His commandments.  The more we love God the more earnestly we desire to keep His commandments. Our love for Him, His Word, and His will and way manifests itself in our life by the degree of our obedience and willingness to live ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 23rd 2014

Your earthly tabernacle is unpolished but the Heavenly Tabernacle to come is perfect.

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: (Hebrews 9:24 KJV)

The unpolished and rough around the edges earthly tabernacle is a pattern of the perfect tabernacle in the heavens. The earthly tabernacle exists amid a natural environment fueled by filth and ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 22nd 2014

Do you fan the fire of gossip with your tongue or smother the flame?

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. (Proverbs 26:20 KJV)

A fire it must have all three components of the fire triangle in order for a fire to ignite and burn.  This is a proven matter of natural science.  Trained firefighters understand a fire triangle consists of three elements which bring about combustion and fire.  ...

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