Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross October 3rd 2015

Are you a door keeper for God or perched on a precarious rung aligned with the god of this world?

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalms 84:10 KJV)

This Psalmist is stating in this scripture verse that even the lowliest job in the house of God was better than trying to be productive while ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 2nd 2015

Are you wounded and whipped or standing steadfast and strong in the supernatural power of God?

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32 KJV)

Jesus was speaking to Peter, calling him by his proper surname Simon twice; making this statement God was about to say rather ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 1st 2015

Are you familiar with proven prophecies along with those yet to pass in God’s Word?

Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. (Hosea 6:5-6 KJV)

God did not spare any words or supernatural force when sending chosen people to tell others, by prophesying, ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 30th 2015

Seeing God face to face

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (Psalms 17:15 KJV)

David was certain that he would one day wake up in the eternal realm beholding the face of God.  In fact not only would he see the face of God but he clearly understood that he would, for the first time, be completely satisfied.  This total satisfaction is not like any other ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 29th 2015

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (John 5:24 KJV)

Will you face condemnation and spiritual death?

Hearing God’s Word is an essential or crucial spiritual concept in possessing personal salvation.  Only after man hears His Word through his ear gate can it flow into the cracks and crevices of his dry and ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 28th 2015

Whose direction do you follow?

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. (Jeremiah 6:16 KJV)

God packed many directives in this verse for those who desire to walk in His ways.

  1. God said “Stand ye in the ways…” Which means to remain steadfast.
  2. Further God stated “and see…” ...
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Take Up Your Cross September 27th 2015

Time was growing short and the reality of Jesus’s death was near.

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. (Matthew 26:11 KJV)

Jesus spoke this scripture verse in response to the disbelief and anger of the disciples towards a woman who had poured expensive perfume upon Him as she came near unto Him.  The disciples, who were gathered around Jesus, thought this woman was quite wasteful as the extravagant perfume was likely used ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 26th 2015

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. (2 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV)

Are you enlisted in God’s victorious spiritual army?

Most, if not all people, who have served their country as a soldier have faced a battle in enemy territory one time or another in their military career.  When people enlist in ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 25th 2015

Whose blood speaks to your heart?

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. (Genesis 4:10 KJV)

God confronted Cain about his sin.  Not because God did not know what Cain had done, but rather because God knew Cain killed his brother and the blood of his brother Abel was crying out from the ground bringing conviction to Cain because of his horrible sin.  God desired to hear Cain ...

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Take Up Your Cross September 24th 2015

Prophecy clearly spells out God’s plan and bright promises for those who are separated unto Him.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:21 KJV)

Prophecy did not come about by mankind, nor was it first spoken by man, or flow outward from any created object upon this earth.  Prophecy came directly from the mouth of God, or ...

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