Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross October 10th 2014

God richly blesses those who honor Him.

And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. (2 Chronicles 1:1 KJV)

The author of the book of Second Chronicles is most often credited to Ezra and this authorship is supported by Jewish tradition.  This scripture verse above was set in the beginning times of Solomon’s reign as King.  His father, David, brought Solomon up in his childhood ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 9th 2014

Do you personally know The One God of heaven and earth?

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6 KJV)

Not only is God an earthly King, as this verse indicates spoken directly to, or in context to Jewish people, but is also a precept for God’s spiritual family alive upon this earth today who have been ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 8th 2014

Does Jesus want you to cast on the right side?

Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. (John 21:5-6 KJV)

You and I are always on Jesus’s mind.  He yearns to provide for us and knows exactly what we ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 7th 2014

What spiritual highlights “dot” the landscape of your life?

God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. (2 Samuel 22:33 KJV)   

David is giving praise and glory to God in this scripture verse.  David had many reasons to sing and give thanks and honor unto God.  He had many personal experiences in life of the powerful and mighty hand of God had working; even in times when he was not looking unto God, but rather ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 6th 2014

Are you a weary and bone tired Christian?

But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. (2 Thessalonians 3:13 KJV)

There are many weary and bone tired Christians walking about looking like dead men in this world.  Many have been about the business of God according to their own strength; some have even been spiritually aggrieved by the schemes of the devil, or are on the run from God’s will, others have been affronted by other professing Christians who are struggling ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 5th 2014

This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. (Titus 1:13-14 KJV)

Can you find a truthful witness?

“This witness is true…” A truthful witness is hard to find these days as false teaching runs rampant even among many professing Christians.  The truth is often melded and blended together with false doctrine making it hard for the average ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 4th 2014

October 4th 2014

Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. (Amos 8:1-2 KJV)

Do you have spiritual fruit blossoming?

In the Old Testament times God used many ways to get the attention of His prophets ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 3rd 2014


Many of us have gotten ourselves into strange and unappealing circumstances where we have been tried and tested by God.  Man has cried out to God from prison, harrowing circumstances near the shadow of death because of accidents and situations of impending doom, or from the hopelessness of dependence upon drugs or alcohol.

God will use any circumstance in our life that will get our full attention to swing towards Him; even from a belly of a whale.  ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 2nd 2014


This Psalm, like other Psalms, is a song likely meant to be sung in services in biblical times; worshiping and lifting up God.  This Psalm was inspired and written by David in some low and desperate times in his life.  We all have desperate times in life.

Man has only two choices in low and anxious times of life:

One solution is to look around at all the things this world has to offer to numb or pacify raw ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 1st 2014

Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:8-9 KJV)

God promises in His Word that He will both establish and preserve His own spiritual family.  God promises He will keep us in His hand, even amid fierce contrary winds and storms we may encounter as ...

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