Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross October 13th 2014

October 13th 2014

Have you feasted at His banquet table?

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (Psalms 23:5 KJV)

David was pronouncing, at God’s leading, in this verse how superbly God provides for His own; even in the presence of enemies.  He provides much more than we can even imagine or expect.  Indeed His provision is much more than we ever deserve; if we got what we ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 12th 2014

Jesus was with God in the beginning and alive for all eternity.

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (John 8:58 KJV)

Some people may think that Jesus Christ’s physical birth was His first appearance upon this earth.  That is far from the Truth of God’s Word.  This scripture verse is written in the present tense clearly stating a continual presence “Before Abraham was, I am…”  Before Abraham was is way back ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 11th 2014

Are you trying to mix oil and water?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV)

This verse speaks of important doctrine that many have trouble understanding; in biblical times and today.  Paul used common or ordinary yoked animals as an illustration in learning this important truth.  Those who do much farming would certainly understand what problems would surface if they yoked ...

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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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