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Take Up Your Cross April 12th 2015

Mankind has liberty but never freedom to steal glory and honor meant for God.

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8 KJV)

God deserves all glory and honor.  He will not allow His name to be polluted or associated with spiritual error.  The original context or emphasis of this verse is upon Israel who had shifted their focus from God to man and began living according to the god of this world rather than the Truth of God.

This verse can be applied today to mankind who chooses to give undue honor to men and earthly idols instead of giving due reverence unto God.  Man’s allegiance is often tied to earthly things rather than heavenly things of God.  God does not share His glory and honor.

Man has liberty to make choices in life upon this earth.  Individuals who have been spiritually quickened alive are spiritually subdued or in control by His Spirit; those who are spiritually dead naturally make choices aligned up with and controlled by the god of this world choosing to live in enmity towards the things of God.  There is no occupying the middle of the road or following the “gray spiritual area” man is either all in giving God all the glory and honor; or all out of spiritual sync with God wallowing in accolades of glory for themselves.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearMankind never has freedom to steal honor and glory meant for God in exercising freedom of choice.  Those who are controlled by His Spirit live according to His Spirit on this earth and in the eternal realm.

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