The Crucified Life Ministries Blog

Take Up Your Cross February 25th 2015

Sin and rebellion against God is quite popular in the world today.

Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: (Isaiah 30:1 KJV)

The attitude of ungodliness and rebellion is quite popular with today’s youth.  Boldness and brashness proliferate the air as teenagers and young adults seek answers and advice; but not from God or His Word.  They seek counsel from popular sources which feed them with a potpourri of pleasant answers they desire to hear; but not answers they need to hear.  The truth is not always pleasurable or sounds like music to our ears; nor is it an easy pathway to navigate in this world but the truth is what many need to hear.

For many church is not popular or the “in” thing to “do” the God thing.  Church is often labeled old fashioned and seriously out of touch with the whims and ways of young people who are easily caught up into behavior of the world.  Church seems stuffy and filled with overbearing rules and regulations severely limiting freedom and fun of being young.  Living for God seems overrated and dull; sucking the life right out of people.

Oh, but the truth of God’s Word is far removed from this shortsighted vision of the supernatural power of God.  God is the covering through which the shed blood of Jesus cloaks man in spiritual life through faith; bringing FREEDOM from sin through His great grace, mercy, and peace now and for all eternity.  There is nothing in this world which can alleviate sin.  Only a personal relationship with God and repentance will relieve or account for the wages of sin in a man’s life.

Life upon the wide pathway of the world allows sin to accumulate and multiply with a death grip or choke hold about the neck greatly impeding, and after a time, blocking any possible spiritual relationship or further communication with God and man is left to his own way.

The wages of sin must always be accounted for: either by accepting His free gift and entering straightway into a spiritual relationship with God while sojourning upon this earth or existing forever amid the fires of Hell in the eternal realm.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearSin and rebellion against God is serious and can only be covered and accounted for by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

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