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Take Up Your Cross November 10th 2014

November 10th 2014

In what system or standard does your hope reside?

Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God? (Job 27:7-10 KJV)

Sometimes it seems that only enemies of God, who are masters of spreading darkness, despair, and evil; prosper and flourish upon this earth.  Yes, there are civil laws mans is accountable unto, but It is hard to feel justified and victorious when civil laws punish acts mankind is caught committing but doing nothing to focus upon the internal spiritual root of the problem, or inner wickedness contained within the heart which is spewing outwardly.  There is no earthly solution, law, or external punishment placed upon mankind that can alleviate eternal punishment according to the commandments and precepts of God for those living in enmity against His Word.

Keeping a focus upon God and His eternal law rather than man’s worldly system of worldly punishment, draws us to consider how; in His holiness, He does omnisciently observe all situations from a heavenly viewpoint.  God cannot accept man’s law and meted punishment in reference to His broken commandments and precepts.  God metes out holy chastisement for the breaking of His law in His own timing and way.  His price enacted does not correspond with any penalty sanctioned in the courts of man upon this earth; however He can choose to use man’s punishment as he deems necessary to bring His eternal will and way in a wayward person’s life.

Whether crime is met with swift punishment on earth through the courts, or falls through the cracks undetected by a worldly system of justice without “proper” punishment for the crime committed the justice of God will be and must be met and dealt with in the eternal realm; no matter even if worldly profit or success is accumulated through participating in acts of darkness and evil upon this earth.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26 KJV)

Man can profit in this world according to the ways and law of man but lose everything in light of eternity.  There is no profit for man to gain accolades in the world but lose his soul according to God’s perfect judgment in the eternal realm.  A spiritually lost soul goes directly to Hell in eternity.  Anything gained upon this earth only is in accordance to man’s law, not having been rectified unto God’s law, means nothing in light of His eternal standards.

Each man will give an answer for their life upon this earth when he is called into the eternal realm.

God’s Word says:

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27 KJV)

All mankind will be called in to give an accounting of their life upon this earth.  Those who have appeared to win and gain according to the world’s system of accounting will be justified in eternity only in light of God’s holy standard.  Anything multiplied upon this earth that cannot stand up to the intense heat of God’s judgment will burn and melt away; and in the end of physical life be meaningless in the eternal realm.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearHis holy standard is the only standard that matters giving man hope in the eternal realm.  Man cannot meet God’s standard in their own terms but only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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