TAKE UP YOUR CROSS DAILY, JESUS SAYS;
IT INVOLVES A CROSS (DAILY SELF DENIAL)
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, And follow me.(Luke 9:23)
Being A Follower Of Jesus Pays A Lot. You Will Have To Crucify The Desires Of The Flesh Daily. Your Flesh Desires And Self Gratification…
Must Be Crucified Daily. Jesus Said If One Want To Follow Him,
You Have To Deny Self And Follow Him Daily. Everyday Involves Continual Warfare Between Evil And Good.
Choosing Jesus Or Satan Is Our Daily Battle…Though It’s Not Easy, Jesus Is With You Through It All….
He Came In Human Form, Took Up The Flesh Which Is Prone To Sin.
Yet He Never Sinned…He Overcame Sin In Human Flesh…So That We Might Receive Power And Grace Through His Sacrifice And Overcome Like He Did.
And Always Remember, Jesus Knows All The Afflictions And Trials In This World. It’s Not Easy To Live In This Cruel World
But Jesus Is With You If You Stay In His Love And Do His Will, He Will Strengthen You Through It All.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, And I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
Let’s Therefore Cast All Our Burdens Upon Him For He Cares.
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
(1 Peter 5:6-7)
Deny Your Self Desires Daily And Do The Will Of God Through Jesus Power. Jesus Will Help You, Do Not Give Up.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” (Romans 13:11-13)
JESUS SHALL NOT REMAIN SILENT,
HE IS COMING SOON FOR HIS OWN.
“Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: A fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.”
LET’S THEREFORE LIVE A GODLY LIFE AND TAKE UP OUR CROSS DAILY (DEATH TO SELF).
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”
(1 Peter 2:1-3, 7-12)
“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him
for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.”
(1 Peter 2:13-18)
Obey Every Orders And Laws By The Society Or The King Which Does Not Conflict With God’s Will, Law. However Never Obey Things That Are Against God’s Will. That Are In Contrast With The Law Of God. For It Is Better To Obey The LORD Than Men.
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
IT’S NOT ONCE SAVED…ALWAYS SAVED….BUT ALWAYS OVERCOMING SINS AND REMAINING FAITHFUL TILL JESUS COME AND TAKE US HOME.
“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die. Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them;
for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.”
MAY GOD STRENGTHEN US ALL SO THAT WE CAN TAKE UP OUR CROSS DAILY AND FOLLOW HIS FOOTSTEPS TILL WE BECOME LIKE HIM….AMEN
“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, After that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
(1 Peter 5:10)
IF YOU LOVE JESUS…DO HIS WILL
(John 14:15, 1 John 5:3, John 14:21)
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments:
And His commandments are not grievous.”
(1 John 5:3)
“But the God of all grace,
Who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, After that ye have suffered a while, Make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
(1 Peter 5:10-11)
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Beware of false prophets, Which come to you in sheep’s clothing, But inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; But a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, Neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
And cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, Shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; But he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 24:7, 7:15-21)
Behold Jesus Is Coming Soon!!! Let’s Be Prepared.
MARANATHA –> EVEN SO LORD COME. (Revelation 22:20)