PICKING UP YOUR CROSS

Posted: September 20, 2015 in Bible Truths, GOD, Jesus Christ, Love

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PICKING UP YOUR CROSS
Following Jesus Christ means absolutely surrendering your life completely, and wholeheartedly. Making HIS Will priority over your own hopes, dreams and desires.
It means we are to die to self, crucifying the wants and desires of the flesh daily so that we are living our lives holy and righteous to be pleasing to GOD in this sinful and wicked world (ROMANS 9:8/ROMANS 8:14).

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It means standing firmly on and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and His truth, no matter the cost.
Taking no concern over the loss of your reputation or what people may think of you…the loss of a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or losing some of your closest friends, alienation from your family, losing your job, losing your pursuits, your possessions or even the loss of your very life if need be. Yes. It’s that deep. Taking everything out and putting Him first.

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Many in the churches today proclaim His name but are ashamed of His words which can be found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John (MARK 8:38/PROVERBS 13:13).
You can proclaim Jesus, Jesus, Jesus all day long until you are blue in the face but if your offended, ashamed of, disregard and being completely disobedient to the very words of whom you profess to follow; then you’re just deceiving yourself and you’re not truly serving and following GOD (MATTHEW 15:8/TITUS 1:16).
As Christians [DISCIPLES OF CHRIST], each and every one of us have been commanded to go out into all the world and share the gospel with every creature (MATTHEW 28:19-20/MARK 16:15/COLOSSIANS 1:28).

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The disciples, apostles, and martyrs, throughout history would mourn at today’s Christianity because it’s comprised of mostly pew warmers and lukewarm counterfeit fakes (REVELATION 3:16).
Most of today’s self-centered and narrow minded, self-proclaiming Christians wake up each and everyday living their life only for themselves.
Most neglect to deny themselves and pick up their crosses daily as we have been commanded to do because their lives are far more important than doing the Will of the Father. Most are not living any different than the unsaved (TITUS 1:16). Not only would it shine a spotlight on their own sinful lifestyle but would also make them feel like hypocrites in doing so.
The truth is, as this wicked world continues to get darker many of today’s counterfeit Christians true colors will start to show only unmasking and revealing that most are not truly serving and following GOD.

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HE DOESN’T WANT FAKES WHO ONLY TALK THE TALK, BUT RATHER DISCIPLES WHO WALK THE WALK. WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
Whether you profess to be a believer that is still living in un-repented sin or are just unsaved, please drop to your knees and submit your life wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ today. REPENT AND TURN FROM ALL OF YOUR SIN WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME MY FRIENDS (LUKE 5:32/2 PETER 3:9/LUKE 13:3).
(Matthew 22:14) “For many are called, but (FEW ARE CHOSEN)”
(John 12:26) “(IF ANY MAN SERVE ME, LET HIM FOLLOW ME); and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour”
(Matthew 28:19-20) “(GO THEREFORE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL THE NATIONS), baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (TEACHING THEM TO

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OBSERVE ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU); and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age, Amen”
(John 12:25) “He who loves his life will lose it, and (HE WHO HATES HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD WILL KEEP IT FOR ETERNAL LIFE)”
(Matthew 16:25) “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but (WHOEVER LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT)”
(John 10:27) “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and (THEY FOLLOW ME)”
(Luke 9:23) “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 14:27) “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, (CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE)”
(Matthew 10:38) “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, (IS NOT WORTHY OF ME)”
Source: Jason Hendricks

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