Wednesday, March 9, 2016

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CROSS,

Today, I believe God is calling His people out of the world. Out of , our soulish desires (our flesh) to be a witness once again that Jesus is alive, resurrected, and living His life through His body, the true church.

Over the centuries our intellects have been educated about God. Thousands of books have been written.  Doctrines have been preached that have split churches. Our minds have become so full of the knowledge about God, but, who is He? 

It is so easy to be caught up in religion and even the thrill of the charismatic movement. But here too, Satan can counterfeit spiritual gifts, signs and wonders. But He can not counterfeit the love of our Savior living His life through His body the true church.

 St. Paul understood the two sides of the cross: death and resurrection. "I have been crucified in Christ, it is no longer I that lives but Christ that lives with in me. And the life I now live I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and died for me." Gal 2:20. 


"If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?"  

You ask, how can I live in His resurrection life when I still sin? Repent and turn to God.  He will take your sin to the cross and release His forgiveness. You will actually experience the great exchange: your life for His.


Because He lives, we can face tomorrow knowing that His great love and forgiveness is always available in every circumstance to transform us into His image.  His resurrection power is continuously being released into the earth through the Holy Spirit and into His body, the true church.  If He is lifted up in us He will draw all men unto Himself.

Let us forsake this world and only unto Him be true.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Who Am I - Casting Crowns (w/ lyrics)

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I pray that you will be blessed and encourage by this song.  It is good to know that the Lord is understanding and will always listen to you.  He doesn't always agree, but will listen.  I love that about Him.  It is important to listen to one another and to know that you are heard.  it doesn't mean you have to agree with that person, but at least respect them enough to listen.