“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
Brothers and Sisters the Price for our Sins has been Paid In Full when we Accept Jesus into our Lives, those things that Separated Us from The Father HAD been Washed by The Blood Of Jesus, The Sacrificial Lamb Of God The Father. But we must come to an Understanding that there is another Price to be Paid and that Value, is Your Life.
It seems that the church of today, again, has Lost The Message, has Changed The Message into a Worldly Affair, Living as the World Demands, that is, as Satan Enforces. But we have been given a Command By Jesus, that if we Seek Jesus, we MUST Deny the Flesh, we MUST Deny Worldly Lust, we MUST BECOME God’s Holy Word being filled with The Holy Spirit, Walking AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD, taking UP OUR CROSS, that is, Crucifying The Flesh, TO BE Obedient to Jesus, that we Can then Follow Jesus!
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
There are so many churches, so many bibles, so many lies and half-truths that the Body Of Christ Jesus is Fragmented, Walking In Disobedience, doing their own things that FIT THEM… not Jesus! There are so many programs, so many departments, so many self-made positions within the church that a Person Can Get Lost In The Crowd! There are so many so called Believers that they get Offended because Mary looked funny at Jane, because Tom said something Offensive to Bill, that really was not offensive. There are so many people looking for a church to FIT THEM instead of a Church that Lives Out THE WORD OF GOD. Too many Lies from those who are leaders (chosen by man, not God) that speak causing The Church to Divide instead of Unite. I have heard in The Spirit too many times The Holy Spirit weeping over those who are supposed to be The Children Of God, who Walk After The Flesh and not The Spirit Of God.
The Bible, that is, the closest Translation to the Original Hebrew and Greek, tells us How To Live Our Lives, but the problem lies here, that is, God’s Holy Word is Spiritual, it is about a Relationship With The Godhead (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) but if we do not have those Who ARE TRULY CALLED and ANOINTED into the Office’s that Jesus set up, then How is the Truth ever to be Revealed? Those who have been called into one of The Offices, that is, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, are becoming far and few. They have been Replaced by Satan’s Endorsement making sure that the children of God never Mature.
Jesus set these Offices, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, Anointed Them, to bring The Children Of God into Maturity!
“19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
“11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
Now, why are these Offices soooo important, because they are Made By Jesus, Called By Jesus, Answer Only To Jesus…
“Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)”
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;”
1 Timothy 1:1
These Office CANNOT be SET BY MAN, ONLY BY JESUS!!! Enough about the Offices, for They are the Foundational Teachings of Jesus, not man.
Now, back to the Price After The Cross… Jesus said that IF YOU LOVE HIM, then YOU WILL OBEY HIM!
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Are the Commandments of Jesus easy? Are they a Fit For ME? Did Jesus say everything would be a Bed Of Roses? NO, NO, NO, NO!!! The Word of The Lord Jesus is Hard and is Life Changing and will Not Be Easy. Your Flesh will fight against the Word’s of Jesus, it will Rise Up and try to Dominate You to be Entangled In Satan’s Web.
When The Word says, Husbands You are The Head, then why is there talk among you that there should be Equality between the Husband and Wife. Does not the Scripture say, Wives Submit to your Husbands AS UNTO THE LORD JESUS?! Does no the Scripture say that Jesus is the Head of the Church, as well as the Man? Then, why do You Seek Another? Children, does not the Scripture tell you to Obey Your Parents and in doing so you will Live Long? Then why do you try to Control Them?
In all of these things the answer is In Jesus, In His Word! Do you not Understand that the Commandments of God are not Your Will, but that it is the Will Of God For Us To Follow. God’s Holy Word will not pass into Oblivion, but it is God’s Holy Word that We All will be Judged By, both the Lost and the Saved, ignorance is Not An Excuse!
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
The Price After The Cross is one of Sacrificial Love, it is a Binding Relationship between you and God, but, You Must Choose. When Jesus was in the Mount Of Olives, He had to Deny His Flesh, Deny His Will in order to Be IN THE FATHERS WILL, to be OBEDIENT!
“39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, 42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
Our Lord Jesus did not want to go through with what was before Him, He did not want His Flesh to go through the Suffering, Torment, Ridicule. What Jesus had to do, is what we must do, that is, Jesus NOT MY WILL, but YOUR WILL BE DONE IN ME! There is a Price After The Cross that we must All Pay if we are to be Jesus Disciples, we must Let Go and Let Jesus Rule!
Again if it were so easy to be The Child Of God, then there would not be a need for the Bible, it could have all be done and said in this one statement from Jesus…
“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”
There would not be a need for any further change if this was all there was to it. But the Scriptures tell us different.
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
“2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.”
“1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]: 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”
1 Peter 4:1-6
The Price After The Cross MUST be Paid with Your Life; there is no way around it. There are Rules; Commandments that should Govern Our Lives that are to show us Who God Is and How We are to be.
Do you know that in the Old Testament that when Moses Spoke, that he spoke to the Heads of the Tribes the Oracles, Commandments and these Tribal Heads would take that Word back to their tribe and Command the People to Follow. All Twelve Tribes had to Follow the Same Word, there was no Change, no Excuse and it was Upheld even unto Death. They followed God In and Through their Daily Lives BY THE WORD, it was the same across All The People!
“And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”
“1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. 3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 4 And if they blow [but] with one [trumpet], then the princes, [which are] heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.”
“And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This [is] the thing which the LORD hath commanded.”
The problem of today is not the Number Of church’s, but, that the church’s are doing their Own Thing, Not Speaking the Same Thing, Not Doing the Same Thing. What is in The Holy Scriptures are for All To Follow without respect, without changing God’s Word to Fit Your Flesh, to Walk As The Children Of God, not being Subject to the World. The very Word that I Speak this hour, this very minute, it is for Every Blood Bought Person, who Names Jesus As Lord, it does not matter what church, what country, what language the Word Is The Same and should be Obeyed As One Body.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
It does not matter if I
like it or not, whether I want to or not,
I Must Pay the Price After The Cross to be a
Child Of God!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!