" He who loves father or mother above Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter above Me is not worthy of Me;
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
He who finds his soul-life shall lose it, and he who loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it." (Matt. 10:37-39)
"He who finds his soul-life shall lose it, and he who loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it." (Matt. 10:37-39)
"But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.
For neither is circumcision anything nor circumcision, but a new creation is what matters." (Galatians 6:14,15)
"I am crucified with Christ; and it is not longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
I do not nullify the grace of God ..." (See Gal. 2:20,21a)
"I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness is through law, then Christ has died for nothing."
" He who loves father or mother above Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter above Me is not worthy of Me; (v.37)
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. (v.38)
He who finds his soul-life shall lose it, and he who loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it." (v. 39) (Matt. 10:37-39)
" But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." (1 Tim. 5:8)
" And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his soul-life shall lose it, and he who loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it."
"The Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone wants to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.
For whoever wants to save his soul-life shall lose it; but whoever loses his soul-life or My sake shall find it.
For what shall a man be profited if he gains the whole world, but forfeits his soul-life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul-life?'
For the Son of Man is to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will repay each man according to his doings." (Matt. 16:24-27)
"When He [Christ] comes to be glorified in His saints and to be marveled at in all those who have believed (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day." ( Second Thessalonians 1:10)
"What then shall we say? Should we continue in sin that grace may abound ?
Absolutely not! We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
Or are you ignorant that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death ?
We have been buried therefore with Him through baptism into His death." (Rom. 6:1-3)
"Lord Jesus, I thank You that you not only died for me that I may be forgiven. I thankyou not only that Your redeeming blood have washed all my sins away.
Lord Jesus, I thank you that Your death has also TERMINATED all in me that makes me sad, unahappy or foolish. Through Your death You have crucified that old self with all its misery and delusion, darkness and vanity. I have been absolutely crucified with You. Thankyou Lord. I stand upon this fact by faith.
Lord, I do not believe my feelings. I do not believe my failures. I believe that I have died with You to rise with You and walk in newness of life.
Lord Jesus, I refuse to be ignorant. I have been buried in Your death, terminated and grafted into You. It is not longer I who live. It is Jesus Christ Who lives within Me.
Thankyou Lord You died FOR me. And You DIED FOR me. I can utilize Your death on the cross. I can appropriate the power of Your terminating death to put to death all that plagues me. It is now Christ Who lives in Me with Your terminating and resurrecting power of grace."
"Then Jesus answered and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing from Himself except what He sees the Father doing, for whatever that One does, these things the Son also does in like manner." (John 5:19)
" Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work." (John 4:34)
"I have glorified You [the Father] on earth, finishing the work which You have given Me to do." (John 17:4)
" Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works." (John 14:10)
"He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me." (John 14:24)
"I can do nothing from Myself; as I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will but the will of Him who sent Me." (John 5:30)
"He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but He who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him, this One is true, and unrighteousness is not in Him." (John 7:18)
Originally posted by robbie carrobieWhy are you reading my posts? Go back and argue about the weight, shape, material and design of torture stakes on the other thread The Cross.
Yeah there is only so much smiting the air that you can do. Why not attempt dialogue instead of monologue?
"I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and in Me he has nothing." (John 14:30)
" But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me and I to the world." (Gal. 6:14)
3. The Prince Of This World Had Nothing In Jesus.
"He hath nothing in me," Jesus said. That is, he had no hold upon Christ. Have you ever attempted to pick up a large object which had no convenient handles or grasping places on it? Not that it was too heavy for you; it simply did not come supplied with "hand holds" on it. Such an article is difficult if not impossible to move without more hands than one person has. This is the force of what the Lord said about Satan coming into his life. Jesus had done the necessary self-examination and found that there were no convenient grasping places for Satan. His loyalty was completely undivided. He had no personal affection for this world. His physical family was secondary to his loyalty to God. Heaven was more important than earth. The kingdom of God was esteemed by him as of more importance than any carnal pursuit. Life with God was better than life on earth. Earthly pleasure and worldly joy were relegated to negligible status. Satan could find no serviceable "hand holds" on him!
Originally posted by sonshipWhy am i reading your posts? because its a public forum intended to be read by members of the public. If you want to blog why don't you start one. I have no issues regarding the implement that Christ was put to death on nor have I mentioned it here.
Why are you reading my posts? Go back and argue about the weight, shape, material and design of torture stakes on the other thread [b]The Cross.
What do you care if I carry on a monologue?[/b]