THE CAUSE OF CHRIST: Is it not noble ?? The disciples thought so. They left family, friends, homes, and jobs to pursue the kingdom of God. Is it not worthy ?? The apostle Paul thought so. He endured many hardships, suffered the loss of all things; and counted them but rub- bish; in order that he might gain the cause of Christ !! Is it not victorious ?? He leads us in triumph, makes us more than conquerors and overcomers by His Word, by His blood, and in His mighty Name !!
_________________Martin G. Smith
Reply to sojourner7Martin if you will allow me and hopefully others to agree with your message and in a spirit of agreement join you as the Lord leads.The Lord of the Kingdom of God on Earth is Jesus The Kingdom of God dwells within us. Jesus, The Lord of the Kingdom of God dwells within us. Have you sought and found the Kingdom of God and your Lord and gave up all to obtain Him?Have you as an individual Christian dedicated your life to serving the Kingdom of God? Have you availed your self with the resurrected glorified power of our risen Lord, Christ Jesus?Have you died to self and selfishness and greed and all self motivated powers?Have you been begotten and born again by the will of your Heaven Father, God?Is your life motivated by the love and charity of the indwelling of The Holy Spirit of God your Heavenly Father?We Christians like Jesus our Lord serve the Kingdom of God and bear our spiritual cross, the dying of Christ and the coming of the Kingdom of God and the symbol of our death to our old lord, self. We Christians have been begotten and reborn again by the will of God.Why should the cross be lifted up? Because Jesus on the cross allowed all that believe to be excepted and follow Jesus through The Vail into the Kingdom of God.Even though we have died to self we yet live in Christ Jesus.How can I know I am drawing close to God?Does your heart says "Not my will, Lord.Eddie
AMEN & AMEN, Brother Rowdy !!