| Ps 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in the presence is fullness of joy
WHAT IS THE CROSS I BEAR?
Frank E. Henrich Dec. 1, 1978
WE ARE EARTHEN VESSELS FASHIONED BY GOD TO DO HIS
God clothes His light in earthen vessels. The Scripture says that “For dust thou art, and unto
dust shall thou return” Gen 3:19. Jesus told us to go tell the nations the good news of the gospel. Just before Jesus
ascended to Heaven, He gave us a charge as recorded in Acts 1:8 - “8 But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you
will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the
ends of the earth." NLT
So when God’s golden light shines spiritually on a sick soul, that person has
to respond by accepting the presence or rejecting it. If he chooses to reject God’s injection in to his life,
he feels right only if he does it rationally. So he attacks not the Light of God but the earthly vessel by saying
he is not intelligent, stupid and simple to believe in what one cannot see. They do this out of fear.what is, but choose
not to change their sinful lives especially eliminating their habitual sins.
As a result they are choosing evil
because of fear of loss of pride and acceptance - - fear that others might say they are stupid, etc - - one fears, another
fears, etc. - - is how the system functions. So they attack verbally the one thing they can attack, the earthen vessel (you
and me) who hold the Light of Jesus Christ - - the key to heaven, - - a new nature filled with love and peace - - only given
to us by declaring Jesus our Savior is our-light. It is better they attack us than God. It is part of the cross we bear. We
carry the Light of Jesus Christ forward into darkness (evil) daily depending on faith and trust in Jesus Christ.The crosses
we bear are the performing of little acts day by day, moment by moment that glorify You my God regardless of what mankind
thinks.So wonder no more why some hate you but let your light shine.
DOES JESUS HAVE THE POWER TO FORGIVE
OH, YES, READ HIS OWN WORDS ON HIS POWER:
Luke 5:18-26 18 Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they
sought to bring in and lay before Him. 19 And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd,
they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus. 20 When He saw
their faith, He said to him, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason,
saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 22 But when Jesus perceived their
thoughts, He answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts? 23 Which is easier,
to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise up and walk'? 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power
on earth to forgive sins" — He said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, arise, take up your bed,
and go to your house." 25 Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed
to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, "We
have seen strange things today!" NKJV
(substitute your name and
sin where noted)
Lord God, I (your name) have sinned
Against you and need your forgiveness;
I have a sin addiction of (name the sin)
And have tried not to sin but yet sin.
I cannot overcome
temptations to sin
Without your help, so please hear me
Have mercy on my soul and help me
And I will avoid circumstances leading to sin.
Please heal me outright so I don't sin,
If not outright
send me the help I need
To live a life pleasing to you my God
I ask this Father God, in the name of Jesus.
WHAT CROSS DO I BEAR FOR JEUSU? MY CROSS
IN MY BODY I DID NOT CHOOSE BUT IT IS MEANT TO CAUSE ME TO BE HUMBLE & CARRY LIGHT OF GOD
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