Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dare To Be a Daniel

Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s band! 
Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.

Many mighty men are lost,
Daring not to stand,
Who for God had been a host
By joining Daniel’s band.

Many giants, great and tall,
Stalking through the land,
Headlong to the earth would fall,
If met by Daniel’s band.

Hold the Gospel banner high!
On to vict’ry grand!
Satan and his hosts defy,
And shout for Daniel’s band.

Will you dare to be a Daniel? God has not called sissies, but soldiers! 2 Timothy 2:3-4, "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

The time has come to put aside our vain aspirations of what it means to be Christians. God has called us to be holy warriors who sell everything for the kingdom of God. For years, the church has acted as though Christianity was lived by simply going to church, saying a few good sounding words, and putting some money in the offering plate. The time has come for us to take a stand and say "No! No man can be Christ's disciple unless he gives up everything!" Jesus warns that those who are lukewarm, He will spew them out of His mouth. We need no army then of half-harted Christians who are as salt that has lost its savor and are good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot!

The judgment time is falling on America when no more will the easy thing be to say, "I am a Christian." Only those who are radical followers of Jesus Christ will be able to stand. Will you be a radical Christian? Do you have a name for yourself that you are clothed and well to do, and yet are poor, blind, dumb, and naked? Come to Christ and sell all of your possessions for the Kingdom! There is nothing on this earth that is worth more and any pursuit of the things of this world is vanity and will bring grief in the end. However, he who sows to the Spirit shall reap life everlasting. What profit is there then if a man gain the world and lose his soul? I tell you the truth the answer is "None!"

Jesus has laid down the line of what it means to be His disciple. The stakes are high. In that day of judgment, nothing in this world will be worth standing on the wrong side of the line. "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." Dare, then, to be a Daniel. Sell your life for Jesus Christ for there is no greater Master, no greater joy, no greater life, than Jesus Christ.

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