“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16.
Our modern culture, flowing over into the church says there is a new way to crucify self without having to go through discomfort. The principle of holding to the Word without dual controls is to know: Your personal faith is to be centered upon what God has said to you, and about you, in His eternal Word. Your faith is not to be governed by your experience, or situation and condition, what you think He is doing, or not doing.
If we choose to take the easy road we will never know the joy set before us as the Holy Spirit will be hindered in fulfilling His role in guiding us to “take up OUR cross and follow after Me” (the Lord Jesus speaking.) We are encouraged to look to “Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” Hebrews 12:2.
Janie and Sharon delve into the “new” vs. the “old” Cross and pursue, “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; if, by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Crucified with Christ Verses & Mind of the Spirit vs Flesh
Pre-recorded on KWXC 88.9 Christian Talk Radio – Grove OK