Yeshua embraced the cross. We are told in the Scripture that those who abide in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) ought to walk in the same manner as our Pattern Son: “By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word in him the love of God has truly been perfected. BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE AR IN HIM: THE ONE WHO SAYS HE ABIDES IN HIM OUGHT HIMSELF TO WALK IN THE SAME MANNER AS HE WALKED” (John 2:3-6 NASB).
Yeshua tells us what it means to be a follower of Jesus: “Jesus summoned the crowd, along with His disciples, and had them gather around. And He said to them: “If you truly want to follow Me, you should at once completely disown your own life. And YOU MUST BE WILLING TO SHARE MY CROSS AND EXPERIENCE IT AS YOUR OWN, AS YOU CONTINUALLY SURRENDER TO MY WAYS” (Mark 8:34 TPT).
Beware anyone who encourages you to bypass, deny or refuse the cross of Christ. It’s a demonic and worldly way that will keep you stunted in your growth: “You say, ‘Under grace there are no rules and we’re free to do anything we please.’ Not exactly. Because not everything promotes growth in others. Your slogan, ‘We’re allowed to do anything we choose,’ may be true — but not everything causes the spiritual advancement of others” (1 Corinthians 10:23 TPT).
Paul’s encouragement includes: “I CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR LOVE TO GROW AND INCREASE BEYOND MEASURE, BRINGING YOU INTO THE RICH REVELATION OF SPIRITUAL INSIGHTS IN ALL THINGS. This will enable you to choose the most excellent way of all — becoming pure and without offense until the unveiling of Christ. And you will be filled completely with the fruits of righteousness that are found in Jesus, the Anointed One—bringing great praise and glory to God!” (Philippians 1:9-11 TPT).
So… pay attention to any leader, ministry or friend who is saying that they have already been transformed into the image of our Messiah Yeshua when the fruits of their life speak otherwise. Being humble and teachable is key to our soul being transformed, and so is Christ’s Cross. In fact, Yeshua gives this warning to believers: “If you refuse to take up your cross and follow Me, you are not worthy of being Mine” (Matthew 10:38 TPT).
Let’s follow our Pattern Son – Messiah Yeshua – in all things. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me… For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?’” (Matthew 16:24,26 NASB). Whatever that we are unwilling to die to is the very thing that we are exchanging for the total transformation of our soul into Yeshua’s image.
Give em heaven!!!
Copyright July 28, 2019 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main
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