Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58 NASB
All things done for the kingdom of God is worth the toil we extend. What is this life on earth compared to eternity?Should our time be used for our gain, joy, and not care for others on the road to eternal death?
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God 1 Corinthians 15:50 NASB
Perishable must put on imperishable and mortal must put on immortality then death will be swallowed up in victory! 1 Corinthians 15:54-55 NASB
Are we sreadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord so those around us can be thankful, as we are, for the victory given to us through our Lord Jesus Christ?
🌹The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NASB
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:38-39 NASB
What does it mean to “take your cross and follow”? To deny self. 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. Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:35, Luke 9:23 NASB
To “take your cross and follow” is to deny self and take up your cross. The cross which represents death to sin and the ways of the world. It is the freedom from the bondage of that sin enabling us to faithfully follow Jesus. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 NASB So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. Luke 14:33 NASB But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7,10-11 NASB
Basically we must lose our life to find it. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. John 12:25-26 NASB
🌹I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20
However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodiesthrough His Spirit who dwells in you. — Romans 8:9-11
Now that is good news. Pretty much black and white. Either you do or you don’t.
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. — John 14:23
Do you or don’t you have the Spirit of God in you? Choose today. It is a life and death situation.
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. — Romans 8:5-8
Where is your mind focused? Death or life and peace? Flesh or Jesus Christ?
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.