ACCESSING THE CHRIST – CHAPTER 3 – TAKE UP YOUR CROSS

ACCESSING THE CHRIST
CHAPTER 3
29/08/2014

Good Morning
We need to re define why we pray
We need to redefine why we live a spiritual life
We are losing our reason for living this life of faith.
Church business has advertised this faith product and we don’t want it any other way
We came here to God “because we want our things”
This is the gospel we were given.
We find it difficult to have it in any other way.
When we come to a place, where we stop chasing for things, then things begin to come to you
We have come to a NEED BASED CHURCH activity
Jesus says deny yourself take your cross and follow me
To deny yourself means you begin to DENY THE NEED
though you need it but YOU DENY THE NEED
LET HIM TAKE HIS CROSS AND FOLLOW ME
did it say let her take her hunk and follow me
Did He say Let him take his Porche and follow me?
Did he say let her take her double storey house and follow me?
He says we must take the cross.
He says we must deny ourselves.
Now your church will not get full in this way.
This does not form a good advert for more members.
We came to church in this way.
We were promised that we will take BMW and follow Him.
Now tis is the church how we got to know it.
This is the church we dream to have
We do not want churches where people deny themselves
We do not want churches where people take the cross
That is why we are always unhappy
Because we do not het the things we were promised by the church salesmen.
The time has come for us to deny ourselves and take up our cross and follow Him.
He says His yoke is easy.
It is not material that will give you joy but the cross will give you joy.
For the cross puts to death all illusion and false needs.
Satan does not move until he identifies your need.
For it is by our need that becomes a battle ground.
Again it is your need that becomes the bait for the church business preachers as well.
Jesus says MAKE ME YOUR PRINCIPAL NEED.
Abraham was made to choose between Christ and his only begotten son.
He had to deny himself of his best.
Once the Devil knows that your main need is Christ; then your victory has begun.
When he knows that your main need is that car then his hames begin.
When he knows that that husband is your main need then his church begins.
We have not filled churches just because Jesus is our Main need, no! We have filled them because we have another main need other than Jesus.
Let the devil know that your main need is Jesus and see if he will deny you that need.
Let the devil know that this car is your main need and see how much you will dance.
Satan will even suggest a church that will meet that need quicker.
It’s time we deny ourselves, deny ourselves that need!
When the devil does not know what you need above Jesus he does not know where to begin.
Have you noticed how good it feels to have a surprise provision while your eyes are fixed on Christ?
Have you felt how good it feels to have money on your bag when Christ has been your main need?
If anyone is in Christ…….!!
This verse is enough for you to make Christ your main need.
I have heard of people who die in the sea while trying to go to Europe from Africa with a small boat.
Those people have their need identified as IN EUROPE.
They know that when they are IN EUROPE all their other needs are met.
Well that is not even the truth but this is how it is to them.
What about you?
IN CHRIST.
This is our primary need.
Not In Car.
Not in Husband.
Not in Business.
All these are essential but just peripheral.
In our spiritual life we are stuck in the peripheral.
The visa of the place called IN CHRIST is to deny ourselves and take up our cross and follow Jesus.
Shalom.

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