Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Return to Discipleship...

A Return to Discipleship...
...is not an option.
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Discipleship is what keeps the train on the track. It is what keeps us moving forward, on toward CHRIST.
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Some Christian Believers have discovered discipleship through a submissive obedience to the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT. Others have stumbled across the necessity of discipleship purely by accident... when they have been frustrated with ~AND REJECTED~ their bone-dry "walk" with CHRIST. Still others have been pushed to it by sorrow, injury, illness, or handicap.
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One thing is certain: there is no growth without a determined, purposeful discipleship.
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WRONG.
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In all truth, there really is growth... but not towards CHRIST. The growth will be towards the world in dress and thought, towards secret and open indulgences of the flesh, towards deadness and numbness and coldness towards CHRIST. In our daily busy-ness of mind, body, and duties... is our on-fire effort going toward something(s) other than CHRIST ?
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Many of us have come so far from the old man. Is it worth losing what we have gained in CHRIST through so many tears and renderings of our flesh...
...to let it slip away
due to
spiritual laziness?
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Are we content with this ?
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Making the effort toward a determined discipleship is NOT SALVATION BY WORKS: it is simply staying on track towards The LORD JESUS our King.
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Now, here's the scary part:
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HE+ won't keep you on track...
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...unless you make the effort.
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<(((><
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And HE+ said to them all,
If
any man
will come after ME+,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross daily,
and
follow
ME+.
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~ The Word of The LORD,
recorded in Luke 9:23
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In the name of The FATHER, Who created thee~
The SON+, Who+ saves thee~
And
The Blessed HOLY SPIRIT, Who sanctifies thee.
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Sister Judith Hannah + + +

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