Dear Saint, another scripture we live daily: Matthew 16:24 KJV
King James Version
As we very well know, dear Saint, denying ourselves and taking up our cross, happens on a daily basis by actual life experiences - often literally forced upon us. Praise God! Maranatha!
I'd like to invite you to reflect on this scripture through the lens of these 4 (the meaning of 4 is totality) short Blogs I've written years back and have now once again through trials find these coming to the forefront.
Separate from his Brethern
Great Faith Must Expect Severe Exercise
Finding Christians in the Furnace of Affliction
Why does Jesus require experimental belief?
“He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink…” (v3)
All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head…in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.” (v5)
All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body.” (v6)
blog number 1922:
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Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ig'-no-sis)
Definition: recognition, knowledge
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