Hanging On For Life (AKA Carrying Your Cross)
MANY like to think they're carrying their cross, but they deceive themselves and find all manner of excuses to avoid forsaking all, from the pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival, of THE BEAST of their instinctual nature.
"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he CANNOT BE My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me CANNOT BE My disciple."Luke 14:26-27
So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has CANNOT BE (IS NOT) My disciple.Luke 14:33
"Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"Luke 14:34-35
"But the COWARDLY, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."Revelation 21:8