Many want miracles, but few want the Lord’s cross!
Luke 9:23 “And He (Jesus) said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”
Isn’t it true that so many charismatic Christians today want miracles, healings, or gifts; but they don’t want to take up their cross daily and follow Jesus?
How about deny self (Luke 9:23), crucify the flesh daily, and give up things like sports, entertainment, TV, cable TV, the internet, and porn for Jesus?
and isn’t it true that most of them don’t know that the price of God’s miracle working power actually goes back to “taking up the cross daily" and following the Lord Jesus?
“There are no better ways to receive God’s promises than by the fear of the Lord, crucifying the flesh daily, bearing fruits of holiness, and prayer with fasting.” －Johnson and Pearl