“The shortest shortcut to a truly blessed life in Christ is “the crucified life“.
The wise will get it; the foolish will get stuck.” －Johnson and Pearl
Proverbs 1:7 New King James Version
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
“Without the living the crucified life, all Christians will remain spiritual babes, they will remain sinful, carnal, worldly, prayerless, unblessed, and powerless. And their prayers will remain unanswered. Worst of all, they will continue to be defeated by sin. And if they remain unrepentant, they will eventually backslide or loose their salvation. This unchanging truth will remain timeless and true." -Johnson and Pearl
“How important is it crucify the flesh? Without it the Christian cannot humble self, deny self, deeply repent, stop sinning, walk in holiness, get your prayers answered, and grow in hunger for God. And without humility, repentance, hunger, holiness, fasting and prayer, a person will not be able to receiving God’s blessings, promises, power, and revival.” -Johnson and Pearl
“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
“The flesh is always selfish, horny, covetous, lazy to pray, rebellious toward God, and careless when it comes to soulwinning. That’s why we cannot gratify or cater to the flesh. Contrary, the flesh must be disappointed, and we must crucify the flesh daily. Christians must remember: “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”(Romans 8:6)”
“The flesh will always want more food, money, sex, houses, cars, power, party, accomplishments, pleasure, entertainment, vanity, and loving the world. " －Johnson and Pearl
“God will only use us to the extent of our humility, hunger, and holiness.” －Johnson and Pearl