The cross message is truly infectious to the truly born again. ARE YOU INVESTING your life into Christ? If not, you are living a wasted life! IF Jesus is not your all in all, you are hell bound, You've been warned (Matthew 12:30; Revelation 2:4-5). One must intentionally dodge and purposely ignore the message of the cross - to be cross-less, an enemy of the cross of Christ (Philippians 3:18-19). IF you think you have submitted to God-fearing leadership and are not constantly hearing that you must die in order to serve God and be raised up by Christ, you are completely deceived friend (1 Corinthians 2:2; Galatians 6:14). ANYONE preaching favor, blessings and victory to you without the cross, is a devil! RUN! WHEN we have the cross in the center of our personal lives, there will always be blessings and revival! (2 Corinthians 4:10-12) JESUS told us plainly how to follow Him. Are we listening and obeying? -OR, are we doing our own thing, listening to ear-tickling false leaders? The crux of the cross .... the cross exes out self ... It separates self so that the Savior can have pre-eminence. Preferring Him – loving Him more than self seems to be the reason God commands us to die to self. Also, agreeing with His assessment that fallen self is depraved and must die. Christ then reigns supreme in our lives! John 3:30; 2 Corinthians 4:10-12. SAINTS, this is an invaluable resource on the cross - out of which comes resurrection life, victory, and divine power (2 Corinthians 4:10-12). The resurrection life of Christ raises us upward in HIS power to please Him in all our ways - ONLY as we are laid down - surrendered in the cross. Pouring over 2 Corinthians 4:10-12 this week will greatly aide the true following of Christ.