Carrying The Cross
If you’re in the market for an inspiring DVD, I recommend you get a copy of THE CROSS, The Arthur Blessitt Story. It’s not a new production but I just watched it after procrastinating about purchasing it for a few years. Without hesitation I can declare it has the rank of being one of my favorite videos. I will always treasure this eye opening narrative of a believing man on a seriously Godly mission. We each have specific missions. Arthur found his and for decades passionately went about living it out.
Arthur Blessitt is indeed an extraordinary man because he’s an anointed evangelist and focused on hearing and obeying the voice of God, something I wish I were better at. I had this DVD for while and decided to wait and watch it during the Resurrection holiday. God blessed that man, a least likely country boy, to do such an extraordinary thing for the Kingdom. The Lord was very much with him for all those years, that was apparent. I’m a sucker for a good story. This one was moving, awe inspiring and got me to thinking about my own walk with Jesus’ invisible but very real cross; a cross all Kingdom people should carry. This is the cross of salvation that takes us from darkness into the divine light. It’s the cross of renewing our minds with God’s perspective. We carry the cross of being burdened for souls thus telling them the Good News so they too may be saved. It’s the cross of love, peace and hope beyond what this world can offer. It’s the cross of freedom from within that may not be in your circumstances but lives in your spirit. It’s the cross of forgiveness, healing, humility and sacrifice that makes you braver than you ever were before and stronger than you ever wanted to be. It’s the cross of mercy, grace and holiness, Christ living in us.
By the end of this film I felt woefully inadequate as a disciple of Christ. What Arthur accomplished made me feel like I ought to get up and do something spectacular for the Lord. I suppose that’s a natural reaction but once I settled down I took on another POV. In some way we pick up a cross daily if we live in the spirit and bow to the Master. Arthur Blessitt demonstrated that the physical cross moves people and they react to it. That gave him a way to spread the Gospel all over this planet. Most of us will never carry a twelve foot cross to the back yard let alone to third world countries and remote villages around the world but we can carry a spiritual cross of sacrificial love and teaching the Kingdom by words and deeds at all times. What Mister Blessit id physically we should all do spiritually all the time…doing it for Jesus.
Thank you, Arthur Blessitt for further enlightening a fellow least likely…and for carrying that cross!
And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15, KJV