The CROSS IS Epic!
The Cross is the Tree of Life.
The Cross is where Love Wins.
The Cross is where Death brings Life.
The Cross is where Humility reigns Supreme.
The Cross is where Forgiveness was Secured.
The Cross is where Sin is Exchanged for Holiness.
The Cross is where Redemption was Purchased Fully.
The Cross is where the Final Work of Christ Brought Justice.
The Cross is where Darkness is Pierced and Light Overcomes.
The Cross is where the GRACE of GOD was Christ’s Expense.
The Cross is where the Breath of God was Given for Breath of Life in Man
The Cross is where the MERCY of GOD was Triumphant over the Judgment of God.
The Cross is where the Righteousness of God was Given for the Man of God to Live.
The Cross is where Shame of Sin on Man is Exchanged for The Glory of God in Man.
The Cross is where The Curse of Sin is Reversed by CHRIST, The Blessing to The Nations.
The Cross is where THE KING OF KINGS Became the Slain Lamb of God that Took Away The Sins of The World!
The Cross is where The TRUTH HIMSELF took on deception’s cloak of sin. Reversing the Fall of Man where a lie of satan was exchanged for truth of GOD.
The Cross is where CREATOR HIMSELF clothed in humanity was naked so man’s could be covered.
Because man took of the tree of knowledge of good and evil Christ the Perfect Man, our Good God took on evil on the tree.
Because Christ Died Whosoever Believes in Him Can Live.
Because Christ Became Sin, Man Can Be Given the Righteousness of Christ.
Because Christ is Light and allowed darkness to overtake Him, the Light will never be overcome as it was in those three days before His Resurrection.
Because Christ took on the shame of sin, the GLORY of God is exalted for the LOVE of GOD was demonstrated by His lying down His life for His people.
Because Christ Rose, our faith is not in vain, our God Reigns!
John 16:33 (KJV) JESUS SAID: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
(THE WORLD IS OVERCOME BY JESUS! JOHN 3:16!)
Galatians 6:14 New Living Translation
As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died
Everything that CHRIST DID especially at THE CROSS was for HIS KINGDOM PURPOSE and REASON and VALUE!
Everything that man has done to cooperate with Satan and his kingdom, GOD reversed through the WORK AND PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMING TO EARTH AND THE WILL OF GOD BEING DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!
OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN,
HALLOWED BE THY NAME
THY KINGDOM COME
THY WILL BE DONE
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD AND
FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL
FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THINE IS THE POWER THINE IS THE GLORY NOW AND FOREVER. AMEN.
I have been one who has had a hard time believing my sins are forgiven. Perhaps it is as the Lord’s Prayer, the Prayer Jesus spoke to model prayer to His disciples, that best speaks to this for me. “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us…..” FORGIVE ME MY TRESPASSES AS I FORGIVE THOSE THAT TRESPASSED AGAINST ME! Wow. We get as we give? Why? Because it is for Christ’s sake we are forgiven.
CHRIST PAID IT ALL We receive by what HE DID! Christ asked the Father to forgive us of our sins while He was dying on THE CROSS. His Father answered His Prayer thus man is offered SINS FORGIVEN!
CHRIST GAVE HIS VERY SELF AND LIFE so we could be set free from the penalty of the wages of sin is death. Just as Christ forgave mankind for the injustice against Him, The perfect Lamb of GOD slain took away the sin of the world: the Justice of God came forth.
In forgiveness of sins, the unjust can become just and the ungodly can be justified. The vile made clean because the Clean (Jesus Christ the Righteous) was made sin.
The wrath of God was upon Him so the act of love by Christ against sin was final to satisfy the wrath of God we deserved.
Mercy came forth, Grace was granted fully.
I am to extend what I have been freely given at great cost: the COST OF CHRIST’s DEATH BY CRUCIFIXION ON THE TREE!!
FORGIVEN FOR CHRIST’s SAKE IS EPIC!
The CROSS is where that forgiveness was staked for eternity.
It is THE CROSS I AM TO CLING TO ALWAYS AND FOREVER! I AM TO LOVE THE CROSS! EXALT THE CROSS, BOAST ON THE CROSS! SHOW THE GLORY OF GOD ON THE CROSS TO THE NATIONS! THE GRACE AND GLORY OF GOD CLEARLY REVEALED THROUGH CHRIST CRUCIFIED AND RISEN!
Just these past few years the reality of forgiveness to myself and my husband especially is coming forth in me and my life and I am experiencing forgiveness, love, acceptance and freedom like never before.
The Defining ACT OF LOVE AND FORGIVENESS AT THE CROSS has girded my life and has integrated into me and ransomed me from myself and my sins. It is as though the CROSS HAS PIERCED MY HEART and Freed me from the shame identity I lived.
All the lies that lie dormant in my soul from past abuse, wounds, trauma have been laid bare, exposed and encountered the TRUTH OF GOD at the CROSS where all lies were overcome BY TRUTH HIMSELF rising above the death of sin through the RESURRECTION OF CHRIST!
MERCY TRIUMPHS, GRACE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS WITH ME! I am ever so thankful! As I have extended forgiveness and love like I have never been hurt, I am feeling and experiencing being FORGIVEN AND LOVED like never before!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!
I HAVE A STORY TO TELL TO THE NATIONS, so do you if you know Jesus as Savior
"We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations:
1 We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.
2 We've a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
a song that shall conquer evil
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword. [Refrain]
3 We've a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
has sent us His Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love. [Refrain]
4 We've a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow has trod,
that all of the world's great peoples
may come to the truth of God,
may come to the truth of God. [Refrain]"
Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #427
WHY THE PICTURE OF PEOPLE ON ELEPHANTS?
Born again believers know their sins are UNDER them through the shed blood of Jesus and His finished work and are out to PARADE and GO and TELL ANY AND ALL PEOPLE of CHRIST CRUCIFIED AND RISEN FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS OF ANY WHO WILL BELIEVE!