...For the preaching of the cross is to them
that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power
of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18.
is, no doubt, the symbol of Christianity par excellence, because it is where the
Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, died – resurrecting on the third day. That
symbol of roman curse for the death of the criminal, the log of torture, would
become the symbol of life and resurrection, the symbol of the work of the Son of
God, of the forgiveness which God grants for man’s sins, for those who believe
in Him. The meaning of the cross is so relevant and holy that even Peter fought
with his executioners when they were crucifying him so that he would die in any
other way since he did not consider himself worthy of dying just like his Lord
did, and they crucified him upside down. In the IV century, Constantine
abolished crucifixion in the Roman Empire he governed due to his Christian
mercy, since he converted to Christianity.
has become a symbol of spiritual healing, but the world has turned it into a
symbol of medical healing: ambulances, pharmacies, the Red Cross, first-aid
kits, etc. The Cross is, therefore, symbol of Christ’s salvation, but the cross
is also the life of the Christian who preached the Gospel for salvation and who
lays down his life for his brothers in the faith of Christ. The fruits of the
Cross are Salvation, the Gospel and the Church.
THE CROSS. THE
PURPOSE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THIS WORLD.
The Cross of Christ, beyond the symbol itself, is the target
to achieve in the biggest war in History: souls for eternity. On the cross,
Christ obtains His crown of justice, the crown of the Kingdom of God, the
victory over death, the forgiveness of sins and the fulfillment of the Law. It
is where He opens the door, the way and the life to eternity for us who do not
deserve Him. Resurrection exudes from the Cross of Calvary. Without the Cross,
we would not have hope in this life or in eternal one.
The consequences of the cross
include: The veil that separated us from the presence of the Lord, from the Most
Holy Place, was torn: Matthew 27:52. The centurion said “Truly this was the son
of God”: Matthew 27:54. His Blood was shed at the bottom of the Cross, an open
fountain offering sacrifice for the sins of those who receive Jesus Christ as
their Saviour today, when we preach and they believe for their salvation,
changing their lives from that moment, being born again and filled with the Holy
Spirit. 1Corinthians 2:12.
Christ on the Cross was raised like the bronze serpent, which
is the symbol of the Law of God. John 3:14. On the cross, the feet and the hands
are nailed down, immobilized. This is the meaning of the cross, to be disabled
to do our own will, to deny oneself. If our feet are nailed down on the cross,
we cannot go wherever we want. Similarly, if our hands are nailed down on the
cross, we cannot do whatever we want, we cannot protect or defend ourselves;
nothing, we are left at the Lord’s mercy. The absolute denial of oneself. Will
we take our cross every day to follow the Teacher and share His yoke?
The release from sin and from a conscience which accuses us
with God’s Law, which is the Ministry of Curse and Death, allows us to live for
Christ and for our neighbours carrying our cross as disciples and also sharing
the yoke, fulfilling what is known as the Law of Christ:
2Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of
11Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you
with mine own hand. 12As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they
constrain you to be circumcised; only
should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13For neither they
themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised,
that they may glory in your flesh. 14But God forbid that I should glory,
save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the
world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 15For in Christ
Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new
creature. 16And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and
mercy, and upon the Israel of God. Galatians 6.
7 EVENTS THAT
TAKE PLACE IN THE CROSS OF CALVARY
Jesus Christ signs, with His blood, the New Covenant that
saves us, nailing to the cross the ordinances which were condemning us. A
Christian signs with the faith in His work. Have you signed?. Colossians 2:14.
Jesus Christ pays for the sins of the world, reconciling us
with God through the faith in the Ministry of Reconciliation in 2Corinthians
5:11, Romans 5:10, Ephesians 2:16.
Jesus Christ fulfills the prophecy about His work as the
suffering Messiah in Isaiah 53.
Jesus Christ shows God’s love for the sinful man. John 15:13.
Jesus Christ defeats the Devil, and death, resurrecting after
His death. John 16:33, 1Corinthians 15:54, 55.
Jesus Christ grants us victory and eternal life through
faith. Ephesians 2:5.
Christ, as teacher, shows us the Way to learn how to deny ourselves and die for
Christ and the Church, taking the cross. Luke 9:23.
is the resurrection of the dead; the righteous for eternal life and the
unrighteous for eternal punishment. Matthew 25:31 to 46, John 3:36 and 6:54,
Romans 2:7. Jesus Christ opened paradise again to men. It is our return to the
beginning, to the genesis of life, to have access to the Tree of Life next to
our beloved God and Father. Jesus Christ is the last Adam. Luke 23:42, 43.
5 POINTS IN
THE CROSS IN THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 9:6
Jesus Christ goes to the Cross to win the Kingdom. As the Prince, He is the
Heir. In Isaiah 9:6, the Son of God is shown as The Prince of Peace, but also as
The Mighty God and everlasting Father. On the Cross, the Son obtains the right
to take to the Kingdom’s throne those who believe in the redeeming work of the
Cross, through the New Covenant in His Blood.
The 5 qualities of the Son of God in Isaiah’s prophetic text
above, are also found on the Cross of Christ:
1.- The base of the cross is the first thing we see when we
look up, because we are the footstool of His feet. The foundation, the basis of
the Gospel of salvation, it is God’s great work: Wonderful.
2.- The right of the Crucified is the symbol of power and
3.- The Head is God the Father:
The mighty God.
4.- The centre is the heart of eternal mercy of God the
Father, when He gave His only son for us:
The everlasting Father.
5.- The left is weakness, the threshold of peace which
represents principality, which is the threshold to the Kingdom:
The Prince of Peace.
unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be
upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of
Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be
no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The
zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this...
just like the Cross has 5 different parts, our hand has 5 fingers which we can
use for prayer to focus on how to carry our cross:
1.- The cross
for Jesus Christ.
2.- The cross
for our beloved ones who are in Christ.
3.- The cross
for our brethren in faith.
4.- The cross
for our neighbour, so they will come to know the Gospel of Salvation.
5.- The cross
of the persecution, sometimes as part of the church and others on our own when
we are persecuted for announcing, fighting for and defending the work of Christ
on the Cross, an honour; and if we are confronting it means that we are born
again and we have accepted the Cross of Christ upon ourselves, the work of
THE CROSS OF
CHRIST AND THE CHRISTIAN’S CROSS
The cross is the beginning and the end of the
Christian priesthood. The cross
is denying oneself, the cross is the Lord and them. None of us, disciples of
Jesus Christ, are unaware of the fact that there are two crosses: the Lord’s and
ours. The Christian’s cross, like Christ’s, is a way of life. The centre of the
Cross of Christ is the Father’s love for us, giving away His Son, and the love
of the Son giving up Himself for us, due to its origin, love for us and the
Father. The centre of the Christian’s cross is – it could not be otherwise – the
love for the Lord who loved us to death, death on the Cross, and it is the love
for the neighbour, because this is the message that will save the souls of those
who give in to Him through faith in His Cross, for eternity.
The Cross is the eternal place of the suffering and redeeming
sin of our Lord, conquering victory over sin and over eternal death of those of
us who believe in His work of Salvation, resuscitating and obtaining eternal
life for His Spouse, the Church, the Bride and Princess of the Son of God. The
marriage supper of the Lamb, in Revelation 19:9.
Christ’s Passion for us and His great love led Him to give
His life to take it back again, sitting to the right of God the Father. That
Passion is the fire of the Spirit that also touches our heart and sets it on
fire with the Christian’s flame of passion for Christ. The passion that changes
our heart and leads us to be transformed spiritually making our heart and soul
fall in love with Him. A furnace of spiritual fire lights up in the soul of a
Christian; a furnace which slowly shapes the born-again in all his being,
spirit, soul and body, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, until he becomes a temple of the
The Christian’s cross brings persecution, rejection from
those that do not believe in God, it brings fight with the spiritual enemy who
does not want to lose the souls that are now under his power, which he wants to
lead to hell’s eternal death; but it also brings joy for the souls which are
saved and that compensates the persecution, brings brotherly love and God’s love
from the brothers who have been saved through faith in the Cross, which also
compensates all the rejection from others, and brings victory, the Kingdom of
God is in the souls and eternity, because the Kingdom of God is within us. Luke
If you have decided to take your cross, you must take the
following into account:
…Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to
enter into the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the
eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And
they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves,
Who then can be saved? 27And Jesus looking
upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not
with God: for with God all things are possible. 28Then Peter began to
say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29And Jesus answered
and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for
my sake, and the gospel's, 30But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this
time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31But many that
are first shall be last; and the last first. Mark 10:24
The Christian’s cross is to announce the Gospel and its
consequences, to be a disciple and the persecution it brings, it is to lay down
your life to serve the Lord and the Church, as a ministry for life, to lay down
your life for the brethren; on top of accepting your mission in the great
commission: to save souls through preaching the Cross of Christ and make them
part of His Body, which He gave His life for, with the brothers living together
in unity. Psalm 133.
experiences with the cross
Simon of Cyrene we see the best
representative? representation? in the Scriptures of the person who has the
chance to carry the cross of Christ, side by side, an experience that transforms
the disciples and which reflects in the Christian’s cross.
In Sodom and
Egypt …where also our Lord was crucified….The Lord was, therefore,
crucified in these two cities as well as in Jerusalem. Was Jesus Christ
crucified in three different cities?. No, as we all know, once was enough, but
Jerusalem is also Sodom and Egypt simultaneously, in the sense that the Cross of
Christ covers the three spiritual cities that the spiritual man goes through. We
part from Egypt – the world – the go through Sodom – either due to lack of faith
(Lot), or to look for Lot and take him out (Abraham) – and we get to Jerusalem,
the religion and the Law of God. The Lord has to redeem us from the three of
them: slavery, doubt and self-justification through our acts, awaiting the new
heavenly Jerusalem, the spiritual freedom in Christ.
The thief that refused is in Egypt, the thief that repents is
in Sodom and Jesus is in Jerusalem, in the earthly one, at the same time as in
the heavenly one, accomplishing the eternal work of saving us. Jesus Christ,
therefore, fights on the cross where earthly religion is, gaining victory in the
earthly Jerusalem, which also has a repercussion on the heavenly Jerusalem,
which is eternal, for salvation of souls. The announced Cross provokes the two
reactions on the two thieves: they either repent or rebel. The Cross. The
crosses; three places; three blessings. One salvation.
5BIBLE STUDIES RELATED TO THE CROSS
love of God, which exudes from
The Carpenter, who made the
Simon of Cyrene takes the
The fulfillment of Melchizedek’s eternal
Priesthood on the Cross.
The Cross in
OF THE LORD AND THE CROSS?
Although God is the Lord of the Cross, He is also God the
Lord of laughter. Yes, brothers, He is!. God is the Lord of Isaac, which means
laughter, joy of the Spirit. The Lord of Abraham (faith), Lord of Isaac
(laughter or joy) and Lord of Jacob, which is Israel (the one who fights with
God to obtain His blessing). God of faith, God of joy and God of the spiritual
warrior. It means the same as Jesus Christ teaches us about Himself: I am the
Way, the Truth and the Life. The way is to come out of Egypt by the Lord’s hand:
the faith of Abraham. The truth is having Abraham’s faith to sacrifice Isaac.
The joy is to give our joy to the Lord, to consecrate it to the Lord, rejoice in
the Cross of Christ. And to avoid entering into Sodom, the world of religion to
our traditional taste, or national taste, of men; the world of pleasures and
love for money and our own projects instead of the Lord’s and to take our
brothers out of there. And finally Life comes through spiritual battle, the one
Christ fights on the Cross. Following His example, we – like Him – carry our own
personal and non-transferable cross. Abraham, Isaac and Israel: Father, Son and
Holy Spirit, together with Faith, Joy and Intercession.
joy or satisfaction is Jesus Christ, who fulfilled it on the Cross: ... Thou art
my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased...Luke 3:22
the cross as a
The battle of the spiritual enemy to deny the Cross is such
that it has – arguing that it was not a cross, that it was a tree, that it was a
pole with a “patibulum” crossbar, that it was “the log of torture”, all sorts of
arguments to deny the shape of that tool of torture widely used by Rome to
execute the maximum penalty and that is historically and sufficiently
documented. Jesus Christ already used the symbol of the cross in His teachings
to refer to His death and the symbolic meaning of burden and spiritual death of
denying oneself out of love for the others, the persecution which comes from
announcing the Kingdom of God in the kingdom of this world.
Many people, inside and outside Christianity, argue that a
simple cross, without any image, is an idol; but a cross does not represent the
same as an image which is prayed to. The truth is that the cross cannot be
regarded as a lucky charm. You shall not make for yourself and idol, nor bow
down to them or worship them – that is what the Second Commandment of the Law of
God teaches us in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, and which Rome eliminated,
changing the commandments and adapting them to become man’s commandments, not
the Lord’s. The issue is not making idols, and Christianity has undoubtedly made
them, and continues doing so, and they are carried in processions, used in
prayers and worshipped by pilgrims – although they do not see and they do not
know: Isaiah 44:9, and the devil feeds this behaviour in his strategy to take
the Christian away from the centre of the Gospel, which is Jesus Christ alive?
Images, icons, special crosses: this is where it becomes
distorted. Some branches of Christianity teach prayer to certain christs, some
of them more powerful than others, just like they do with Mary and the rest of
the saints. Neither the Lord – neither Mary nor the saints – told us to do this.
But when we speak about a simple cross as a symbol we are not referring to an
idol – unless the believer thinks it has a special power, and in that case he
falls again in idolatry. There are famous crosses, such as the cross of
Jerusalem, the cross of the templars, the Egyptian one and many others that are
just simple objects which the people who wear or carry them believe them to have
special powers – something which certainly does not please Jesus Christ. He
already spoke about the Cross before He was crucified, in its most spiritual
To finalize the question of the cross as a symbol, we must
all agree on the fact that whenever anybody sees a cross, they immediately think
of Christ, on the church and Christianity. The cross is a way of life, of
denying oneself, of living a life for the Lord and for our neighbour, all of
which are contrary to human nature, and one can only feel and desire doing these
things when you are born again. Many Christians say they have been born again,
but the way they treat people denies thee cross, because they do not take care
of what matters to Christ, or their neighbour, but their own business. Besides
all of this, a simple cross is, and will be, symbol of Christ and Christianity.
FOUR VIEWS OF THE CROSS IN
SIMON OF CYRENE
The first one is on the imposition
of carrying Jesus Christ’s cross up to the Calvary – how do we react when we are
confronted with having to announce the gospel to the rest of the world and when
we are asked for help?. The second one is the attitude of the criminal when he
insults Christ out of pride and disbelief. The third one is the attitude of the
other criminal when he rebuked him and asked Jesus to remember him when He came
in His kingdom, and the reply was that he would be with Him in paradise today.
These two men are the two attitudes of man on Judgment Day: one, to despise
salvation through faith only, and the other one to recognize oneself as a
sinner, repent and beg for mercy. The fourth one is towards the Cross of Christ,
who gives His life for us and our personal relationship with our Saviour from
the moment we understand that He has died instead of us, we should have been on
that Cross, not Him. All of them start in the middle of a street, in Jerusalem,
almost two thousand years ago, when the Son of God was burdened with a cross
that He would carry next to a man who represents all of us, Simon of Cyrene.
of the cross is the yoke of Christ, which He invites us to share and that He
describes as light and easy to bear thanks to the biggest power God can give us:
the love of Jesus Christ. The yoke is a piece of wood which, as we all know, is
placed on two oxen to pull together. That yoke is really the same as the cross,
placed horizontally, where the two parts which were used to nail the hands of
the Messiah were placed on the shoulders of each of the two men: Jesus and
Simon, when he was forced to help Jesus carry His cross. That obligation became
a privilege for him.
say that our cross does not save us, but the Cross of the Lamb of God, Yahshua
the Messiah, and therefore salvation is not provided through our help, testimony
or spiritual effort, but through the life of the Son of God, given in and
resurrected. But Jesus Christ has left part of the burden for His bride, the
Church, as the Bible says: ...Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and
fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of
Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church.
To take the cross of Chris
means to take His testimony, to preach the Gospel, offer a sacrifice of praise,
the fruit of lips that confess His name, Hebrews 13:15, to be the salt of the
earth and light of the world, announce His work amongst men, speak up in those
places and circumstances where nobody talks about God but about vanities, flesh
and financial gains, defend the salvation of soul and repentance for the love of
those who listen, publish a type of conversation which human mind does not like,
because it feels accused and it denounces human expiry and foolishness.
Additionally, the cross of Christ implies bearing the suffering which He bears
by seeing all the souls getting lost because they reject Him and us, seeing
human kind destroying itself, people hurting each other through power, envy,
prevalence, hatred; the opposite to the love of God, all of which has been
nailed down on the Cross in those who accept Him as Saviour, changing their
hearts. The Cross of Christ implies that we will be rejected, persecuted, some
of us will be killed, and all of that tribulation is to glorify the Lord – which
is certainly different to the gospel of well-being, financial prosperity and
blessing which the crowds are looking for in some show churches. We Christians
are called to bear our own cross for the love of Christ, for the love for our
brethren, we can see it in Galatians 6:2 and 1John 3:16 and 17, that is our
Priesthood, priest forever, our
Lord Jesus Christ.
DEFINITION OF CROSS IN THE SPIRITUAL
DICTIONARY OF YAHSHUA.NET
cross is His exclusively in a way that by dying on it he would defeat death and
gives us life. Our death came through our sin but Christ is our sin offering as
the Lamb of God. It is also the burden carried for others in a daily
intercession, as eternal priest Melchizedek. The people of God are invited to
bear their own cross, the one which is to accept being hated by the world for
giving testimony of Christ. Our spiritual circumstances for the sake of the
faith, and also that one offers God his soul as a living sacrifice for the
brethren, so that he, she or they instead receive presence of God, carrying the
cross, the burdens for others: there is no greater love than this. Take your
cross daily for Christ and for the Church.
10:38, 16:24, John 19:17, 1Corinthians 1:18, Ephesians 2:16.
that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that
loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And
he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is
not worthy of me. 39He that fended his life shall lose it: and he
that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
…32And as they came out, they found
a man of Cyrene, Simon by name:
him they compelled to
bear his cross. 33And when they were come unto a place called
Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull…
Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy
way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and
follow me. 22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved:
for he had great possessions.
he said to them all, If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
seek ye the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but is risen: remember how
he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7Saying, The Son of man must be
delivered into the hands of sinful men, and
crucified, and the third day rise again. 8And they remembered his
words, 9And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the
eleven, and to all the rest. 10It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the
mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things
unto the apostles.
JOHN 19 - ISAIAH 53
bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is
called in the Hebrew Golgotha: 18Where they crucified him…28After this, Jesus
knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be
fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 29Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and
they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his
mouth. 30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is
finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 31The Jews
therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain
upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,)
besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken
away. 32Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the
other which was crucified with him. 33But when they came to Jesus, and saw that
he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34But one of the soldiers with a
spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35And he
that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith
true, that ye might believe. 36For these things were done, that the scripture
should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. 37And again
another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced. 38And
after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for
fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and
Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19For
I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet
not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the
flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for
me. 21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law,
then Christ is dead in vain.
is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of
partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law
of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new
man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile
both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were
nigh. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him
were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and
invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:
all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and
by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is
the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the
preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20And, having made peace through the blood of his
cross, … 24Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that
which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake,
which is the church.
also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off
the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with
him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the
operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in
your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with
him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having
spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing
over them in it.
their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually
is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was
of the Cross is so relevant that it has been recognized by human kind for 2000
years. Christ changed the meaning of the roman cross for the Cross of Christ, of
cursed and despicable death for atonement and blessed death, the unworthy death
for the life amongst the death. The Cross of Christ.
criminals on two crosses on each side are the two attitudes of man before
Judgment: resist or give in a beg for forgiveness, and Jesus Christ, our
“paracletos” lawyer and comforter, has not faced judgment from a lawyers’ chair
but from another one, even though it is also made by a carpenter’s hand, the
eternal Carpenter; from the Cross. In the same condemnation which humankind
deserves, and from the same suffering, defends us through just the faith in His
accomplishment in the Cross of Calvary. This is what we preach when we bear our
forget that Jesus Christ is sat to the right of the power of God, not on the
Cross of Calvary. This, which may seem obvious, is not so for millions of
Christians who unsuccessfully look for Christ in the image of the Cross, instead
of looking for, praying to, and with, the living Christ. The effect of the Cross
almost 2000 years ago is eternal, and Jesus Christ is alive, and is with us
every day until the end of the world. Matthew 28:20.
Cross of Christ is the Gospel we preach, which is foolishness to the world.
Christ is the centre of the Gospel and we announce it. The Cross is the
fulfillment of the Lord’s justice. Christ fulfilled it, and we receive it
through faith, which is what we announce as the good news. The yoke is our
ministry amongst our brethren, shown in Galatians 6:2, but the cross is our
mission on this world, to reach our target that is the souls. Our tool and part
of the sword of the Spirit, the Bible, the Word of God. The cross is, therefore,
persecution due to justice for salvation, out of love for our neighbour. The
centre of the Gospel’s message is what happens on the Cross of Calvary through
the accomplishment of the Son of God, dying and resuscitating, paying for our
sins, and the work is fulfilled. Announce it! Preach the Gospel and save the
souls for Christ! … Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani...It is done...Amen, Lord Jesus
Christ, yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever.
Amen. The Lord is