About The Cross
Millions of people today think of the Cross of Jesus Christ as just a historical event. So the Cross to them is just something you hang around your neck or put on display for decoration. The majority of the Modern Church that are Born Again believe in the Cross of Jesus Christ just for Salvation, and not for our everyday victorious Christian living. But having faith in the Cross for our everyday victorious Christian living (sanctification of the Saint) on a daily basis is just as necessary as it was for our initial Salvation experience. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk (live) ye in him (the Cross): Rooted and built up in him (the Cross), and established in the faith ( what Christ did on the Cross), as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:6-7).
so when I speak of the Cross, I am not just speaking of the wooden beam, but the Finished Work that was accomplished by Christ on the wooden beam. Isaiah 53:12, says, because he hath poured out his soul unto death; and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Fallen humanity owed a sin debt, so Christ the Lamb of God paid it for us on the Cross. When we speak of the Cross, we are speaking of who He is (God John 1:1) and what he accomplished on the Cross. God is a Spirit: ( John 4:24), a Spirit can't die, so God became man in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:14)in order to destroy ( John 4:24), a Spirit can't die, so God became man in the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:14)in order to destroy the works of the devil (I John 3:8). So when Christ died on the Cross, in the mind of God every Believer died with Him, were buried with Him, rose with Him in a new source of life, and is seated with Him in Heavenly places. The Cross is Jesus Christ's Death, Burial, Resurrection, Ascension, and Exaltation. Satan has no more legal right to hold us in bondage, because his works have been destroyed by Jesus Christ on the Cross. Now that we have been freed from the yoke of bondage, to abandon the Cross and go under Law of any kind guarantees bondage once again to the sin nature. When ever we make any thing else the object of our Faith other than What Christ accomplished on the Cross, it automatically brings the sin nature back alive, and the acts of sin will follow (Romans 7:9).
Habakkuk 2:4, says, Behold, his soul which is lifted up (proud) is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith. ( The first phrase of this verse speaks of one who is proud, presumptuous, thinking much of himself, despising others, and who is not straightforward and upright before God. As such, he carries in himself the seed of destruction. The phrase, "But the just shall live by his faith," implies a loving trust in God, confident in His Promises, resulting in due performance of His Will. This passage can be translated, "As to the just, through his Faith, he shall live." This is the great Passage used by Apostle Paul on the basis of his great argument of Faith versus works (Romans 1:17).
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