The Cross of Christ

Christ made His way to the Cross with unstoppable determination like He walked on the waves of the sea. He strode on the waves of hate and the foaming anger of men as merely a means to achieve His purposes and reach His goal. Rome, Israel, kings, rulers and scheming priests – the wisdom of God in Christ made fools of them all like a father playing hide and seek with his 2 year old son. The special glory of Jesus Christ was the Cross. The only way to reveal His glory in its true character and substance was in the crimson drops of His own precious blood. Those blood drops are the alphabet from which God writes salvation and glory. O glory, hallelujah! Aren’t you glad? REINHARD BONNKE

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Galatians 6:14

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Philippians 2:8-10

If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.
Matthew 10:38 (NLT)

The Cost

“Count you the cost, and if you’re not willing to bear Christ’s cross, go away to your farm and to your merchandise, and make the most of them. Only let me whisper this in your ear, “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”

C.H. Spurgeon

Deus, Tu és Santo [God, You’re Holy]


A Wonderful Song about the Omnipotence of God and His Jealousy for our attention and our commitment
Isaiah 35:8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Revelation 17:14 They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.

May the fear of God produce fervor and commitment, may the faith in Christ produce love and fullness of the fruits of the spirit (numerous verses in Bible list couple of the fruits of the spirit). The Gifts of the Spirit accompany those who live in the fear of God, in the obedience and give God more importance than the affairs of the world.

Malachi 3:14 You have said, ‘What’s the use of serving God? What have we gained by obeying his commands or by trying to show the LORD of Heaven’s Armies that we are sorry for our sins? Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name. They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession…”

 

Song sung by Jotta A