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)

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Get Heavenly Rich or Die Trying in Sin

Man is a heavenly being, if we are not building heaven in Christ, We will try to build pseudo-heaven with money on earth.

God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27

I advise you to buy gold from me–gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.
Revelation 3:18
My Thoughts: Gold, White garments, and Salve or ointment is used again and again throughout the bible of what we acquire through a deeper relationship with him.

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
Matthew 13:44

When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
John 15:10

This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1 John 5:3 & Matthew 11:30

This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus.
Revelation 14:12