Do we really understand the cross of Jesus Christ?
Do we know the impact and power of it?
Ken Eckerty wrote:
Nothing is as powerful, glorious, and life changing as the Cross of Jesus Christ. Yet at the same time, nothing is so hated and attacked. Men hate the Cross because it exposes their darkness and casts light on the true motives of their heart. Satan also hates the Cross because it was Christ’s “death that destroyed him who had the power of death.” (Heb. 2:14) God’s ways are higher than the thinking of men, and so while we may not understand the reason, God has chosen the mystery of the Cross as the way He would redeem mankind back to Himself. While the Church embraces the Cross for her own salvation, she has unknowingly limited and weakened the work of our Savior by believing that most men will spend an “eternity” in a state of unending punishment.
by Ken Eckerty
We actually need to personalise the cross as Marcus Visser said:
Insist that the work of the cross in your life be done in every truth, and it will be done. The cross is rough and it is deadly, but also very effective. It does not keep its victim hanging there forever. There comes a moment when its work is finished and the suffering victim dies. After that comes resurrection glory and power.
by Marcus Visser 03/10/2008
We need to come to a place where the fullness of the work of the cross is so much part of our lives that we cannot be identified apart from this work. This does not mean that we suffer forever, but that the fulfillment of death is followed by resurrection…