HALLELUJAH FOR THE CROSS! The cross is a measure of two things: the measure of the Father’s love for a lost and sinful man and the measure of His hatred for sin. This was the reasoning for Jesus’ anointing: He loved righteousness and hated iniquity.
There is so much preaching about God’s love and grace, yet it is completely void of the cross. God’s kindness was shown on the cross, hence you cannot preach of His kindness without the cross. There’s no forgiveness and reconciliation without the cross. Stop preaching a cross-less forgiveness. There’s no resurrection power without the cross. Jesus did not come to make you happy or to bless you, He only came “to do the will of the Father” and that was to satisfy the righteous requirements of the law on the cross.
He had to die in order that His precious blood could be poured out on the mercy seat as an eternal sacrifice. There’s no power of the Holy Spirit without the cross. He had to die to give us the Comforter. You have no right to demand your supposed “rights”. The cross makes you a servant, not a master. The cross means death to self and being alive in HiM. Do you even know or understand these these things?
There is NO salvation outside the cross. Paul understood and it’s the only thing he preached- Jesus Christ and Him crucified, “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 When you truly have a revelation of the heinous nature of your sin and the high cost that was paid, you will never again demand anything or boast in anything but the cross. #runyourrace
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