Bible Ballistics: BBs #448 Thoughts On The Cross!!!
I would like to share a few thoughts for us to ponder this mid-week before Resurrection Sunday—celebrating the victory that our Lord and Savior won at Calvary. For while the cross is where He shed His precious blood for you and me—the empty tomb is still empty—proclaiming HIS victory over sin, death and hell. HE IS ALIVE!!! And that my friend IS our hope, our joy, our confidence, and our reason for celebration! But let’s be sure we are celebrating in ‘spirit and in truth’!
“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery
to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name
which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
of things in heaven,
and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5-11
And that my friends is the power of the Gospel!! And Paul calls us to practice the same mindset of our Lord.
Not seeking fame or “reputation”—
Humbling ourselves before God and man—
Being obedient in our living until our death—
Dying to self that God might be seen in us!
So as you go about the rest of your week, whatever you are facing or dealing with, be sure and keep your eyes on Jesus! It’s not about ‘eggs’ and ‘bunnies’—it’s about the Son of God who gave it all for “the world”!
“For I delivered unto you first of all
that which I also received,
how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day
according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:” 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
Regardless of what the world or even popular Christian culture says, sin is the issue and Jesus Christ–crucified, buried and raised “for our sins” IS the only salvation!!!
So my friends may we “think on these things” and be:
Humbly grateful that HE died for me–
Sincerely reflective about my being dead to self and alive in, through, for and to HIM—
Rejoicing in HIS resurrection power that manifested HIS power and victory over sin, death and hell—
For all who will come to HIM in repentance and faith!
Amen and Amen!