March 11, 2016

THE WAY OF THE CROSS LEADS HOME....


Sinners come TO Jesus by HIS cross. "The way of the cross leads home." On that cross He paid for our sins in full. He satisfied the righteous demands of His Father. Jesus is our propitiation. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved." Following this, saved sinners follow AFTER Jesus by taking up THEIR crosses of self denial and daily denial of sin, not in order to be saved, but because they are saved from the guilt and penalty of sin. I must ask myself, are there crosses in my professed Christianity, crosses of love? If not, my profession is only that, a mere profession, not an authentic possession of eternal life promised by Jesus Christ. His cross, historically and redemptively way back there, if personally believed, inexorably puts the love and determinations of the daily personal cross in the human heart...
Luke 9:23.....

"And He was saying to them all, 'If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me."