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The Cross Of Jesus

Please know that what Jesus did for us on the cross is the biggest event to ever take place on earth. Until that point we were all lost and needed a Savior. This is why God opened the doors to us all, that we might know Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Savior of mankind. Through His short term on earth, His gospel message was spread and people of all ages found hope. However, in doing this, Jesus, who is God, 1“was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death.” The day he became flesh, the Lord humbled himself, in order to live among us, teach us and suffer for mankind. He was persecuted and felt many pains, because of what people did to Him. However, there was greater purpose to his time on earth and it all stems to His death on the cross. Paul said, 1“forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” So not only did Jesus take upon Himself our sins on the cross, but in His death, he destroyed the power of Satan. This is why He can now come to those who are being tempted and lead them away from sin, that they might obtain mercy. Speaking of His death, Jesus was 1“crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” What an amazing God we serve. For Jesus, 1“I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” What the Lord did for us should be taught in every school on earth and instead it is shut out. Therefore, I feel a need to proclaim the name of the Lord and His salvation to everyone.

The salvation of the Lord Jesus came through the cross and His resurrection. We have forgiveness for sins, as we call upon His Name and put our trust in Jesus. To those people that follow Him, He 1“sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.” In doing this, He brought 1“many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” Truly, we will never understand everything the Lord did for us, but one thing we can do is come unto Him in prayer and give Him thanks and praise for the great God He is. We can also recognize His teachings and do what He says because we love and honor Him. As He is our Savior and King of our lives, obey Him and do His will above all else. This is the fruits of a new life in Christ Jesus, where our old sinful desires are done away with and replaced with what the Lord can do through us. So we submit ourselves to God’s will and are partakers of His sanctification through His blood. So the question to the unbeliever is this, 1“how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation”? The answer is we cannot escape the punishments that will come in judgement, when we are found unworthy. This is when Jesus will tell us that we had many opportunities to follow Him, but the hardness of our hearts led us to deny Him. Lastly, please do what Paul advises here, 1“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” So if you desire to know the Lord, then read the Bible daily and pray often. This way, His words will be in Your hearts and Your will power to live for Him will be real.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am so grateful for the cross. I can never give You enough thanks and praise for what You have done for mankind. We were all lost without You and in need of a Savior, until the day that You stepped into this world to save us all. Even putting upon Yourself flesh was a sign of Your great humility and love for mankind. While on earth, You taught us how to live our lives and brought hope to everyone that listened. You even suffered by the hands of the people freely because You love all people and wish that they would repent and be drawn unto You for salvation. There is surely no one like You, God. My heart is filled with peace just to know what You did for me. I can’t even imagine the suffering You went through while You were raised up on the cross. This brings tears to my eyes just thinking about this. I surely did not deserve Your compassion, but You suffered that I might have mercy. In my sins, I had no way out of my bondage and because You bled and died, I have new life. Thank You for hearing my cries and seeing me in all my sins and still forgiving me. I needed a way out of all my shame and You took it upon Yourself that I could be free. Wow, I am so grateful God. Thank You Lord. Surely, I am sanctified and washed because You loved us first and want everyone to experience eternal life. This I know Lord, for You are my King and I am born again because of what You did for me. I will forever love You and trust in You all my days. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1Hebrews 2 (KJV)
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

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