Glory In The Cross

When we had gotten honest, we found that compared to God’s creation we were totally lacking.  Indeed, while the heavens declare His glory and the earth proclaims his handiwork (Rom. 3:23;Ps19:1), we could, and would not get it. And yet, while we were out running the streets, He sought us and died for us (Rom5:8).  At a moment in time 2,000 years ago, He died for us, personally, making it possible for us to have a new life in Him (2 Cor 5:17-18).  He emptied Himself of His deity and came down from glory (Phil 2:6-8) thereby making it possible for us to have the free gift of eternal salvation, based on faith, plus nothing.  And even faith itself is a gift (Eph 2:8-9). He went so far as to say, through the apostle Paul “God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ by whom the world is crucified unto me and I unto the world (Gal 6:14).  So drug addiction is a dead end street, a dead issue; alcoholism is a dead issue.  All my cravings are dead! The Word of God says “Ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Col 3:3). Yet the world looks to such things as space travel to break through the barrier to supernal illumination, when in reality the mission was accomplished at the Cross making our position forever secure in eternity as was our deliverance from addictive substances and behaviors in time.  And when we submit to God on a daily basis and resist the temptation of the devil to turn back (Jas.4:7), we are truly enlightened! Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the  sun(son of God) in the morning. (Eccle.11:7)

If you have not been saved, say this prayer:  Dear Jesus, come into my heart and live and save my soul! Amen.