The Power of the Cross

Jesus and the Cross

I was thinking about why does Satan not want the cross to be shown, used or even present in our homes and our lives. For instance some groups believe that we should not wear the cross or the crucifix because they say it is a charm or good luck symbol. Often in the media we hear reports too of crosses being removed from sets in case they should offend someone.

Why would Satan not want us to wear the cross or to have the cross in our churches? – because Satan knows that there is power in the cross. It was on the cross that Jesus took on himself our sins and set us free. It was on the cross that Satan was defeated when Jesus rose again. There is resurrection power in the cross.

There is power in the cross of Jesus.

Mighty awesome wonderful is the holy cross
Where the Lamb laid down His life To lift us from the fall
Mighty is the power of the cross (Chris Tomlin)

Thank you for the Cross, Jesus.

In Numbers 21:6 – The Lord sent fiery serpents to bite the people and many Israelites died. This was after they had been grumbling when they became depressed and discouraged and lost faith. When the Israelites realised that the serpents were from God they went to Moses and said that they had sinned and Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses (v8): “make a fiery serpent (of bronze) and set it on a pole and everyone who is bitten when he looks on it shall live.”

And in John 3: 14, 15 – Jesus says: And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert (on a pole), so must the Son of Man be lifted up (on the cross). In order that everyone who believes on Him may not perish but have eternal life and live forever.”

For us the cross is not just a charm but rather it represents what Jesus has done for us on the cross.

Let us take our lives and our disappointments and discouragements to the feet of Jesus at the cross today.

How great is our God.


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