Sunday, October 20, 2013

The cross of Christ reveals God's judgment on sin

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14

  The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God’s judgment on sin…There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross-He made it possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a right standing relationship with God. He made redemption the foundation of human life; that is, He made a way for every person to have fellowship with God.
  The Cross is not the cross of a man, but the Cross of God,…The Cross is God exhibiting his nature. It is the gate through which any and every individual can enter into oneness with God. But it is not a gate we pass right through; it is one where we abide in the life that is found there.
  The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ. The reason salvation is so easy to obtain is that it cost God so much. The Cross was the place where God and sinful man merged with a tremendous collision and where the way to life was opened. But all the cost and pain of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God. April 6
  The Cross is the door by which every member of the human race can enter into the life of God; by His resurrection He has the right to give eternal life to anyone, and by His ascension our Lord entered heaven, keeping the door open for humanity. May 17
  The Cross represents only one thing for us-complete, entire, absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ-and there is nothing in which this identification is more real to us than in prayer. Aug 6
  Every detail of your life, whether physical, moral, or spiritual, is to be judged and measured by the standard of the atonement by the Cross of Christ.   Aug 27
  Sin is something I am born with and cannot touch-only God touches sin through redemption. It is through the Cross of Christ that God redeemed the entire human race from the possibility of damnation through the heredity of sin. God nowhere holds a person responsible for having the heredity of sin, and does not condemn anyone because of it. Condemnation comes when I realize that Jesus Christ came to deliver me from this heredity of sin, and yet I refuse to let Him do so. Oct 5
  The love of God means Calvary-nothing less! The love of God is spelled out on the Cross and nowhere else. The only basis for which God can forgive me is the Cross of Christ.
  Forgiveness doesn’t merely mean that I am saved from hell and have been made ready for heaven. Forgiveness means that I am forgiven into a newly created relationship which identifies me with God in Christ. Nov 19
  The only basis on which God can forgive us is the tremendous tragedy of the Cross of Christ…The only ground on which God can forgive our sin and reinstate us to His favor is through the Cross of Christ. There is no other way!
  Forgiveness is the divine miracle of grace. The cost to God was the Cross of Christ. To forgive sin, while remaining a holy God, this price had to be paid. The only way we can be forgiven is by being brought back to God through the atonement of the Cross. God’s forgiveness is only possible in the supernatural realm. Nov 20
  “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…(Galatians 6:14)
  Paul’s consistency was down deep in the fundamentals. The great basis of his consistency was the agony of God in the redemption of the world, namely, the Cross of Christ. Nov 25
  There is only one way by which I can get right with God, and that is through the death of Jesus Christ. Dec 1
  Sin is what Jesus Christ faced at Calvary. Dec 26
My Utmost for His Highest daily devotional by Oswald Chambers

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