Prepare your heart to receive the depth of the Cross.
It is not to be taken lightly, that terrible event–the affects of which man shall never know in this generation–yet, its root remains in thee.
You see, that is the core of Christianity.
One calls themself a Christ follower; yet, that cannot be without receiving the depth of the Cross–it is the core of Me. I came to die–to extend My Life to you.
It was the plan to restore.
“You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of times for your sake. Through him you have confidence in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” I Peter 1:18-21
I had not sinned, yet I took your sin upon Me.
I cried out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34)
We had never been separate before. But your sin turned Him away from Me–your sin closed the door.
My Father cannot remain with sin in His Presence.
When I took your sin upon Me, He had to turn away.
You are innocent, you are holy–the Breath of God in you!
“–then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
But, the day you choose to sin, you turn your back on Him.
The plan is in place–it all happened at the Cross. The great exchange–I suffered for your loss.
“Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:17-21
Now you can remain–as if you’d never sinned.
All you need do–repent, and ask Me in.
That is the start–ask Me into your heart. But there is so much more, once you open that door!
Don’t stay at the Cross, but take time to learn of it–let its root run deep into the core of you!
For at the Cross I paid the price–the Perfect Sacrifice.
Your foundation is the Cross–you need not suffer loss. Learn what that means–let those roots run deep!
The grave, it could not hold Me–I left, that you not stay!
Simply walk away.
Walk away from sin and shame. Walk away from blame. Leave your past at the grave–
My roots remain in thee!
I was lifted up at the Cross, for all the world to see. Now, lift up your devotion to Me!
My Father says, “Welcome Home!”
From the Cross–Walk Free!
“–and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47