“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
When we are the source and our part, our works or what we must do the means by which receive from God we are in fact cursed (Galatians 1:8). In other words, if we believe our consecration to the religious method gains us righteousness, we are sitting under another gospel and learning of another Jesus…not the Jesus of the Bible.
Life and life more abundantly comes by and through the Cross of Christ. When Jesus is the Source and His Cross the means, our faith is built upon a solid foundation…a foundation authored and finished by Jesus. The Holy Spirit is given latitude to superintend the work of God in our lives when Jesus Christ and Him crucified is the Source and the means of our righteousness and we are blessed beyond measure. We are freely given dominion over sin when our faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ (Romans 6:14) and not our self will and self efforts to overcome.
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
The Cross of Christ is not a theory, philosophy or a method…the Cross of Christ is Truth for whosoever will believe; It is the power of God to those who are saved. For others, the Cross of Christ is foolishness. Recognizing how we react to the preaching of the Cross of Christ shows us the condition of our heart.
-Donna Clark Warren
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