“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
Our faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus will give the Holy Spirit latitude to do a mighty work in our heart. It will allow Him to circumcise our hearts and remove those things which are not pleasing to God.
Wisdom of words will corrupt the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Evil corrupts righteousness if allowed by the Believer to infiltrate while Righteousness will utterly expel evil if we who believe will simply choose the Cross of Christ as the answer.
No matter the circumstances, the Cross of Christ is the answer. At Calvary Jesus Christ defeated death, hell and the grave. The sin which so easily besets us was and is nailed to Calvary’s Cross. If you look, you too will see. Look to the Cross of Christ. If it seems foolish, you are perishing my friend for It is the Power of God to us who are Saved.
Grace flows uninterrupted as we look unto Jesus Christ and Him crucified. In spite of the circumstances, His Grace is always sufficient. It is in HIS Armor that we stand by Grace through our faith in the Cross of Christ. His Armor is not something we pretend to put on in the morning. No, no…that’s silliness. The Armor of God is something we were covered in when we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. It is His shed Blood that covered our weary soul when we were Born again and Baptized into His Death. This is His Armor. It is easy and gives rest to our soul as we stand.
“11 Put on the whole Armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole Armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:11-13
Our fight is not against flesh and blood. Our fight is a fight of faith; faith in the Cross of Christ. Denying ourselves (our abilities, talents and intellect), submitted fully unto God’s Will, we are able to stand knowing in Whom we have believed; knowing that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world AS LONG as our faith is in the power of God – JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED. Be determined to know NOTHING else among you! Look and live!
-Donna Clark Warren