“And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His Name JESUS: for He shall Save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to Save WHOSOEVER will believe upon Him from their sins. At Calvary, Jesus paid the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and He broke the power of sin for the believing Saint.
The problem is that there are not many Saints who believe in the power of the Cross for victory over sin and commence on their own path, a path of self will and philosophies from the vanities of man’s own mind, for victory over the sin which so easily besets them.
Sadly, the Cross of Christ is foolishness to the unbelieving Saint and they are perishing. Their faith is on a path of destruction because they detoured from the narrow path of believing in Jesus as the Source and His Cross the means by which they receive everything from God. If you ask them they will staunchly tell you they believe in Jesus Christ and Him crucified and that is true…they do believe in Him for Salvation but they have unknowingly and unintentionally believed upon something else for their Sanctification. No longer are they being washed in the Word of God but in the word of man which is being taught as Biblical doctrine.
“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
There is life and life more abundantly in the Cross of Christ…spiritual life that cannot be discerned by the unbeliever and by unbeliever I’m speaking of the unbelieving sinner as should be obvious but I am also speaking of the unbelieving Saint. Our faith is authored and finished by Jesus Christ and God gives the increase as we deny ourselves daily, pick up our cross and follow Jesus. This is the peace beyond all understanding. This is the joy unspeakable. This is the rest for the Believer…to simply believe the Cross of Christ is sufficient for all of our needs according to His riches in glory. Look to Jesus. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Look and live!
-Donna Clark Warren