Monday, November 25, 2013

The Cross: More Than You Know

"That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." (Ephesians 3: 16-19)

The entire dimensional understanding of God's love for us is beyond what we can ask or think (Ephesians 3: 20)

The love that God showed us at the Cross speaks to all things. Whatever need we have, He is our God, and a God to us based on the New Covenant which He cut for us in Christ at the Cross.

For this reason, Paul exhorts us to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10: 5)

This obedience is not ours, but Jesus' obedience:

"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." (Philippians 2: 8)

There, His blood was shed, a blood which is ever cleansing (1 John 1: 7), blood which speaks better things than the blood of bulls and goats (Hebrews 9: 12), or the condemning blood of Abel (Hebrews 12: 24).

At the Cross, Jesus took our curse (Galatians 3: 13). At the Cross, Jesus fulfilled every requirement of the law against us (Colossians 2: 13-15), and at the Cross, He became sin that we would be made the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5: 21).

We have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ, as well (Ephesians 1: 3), and accepted in the Beloved, too (Ephesians 1": 6)

The problem will never be that He has not given us enough, but that we do not understand all that He has given us, and keeps giving us.

For this reason, Peter exhorts us to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord (2 Peter 3: 18)

Christ and Him Crucified: more than we can ever know, and so much more to find out!

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