Thursday, April 23, 2015
The story of Jesus doesn't end with a crucifixion. If it did, the cross would be a symbol of crushing defeat and despair. The good news is that Jesus not only destroyed the power of sin on the cross, he also destroyed the power of death. On the third day, he was raised back to life, triumphant over darkness, death and the devil. Jesus is still alive! He is here to reverse every curse and to cancel Satan's evil work. Sinners are forgiven. The sick are made well. Broken relationships are restored. Against the power of Jesus on the cross, the forces of evil will be finally defeated. This is why the cross is the symbol or logo of the Christian faith. It belongs to Jesus alone. No founder or leader of another religion would dare to use this logo because it stands for something that they themselves have never done! None of them has been crucified for the sins of the world. None of them has been raised from the dead. None of them can give us the help we so desperately need. Only Jesus is able to save us.
John 14:6 ... Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 4:12 ... Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Revelation 1:18 ... I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.❤