πŸ‘‘ Good News From Calvary

All through the Old Testament the cross is but dimly seen. Though a hundred historical characters and a hundred more Levitical sacrifices and rituals were typical of Christ and His finished work, not once does the Old Testament state this. The silence is profound. The clearest Old Testament prophecy of Christ’s death, Isaiah 53, does not even specify who the Sufferer would be.

It was the same during our Lord’s stay on earth, for only toward the close of His ministry do we read: β€œFrom that time forth began Jesus to show unto His disciples how that He must go unto Jerusalem and suffer… and be killed…” (Matt. 16:21). And what was their response? β€œThen Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him” (Ver. 22). Luke 18:34 states three times that they did not have the slightest idea that He would even die, much less did they understand all that His death would accomplish. Even at Pentecost Peter blamed his hearers for the death of Christ and said to them: β€œrepent and be baptized every one of you… for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). The twelve were preaching β€œthe gospel of the kingdom” and knew little about the cross and its purpose.

Not until the Apostle Paul, that other apostle, do we have what is properly called β€œthe preaching of the cross,” i.e., as good news. And in Paul’s great message our Lord is no longer seen as the Victim, but as the Victor, not merely after death, or over death, but in death. His death itself is seen as His greatest triumph. In Heb. 10:12,14 we read:

β€œβ€¦after He had offered one sacrifice for sins [He] sat down… for by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.”

And in Col. 2:14,15 Paul describes Christ at Calvary nailing the Law to the cross and utterly defeating Satan and his hosts, β€œtriumphing over them in it (i.e., in the cross).” Little wonder the Apostle exclaimed:

β€œGod forbid that I should boast, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Gal. 6:14).

source

Sign up for our daily email study!
Posted in πŸ‘‘ Studies

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12The Godstrong Women channel on YoutubeThe Revived Life channel on YoutubeRevived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

Subscribe to Site

  • Tranquil Summit
  • Tranquil Shoreline
  • Milky Way
  • Ocean Resort
  • Floral Pathway
  • Moraine Lake
  • Country Barn
  • Golden Beach
  • Water Village
  • Golden Mountain
  • Rapids
  • Tranquil Beach
  • Tranquil Waterfall
  • Wilderness Light

Bible Verse for 4/22/19

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: — Romans 1:20

Featured Video

Featured Video

data-full-width-responsive="false">

Doctrine Studies

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Site Search

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Medical Teams International

Mercy Multiplied

Children's Hunger Fund

Revived Life ©   RSS Feed for Revived Life
Privacy Policy | Contact
Revived Wire Website hosting, WordPress dedicated hosting, Email hosting, Domain registration, and Cloud services by DreamHost

Donate Securely

Subscribe to our Youtube channel