Thanks to Calvary
Thanks to Calvary We are not what we use to be,those of Us that have been washed by the Blood of Christ.
(1.)What did Calvary mean to Christ?
It meant a place of death in His body,but victory in His spirit.It meant sin would be paid for once and for all.Calvary meant His work was finished on Earth.
Christ paid for all sin,Never will it need to be paid for again,for mans soul.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.Luke,23:46.
Jesus paid the ultimate price so You and I would not go to a place called Hell.
(2.)What does Calvary mean to this world?
It means that Whosoever will,let Him come and take of the water of life freely.And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that can hear say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.Rev.22:17.To many it means a cross that they wear around their neck.Thank the Lord it means more than just a pretty piece of jewelry.You see there is no power in that piece of jewelry,but there is saving grace at the cross.
(3.)What did the Calvary mean to the religious world ?
a. It meant that their traditions were gone.
b.It meant many priest were out of work,and power.
c.It meant to the religious,either become a Christian or Go to Hell
(4.)What Calvary means to Me.
a.Calvary is the battle ground of all eternity.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;Heb.2:14
b.calvary is the divine battle ground.
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,and between thy seed,and her seed,it shall bruise thy head,and thou shalt bruise his heel.
After Calvary Christ had no more battles.He was victorious in His death,and resurrection.
c.Calvary was the decisive battle ground.
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.Gal3:14.
Down through the ages great generals have made decisions where the battle would be fought.The General of our salvation chose Calvary.
d.Calvary as the destructive battle ground.
He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.1John3:8
This was the purpose of Calvary to destroy,and strip Satan of his power.Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.James 4:7
(5.)Calvary is the basis for all Christian fellowship.
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.1Cor2:1,2
Calvary only knows one language “TRUTH”. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.John 8:32
The Bible teaches us to speak the truth:
a. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.Eph.4:25
b.Walk in truth:I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4
c.Worship in truth:But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.John4:23,24
d.Believe and know the truth:Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.1Tim.4:3
e.Obey the truth:Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
(6.)Calvary shares only one love:A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.John13:34,35
(7.)Calvary honors one life:For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.Philipians1:21
(8.)Calvary the place of blessed assurance:He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?Rom.8:32
a.Blessed assurance of Gods love:But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Rom.5:8
b.Blessed assurance of Gods complete forgiveness:In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
Blessed assurance of eternal life:And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.:John 10:28
The preaching of the cross,and Christ crucified,this is the Gospel.
by Sammy Smith