Category Archives: Crucified

Cursed No More

you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse. You must not desecrate the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance. Deuteronomy 21:23

Why did Jesus have to be crucified? The simple answer is because of You! Most of us will acknowledge that Jesus died for our sins, but do you realize he had to become Gods curse, because of us. Because of our sins and lawlessness, we are separated from God. We are cursed under the law!

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Matthew 27:46

In order for Jesus to become the atonement for our sins, he had to become the cursed; he had to become separated from God. And all God’s wrath was laid upon him on the cross. And all this wrath was due to our sins and not his. He took on this punishment and death, to save us from our sentence!

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” Galatians 3:13

But the Good News (Gospel) is that because of the love Jesus Christ demonstrated towards us on the cross, we are no longer cursed! We are set free from the law because of Jesus Christ!

Understand what Jesus has already done for you, understand the suffering and shame he endured because of your sins! If you allow Jesus to set your free, you will be free indeed Amen!

To Live is Jesus

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 1 Philippians 1:21

What does living mean to you? Is living for yourself or this world more fulfilling then to live for Jesus? As Jesus said those who want to save their life must lose it first (Matthew 16:25) Can we truly save our life without losing it first? Absolutely not, for our old self must die on that cross and our new self will be resurrected with Christ (Romans 6:6)

Jesus is the Living Water (John 4:14), with Christ we shall never thirst again. Can you take a drink of the Living Water without repentance? Absolutely not, we must repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2), to repent means to change, your old self has died and you become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Jesus said to truly be his disciple we must deny ourselves, carry our cross, and follow him (Matthew 16:24), we put our old selves aside and be filled with Christ, who gives us strength, (Philippians 4:13) We no longer conform to the ways of this world but are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2)

We press on to the higher calling which is Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14) We no longer live for ourselves but Live for Christ, who is the resurrection and life (John 11:25) Without Christ there is no life and that’s why to die on the cross with Christ is to gain eternal life in Jesus Name Amen

 

 

Crucified with Christ

“You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? Galatians 2:14

I find this a very interesting scripture, basically we could say we are a Christian but we live like a sinner, how is it? Obviously it can’t be. You either gave your life to Christ or you didn’t, God sees all, there is no hypocritical path

“We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. Galatians 2:15-16

We are nothing without Jesus, until people realize this they won’t worship our Lord properly. We are all sinners and can only be redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect atoning sacrifice.

“But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! Galatians 2:17

Just because Jesus forgives sin doesn’t mean he promotes sin. For Jesus to promote sin then his sacrifice on the cross would have been pointless. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the Law of God is in your heart.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

The same power that rose Jesus from the grave is living inside of us. We have become transformed by Jesus, our old selves died on that cross. We no longer live for the pleasures of this world but live to please God

I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Galatians 2:21
The Grace of Jesus is the greatest gift we could ever receive. Because of his Grace we are worthy to stand before God and enter his kingdom. Without Grace we are not worthy and could never become transformed on our own

We were Crucified with Christ and we Resurrected with Christ. Praise God every day for the Grace of our Lord in Jesus Name Amen