Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Death of Death!

The Cross is the death of death. On the cross, Jesus paid for our sins to reconcile us to God. It is true that constant disobedience leads to judgment and death. However, the obedience of Christ lead to His death on the cross but His death was the death of death. This is why we preach the foolishness of the cross. This is why we are not embarrassed about the cross. This is why we cling to the old rugged cross. For it is there that sin, death and disobedience was once for all judged.

         And once we see the glory of the judgment of sin and death on the cross, we can look to the glory on the other side of it. In it, God grants us life. The cross removes the enmity between us and God. Sins are forgiven. Death is dead. And we see that death could not hold the innocent Jesus. Nor can death now hold us who are cleansed in the blood of Christ. We rise with Him in life. The only thing we can do is thank Him for His kindness and grace and to walk in this new life in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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