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March 24, 2009

THE CROSS–THE POWER TO SAVE, THE POWER TO MATURE US AND GUIDE US

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              "The preaching of the Cross is to them that perish (regressing) foolishness, but to us which are saved (Gr. "sozo"–eternal context; past, present, future/eternity) it is the Power of God"  1 Corinthians 1:18       Think about it, the message of the Cross–Christ’s suffering, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection–has the POWER to accomplish the most amazing miracle of all creation: translating someone out of the kingdom of death and darkness and an eternity of separation from God, and into an eternity WITH Him in the Kingdom of Life and Light.  The only "WORK" required on our part is FAITH in GOD’S WORKING at the Cross.   He does it all; which is why the scripture says he "sat down" and rested from all His works, and why He alone gets all the glory and the honor.  We cannot add to it; just accept it by faith.         Yet the Church today is NOT "resting" in that work, and it is not exercising FAITH in the cross (after the initial confession of faith) and is, in fact, trying to add to God’s work at the cross: the inner sanctification or spiritual maturation process.   Gone is even the ability to apply common sense to understand that if God is able to perform the greatest and most difficult miracle–the eternal saving of one’s soul in the instant of one’s SINCERE confession of faith in the Cross–then surely He must be able to control and direct the on-going sanctification process.  Surely we TRUST that He will perform the miracle of ushering us into His presence at the moment of our physical death, right?          Anyone know what they are going to "do" when they die to help bring about  our hope of eternal life at that clearly helpless moment?  Didn’t think so…       We certainly did not "do" anything in the past to be born physically, right?  …didn’t  "do" anything in the past to be born spiritually, right?  …and certainly  won’t "do" anything in the future to be glorified after death, right?   Then WHY do we think we have some ability to "do" anything in the present to take pro-active control of the sanctification process?  Why do we let our natural mind rise up–right now as you just read this–and scream "No way!; that’s preposterous, we have to "do" something!"            Of course, I’m not referring to the outward activities of reading the Bible, praying, fellowshipping, and worship, which we can "do".  I’m referring to what the Bible refers to as the INNER work; the renewing of the mind, and in becoming truly transformed in one’s inward nature.    That is GOD’s work, and He has a "way" that it is accomplished, with HIM FULLY IN CONTROL.  It is the same "way" that He started with, and will finish with: the Cross.  That is why the eternal tense word "sozo" is so important to bear in mind when reading 1 Corinthians 1;18.  That is why Paul chastized the Galatians Christians in saying "O, foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you (literally allowed demons to control one’s thinking), having begun in the Spirit (faith in the Cross), will ye now be made perfect (complete spiritually) in the flesh (human reasoning and works).          God has indeed finished the ENTIRE work.   We are the ones who don’t believe it, and believe we must somehow add to it and help Him.  God has indeed rested, and calls us to enter into that rest.          The focus of this ministry is instructing people in HOW to "labor", in faith, to enter into God’s Rest, and allow God to perform and complete the "work" in them.  

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