LIFT UP THE CROSS
John 3:14-16 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 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.”
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
There’s nothing more important for us believers. Paul said in the end the wisdom of words will never bring it across. Only the EVANGELIZING / PREACHING THE CROSS in the open air for all to witness our committed hearts, THAT is what works. The lifting of hands in praise, the words of love. EVANGELIZE THE CROSS… that is the gospel and most important so they don’t go to hell but receive THE Passover Lamb Yahshua who died in their place for their destructive sins, that they might receive His new and living way.
1Co 1:17-31 “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach/evangelize the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
More verses on the cross/crucifixion:
Col 1:20 “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
Gal 6:14 “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”
1Co 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
Mat 10:38 “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.”
Phl 3:18 “(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:”
Mat 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
Mar 8:34 “And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
Luk 9:23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
The crucifixion shakes people up. For some people they will ask or inquire why we wear the cross. That’s the perfect opportunity to share with them the chance He gave to save Creation through His shed blood in our place. It scares away demons because it’s the legal right for our deliverance of mankind/Adamkind / the world! And for all Creation to have right to redemption through His restored Kingdom governance on earth. Even animals know that the cross is a big and important thing.