Friday, April 6, 2012

The Cross In The Now

Mark 14:42 - "Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."

It was actually on a Wednesday.

Even 2,000 years ago it was on a Wednesday.

You can't crunch the numbers to fit the sacrifice on a Friday. Not by any standard, bible or calendar.

However, it's sort of moot anyway.

It's moot because for the believer it is always in the now.

2 Cor. 4:10 - "...always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies."

God is not governed by our concept of space and time. Everything for Him is on the eternal continuum.

The Cross of Christ, I believe, is central on that continuum. Pointing to the past, rooted in the present, and looking onward to the future, the Cross is steadfast and manifest as fresh today as that fateful day on Golgotha.

This is why we sing and shout about the present application of the blood of Christ to the heart of mankind.

It still streams in its cleansing power as if pouring from the veins of Jesus anew.

It's supernatural. Thank God for it.

Get in the shower of His purifying blood. Allow it to make you like new. It will forgive. It will heal. It will instill joy and peace.

Step away from it and be subject to the toil and frustration of daily living with all of its punishing aspects.

Wayne Watson sings:

It was the blood of Jesus
The blood of Jesus
That opened heaven's door to let me in
It was the blood of Jesus
The blood of Jesus
That washed away my guilt
That washed away
The guilt of all my sin

It is the Blood of Jesus. It was always the Blood of Jesus. It will always be the Blood of Jesus.

Nothing satisfies God and man more.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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