The cross and the powers

These are the days that Lord shall roar out of Zion.

Zion has a controversy with this world, its present prince and his Babylonian system built on greed, lust, pride, confusion, love of self and lies.

The rulers of this present age that are hidden in deep darkness can only be revealed to us through a deep work of the cross of Calvary.

The measure of the work of the cross in our lives is the measure of our spiritual insight.

The cross is the center of our Christian reality; to avoid the deep work of the cross in ones life is to stay as a blind man, but not knowing it.

The main objective of the world ruler is to keep the church blind to this truth.

I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ in me.

All of the letters of Paul are full of this truth, for the word of the cross is foolishness to those that are perishing but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

The true power of God was revealed at the cross by the humility of God.

The powers of the air were stripped at the cross.

They were defeated, disarmed, and humiliated in front of the whole created order.

At the cross they were unmasked, revealed and shown for what they really represent.

When the son of man hung on the universal cross in complete brokenness and agony, then and only then was the mystery revealed.

This mystery of the fallen powers is hidden to us by nature, but through the reality of the cross of Christ the mystery is revealed, our freedom becomes reality, our authority is found.

These forces that jerk and manipulate the nations of this world and the church, only fear one thing, which thing is Christ crucified in our personnel experience.

The only power we have over these forces is the measure of our identification of the work of the cross.

Our true spiritual stature is measured by our apprehension of the cross of Calvary.

This is the only reality that these powers are in subjection to; this is the only place of their defeat.

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