The strange language of the word of the cross, how few there are today who know it. It is such a great mystery, which is only revealed to us by the revelation of the holy spirit.
So much is spoken these days about spiritual things, experiences and other things that people are so involved with.
Today everyone has so much to say on their personal spirituality. So much talk throughout all the religions of the world, of some kind of a oneness with the universe, and other things like Yoga, meditation. Everyone seems to think they are in God, but the bible teaches us so differently. The bible is very clear, if we choose to believe its witness.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
In the end its only Jesus, and us being members of his risen body, through his sacrifice on the cross, so that we can be reconciled to God, through the event of his death on the cross.
Its not about us dying to live, Its about believing that one died for all, therefor all died in him.
Christ is the only way back to the true and living God. There is no other way given for man to be saved. If we choose not to believe this, then we can also throw out all the other bible verses.
Jesus the Christ is the true and living one, who became a man of Adam, so as to redeem us from this present evil and hostile world, in which we presently live in.
The powers of this age are spiritual realties, who dwell in the cosmic world, who deceive and manipulate the truth, by their cunning false spiritual counterfeits of the unseen realm.
This world lives and breathes deception, its in the very atmosphere we live in. We humans are cradled in this toxic waste land of lies and deceit.
To come into the truth of being in Christ Jesus, is to come out of the waste land of fog and lies, which is the covering of darkness of our present condition of spiritual reality, which is over all the nations.
To be baptized into the death of Christ, is to come out of the darkness. It is to see that all things are truly and now only found in Jesus.
Jesus always said, I tell you the truth. In Jesus the truth of the way God sees reality, that’s what is the truth, everything else is just smoke and mirrors.
I believe that everything God has done through Christ is only revealed in the revelation of the Cross of Calvary. When one sees the truth of Christ and him crucified, then one sees true reality.