where love is alive 

The cross stands as a beautiful image of how God can take something terrible, something meant for pain and destruction and make good from it.  It reminds us that we have a Father who loves us and has a plan and a purpose for us.  Who would have imagined that a death could bring life?  Who would have imagined that the torture, and agony Jesus went though could bring us peace?  Isaiah 53:4-6 tells us “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

The cross has power to speak into the situations in our lives.  The cross has the final word because of Jesus’ sacrifice.  What does that statement mean for us as believers?

It means freedom, love, victory, life, forgiveness, peace, hope, and joy.

It means, if you are dealing with depression, fear and anxiety today, they don’t define you or have the last word.  The Cross does. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV)

If you are facing financial hardship.  The cross has the final word.  God is Jehovah Jireh our provider.

Are you living in bondage to sin today?  You don’t have too because the cross speaks freedom and victory to you today.  He is your Salvation.

Whatever you are facing today the cross has the final word.  You are forgiven.  You are released.  You are set free in Jesus’ name.  Satan can’t tell you lies anymore because you are under the protection of the cross and the cross says that “no weapon formed against you shall prosper” Isaiah 54:17.   You are a child of the King.  You are blood bought and live under the covenant.

What does the cross say for you today?  Have you accepted the victory that the cross gives?  If not, don’t delay any longer. Let Jesus stand in victory over the things in your life.  Let the cross speak freedom, victory, and release in your life today.

God Bless,

Lanny

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