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 wold.” Galatians 6:14
The cross of Christ, ~ how many believe it to be what it is How many bring it into their studies, and know its true significance? There could not be a Christian in our world without the cross of Christ. . . .Turn from the examples of the world, cease to extol the professedly great men; turn the mind from the glory of everything save the cross of Christ. That cross is to bravely and manfully borne, Christ declares, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” And to all who will lift it, and bear it after Christ, the cross is a pledge of the crown of glory that can never fade away. . . .
This is the highest science that we can learn, — the science of salvation. The cross of Calvary, rightly regarded, is true philosophy, pure and undefiled religion. It is eternal life to all who believe. By painstaking effort, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, it should be impressed upon the minds . . .that the cross of Christ is just as efficacious (When you really want to do something right, really nail it, really get at what you were going for — you’re trying to be efficacious, or produce the effect God intended you to have .) now as in Paul’s day, and should be as perfectly understood by them as it was by the great apostle. . .
Know that the only thing in which you can safely glory is that which will open to you the gates of the city of God. Learn from the Word of God how to form characters fitted for the country you are seeking. Know that Christ is to be set forth among you, and that all that was lost in Adam the cross of Christ fully restores to every believing soul.
In Peter’s mind there was confusion in how to defend Jesus! Peter brought the knife, he attempted to protect Jesus with his sword. His failure convinced Peter, Jesus was showing Peter, how to walk in the Holy Spirit. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” This is how Jesus taught Peter to feed His sheep, a lesson for us today. Love in the Holy Spirit will conquer with the SWORD OF TRUTH. Jesus did not shrink from obeying God! Jesus went to his death, convincing his disciples, when their time came, death would end their pain of suffering for truth.
Truth will always have its enemies until the Day of God’s Wrath, is it finally poured out on the Head of Lucifer and his angels! That day has not fully come. But it will! Claim the victory of Jesus, when he conquered death and the devil, at the cross! The devil hates to hear your heart confess your faith in Jesus is the only source of your salvation! “I am saved by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ is My Saviour.” Lucifer is confronted with murdering Jesus, his only source of salvation. The cross brings doom to the devil and life to the believer!
Lucifer is delighted to see, us nail our sins on Jesus, rather an obey Him and turn away from sin.
Rev 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.