11/21/16 The Focal Point
“The cross is My focal point. Eternity past waited for the cross to destroy the curse. Eternity present awaits its final harvest. Eternity future exists as a result of its work. Death overcame life as it was known. Life then overcame death to change eternity for those who believe. A simple cross! An astounding resurrection! An eternal impact!”
Matthew 26: 53-54 NIV
53) “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
54) But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
Luke 23:44-45 NIV
44) It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45) for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
John 18:11 AMP
Therefore, Jesus said to Peter, Put the sword [back] into the sheath! The cup which My Father has given Me to drink, shall I not drink it?
John 19:30 NIV
…Jesus said, “It is finished.”
John 20:17 NIV
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father.”
Only after we are in the eternity provided for us by the cross will we appreciate the wonder of its work. Only then will we also fully appreciate the impact of Christ’s resurrection. For now, all we can really do is be thankful for the hope that we have been given.
Thank You, Lord,