Facing the Cross

What do you think about when you see the cross?

Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross on Good Friday and rose 3 days later on Easter Sunday.

Yet, there are some out there, who wants the cross to be removed from certain public places. The ACLU is one organization who is pushing for the cross to be remove. But they’re not alone. Even these Socialist Leftist is also pushing for it too.

They say that the cross is offensive. Offensive to whom?

Maybe they are being convicted every time they see the cross.

The same thing had happened in these Communist country, such as Russia. Look at what happened there.

When you try to destroy the cross, God will cut you down.

The same goes to those who tried to destroy the Bible.

I have another question to ask you. There are people who wears the cross around their neck. I’m not judging the reason for wearing the cross; I’m just wondering what is your real reason in wearing the cross?

Are you a believer of Jesus Christ? Or do you wear the cross as a piece of jewelry?

Remember, the Lord knows what is in your heart. He knows your true motives. He knows the real reason for wearing the cross. You can’t fool Him.

If you are wearing the cross as jewelry, that is a form of idolatry. The first commandment is “Thou shalt have no other gods before Him. Our God is a jealous God.”

Even though this picture shows Jesus on the cross; He is alive today. He had risen and will come again for His people.

There are some churches out there who shows Jesus on the cross. To that, I say, “He should be in our heart, not on the cross. He already paid the price for us all.”

So why do we keep putting Him on the cross every time we sin?

If you are heavily burden, lay it at the foot of the cross and leave it there.

The cross stands for our redemption. It stands for a new life.

Those who wants the cross torn down from churches and other public places; they are just being under conviction. They hate seeing what the cross is revealing about themselves.

As I asked earlier, what do you see in the cross? When I see the cross, I’m reminded of the sacrifices Jesus Christ made for me. He died on the cross and rose again. (I won’t share my testimony here, but maybe someday I will.)

Seeing the cross can really put people under conviction. The old vampire stories states, that when a vampire sees the cross, they are scared away.

My grandmother favorite song was “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Here is some of the words to that song: The emblem of the cross is of suffering and shame. Because of the cross bringing shame, when those who wants to tear down the cross, they are feeling a shame for what they are doing. They are under conviction.

I will cherish the old rugged cross till my trophies at last I lay down. I will be true to the cross and exchange it someday for a crown.

By seeing the cross, a person feels accountable to God. Are you accountable for your action?

Maybe this why those in the world today, wants to destroy the cross. It is making them a bit uncomfortable.

There are many different religions out there. Yet, with Jesus Christ, who died on the cross and was buried is alive today. He had risen!! His tomb is empty. Can other religions say the same thing? I don’t think so!

Are you a shame of the cross? Are feeling convicted when you faced the cross? Are you accountable for your action? Is the cross making you feel uncomfortable?

Instead of tearing the cross down, why don’t you lay your sins before the cross. The Lord will forgive you. My favorite Bible verse was, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”

I’m not a shame of the cross. I will gladly stand up for Jesus, because He first stood up for me. I will pick up my cross and follow Jesus.

If you are feeling offended because of this blog on the cross, give it to Jesus. Don’t knock the cross down because of your own conviction. If you need someone to pray for you, I will gladly pray for you. Like Job prayed for his so-called friends.

The devil wants to see the cross destroyed. But remembered, he is a liar. Don’t listen to the devil when you are feeling convicted, when you happened to see the cross. Give it to Jesus instead!

Jesus doesn’t wants anyone to perish and go to hell. He wants all to have eternal life with Him in heaven.

The more you are compelled to destroy the cross, the Lord will be compelled to cut you down. The Lord will remember you when He returns. Those who follow Him will live with Him in eternity; and those who choose to tear down the cross will be thrown in the lake of fire; along with the devil.

You have a choice to make! What will it be? Will you choose Jesus or will you choose on destroying the cross and believe the devil?