The Cross Throughout the Scriptures – Part 29
30. The Cross in the Book of Revelation.
It is Christ in His ascended, glorified, enthroned Person.
Christ of God left the empty tomb and ascended to the throne of God, to reign forever with all authority given to Him both in Heaven and upon earth.
As Christ our Lord is revealed in the book of Revelation, He is clothed in the garments of His sacrificial glory.
The Cross is eternally associated with the throne.
His kingdom has been purified and even the very worst are now humbled and transformed before Him.
The enthroned King now bears the marks of His cross.
The hosts of Heaven, which cannot be numbered, with joyful singing forever honor the Savior’s achievement on the Cross.
Heaven’s glory is the wounds of the Crucified-Risen Lord.
The redeemed of Heaven are in a position to look deep into the Savior’s awful sacrifice fulfilled on Calvary’s cross.
GAL 6:14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
His omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, justice, mercy, faithfulness, truth, and never changing love.
His true greatness does not lie in that He could speak and 300 million universes with worlds as numerous as the sands on the seas should be born.
His supreme glory – the Son of God, who made all things, would leave His throne and glory and take upon Himself the form of a man to die on the Cross.
His supreme glory – His goodness is so great that on the Cross He could free man from guilt and condemnation and also fit him for Heaven.
1CO 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I also have been fully known.
Not only has earth been redeemed by the infinite virtue of the cross of Christ – but Heaven as well!
1JO 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
The cross of Christ brought in a new order of things for all the universe.
The Cross is the theology of heaven.
Heaven can see nothing so wonderful as the cross of Christ or so precious as the blood of Christ.
Heaven is indescribable – yet the greatest sight, display, spectacle, or scene in heaven will be the Cross, as seen through the Lamb.
I am not saying that good works and living the spiritual life have no place or that it is not required.
He is accepted in the Beloved, Eph 1:6.
The cross of Christ, in which God exhausted His love, wisdom, mercy, and power in order to redeem sinful men, is our only hope.
Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries 2002