The Cross Throughout the Scriptures – Part 30

 

30. The Cross in the Book of Revelation.

In Revelation, it is no longer the kingdom of the earth in view, but the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ.

The Cross is even more for Heaven – millions of redeemed souls find nothing so worthy of praise nor anything they would rather explore.

It is a different throne now than it was billions of years ago.

He is clothed in a resurrection body and is not only obeyed but receives adoration like never before.

Heaven’s glory is the wounds of TLJC, the Lamb of God.

Not only has earth been redeemed by the infinite virtue of the cross of Christ; but Heaven as well, HEB 9:23-24, COL 1:20.

Heaven contains nothing so wonderful as the cross of Christ nor is there anything so precious as the blood of Christ.

1JO 3:8b The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

No longer does Satan have the right to point to a broken law and to slander God for passing over its demands in His providential care of sinful man.

Satan cannot stand before the believer, who is now invested with the authority which the Lord has given him through his union with Christ.

The devil is a defeated enemy whose rights have all been annulled.

We cannot fall back upon theology, Biblical knowledge, a churchly position, good works, or self-righteousness.

JOB 19:25 “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.”

We must appropriate the work of the Cross by faith and declare the enemy a defeated opponent, or else he will be as mighty as ever.

He only flees when faced with a determined believer who understands the grace of God, the finished work, and the Cross of TLJC.

Not only was all legal ground removed from Satan at Calvary, but the old creation (the old man, fallen Adam, the principle of pride) was also terminated.

EPH 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.

He came as God; all things were made by Him and God was manifest in the flesh, 1TI 3:16.

He returned to His throne as the God-Man.

“What are these wounds in thine hands?”

Then shall He answer, “Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.”

“They shall look upon me whom they have pierced.”

Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries 2002

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