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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2021
Topic: THE LANGUAGE OF THE CROSS 1
Bible Reading: John 18:3-8
📖3….”Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
📖4….Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, WHOM SEEK YE?
📖5….They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I AM HE. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
📖6….As soon then as he had said unto them, I AM HE, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
📖7….Then asked he them again, WHOM SEEK YE? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
📖8….Jesus answered, I HAVE TOLD YOU THAT I AM HE: IF THEREFORE YE SEEK ME, LET THESE GO THEIR WAY:”
🔥Jesus had just finished praying the only full prayer of his, recorded in the Bible in John 17. And he knew that every step he took henceforth, was leading him to the establishment of the altar he came to found for mankind. Jesus came to set up a place where man and God can be meeting to settle every matter between them. In the Old Testament, Abraham, Jacob and Elijah erected altars of meeting with God in Genesis 12:7, Genesis 35:7, and 1 Kings 18:30-32, respectively. But those altars were subjectively occasional, and for the builders’ satisfaction only. So, at each point man needed to communicate with God, an altar was erected by him.
🔥🔥Before Jesus came, the Cross was never any object of importance and veneration. It was even abhorred by many as an object of taboo because it was used to eliminate criminals. But as soon as it was used to crucify Jesus, men began to identify with it; by using it as ornament to be worn on their necks. Today, if a man looking for a place of refuge sees a house with the Cross erected on it, he becomes hopeful that his safety has emerged. Christianity uses the Cross as its logo today, because it was used to crucify Jesus. The significance of the all popular Good Friday, is the Cross.
🔥🔥🔥The Cross is a place where acceptable sacrifices are offered, to enable Divinity to meet with Humanity. The purpose of this meeting is to create a divine hospital. This divine hospital is called CHRISTIANITY. In our anchor text taken from John 18:3-8, Jesus was to be arrested and killed, but his disciples that were with him, were also arrested. This prompted him to speak the main dialect of the Cross which is IF YE SEEK ME, LET THESE GO THEIR WAY. The altar, called the Cross, is a place of freedom from premature death, like the operating room. Any patient who registers by faith in the Christian hospital, is totally healed of all his ailments once treated with Jesus’ words.
🙏Precious Father, use your rugged Cross to create a crown of victory for me in all ramifications, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, cross me from destruction to life, through the instrumentality of the Cross, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, whatever meeting I will ever attend in a Church having the divine hospital called the altar, manifest Christ’s power to reconcile me to yourself there, in Jesus’ name.
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