THE REAL CROSS Of CHRIST

Pilate asked of Jesus “What IS Truth”?

If you were able to go back in time and walk down the road of Crosses filled with Jews it would be difficult for you to recognize Jesus by the way that He looked.

His Cross-was not higher than the two crosses of the men on either side of Him. Today when you see the 3 Crosses the center Cross is always elevated to represent the Cross of Christ.

Jesus was born a Jew. His eyes, hair, nose, and skin color resembled His Jewish ethnicity. There was something else that identified Jesus on the Cross. Above Jesus was a small sign. Both the small sign and Jesus were nailed together to the Cross.

It is rare to see contemporary crosses depicted with that Sign above the head of Christ. Pilates sign no longer seems to be part of the Cross. It is ironic that it was Pilate who said to Jesus “What IS Truth”. Yet Pilate’s proclamation written on that small sign made everything clear as to why Jesus came to walk among His creatures that He had created.

The magi knew who he was. Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

Pilate knew who he was. Mark 15:2 Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.”

When Jesus was Crucified, Pilate had the sign nailed to His Cross, above the Head of Christ for all to see. The sign represented All the Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament that were part of the mystery of the coming Messiah so the Jews would recognize HIM.

The small sign represented ALL the SIGNS and MIRACLES done by JESUS during HIS earthly life that fulfilled the Old Testament Prophecies so that there would be no question about the FACT that HE was and IS TODAY, The SON of GOD, The KING of KINGS…. The LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH who IS Coming Again.

John 19:19 “Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the Cross. And the writing was Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews.” Matthew 27:37 and above His head they put up the charge against Him, which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

The Nation of Israel’s history is filled with Historical documented Miracles and Signs of the Mighty Works of Almighty God. Especially, in the Book of Exodus that contain the Holiday of Passover.

Yet someone Greater than the Passover miracles was to come walking out of the pages of prophecy in the Old Testament. Someone, who not only parted the waters of the Red Sea, but also walked on the water of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus would create Signs and Miracles that only God could do. He did the Signs and Miracles to prove that HE IS, the SON of GOD.

But, the Nation of Israel, blinded by God as stated in Isaiah 6:9 turned their backs on their Prophesied Messiah, their long awaited KING of KINGS.
“Go, and say to this people: keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
There have been a total of many kings of Israel. Each was a placeholder in history, a bookmark within the chapters of the Old Testament and the unfolding Story found in Messianic Prophecies of the Coming KING of KINGS.

The Sign above the head of Christ is to remind each of us not just that He IS the King of the Jews, but that He IS the KING of everyone that knows who He IS and worships HIM in Spirit and in TRUTH. Everyone who believes He IS who He says HE IS, now can enter the HOLY of HOLLIES through the Blood of the LAMB and enter the Throne Room of El Gibbor…The Mighty GOD.

The Old and New Testaments proclaim only one King of Kings…King JESUS who would be Eternity’s ONLY KING !

THE REAL CROSS OF CHRIST !

The Real Cross of Christ.

The FORGOTTEN KING of the Jews! Above the head of Jesus was a small sign. Both the small sign and Jesus were nailed together to the Cross.

It is rare to see contemporary crosses depicted with that Sign above the head of Christ. Pilates sign no longer seems to be part of the Cross. It is ironic that it was Pilate who said to Jesus “What IS Truth”. Yet Pilate’s proclamation written on that small sign made everything clear as to why Jesus came to walk among His creatures that He had created.

The magi knew who he was:

Matthew 2:2
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

Pilate knew who he was:

Mark 15:2
Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, “It is as you say.”

When Jesus was Crucified, Pilate had the sign nailed to His Cross, above the Head of Christ for all to see. The sign represented All the Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament that were part of the mystery of the coming Messiah, so the Jews would recognize HIM.

The small sign also represented ALL the SIGNS and MIRACLES done by JESUS during HIS earthly life that fulfilled the Old Testament Prophecies so that there would be no question about the FACT that HE was and IS TODAY, the SON of GOD, the KING of KINGS…. The LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH who IS Coming Again.

John 19:19  “Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the Cross. And the writing was…“Jesus of Nazareth, The King of the Jews.”

Matthew 27:37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him, which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

The Crosses within Most Churches with Born Again Christians and Messianic Jewish Synagogues do not have the Sign nailed above the Head of Christ! The Nation of Israel’s history is filled with Historical documented Miracles and Signs of the Mighty Works of Almighty God. Especially, in the Book of Exodus that contain the Holiday of Passover.

Yet someone Greater than the Passover miracles was to come walking out of the pages of prophecy in the Old Testament. Someone, who not only parted the waters of the Red Sea, but also walked on the water of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus would create Signs and Miracles that only God could do. He did the Signs and Miracles to prove that JESUS IS, the SON of GOD.

But, the Nation of Israel, blinded by God as stated in Isaiah 6:9 turned their backs on their Prophesied Messiah, their long-awaited KING of KINGS.

“Go, and say to this people: keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive. Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes,
 and hear with their ears,
 and understand with their hearts,
 and turn and be healed.”

Acts 1:11…  “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”

Zechariah 14:4… “Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half the mountain moving to the north and half to the south.”

The Dawn of Eternity came 2,000 years ago when Emanuel came to earth. Jesus love is still available at the Foot of His True Cross.  But Soon (within your life time) Jesus Comes Back in Judgment with FIRE in HIS EYES !

WAKE UP !

Because I Love The

“The two stood facing each other. God robed in light, each thread glowing. Satan canopied in evil, the very fabric of his robe seeming to crawl.

Satan rose slowly off his haunches. Like a wary wolf, he walked a wide circle toward the desk until he stood before the volume and read the word:

Immanuel.

Immanuel? He muttered to himself. God with us? The hooded head turned squarely toward the face of the Father.

No. Not even you would do that. Not even you would go so far. The plan is bizarre! You don’t know how dark I’ve made the Earth. It’s putrid. It’s evil. It’s…

It is mine, proclaimed the King. And I will reclaim what is mine. Why: Satan asked. Why would you do this?

The Father’s voice was deep and soft… Because I love them.”
( Max Lucado…Cosmic Christmas)

Because I love them is a phrase that rolls off our tongues with ease. For there are many that we love, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and friends. But this statement from the lips of God means so very much more than that.

Wrapped up in it is the Mystery of Grace that speaks of a ransom paid in blood, a ransom paid in full…a legacy of love from the edge of eternity past.

There is more to the phrase…Because I love them… I chose to die so they might live, said God. And for those who believe in this Death of God, there is life eternal with HIM. I have learned to love the Word of God and let it dwell in me richly. The word of God has etched upon my mind the Look of HIM whom I crucified. Yet when our eyes meet, I see only HIS love for me.

Through His pure atoning Grace, He came to die that I might live.
You and I have never been loved like this before.

Yes, God loves us humans and offers Salvation to all that would come to HIM in Repentance through the ONE Way of His Sons Cross.