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Publishing the cross

Discussion in 'Testimonial Forum' started by Frank Lee, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    I ran across an old bible I had in the closet, one given to me by the pastor of the little country Baptist church we started going to after Jesus came to my house and saved me.

    I was happy to find that I'd written the date of my baptism on one of the blank pages.

    Frank Jennings and Jimmy Jennings were baptized in White Oak bayou on Saturday February 11th,1978. This is a small backwater of the Arkansas River and was covered with ice. We took driftwood and broke the ice that covered the shaded water.

    I also found that I'd written the following about the cross. The date was about 1983.

    The cross is very big. Jesus is no longer on the cross but we must continue to look there and be reminded of what he did. No matter how long you have been saved, how many of God's miracles you have witnessed. No matter how many revelations you have received, if you are on the straight and narrow path that you were first set on, you will always be able to see the cross.

    The shortest distance between the cross and our eternal home in heaven is a straight and narrow path. Since the cross and heaven lie on the same path we understand that should we leave that path we can no longer have a clear view of our destination or our beginning at the cross. To stay aligned on the path we must always stop and look back at the cross. The cross is so big that no matter how many years we walk it will always be in sight when we look back.

    Since God has given us perfect spiritual sight we can always see the blood stains left there by Jesus, son of God, who died there. Rains, winds, doctrines, traditions of the centuries have not washed away that blood. It is the eternal blood of God's covenant and is inseparably bonded with the cross. You cannot see the cross without seeing the blood of the covenant. When I look at the cross I remember where God brought me from and where I'm going and it strengthens me to walk on.

    Thinking about this after I'd read it the Holy Spirit said "publish the cross". I often blink when He speaks in my spirit since I know that I've heard something not from my own thoughts. So Ive posted it here.
     
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    "ByGrace" Well-Known Member

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    Bless you...and thanks for sharing. :)
    Amen.
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    Very true. At the same we are to be reminded as to what happened to us on the cross along with Christ.

    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal 2:20).
     
  4. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    For me the same. I saw Him there in death.

    No church, denomination, sect, group or individual came to tell me about Jesus. Rather He came for me as He promised in Ezekiel 34 in answer to the false and slothful shepherds that cared not for the sheep.

    He and he alone caused me to be born again into a brand new creation. He then baptized me in His excellent Holy Spirit since Jesus and Jesus alone baptizes in the Holy Spirit.

    His sacrifice, His blood has paid the price for me to be forgiven and brought into the family of God.
     
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