TOPIC: THE POWER OF THE CROSS (PART 2)
Scripture:1 Corinthians 15: 57. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! In continuation of what we started yesterday, the power of the cross brought us victory! One of such victory is victory over sin. Today, we shall look at another dimension of victory.
2. Victory over death: The power of the cross delivered us from the sting of death;
*1 Corinthians 15: 54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?*
Beloved, if you are scared of death, I’ve got a good news for you, there’s no need to fear death any more because death has been swallowed up in victory! Immediately after Jesus’s death, He went to release all that had died a long time ago, waiting for their deliverance.
*Matthew 27: 52. And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53. And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many* .
This is why the devil doesn’t have the right to tie down your life anymore. Every grave that has swallowed your riches and glory, release them now in the name of Jesus.
One tool in the hand of the devil before Jesus went to the cross was the fear of death! The good news is that, that fear was paralyzed on the cross;
Hebrews 2: 15. And delivered them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Beloved, Are you here, still tormented by the fear of death, fear not! The risen Jesus has handled death. If untimely death has been reigning in your family before now, you can rise up on this revelation and say, enough is enough. Jesus rose from the grave to deliver you from the fear of death. Stop all this panicking, no man is permitted to take away your life before your time.
3. Victory over shame and guilt. The power of the cross grants us victory over shame and guilt;
Mark 15: 24. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
Jesus died a shameful death when they tore his garment and stripped Him naked! His naked body on the cross was the price He paid on the cross for your shame, therefore you have no need to be put to shame any more.
Similarly, He paid the price for our guilt and offences:
Romans 4: 25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Justification is to be declared not guilty. Is your life driven by guilt of past life or past actions, even when God has forgiven you, you refuse to forgive yourself? Here is the good news, the power of the cross had put an end to all forms of guilt and shame in your life. Next time, the devil reminds you of your past, show him the evidence of your justification from the word of God.
Don’t allow any man or any devil to keep your head down in guilt and shame. Remember the strength of the devil is when you refuse to open up to God and confess your sins. If you are still hiding the secret sin you committed long ago, confess it today and be free. Stop bottling up your sin, when you confess, you received pardon and you are free. Shame is no longer your portion because the cross of Jesus has given us victory.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! The power of secret sins is secrecy. Open up to Jesus and receive pardon today!
-Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord, I receive the victory of the cross in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy every one under the torment of fear, you are released now in the name of Jesus. Emotional torment, fear of death, fear of sickness and diseases, fear of assassination etc is over forever in Jesus name
– I declare any grave holding what belongs to you release them now in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.