Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

"Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, "If it is possible let this cup pass from me. The drawing you see to the right is something I drew in my listening time with the Lord at "The Tree of Life". Hopefully the picture will enlarge itself if you click it. The man at the bottom praying is Jesus. He saw this huge cup of poison--our sin--and he didn't want to drink it. Jesus knew THE WRATH OF GOD ABIDES ON SIN. He was about to not only suffer and drink the poison of our sins, but he knew he'd have to experience the wrath of God. He'd never experienced separation from God. I believe fear tried to grip his heart--What will it be like to be separated from the Father? He had to think about that. THE WRATH OF GOD STILL ABIDES ON SIN.The cross of Jesus was like a lightning rod. The cross absorbed the wrath of God. Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment! The Cross is like a Lightning Rod to Absorb the Wrath of God! Glory to God!!!

Hopefully you can see this picture a little bit better and perhaps read the verses surrounding it.  Jesus paid it ALL.  To every person who believes, they have eternal life, mercy, and are born into a new family.
We must remember, that the person who refuses God and as an act of their will, and he or she thumbs their nose at God, the wrath of God still abides on that person.  That person will not see life unless they believe.  God is holy.
Jesus drank the cup of poison .
His blood was enough to quench its power.
The cross of Jesus Christ was magnified in power as Jesus died, was buried, and rose again so that He could bring God’s family back to Him.  No more wrath.  No more poison.  No more eternal death.
To the believer, that is all gone.
Paul said, “I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  I was weak . . . but my preaching was not with man’s wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and power so your faith will not rest in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
Father, we forsake the wisdom of men and cling to the new covenant, the new Tree of Life, the cross of Jesus Christ, for it is the POWER of God in our lives.  We honor you, Jesus, and your sacrifice to drink the poison of our sin and experience the wrath of God against sin.  Thank you, Jesus.  As often as we drink the cup . . . the communion cup . . . we remember you . . . your shed blood . . . the day the wrath of God struck His Son for us.
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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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2 Responses to Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

  1. Esther says:

    Where would any of us be without the cross? “Calvary covers it all!” That has become my theme song this week and I rest completely in that truth.

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    • BillieJo was kidding with me on Facebook about me being her “favorite artist”. She makes me laugh! How I wish I could actually DRAW the cross being a lightning bolt for the wrath of God. I saw a couple of good pics on google images but they don’t transfer here, even if I give them the url credit, etc. So . . . any artist out there wanna draw a picture of the cross with a lightning bolt, scan it, and send it to me? I will POST IT on the blog so we can all see it.

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