The cross is the hallmark of history. All words written from Genesis to Malachi (the Old Testament in the Bible) pointed the coming Messiah and his outstretched body sacrificed on a cross. Every bloody lamb on a Jewish altar pointed to the coming Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world. Every feast celebrated the fact that the Deliverer, the Messiah, was coming.
- And the Deliverer came! Through a virgin birth the Messiah entered into his own creation, now corrupted by sin! Jesus the Deliverer said, “If I am lifted up (on the cross), I will draw all people to me.” And, “Whoever believes in me will have eternal life.”
“If I be lifted up from the earth,I will draw all people unto me.”.