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The Empty Cross

The Empty Cross

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THE EMPTY CROSS
 
 By Danilo O. Bantilan, Th.D.
THE CROSSRemembering the Cross.
 Jesus died on the Cross, for us to experience His amazing grace.Theologically, the law was fulfilled on the top of the old rugged Cross.JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, The blood of Jesus washed away thesinfulness of mankind. This is the great demonstration of the TriuneGod who loved all sinners, regardless of their religion. Jesus is for allhuman beings; He died as a criminal despised and rejected by men,and He remained humbled even to the point of death; death that bringlife and hope for tomorrow. Therefore, in His heart, He wants allsinners to draw nearer to the Cross, and bowing down at His feet to receive healing and touch andsalvation from His gentle hands couple with grace and mercy. The empty Cross speaks’ that your  pains, hurts, and daily struggles was bored upon Him on the Cross of the Calvary. The Son of God became a substitution to redeemed the fallen state of men.; all they need to do is to look upon Him;the Savior, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He assured us that we will be set free from all theworks of darkness and be save from the darkest human point of view of life that you thought that youare hopeless. Our life is like a mirror of God’s glory; His glory will reflects to us, to be seen by menin return they praise the God whom you serve the creator of heaven earth and then you will say, it’sall about Him, it’s all about Him. The moon became the reflector of light from the sun to give lighton the planet earth, for more than a billion of years and yet you never heard the moon complainingagainst the sun. Therefore I urge you to stop worrying and murmuring against God and condemningyourself about your personal interest: the mind is manipulating your spirit, you have been wanderingand then you start entertaining yourself a negative thoughts, who’s your friend will stay with you?Who will care for you? Nobody care? It’s not about us; it’s all about Jesus Christ. He cares for youand me, 1Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. [John 3:16; 1John 1:9]Jesus is our ever loyal friend forever and ever. Human friends, come and go; your family here, werecome and go, your money, will come and go, and your job were come and go, however I assured youthat JESUS CHRIST is your ever loyal friend in times of chaos and troubled situation, He never leave us nor forsake us, He will remain to us today, tomorrow and forevermore! Choose who’s youclosest friend today that will stay with you forever.
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Recollection of Holy week,
March 31, 2010 3:30 Korean Time
Bataan Photo
One of the BiggestCross in the Philippines
 
APPLICATION FOR THE CROSSTHE LAW, GRACE AND LOVE
Law, Grace, and Love will be the answer of on going conflicts that weexperience today. Paul said, in Eph.6:12 “… We do not wrestle againstflesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against thecosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly place.” The Bible is so clear; Paul’s statement wascleared that even the elementary grade school could be able tounderstand. Where is the law and grace? Where is the law and love?Law, grace and love must be balance; Jesus came not to abolish the law but to fulfill it on the Cross. Today many people and even the Christiancommunity they were applying this verse reversibly; they said, we have to wrestle against flesh and blood, against our President and other in authorities. Instead of kneeling down our feet to Jesusasking His favor to heal our land. “1 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name shallhumble themselves and pray” where is the humility, if we will continue on fighting each other? Doyou believe that the Lord from heaven will hear from us and heal our Land? If we will continue ondoing the wrong things. All humanity will suffer for the consequences because of the improper conduct of God’s Children. God created us in His likeness and image to propagate according to Hisimage and likeness. Why we should continue to fight each other? It’s because of greed and power;they want to be known and become heroes of their day, however, if you want to become known inthe sight of God and men; we must be willing to crucified ourselves like our master Jesus Christ. The power of this world is belong to Satan but Jesus won it by the power of humility.
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 I really believethat the Lord will do something great for our nation. However, not for man’s way but according toGod’s owns’ prescribe way of doing it.
About The Author
Dr. Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan, Th.D., DRE, The founding President and overseer of Church of Christ Brings Revival, International, Inc., and also he is the founding President of Asian RevivalCollege of Theology, Inc., located at 3f Elipe Building, Elipe Park Carmen Cagayan de Oro City9000 Philippines. He is a professor of ARCT, locally and globally in the year 2008 at the present. Hewas graduated in Bachelor of Theology Degree (B.Th) at Mindanao Bible College Cagayan de OroCity, Master of Divinity (M.Div) Major in Church Planting, and he earned his Doctor of Theology(Th.D) Major in Christian Theology, at Newburgh Theological Seminary in USA. Doctor of Religious Education, Trinity Graduate Study of Apologetics and Theology. India. Authored of different articles and reference books such as theological and devotional for teachers and students.
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Philippians 2: 6-11 ESV.

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