Galatians 6:14. Satan's Cross Killed Jesus. Cross of Christ kills our sins and gives us his kingdom.

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1.  We must Glory in the cross of Christ; instead, we glory in the cross of Satan.

The word "cross of Christ" is referred to one of the two crosses depending on its context. One is, the cross that Jesus was killed, and the other cross is spirit, it is a figure of speech, Jesus Christ gives this cross to his true believers and to his disciples, to mortify the deeds of their body and to become the Sons of God. The cross that Jesus was killed is the weapon of Satan, and the other is the weapon of Jesus, to mortify sins. It seems to be a confusion, but God intentionally makes it as stumbling stones, so that fake Christians and followers of Satan may also fall.

From Galatians 6:14, let us study about the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christians think that the cross of Jesus Christ is the cross that killed Jesus. No, no, no, thousands of times no. The cross that killed Jesus, was the weapon of Satan that he used it to kill Jesus. Jesus died on it, and defeated death and the cross by his resurrection. That cross was not the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, it was the shame and curse for Jesus Christ. But his resurrection was the glory of God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Christians know this, and yet, we and our preachers, lift up the cross that killed Jesus, and give glory to Satan, for killing our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the foolishness in the highest order that any person could make. Let us study about this. "Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." It appears that we must glory in the cross that killed our Lord Jesus Christ, since it is so preached to us again and again. But this cross is the weapon of Satan. Should we glory in Satan and his weapon? No! Christians do not know the truth since preachers ignore the next portion of this verse. First let us see what the cross is in truth.

2. Preaching of the cross is power of God to us; but it is foolishness to them.

"1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me ... to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect." He wants to make sure that the cross of Christ must not go without effect, and this cross is a part of the gospel. "18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." So, the preaching of the cross gives us the power of God, and it will save us. What is this cross? It is not the wooden cross that killed Jesus, which Christians worship. This cross can never give power to anybody to be saved from sins. It is just an object of wood. It does not have life or any power to give us power. Scripture says that the preaching of this cross will give us power to be saved. We can see three crosses in the bible. Among these three, please find which one of the crosses, gives power to believers to be saved, and it is the cross of our lord Jesus Christ.

1: The wooden cross. It is the weapon of Satan, and it is the cross that killed Jesus. It is also referred as tree, which is considered curse to die on it, as in Galatians 3:13, "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:". It is a real cross of wood, the idols of this are put up in churches to be part of worship. This cross can only kill, but it does not give power to believers to be saved.

2: The Cross of Disciples. It is a figure of speech; it is the cross that the disciples of Jesus Christ carry. This cross is to take the risk of even losing their lives, facing prison, beaten up, stoning, and any kind of persecution, because of following Jesus Christ. Jesus tells about this cross in "Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." This cross also is the weapon of the enemy Satan. Jesus told his disciples to expect it at any time, but he says, "Matthew 10:23 when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another," that is to escape it as much as possible. This cross does not give us power either.

3: The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a figure of speech. This cross is the weapon of Jesus Christ, the Spirit that he gives to his true believers, by which believers and disciples will receive power and mortify the deeds of their bodies and become Sons of God. It is in "Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." This cross is the power of God that is in Galatians 6:14, to glory in nothing but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. It will mortify the sins induced by Satan in any believer and destroy the works of Satan. However, Christians use this as a cliché, to refer it to the cross that killed Jesus, which is the weapon of Satan, and it is a curse, but it cannot give power of God to be saved.

3. Jesus faces Satan's weapon, the Cross; told disciples to pick-up their crosses.

"Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day." Jesus was telling his disciples that he will suffer many things from the hand of the so-called God's people, who will kill him, and Jesus will be raised from death on the third day. He told it very casually, as if it is not a big deal and he did not show any fear or any such thing, as if, it will be just a normal cakewalk. "22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." Peter told Jesus that he must not allow himself to be killed, it must be far from happening. Jesus rose up as a hero, and rebuked Peter in sharp words, calling him Satan, etc. So, he proved himself to be a hero, as if he was looking forward to die. "24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." Further, Jesus told his disciples that they must also be ready die at any time, and it is the way to obtain heaven and the glory of heaven. At this point he proved himself to be a leader of a pack of martyrdom crusaders. Jesus was God, he became a man with the purpose to die; now it appears as he was facing it as a hero and looking forward to dying with pleasure. It is yet a little far to the time of the cross. When the time gets near, when the rubber is about to meet the road, let us look how he reveals himself to be.

4. Jesus feared and tried to escape the Cross of tree; it was Satan's weapon.

"Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy." The time is nearing for the supposedly godly people are about to catch him to kill him. He was 'sorrowful and very heavy' and asked his close disciples to be with him to strengthen him. "38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me." Jesus asked them to watch with them. "39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. ... 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. ... 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words." Three times in a row, one after the other, Jesus was begging to God the Father, if he could escape the cross to find another way; but if there is no other way, he will surrender to the will of God the Father. "Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him." God the Father did not grant him his request, instead he sent an angel to strengthen him. Jesus became too weak to that extent, "44 says, being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Please look at the agony and fear of Jesus when he was about to face the cross. He was afraid of the cross, it was his enemy, it killed Jesus, and cross was a curse and shame to Jesus. It was not a cakewalk, it was not a hero march, and there was no love relationship between him and the cross. Jesus feared the cross so much, but God the Father allowed him to be killed. And Satan killed Jesus on the cross, the cross was Satan's weapon, Jesus had no other choice but to be killed. But why Christians include the Cross in their worship?

5. Enmity was between Satan and Jesus; Satan bruised his heel; Jesus bruises his head.

"Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Here the seed of the woman is Jesus Christ, and God was talking to Satan. So, the enmity is between Jesus and Satan. Satan will bruise the heel of Jesus and Jesus will bruise the head of Satan. Satan will kill the Man Jesus by his weapon, which is Satan's Cross; and Jesus will destroy Satan by his weapon, which is the Cross of Jesus Christ. "1 John 3:8 says, the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." How? By destroying the sins of his people by his weapon, the cross of Jesus Christ. People do not know the difference between these two entirely different crosses. Unless God has revealed this mystery to them, they will not understand this. "Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; ..." That is, Jesus won Satan's cross by his resurrection. "Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: ..." Jesus defeated Satan's cross on himself, and he has completely destroyed Satan's cross even on his people. "2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:" Let us see one more scripture: "Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." Jesus Christ has defeated the cross or the death on himself and on his people also. "Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; ..." In the new testament, it is in "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?" The weapon of Satan, his cross and various tribulations that inflict the fear of death, is totally defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ. "1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." If only Satan knew that he will be miserably defeated, he would not have used his weapon, the cross, on Jesus. This cross and death are the weapon of Satan. This cross is not the glory of Jesus, but the resurrection is the glory of God and Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ will destroy Satan and his weapons permanently, by burning him in hell and in the lake of fire for ever and ever.

6. Jesus abolished death, and the fear of death, by the power of his Resurrection.

The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is misunderstood by Christians. There are three crosses mentioned in the bible and Christians do not know the difference among them. It is ignorance. They think that all of them refers to the wood cross. Let us see them since it is important. 'God the Word' became man Jesus Christ, to die for the sins of the whole world, and it is even prophesied that Jesus should die on a cross. Christians worship both Jesus and his cross, as companions, as a pair, and as inseparable bodies. It is a very twisted and perverted understanding. Study Jesus at gethsemane, praying to God the Father, being fearful of the cross to the core, trying to escape the cross if at all possible, and finally he gave in to the will of the Father, after finding that there was no way out to escape the cross. The cross killed him. Jesus hung on the cross as cursed, naked, and humiliated. Jesus hated the cross, the cross was his enemy, but it was a necessary evil; he had to die, and so, he was killed. We love the cross so much for killing Jesus, because we believe that the cruel death gives us heaven. So, we do not mind killing him by his cruel death of curse and shame, as long as it gives us heaven. Really, we don't care for him. Christians are so heartlessly selfish; and so, they worship the cross also with Jesus. Stupidity of preachers, and their influence on us, have done this unfortunate situation that we adore and worship the cross, which killed our Lord Jesus, which is the weapon of the devil. Catholics worship the cross in their every prayer. Protestants install the cross in their churches, even on church steeples. Christians wear golden cross on them to adore the cross. It is idol worship. However, if it is so, why apostle Paul says that he "glory in the cross"? But that cross is not the cross that killed Jesus. God uses his word as stumbling stone for fake and false preachers to fall; and this is a typical example. He tells us to glory "in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ," but it is not to glory in the cross that killed Jesus, which is a weapon of Satan. This verse has two portions. In the second portion, Paul explains how he glories only the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ.

7. World is crucified to me, and I to the world, by the Cross of Lord Jesus Christ.

We just saw that the bible mentions about three crosses. One of the crosses is the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The name cross here is a figure of speech. This cross is not the cross by which Satan killed Jesus. But this cross is the weapon of Jesus Christ, the Spirit that Jesus Christ gives to his true believers, by which believers and his disciples will mortify the deeds of their bodies and become Sons of God. This is the cross of Jesus Christ; it is his Spirit. In verse 14, the second portion, Paul gives the explanation of how he gives glory and what the cross is. To glorify the cross is not to adore the cross that killed Jesus, to make idols of crosses, to keep them in churches to worship the cross, and to celebrate the death of Jesus. We shed hypocritical crocodile tears also for the sufferings and cruel death of Jesus. Let us see what the cross of Jesus Christ is. Paul says, "by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." Please notice. Apostle Paul did not forget that Satan and the world crucified Jesus. So, he challenges them saying, he will consider himself as crucified to the world and Satan, and they were crucified to him. That is, the world is dead to him, and he is dead to the world; that is, Paul will have no more relationship with them. This is not a statement of surrender and worship, but he rejected them in disgust, hatred, and vengeance. But, in the style of God, he inspired Paul to write it, in such a way, as parable and stumbling block. So, the false preachers and those who want to follow their traditions, may also fall with them. These preachers do not get any revelation of the word of God, and so, they preach nonsense. But the mystery of God is revealed to the people of God, and they glory is the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, that is Spirit, which mortifies the sinful deeds of the flesh that are induced by Satan, and it destroys the plot of Satan completely in the people of God. At the same time, because of the church traditions, Christians worship the cross, which is Satan's weapon. Christians are grateful to the cross for killing Jesus and think that his death gave them salvation. How stupid we are to make idols of the weapon of Satan, the cross that killed Jesus, and worship the cross that is an idol? Do we see the cross that killed Jesus in any part of heaven, or in any celebrations of angels or holy saints? None. Then, why do we worship and adore the cross? Think about it. May God open your eyes and give you understanding of the truth. Please try to escape from all traditions. God will help you.

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