The power of the Cross

Jesus came looking for subjects throughout Palestine but found few.
They rejected the king and missed the kingdom. They eventually said they didn’t want the King to rule over them and they crucified the king.
However at Pentecost his disciple subjects, accepted Jesus as the King and found that his kingly power and authority changed their lives. They found that as He ruled in their lives, He brought them peace, victory and dominion over all their enemies, healing over sickness demons, depression and fear. He has promised “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matt 6:33
As he rules from the throne of our heart, He extends His rule into our minds, our bodies, our values and our focus.
In a kingdom there can only be one will, as there was in the garden before sin. For this reason we pray “Let your kingdom come, your will be done.
Jesus said “If an one would be my disciple, let him take up his cross and follow me” Being a disciple subject, means taking up the cross, because the cross means you are ready to do the will of the King. The cross is an instrument upon which your will dies. The Cross is the shape of an “I” crossed out. A disciple is someone who has denied self will and embraced the will of the king.
Friend, there are no cross-less followers of Jesus. Lets follow Him today.There is always joy beyond the Cross.