Unlimited: The Son Question
Oct 8, 2018 672
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life (1 John 5:12).
Jesus declares his Cross to be the judgment of this world (John 12:31). The cross divides the world into the saved and the lost and, thereby, prefigures the world’s last day.
The darkness that engulfed the cross prefigured the last great Day of Judgment. The earthquake at the moment of Christ’s death when many dead were raised (Matthew 27:52) prefigured the final call to judgment. And there, on the cross, was the King-Judge high and lifted up.
Christ was crucified between two thieves. He also divided the two thieves – one called on him; one cursed him. We are all thieves. The Bible says, “There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:22-23).
What makes the difference is my attitude towards the Man on the central cross. It’s not the sin question, but the Son question that counts.
We are not saved by our goodness or lost by our badness. We are saved by our relationship to Christ. Are we in Christ or out of Christ? If our standing is “in Christ,” we are saved. If we are out of Christ, we are lost. That’s the meaning of the cross. – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: Are you focused more on sin than on the Son? Jesus Christ has dealt with the sin in your life at the Cross. Set aside 15 minutes today as a special time to praise Jesus for what he done at Calvary for you. Claim your standing is “in Christ.”