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The Revelation of the Cross

The Revelation of the Cross post series
«  intro    the suffering    the hell    the joy    the love    the forgiveness    the total surrender    the fellowship  »
By God’s grace, I would like to share a deep topic with you. It is going to be a session, so we will take it in bits.

Kathryn Kuhlman in one of her messages said something which struck me, she said:
Everyone at a point(s) in life, whether a Believer or not, will go through a difficult trial, and anyone who endures and passes these tests, will come out stronger. If you are alive on earth, you will definitely have a season of real uncommon trial, uncommon because you will want to quit, as that would be the only feasible option…

You know, that’s biblical – in John 16:33 Jesus makes us know that we will sure have trials.

One time, I was meditating and a friend came to mind – a very close friend and mentor in faith during my undergrad. I had observed him go through real trials and always come out stronger (and deeper in faith). I was pondering over all these while praying and God said to me: Ask for the revelation of the cross. And I asked for it, I never knew it meant that it was time to quit milk for meat – I Corinthians 3:2, Hebrews 5:12). So, what I will be sharing with you this summer is some of the notes and exercises I got from that fellowship with the Holy Spirit, on the revelation of the cross – composed of seven facets;
  • The suffering
  • The hell
  • The joy
  • The love
  • The forgiveness
  • The total surrender
  • The fellowship
I believe it is very vital for every Christian to understand and work in this knowledge. An interesting thing I usually do when my friends pop by to say: Hey Sam, I’m getting into the ministry, is to pray this revelation. Before the prayer for anointing for leadership, first; I intentionally pray for the revelation of the cross – because the consequence of this encounter is true character for Christian leadership.

The revelation of the cross is by the Spirit (nothing to do with the flesh), it is not baptism of the Spirit – the baptism comes before. Without the revelation of the cross it is difficult to understand the point of intimacy where all that spurs in you is readiness to be a martyr for Christ; in other words we cannot, without this revelation, say – it’s all about you Jesus, and really mean it.

See you in the next session. God bless you.

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