Bear the Cross After Jesus | Pastor Chuck Salvo | 1.9.24 | Wednesday | On Fire Christian Church
Bear the Cross After Jesus
”Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.“ Luke 23:26 NKJV
We could say this was the first one to pick up the cross!
Jesus is looking for someone to assist in the assignment
”Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.“ Matthew 16:24-25 NKJV
What a privilege to be called to bear His cross
What does that even mean?
”I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.“ Galatians 2:20 NKJV
It’s now Priest Jesus, Prophet Jesus, and King Jesus, now living His Will through me!
”Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.“ Hebrews 7:23-25 NKJV
Phil 1:6. He that began a good work is faithful to complete it
Make intercession for those around him
Romans 4:17. Speaking things that do not exist as though they did
Speaks for God to those around
”nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21
Takes dominion over sin
Governs – To make and administer the public policy and affairs of (a state,