I received your letter with much joy and in gladness of heart I answer you. The cross of Christ stands as a mystery to all of mankind. One of His hands points to the PAST for He was there. The upright post stands for the PRESENT for He is here with you and Me NOW. The other hand points to the FUTURE for He is there.
In John 3:14 Jesus prophesied and said, «as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.»
Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived Numbers 21:9.
When My Son was on the cross I laid the sin, sickness, and disease of the whole world upon Him and He became sin and a worm (serpent, creeping thing)* as He said, «I am a worm, and no man» Psalm 22:6. He was lifted up on the cross as the serpent!!!
This truth is the heart and secret of the Gospel. He literally became sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) and the serpent (Job 25:6) on the cross. He then descended into the lower parts of the earth (Ephesians 4:8-10), took the keys of death and hell (Revelation 1:18), preached to the captives lost in the PAST, and set those captives free (1 Peter 3:18-20). He returned to the PRESENT blotting out everything that was written against you and NAILED IT TO HIS OWN CROSS triumphing openly over all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:14-15).
You see I furnished the hammer for those bloody nails and We secured and sealed the FUTURE for you! Then he ascended into Heaven and sat at My mighty right hand triumphing for all to see – NOT JESUS ON THE CROSS – but the ENEMY and ALL YOUR SIN NAILED THERE. This is the TRUE CROSS!
NOW when you look at the cross and see all your sin and Satan nailed there; you›ll KNOW that you have been freed from the Law of Sin and Death (Romans 8:2) and the wicked one cannot touch you (1 John 5:18)!
I AM also with you, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE for…
PS – There is so much more to the cross of Christ then one letter can convey. My hope is that you will want to be taught by Me, not just hear about Me in MAN MADE CHURCHES.
*Easton’s Bible Dictionary*