“The preaching of the cross is to preach the details of all that the cross of Christ made available to us, and is plainly seen in the Gospels as we continue learning more and more about our risen Savior.” ~LMJ~
I Corinthians 1:18:
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
“Critics so often see wasted space in three repetitive Gospels and one out of place; however, we notice a multiplicity of exciting details.
The skeptics see imperfect documents; nevertheless, we perceive the perfection of beauty in every word.
The cynics see unbelievable legends and myths; though, we witness authentic revelations of the Son of God who is the way.
The agnostics see in the spirit of blindness and carelessness ― inconsistency, their eyes were holden that they should not know him– Luke 24:16, nonetheless, we observe glimpses and revelations from the spirit of truth that opens the joy and rejoicing of our hearts, And their eyes were opened, and they knew him– Luke 24:31.
The pessimists see incomplete thoughts and sentences; conversely, we discern what our faith has afforded us, wholeness, and with our spiritual understanding we delightfully walk with Jesus by the way and say, one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures– Luke 24:32.” ~LMJ~
“The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up- II Peter 3:10. The events of Jesus’ returning to earth are revealed in many Scriptures such as in Daniel, the Gospels, and Revelation. But this return should not be confused with our gathering and rising upwards, which is our expected hope. You see, Jesus’ literal return to the earth cometh as a thief in the night- I Thessalonians 5:2, totally unexpectedly. BUT, thankfully, we have been assured with the comfort of hope that we will be with Jesus (in heaven before II Peter 3:10 happens), and before he as the King of kings and Lord of lords returns to the earth, and oh, so thankfully that day will not overtake you as a thief- I Thessalonians 5:4. Thus, the day of the Lord cannot – will not – and is impossible to overtake you as a thief!” ~LMJ~