C.H. Spurgeon, from his book "Morning and Evening" for today concerning a description of Christ on the Cross. Those unbelieving who crucified Him were really saying "There,” they seemed to say, “you Son of God, this is the way God himself should be treated, if we could only reach Him.”
Think about that and don't tell me you wouldn't have been standing with the mockers. In essence the very flower of humanity was at the foot of the cross shouting insults. That moment in time the greatest blow evil could muster was hurled at Jesus. The people gathered there were from every walk of life.
But it doesn't end there. Regardless of what you think of yourself, of how good you feel you are. You were still at the foot of the cross mocking Christ. We all were.
But the victory was yet to come. Jesus didn't stay dead. 3 days later He arose and was seen by hundreds as having been raised from the dead.
He then said, now get this, tell everyone!
I have risen!
John 20:17 "Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'"
Death couldn't keep Him down.
The worst Satan thought at the time he could hurl at Him couldn't keep Him down.
Jump ahead to today.
Acts 1:11 "They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
He is going to return! Yes!
But my question is are honestly looking forward to it or are you, deep down, afraid?
Simply put if your faith is in anything else but Christ alone, your name is NOT in the Book of Life. No name listed, no entry to Heaven.
Consider today who you live for. Who you look to. Are you really shaking your fist at God? Are you duped into believing you have lived a good life, and that's why Jesus should let you into Heaven? Because that's a huge lie.
"I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" Galatians 2:21
If it were possible for you to get to Heaven by any other means, then Jesus did it for nothing!
He was beaten until He collapsed. Was beaten until His skin hung in strips. He dragged a heavy wooden cross uphill after the beatings. Was nailed to that cross. You think that was for nothing?
By no means!
Think about your life. Think about what you WILL say to Jesus when He faces you and asks why you should come into His Heaven?
After all He went through, you think "I'm not a bad person" will cut it?
On my blog and in many places online you can find, if you search, for "Roman's Road".
Jesus said that if you seek Him you WILL find Him. Jesus will only come into your life at YOUR invitation. He knocks, will you open?