The cross is the central message of Christianity. It is what the Old Testament points toward and what the New Testament refers to. Through the centuries there have been countless spiritual leaders who drew people to them for a brief period of time but could not sustain a following. Two thousand years after Jesus died on a cross at Golgotha, He remains the central figure of human history and the only way for us to become reconciled with God the Father!
When Jesus died on the cross, our debt – your debt – was paid in full. It couldn't have been paid for any other way! It was a life-changing sacrifice, and it merits your life-changing response.
“The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way;
he’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day.
I fear no one!
I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord;
surround and protect me.
When evil ones come to destroy me,
they will be the ones who turn back.
My heart will not be afraid even if an army rises to attack.
I know that you are there for me, so I will not be shaken.
Here’s the one thing I crave from God,
the one thing I seek above all else:
I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house,
finding the sweet loveliness of his face,
filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace.
I want to live my life so close to him
that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.
In his shelter in the day of trouble, that’s where you’ll find me,
for he hides me there in his holiness.
He has smuggled me into his secret place,
where I’m kept safe and secure—
out of reach from all my enemies.
Triumphant now, I’ll bring him my offerings of praise,
singing and shouting with ecstatic joy!
Yes, listen and you can hear
the fanfare of my shouts of praise to the Lord!
God, hear my cry. Show me your grace.
Show me mercy, and send the help I need!
Lord, when you said to me, 'Seek my face,'
my inner being responded,
'I’m seeking your face with all my heart.'
So don’t hide yourself, Lord, when I come to find you.
You’re the God of my salvation;
how can you reject your servant in anger?
You’ve been my only hope,
so don’t forsake me now when I need you!
My father and mother abandoned me. I’m like an orphan!
But you took me in and made me yours.
Now teach me all about your ways and tell me what to do.
Make it clear for me to understand,
for I am surrounded by waiting enemies.
Don’t let them defeat me, Lord.
You can’t let me fall into their clutches!
They keep accusing me of things I’ve never done
while they plot evil against me.
Yet I totally trust you to rescue me one more time,
so that I can see once again how good you are while I’m still alive!
Here’s what I’ve learned through it all:
Don’t give up; don’t be impatient;
be entwined as one with the Lord.
Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope.
Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!" (TPT).
“Therefore, thus says the Lord God of Hosts:
O My people who dwell in Zion,
do not be afraid of the Assyrian.
He shall strike you with a rod
and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease,
and My anger will be directed to their destruction.
The Lord of Hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb;
and as His rod was over the sea, so shall He lift it up
after the manner of Egypt.
In that day his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder,
and his yoke from off your neck;
and the yoke shall be destroyed
because of the anointing oil”(MEV).
The cross is the place where God’s limitless provision intersects with our most basic needs, and where the furious love of God encounters your broken and shattered heart.
Jesus made seven statements on the cross. The sixth of those is recorded in John 19:30: "It is finished." The Greek accounting term translated to English, however, is much richer in meaning. That word is tetelestai.
Far from being just a declaration that something had ended, it meant that a bill had been paid in full.
Anyone hearing Jesus declare "Tetelestai" on Golgotha would have known that He meant that He had died to pay for their sins!
Jesus had declared an end to separated man's religious striving to build a letter back to God. God Himself had donned flesh and bone and blood, and condescended to fallen men and willingly lain down on a cross.
Tetelestai meant the fulfillment of the Hebrew word shalom – nothing missing, nothing broken, nothing lacking. And it is our present reality, when we exchange our life for that of Jesus Christ.
It was at the cross where the Lord Jesus purchased back everything humanity lost in the Garden of Eden, when Eve took that first bite of forbidden fruit.
Your victory – spirit, soul and body – has already been purchased on the cross. Your healing isn't something you hope happens; it's an accomplished fact. Whatever you need – salvation, deliverance, increase – has already been settled on Cavalry’s cross.
Historically, times of great uncertainty have also been times of great spiritual revival. Perhaps more people than ever, unburdened by distractions, are listening to the Gospel than ever. This too shall pass.
The day is soon coming when His burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed! Hallelujah!
Thank You for Your Son's great sacrifice at the cross, which made a way for me to have my sins forgiven! Thank You for Your divine plan for my salvation and the salvation of my loved ones.
Order my steps so that I may tell everyone in my circles of influence about the life-changing plan You have put in place for all of us to be reunited with You.
I declare with Jesus: tetelestai! My debt has been paid in full, so I can walk in the freedom of that understanding! My wait is over and my weight is lifted! Thank You, Heavenly Father.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – Jehovah Joshua Messiah – I pray. Amen!