Romans 2:16, “…on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.” How does God judge the secret things of human hearts “by Christ Jesus”? I think there are at least two ways. First, there is a day of judgment appointed for all human beings. On …
1 John 4:14-15
1 John 4:14-15, “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God.” John is here saying the same thing in two complimentary ways. To confess Jesus …
Psalm 91:4, “He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler…” Matt.23:37, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…” The heart of God calls His people to the refuge of His wrath-absorbing wings, spread out on the cross…
Psalm 88:16, “Your wrath has swept over me; your dreadful assaults destroy me.” The cross mercifully declares to all of humanity that wrath is real.
Luke 24:50, “…lifting up His hands, He blessed them.”
Ezekiel 20:33, “…with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I will be King over you.”
1 John 4:10
1 John 4:10, “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Hebrews 9:14, “…Christ…through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself without blemish to God…” The Cross is Trinitarian.
Psalm 11:6 + Luke 22:42
Psalm 11:6, “…a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.” Luke 22:42, “…not my will but yours be done.” He took our cup
Psalm 9:10, ” those who know your name put their trust in you…” Trust in the Name made known at the cross.
Matthew 27:46,”My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” May this agony and mystery never cease to stagger us…
Matthew 26:27, 26:42
Matthew 26:27 + Matthew 26:42 = Christ drains the cup of Hell so that His Bride might drink the cup of Heaven
1 John 4:10
1 John 4:10,”In this is love…[God] sent His Son to be the wrath absorbing sacrifice for our sins.” No wrath = No Love