Christ Crucified

Devotional

The Cross 


1 Corinthians 1:23...we preach Christ crucified 


When the Apostle Paul went to the great and intellectual city of Corinth, he said, “I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2).  


Paul was a very learned and educated man. He was on par with the happenings around him and hence was very qualified to debate with the people of Corinth. Yet, he decided to put aside all worldly knowledge and tactics and know nothing except what’s really important – Jesus Christ and Him crucified! Why?


1 Corinthians 2:5 – “that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”


The Cross of Christ tells us a story – a love story. A powerful love story, so powerful that it has transformed millions of lives all over the world! 


And still continues to do so. 


To the people of Corinth, the preaching of the cross was foolishness. For us, the cross is the power of God and the wisdom of God. In fact, the answer to all the world’s problems can be found at the foot of the cross. 


It is on the basis of the sacrifice of Jesus, that all our needs whether in our body, soul, mind, emotions, as well as all our material and financial needs, are met by God. 


We, each of us, are burdened with our own special need, but to receive God’s solution we must all make our way to the same place – the cross of Jesus.


John 19:30...it is finished! 


Declare: 



  • I take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and use it against the enemy. - Ephesians 6:17

  • No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against me in judgment I condemn. - Isaiah 54:17

  • I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 1:3

  • You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. - Psalm 23:5-6

  • I shall decree a thing and it shall be established. - Job 22:28

  • Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation, and let the eyes of my understanding be enlightened. - Ephesians 1:17

  • Open my eyes to behold wondrous things out of Your word. - Psalm 119:18

  • Let me know and understand the mysteries of the kingdom. - Mark 4:11

  • Lord, You awaken me morning by morning. You waken my ear to hear as the learned. - Isaiah 50:4

  • I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. - Ephesians 6:10 




Pray: 



  • Ask God for the grace to fast, pray, praise God and to spend time with Him. Ask Him to work on your heart throughout these 21 days. Pray that your spiritual eyes may be opened and that you will see what God wants you to see.

  • Thank God for the Holy Spirit, our Helper who will help you during these 21 days. 

  • Commit to knowing Him and obeying Him.