Come over to the other side of the Cross
The way we were saved is the way for us to manifest what we inherited into our lives. What you are about to undertake is a task that will be empowered and led by the Lord. You are about to enter into a place most believers have never been before, into the realm of knowing God and knowing how to receive from God. God has already put everything you will need in place, but there is a shifting in your soul that has to take place: your spirit is already there. This book will bother some of your theology, some of your traditions, and some of your religion. But the wisdom will be provided through the Holy Spirit’s direct, miraculous intervention as He will lead you to your new home. Prior to joining the Lord as He was preparing me for this, it was necessary that I pause and consider what was about to take place, so I believe that you also should pause, consecrate yourselves, and prepare yourselves spiritually to come over to the other side of the cross, this will start the process of you designing your life.
What you are about to do will be impossible if you keep seeing in a mirror, dimly. Every Christian can truly say, along with Paul, “Through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2). “We now know the truth and that truth has set us free” (John 8:32). Through our bondage to Christ, we have also become sons and heirs of the Highest God (Galatians 4:1-7). As heirs, we are partakers of that inheritance—eternal life—which God confers on all His children. This is a privilege beyond any earthly treasure we could ever inherit, while those in bondage to sin inherit only spiritual death and an eternity in hell. Knowing all of this, why, then, do so many Christians live as though they are still in bondage? (From www.gotquestions.org)
There are a few reasons. First, they are living on the wrong side of the cross, second, they often rebel against God, and refuse to obey Him, and third, they are clinging to their old lives. We hold onto the sins that once bound us to Satan as our master. Because our new nature still lives in the old fleshly nature, we are still drawn to sin. Paul tells the Ephesians to “put off” the old self with its deceit and corruption and “put on” the new self with its righteousness. Put off lying, and put on truthfulness. Put off stealing, and put on usefulness and work. Put off bitterness, rage, and anger, and put on kindness, compassion, and forgiveness (Ephesians 4:22-32). We have been set free from the bondage of sin, but we often put the chains back on because part of us loves the old life. But we shouldn’t tie ourselves to our past when God is trying to pull us forward. We as believers should always be willing to go anywhere but backward and in order to even begin walking in this truth we have to focus our attention on relationship goals and that relationship goal that I am talking about here is with Christ.
Furthermore, often we don’t realize that we have been crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20) and that we have been reborn as completely new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17). The Christian life is one of death to self and rising to “walk in the newness of life” (Romans 6:4), and that new life is characterized by thoughts about Him who saved us, not thoughts about the dead flesh that has been crucified with Christ. When we are continually thinking about ourselves and indulging the flesh in sins we have been freed from, we are essentially carrying around a dead body, full of rottenness and death. The only way to bury it fully is by the power of the Spirit who is the only source of strength. We strengthen the new nature by continually feeding on the Word of God, and through prayer, we obtain the power we need to escape the desire to return to the old life.
One side of the cross represents living as if Christ never actually paid the total cost for our sin. It is the side of the cross where we are still trying to earn the things that Christ already paid for on the cross. It is the side of the cross where we try to overcome impossible things on our own. If we choose to live on the wrong side of the cross, we will never experience the abundant life here on earth. Over on the other side of the cross, Jesus has already defeated every enemy. He has already fought every fight we would ever need to fight. We have already been given everything that we need to live in the promises of God through Christ’s accomplishments. If we choose to live on this side of the cross we will experience His promises in our life! (Dennis Reanier founder of the Apostolic Resource Center)
As Joshua gets ready to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land or the Purpose-Driven Life after forty years of wandering in the wilderness, he faces one of the greatest challenges of his natural life. He’s leading God’s people across the Jordan River. It is the only thing standing between the Israelites’ end to wandering in the wilderness and the possession of their Promised Land. The Jordan River represents an impossible obstacle in Joshua’s life that has to be overcome in order to possess the promises of God. It is impossible because there is nothing that he can do by his own strength and ability to lead God’s people across the Jordan. If he leads the people of Israel across the Jordan by his own strength and ability, the people of God will never live to see the promised land. Joshua is in a place of total dependence upon God. Joshua’s crossing over was to show us what we had to do. #ComeOverToTheOtherSideOfTheCross
Today, there are believers who still cannot believe that the work of Jesus is truly complete and finished. They are trying to complete a completed work, finish a finished work, and defeat a defeated devil, but what I have to say is this “get out of your head and into your life.”
There are believers today who are always working and trying to produce their healing, success, and victory. God wants us to stop trying and start trusting in His love for us. He wants us to stop working and struggling, and start resting and believing in His grace toward us. The only “work” left for us to do today is to enter His rest. We are to labor every day to enter His rest. We are to rest inwardly and believe that the work is done because it is a finished work, and trust in God’s undeserved favor toward us. We are to rest in Jesus, our true ark.
The Bible says: “For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift” (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition, John 1:16).
Man is made up of spirit, soul, and body. God designed man as a functioning unit with his reborn spirit to be in charge of the soul (mind, will, and emotions), and with the body in subjection to the soul and spirit. The man was created in the image of God. We have to understand that we as the sons and daughters of God have to stop neglecting to work on our souls in order to experience one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, and favor upon favor and gift heaped upon gift. (Excerpt from the book Healing Body, Soul and Spirit)
One of the main reasons why most believers aren’t walking in the supernatural (being able to see through the lenses of the Holy Spirit) or aren’t conscious (aware, mindful) of their inheritance is because they’re living on the wrong side of the cross. God wants us to come over to the other side of the cross, where there is Liberty (freedom to produce fruits of righteousness) in which Christ has made us free. We must realize that God has put everything for us in Grace, but it must be taken out by Faith. Selah!