We must be “CROSSED OUT” to “CROSS OVER”!
Saved by His cross – Salvation
Slain by your cross – Sanctification
Freedom is only in the Spirit NOT in the flesh.
This generation of believers will be free when they start to realise what Jesus Christ meant in His invitation to follow Him.
TO FOLLOW CHRIST MEANS TO BECOME LIKE CHRIST THROUGH A DIVINE WORK OF REGENERATION, SANCTIFICATION AND TRANSFORMATION.
Luk 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me, he cannot be My disciple.
Man is a selfish, selfcenterd individual because we are all born with the fallen nature of Adam. So God delivers us from ourselves when we follow Jesus in the way of the cross, which is the pathway of death to self by which He strips us of ourselves and our destructive ways. The principle of satan is self exaltation which is displayed in the pride of the fallen Adam. When we willingly ask Him to crucify us to ourselves on the road of the cross, then He brings us into the glory of the life of Christ, which is a life far above the influence of this fallen world. Jesus declared to me “YOU ARE CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER INFLUENCED BY THIS WORLD”
We cannot serve 2 masters. We either serve satan, through the lustful desires or the flesh, or we ask God to crucify us in the flesh so we might walk with Him in the power of His Spirit.
Galatians 5:24 But those belonging to Christ have crucified the flesh with [its] passions and lusts.
25 If we live in [the] Spirit, let us also walk in [the] Spirit.
The influence of this world is declared in 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
16 because all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.
I tell you that only Christ’s true gospel is going to prevail while all other religious ideas of God and every other false foundation is going to fall.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is.
14 If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17 If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
Christians are called to identify themselves with Jesus Christ. It’s not a religious performance thing by which you try to be like God in your own efforts or fleshly strength for to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
We are all called unto obedience to the point of death to self through the principle of a laid down life because through the circumcision of your own personal cross you overcome according to Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and sat down with My Father in His throne.
Most Christians only know about salvation through the cross of Jesus. The overcoming walk through their own crosses are foreign to most and multitudes are enslaved and kept in religious bondage by a false gospel of prosperity and self indulgence. You are no threat to the kingdom of darkness and ineffective to be of service within the kingdom of God unless you choose to take up arms and start to enter the battle, although the war has already been won by Jesus Christ.
Yes it is true that He defeated the entire Kingdom of darkness through the victory of HIS CROSS, but have you taken up YOUR CROSS to overcome yourself, sin and all earthly distraction by allowing HIS VICTORY to be made a truthful reality within yourself and your own life?
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.
13 Therefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
I say to you that few have taken up their cross to activate the power of His cross to walk in the victory of God.
It’s only when you start to embrace the ministry of the cross that you will discover it’s divine power AS A WEAPON to overcome the spiritual battle being waged against your eternal soul.
1 Peter 4
1 Since therefore Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3 For the time past of our life will suffice us to have done the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in licentiousness, lusts, excess of wine, reveling, carousing, and abominable idolatries:
4 In which they think it strange that you run not with them to the same excess of dissipation, speaking evil of you:
5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.
We also discover the secret weapon of the cross proclaimed in Colossians 2 and in this scripture it is described as a circumcision done by which God’s Spirit progressively cuts away everything sensual, earthly, sinful, lustful and devilish but YOU MUST ALLOW IT AND ASK FOR IT – 10 And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power:
11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with Him in baptism, in which also you are risen with Him through the faith of the working of God, who has raised him from the dead.
The Spiritual baptism in this instance is not water baptism but the baptism of fire through suffering into the death of Jesus Christ – Mark 10:37 They said unto Him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on Your right hand, and the other on Your left hand, in Your glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, You know not what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
This is why the cross must be allowed to work in your own life to bring you into the overcoming experience and reality of the overcomer. The old foundation, WHICH IS THE FLESH, from which sin originates must be rooted out and entirely destroyed by the power of God through the work of the cross to receive the Victor ‘s Crown and be placed with Christ within His throne.
God the Father spoke to me and said -“allow Me to work. If you allow Me to penetrate your depths then you’ll find that I’ve become your sure foundation. If you truly desire to be an entire new creation then allow Me to first destroy the old foundation.”
Does any builder build a new structure on the ruins of an old rotten foundation?
We see that we must first be taken through the work of the cross to be able to give truthful testimony that all has indeed become new in 2 Corinthians 5: 15 And that He died for all, that they who live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto Him who died for them, and rose again. ( we see this in harmony with 1 Peter 5:1 for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.)
16 Therefore from now on know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet from now on know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
It says “if” any man be “in Christ” and the only way to get out of yourself into Christ is to allow God to destroy the old foundation of the flesh in which we are stuck. We see the testimony of the work of the cross to be found “in Christ” given in the life of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but rubbish, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
The death of that which is old through the work of the cross is the secret to be ushered THROUGH RESURRECTION
into the life and the reality of the new creation created after God in true righteousness and holiness.
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a life-giving spirit.
46 But that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, made of dust: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
 But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? (THOSE CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST) What kind of bodies will they have?”
 What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first. (WE MUST GROW INTO THE FRUITFULNESS OF THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE NEW CREATION LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST)
 And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting.
 Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed.
Jesus explained this in John 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
If we desire to be brought into the glorified life of the Son of God then we must ask Him to work out the cross within ourselves first. No cross, no glory – PERIOD.
Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, so that we may be also glorified together.
Jesus gave more understanding through the following prophecy given through Stanley Frodsham in 1965 – The Way of Triumph
“I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly, that you may triumph where I triumphed. On the cross I triumphed over all the powers of Satan and I have called you to walk in the same path. It is when your life is on the cross that you shall know the victory that I have experienced. As you are on the cross, seated in Me, then you shall know the power of the resurrection. When I come in My Glory the principalities and powers in the heavenly places shall be utterly broken. Fear not, for I have given you the power whereby you may tread down the powers of darkness, and come forth victorious through every trial. As you are on the cross then you are victorious. It was on the cross that I triumphed over all the powers of the enemy. My life shall flow through as you enter into these precious truths. Look unto Me and appropriate My life. As your eyes and desires are toward Me and you know what it is to be crucified with Me, then you shall live and your anointing shall increase. It was not in My life as I walked upon the earth but rather it was in My life as I hung upon the cross that I openly spoiled principalities and powers.
I am showing you truth that shall cause you to overcome, to have power over the wicked one, this is the truth that will liberate you and those around you. You shall know also the fellowship of My sufferings. There is no other way whereby you may partake of this heavenly glory and to reign with Me. My word says that If we suffer with Him we shall reign with Him. I desire to make these truths real within you. As you keep them before you, you will in turn liberate many who are in bondage. You will have revelation of those who are in darkness and will have the keys to liberate the captives. Many seek to liberate but do not have the keys. Upon the cross continually you will know the power of My resurrection.
If you will indeed judge yourself you shall not be judged. As you seek My face and desire to be cleansed by Me in all truth and sincerity of heart, I will judge you in the secret place, and the things that are in the secret place of your heart shall not be made manifest to others. I will do it in the secret place and no man will know it. The shame that will be seen on many faces shall not be seen on your face. Therefore in mercy and love I am instructing you in order that you may partake of My Glory. As you are willing to walk with Me and rejoice in your sufferings, you shall in turn partake of My Glory. Look unto Me for you have need of power to overcome the wicked one and the bondages in other’s lives.
I said that if a man will judge himself he shall not be judged. It is not My good pleasure that the shame of My people be seen by all. How can I judge the world if I judge not first My own house? Hearken unto these things that I am telling you, for if you will not hearken unto Me thy shame shall be evident to all.” (END OF PROPHECY)
Jesus said deny yourself take up “YOUR” cross and follow Me. To follow Jesus is to become like Jesus and there is only one pattern for Christians to follow.
NO OTHER FOUNDATION CAN BE LAID EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE ONLY HE IS THE EXAMPLE GIVEN BY THE FATHER
His pattern is as follows and if you don’t allow the Holy Spirit to renew your thinking according to the standard of righteousness and truth revealed in the life of Christ you will stay in the bondage of your flesh.
Through the journey of your personal cross God is calling you into the victory of the overcomer.
His cross saves you from sin – THE GIFT OF SALVATION
Your cross delivers you from sin to present you as an overcomer in the Presence of the Father – THE VICTORS CROWN OF LIFE
Don’t allow Satan to steal your crown child of God. Don’t be one who are just saved by grace but refuse to finish the race of the upward call of God in Christ for only those who have followed Christ through the cross will be placed with Him in His throne.
Your destiny is not to live for yourself. Your life pursuit as a follower of Christ is to allow Him to dethrone you in the flesh to bring all of you and all of your desires under His rule and reign. You as God’s child must allow Him who holds your eternal destiny to bring you into agreement with His ways to make you one with Him in vision, desire and purpose otherwise you’ll find yourself empty handed before Him in the judgment as is written in 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad.
Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:
8 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man that does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
YOU WALK IN THE SPIRIT WHEN YOU WALK LIKE JESUS WALKED IN THE GLORY OF THE NEW CREATION
This happens as we are brought to maturity as sons of God.
1 John 2: 3 And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him.
6 He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
In the pathway of the cross through the circumcision done by the Spirit of God we are brought forth as obedient sons and daughters to walk as Jesus walked in the grace and the power of the Holy Spirit. The circumcision has to do with the progressive “cutting” away of everything earthly, fleshly and devilish that we may serve God acceptably with reverence and sincere love.
Collossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, in which also you are risen with him through the faith of the working of God, who has raised him from the dead.
This “baptism” is NOT water baptism. It’s the baptism of fire that we receive in the furnace of refinement and purification unto holiness. Hebrews 12 speaks of this.
We are called to fruitfulness and maturity.
The Crown of the Overcomer are for those who are willing to pay the price in following Jesus.
Mark 10: 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Teacher, we would that you should do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would you that I should do for you?
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, You know not what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized shall you be baptized:
40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.
Luke 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and would that it were already kindled?
50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I constrained till it be accomplished!
51 Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from now on there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
Those who follow Jesus will always suffer persecution through them that choose the flesh above the ways of God.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and fit for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way.
The Glory of Sonship as a reigning king – Psalms 21
1 The king shall joy in Your strength, O LORD; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For You meet him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked life of You, and You gave it to him, even length of days forever and ever.
5 His glory is great in Your salvation: honor and majesty have You laid upon him.
6 For You have made him most blessed forever: You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved.
8 Your hand shall find out all Your enemies: Your right hand shall find out those that hate You.
9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10 Their offspring shall You destroy from the earth, and their descendants from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against You: they devised a mischievous act, which they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shall You make them turn their back, when You shall make ready Your arrows upon your strings toward their face.
13 Be exalted, LORD, in Your own strength: so will we sing and praise Your power.