The CROSS Examination :: Place of Surrender


The CROSS on which Jesus Christ was nailed is the place of divine surrender. It is the Cross the submission of Jesus Christ , the Son of God, to God’s will for the Salvation of mankind (Matthew 26:39), culminates into total surrender (Philippians 2:8). It is the Cross, where Jesus Christ, who being God, made Himself of no reputation, taking on the form of a man, and humbled Himself to becoming a dead man (not dead God), on the Cross, so that the sons and daughters of men (i.e., you and me) could live; live abundantly in His grace and eternally in His glory.

Let us cross examine ourselves and let our submissions of part of our lives be total surrender of our very life to and for Him. Let it be said of us, that “For to us to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Let us totally surrender to Jesus Christ, the God who surrendered His all, including His very life, being obedient to the point of death, even death on a Cross. Can you show me of another who has done the same for you/me?

Philippians 2:5-11 (KJV)
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Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
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Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
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But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
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And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
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Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
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That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
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And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 26:38-39 (KJV)
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Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
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And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.