About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
Victory Of Grace
are a variety of vantage points from where we can view the theological
significances of the cross of Christ.
Jesus mentioned one of these theological vantage points in
Luke 22:53. While being
arrested by armed soldiers He told them that "this is your hour -
when darkness reigns." This
was a divine appointed time in human history when evil would rule the day.
Apostle Paul pointed out an important New Testament principle in Romans
5:20 concerning sin and evil ruling the day.
He said that the Law of Moses tempted men and women to sin more
than ever. As it has been
said; "Tell a person not to do wrong and he does wrong."
Paul then said that because of this increase of sin grace abounded
more than sin. The Greek word
translated "abounded" (grace abounded) is a stronger word than
the Greek word translated as "increased" (sin increased).
This principle is exactly what transpired when the hour of evil
darkness reigned over the earth. God,
and it was His plan all along, turned sinful darkness into the most
impressive demonstration of grace ever to be seen in history.
What appeared to be a victory for evil was in fact an overwhelming
victory for the grace of God that was directed to all of mankind,
including those who killed Jesus. Little
did the evil powers realize that they were tools in the hands of a
love how David Crowder's song entitled "My Victory" puts this.
your love bled for me.
your blood in crimson streams
your death is hell's defeat.
A cross meant to kill is my victory."
the visible eye Jesus appeared to have suffered a pathetic death at the
hands of sinful evil, but that was not the case.
His death was the ultimate expression of the overflowing grace of
God that has, and still does, explode its way into the lives of those who
belong to Jesus. It is called
the victory of grace.
this link to listen to "My Victory" by Crowder.