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No Other Way But The Cross

Updated on June 1, 2011

No Other Way But The Cross

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed,

“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me . Yet not as I will but as you will.”

Matthew 26 : 39

At Gethsemane there came the most critical moment of his life, Jesus prayed his most agonizing prayer, This was indeed the ultimate battle over the flesh and self-will. As he prayed, Jesus could see the cup he is about to drink. This is such seemingly an unbearable cup. He saw in it all the horrible moments awaiting him, the trials before ungodly men, the mockeries of the crowd, the painful flagellation, the carrying of the cross under the scorching heat of the sun, and the excruciating pains of crucifixion, added to it all the shame and humiliation he will encounter.

The flesh cried out, if it is possible for this verdict not come to him, but Jesus victoriously accepted the will of the Father, “ Yet not as I will but as you will.”

Jesus was seeking the Father, could there be other way, other than the horrible crucifixion to be a way for the salvation of the world’s lost sinners. Could there be any other way other than the way of the cross ?

The Father had remained in silence implying Jesus that there is no other way. The cross indeed is the best means provided for the salvation of world’s lost sinners. It is very painful for Christ to bear the sufferings of the cross but the Father has no other alternative. The cross is the best means according to the wisdom of God. So Christ submitting completely to the Father’s wisdom accepted the death on the cross willingly.

For the cross is the ultimate way God could ever best demonstrate His eternal love for the lost sinners of the world. There is no other way to demonstrate God’s love for sinners other than Christ’s death on the cross. For Christ’s death on the cross implies that God is not willing to spare His very own Son, it implies that God is willing to give His Son as the ultimate sacrifice for the salvation and redemption of the world’s lost sinners. Yes God is willing to make the sacrifice of seeing His beloved Son’s cruel death on the cross

He allowed this thing to happen because He is very much willing to share with you the glory of His gift of Eternal Life.

After the horrible cross, comes the glorious resurrection of Christ. Truly the cross is the way to glory, Christ experience the glory of resurrection because he first choose to die on the cross. As Christians to experience the glory in our Christian life, we must live like Christ in complete surrender to the will of the Father, dying to our own self and will.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi talford it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for a visit. Regards,

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      talford 8 years ago from U.S.A.

      Wonderful.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi thevoice thanks for the visit. Remain blessed.

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      thevoice 8 years ago from carthage ill

      great holy hub Jesus is the nails of all human life

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Betty Thanks for dropping by. I am happy you love this one. Best regards.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Raymond Tremain it is nice to hear from you. Your comment is greatly appreciated.Thank you for gracing this hub. Remain blessed always and best regards.

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      I just love this, thank you for sharing it.

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      Raymond Tremain 8 years ago

      You are right when we choose the way to go and through Jesus

      we will have to face the CROSS just as Jesus did, as it is the only way for us to have eternal life with Jesus, Jesus said that He is the way, the truth, the life, so for us to be with Jesus yes we must come to the cross.

      For there is no other way.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Mathews it is nice to hear from you again. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Thank you for gracing this hub. Best regards as well.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Hi UlrikeGrace it is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for visiting this hub. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Yes there us no other way but the cross. The way of the cross is the only way to glory. Remain blessed always.

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      Dave Mathews 8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Cristina, this is very moving for my spirit. Our Brother Jesus, knowing that to have the sins of Man heaped upon himself, would cause Our Father to look upon Him, Jesus in utter disgust, through God's hatred for sin, Jesus knew that The Father would actually turn his back on His Son, as He hung there on the cross, being covered with our sins, this is why Jesus cries out "My God My God, Why have you forsaken me?" Jesus knows that The Father has turned His back in disgust of the sins.

      Lovingly, with tears and HUGS,

      Brother Dave.

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      UlrikeGrace 8 years ago from Canada

      Yes...cristina327...sweet one...the cross was the ultimate sacrifice...the ONLY way to salvation and restoration to the Father, God Almighty, Creator of all. Thank you for this reminder...we cannot remember and be grateful enough for what the Lord has fully and completely done for us.

      Blessings UlrikeGrace

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