POWER OF THE CROSS
The altar of sacrifice is also called the Brazen altar, and speaks of deliverance and the Cross. When we come to the Cross, symbolically we lay hold on the horns of the altar (a place of deliverance) and lay claim to the whole sanctuary, or the benefits of the Kingdom of God.(Exodus 27: 1-2).
The altar had four corners, speaking of 1. Salvation 2. Strength 3. Security 4. Victory throughout the word of God, we find different Scriptures that speak of the horn as the salvation, strength, security, and victory. It is also the horn of victory, a place of deliverance. This is so important because that's what happens to you and me when we come to the cross.
The altar was a place of safety and security. (Exodus 21: 14; 1st Kings 1: 50; 2: 28-29). To lay hold on the horns of the altar was to lay claim to the right of the sanctuary itself in the Old Testament. Nothing could touch him (them) there. This is so remarkable because it is symbolic of the power of the Cross. If you lay hold on the benefits of the Cross and the benefits of the Kingdom of God , everything becomes ours because of the Cross.
The Meaning Of Christ's Crucifixion: the death of Christ, along with the resurrection that followed, is at the center of the Christian faith. The crucifixion is meaningful both because of who was put to death and because what that death accomplished. The New Testament letters described the crucifixion of Christ as the main part of God's plan to provide Salvation for sinners (Galatians 3: 1). It is not just an interesting event from the past.
Christ death is something that each person in every age must decide what to do with it. The question is this: Will you accept what Christ did for you on the cross, or will you reject it? Depending on how you answer that question, your eternal destiny hangs in the balance. The New Testament writers who wrote often of the crucifixion. One thing he emphasized was the power of the cross.
But Christ's death by crucifixion was special in that it revealed the power of God to bring Christ back from the dead and to remove guilt from sinners (1st Corinthians 1: 17-2:5). Thus, surprisingly, an execution is the key to having a right relationship with God. We are sinners, and sin must be punished. But Jesus took upon Himself the guilt of our sins and died in our place (Romans 4: 25).
On the cross He received the punishment that we deserve. Therefore, when we commit ourselves to him, the exchange is completed by our receiving Christ's Holiness. In the eyes of God we become prefect and can be admitted into His perfect presence. Believing in Christ is not the end of the Christian life. There is much more to it. As Jesus carries His crossbeam to Calvary outside Jerusalem, we are to ''carry a cross.''
Furthermore, when we choose to fellow Jesus, we must be willing to put away all of the sinful parts of our old lifestyle. We have a new life now, and we can't go back to the former life. We must die to our old self. (Galatians 2: 20). Nothing is more important for us than the death of our Lord, it's the most important event recorded in the Bible.
Cross: A cross was made of wooden beams and was uses for executing prisoners by crucifixion. (Greek, stow-ros), as an instrument of capital punishment. exposure to death, i.e. self- denial; by impl the atonement of Christ:- cross.
A representation of a cross, used as a badge;crossroad maker, etc. To go or extend from ones side to the other. To cancel
As set upright ) A pole or cross
Calvary is the KJV translation of Golgotha, which means: ''the skull.'' This was the place of Jesus 'crucifixion. Golgotha, which is a Hebrew and Arabic term meaning ''skull'' (Matthew 27: 33; Mark 15: 22; and John 19: 17 while Luke used the Latin word Calvary, which means the same thing. (Luke 23: 33).