False Cross….. True Cross
I had an early morning dream 12/31/2015. I was kneeling at the foot of what I thought was the cross of Jesus. I was expecting to be forgiven of sins I had come to confess and be washed clean by Jesus’ blood. Instead I was being hit by large rocks that were quite painful. Jesus was not on the cross because His finished work of redemption is/was completed. When I looked up at the cross I saw 2 men sitting, one on either side of the vertical beam. The stones represented accusation and judgement. These could have been religious leaders or just ordinary Christians who hijacked the cross of Christ and turned it into something it is not. God’s judgement and God’s mercy were both displayed at the cross in Jesus. The 2 on the cross were elevating themselves to a place they had no business being that is judges. Jesus said that all judgement had been committed to Him. When Jesus looked down from the cross dying He asked His Father to forgive those crucifying Him. These 2, on the other hand were not suffering but rather sitting on the cross.
We all need to be careful to be a conduit of God’s mercy and not an obstacle to it.