Many have left their first love. As a result, they suffer in defeat and are trying to gain victory from other sources and by other means.

There is only one source of victory: Jesus’ Blood shed on the Cross.

Let me clarify a common misconception about the Cross of Christ. Any time you see the Cross of Christ mentioned, think past the wooden beam that Jesus was nailed on. Instead, think of the redemptive forces that were released on the Cross. Jesus Christ was in total submission to God and His death fulfilled a commission from God.

In John 10:18, in speaking of His life, Jesus said, No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

The Cross was not an execution or an assassination; it was a place of victory!

 (This meditation is an excerpt from Apostle Thompson’s book, Cross Factor)