28th, 2006, seven brave men mounted on the roof of our beautiful Piecemakers'
building, a twenty foot cross lighted with 700 colored lights. Awesome, whimsical,
breathtaking, brave and beckoning, it stands there in all its glory telling
with its stateliness, the story of the human race with its sorrows, heartaches,
pain and suffering and finally, its unbelievable redemptive glory. It is beckoning
all to come.
hat is the cross??? My dear little children,
let me tell you a most unbelievable story of God's love for His creation.
nce upon a time, a long time ago; actually before
time began, God began creating. His awesome ability to create fashioned a
beautiful image of Himself. Of course, this was spirit and unseeable except
that He placed this image of Himself in a vessel in a strange land. Up until
this very day we have seen only the beginning, or the seed, of His creation,
although it has been complete as far as the Creator is concerned, His plan
for His creation is slowly unfolding.
he beautiful seed has been groaning and crying
and suffering waiting for the day when time itself runs out and the little
baby seed can leave its prison walls and grow up into its full perfection,
finally completing its long journey of travail and sleep and become innocent,
his is where the cross comes into play. The cross
is many things. It is first and foremost Jesus Christ, our Savior; it is
the doorway into heaven, it is the beautiful tabloid of all of the suffering
and tears of God's children. It is the place in our hearts where we give up
our life, our will for His, our blood for His most vibrant blood. It is the
place where we become complete, innocent, at rest and peace without spot or
blemish... all worries ended, all tears wiped away, youth restored, God putting
His stamp of approval on His most miraculous invention. It is indeed the
colorful rainbow of glory of God's children, innocent and at home with a
most holy and merciful, wise and whimsical Father.
ow I am going to get into my story that will
tell you what a great and terrible time we are living in. Jesus, the baptizer
of fire, only appears to God's children in the "fullness of time" at the
end of an age. Until time runs out, or the gestation is over, the Holy
Spirit has led the church through a long and dark night. The Holy Spirit
leads and guides one into all truth and always bears witness of Jesus Christ
even though it is a lesser light known as the "baptism of John".
he church in the wilderness has known only the
old rugged cross - old and rugged and placed on a building where something
happened - one more milestone out of the long, dark night. That is, until
October 28th, 2006, when seven soldiers of the cross, like the soldiers on
the island of Iwo Jima lifted the banners of victory over Costa Mesa, California,
telling the world that the enemies of our salvation have been put under foot.
The veil of deception will be lifted and all will have to face a most holy
alive, fiery cross where the choice will be up to each individual - repent,
change your elements with the fire of the cross, or perish. That, my dear
friends is my story, His story and your story. Each individual will have
their time to embrace and cherish the alive, fiery cross and give up their
life or save their life and lose it eternally. Will you give up your life
for the crown? Do you really want God's will on earth as you have prayed
lo these many years or are you all worthless words with no substance? His
beckoning words, "Fear not little flock, it is the Father's good pleasure
to give you the kingdom," are as true today as they were 2000 years ago.
But not without the price of your life. There is no absolution with Jesus.
You either repent and change or perish.
ee you in the cross.