This sermon is going to use the book of The Acts of John to set the record straight on what the cross is so that we can all Turn To God and begin to Live According to His Word.
Before we begin this sermon, we are going to learn the basic understanding and the Hebrew and Greek Definition to the word Cross. Remember that the Word Usage and how many times God Uses the words matter.
Hebrew Word for Cross
The Definition of Rapine is-
the violent seizure of someone's property.
During the time of Insurrection whether personal, or cultural, when we take our Eyes, Hearts, Minds and Ears off of God, we are allowing the Adversary to control what God wants in your life. You are giving yourself over to the world and material possessions and objects.
All of this is designed to seize your property.
What property is that? Your Hearts , Your Minds, Your Energy which is your soul.
For this sermon we will be using the definition associated with Crossway and the idea of separation. The reason for this is because we all become separated from God at some point in our life. We all have come to some type of crossroads in our lives that makes us choose one path over another. These are not just subtle decisions, no, these crossroads are life Changing.
Not only does the Cross Represent a choice of whether or not to serve God or to follow the world, Oh no Brothers and Sisters the Cross Is means much more than that.
The Greek Word for Cross
How can one Respect the Cross when it is given this Definition? How can we Connect With Our Creator if every time we see the cross all we see is God's Image Dying on the stake or pole?
We cannot, but that is what the world and the serpent doctrine has taught us to believe.
Here is What God Said to John, John the Baptist who made a way for Our Messiah. John knew Yah for he was shown just like Moses was, just like Enoch, and Adam.
In the Acts of John Abba Yah tells us what the Cross Really Means.
The Acts of John
97 Thus, my beloved, having danced with us the Lord went forth. And we as men gone astray or dazed with sleep fled this way and that. I, then, when I saw him suffer, did not even abide by his suffering, but fled unto the Mount of Olives, weeping at that which had befallen. And when he was crucified on the Friday, at the sixth hour of the day, darkness came upon all the earth. And my Lord standing in the midst of the cave and enlightening it, said: John, unto the multitude below in Jerusalem I am being crucified and pierced with lances and reeds, and gall and vinegar is given me to drink. But unto thee I speak, and what I speak hear thou. I put it into thy mind to come up into this mountain, that thou mightest hear those things which it behoveth a disciple to learn from his teacher and a man from his God.
98 And having thus spoken, he showed me a cross of light fixed (set up), and about the cross a great multitude, not having one form: and in it (the cross) was one form and one likenesst [so the MS.; I would read: and therein was one form and one likeness: and in the cross another multitude, not having one form]. And the Lord himself I beheld above the cross, not having any shape, but only a voice: and a voice not such as was familiar to us, but one sweet and kind and truly of God, saying unto me: John, it is needful that one should hear these things from me, for I have need of one that will hear. This cross of light is sometimes called the (or a) word by me for your sakes, sometimes mind, sometimes Jesus, sometimes Christ, sometimes door, sometimes a way, sometimes bread, sometimes seed, sometimes resurrection, sometimes Son, sometimes Father, sometimes Spirit, sometimes life, sometimes truth, sometimes faith, sometimes grace. And by these names it is called as toward men: but that which it is in truth, as conceived of in itself and as spoken of unto you (MS. us), it is the marking-off of all things, and the firm uplifting of things fixed out of things unstable, and the harmony of wisdom, and indeed wisdom in harmony [this last clause in the MS. is joined to the next: 'and being wisdom in harmony']. There are of the right hand and the left, powers also, authorities, lordships and demons, workings, threatenings, wraths, devils, Satan, and the lower root whence the nature of the things that come into being proceeded.
99 This cross, then, is that which fixed all things apart (al. joined all things unto itself) by the (or a) word, and separate off the things that are from those that are below (lit. the things from birth and below it), and then also, being one, streamed forth into all things (or, made all flow forth. I suggested: compacted all into ). But this is not the cross of wood which thou wilt see when thou goest down hence: neither am I he that is on the cross, whom now thou seest not, but only hearest his (or a) voice. I was reckoned to be that which I am not, not being what I was unto many others: but they will call me (say of me) something else which is vile and not worthy of me. As, then, the place of rest is neither seen nor spoken of, much more shall I, the Lord thereof, be neither seen .
100 Now the multitude of one aspect (al. of one aspect) that is about the cross is the lower nature: and they whom thou seest in the cross, if they have not one form, it is because not yet hath every member of him that came down been comprehended. But when the human nature (or the upper nature) is taken up, and the race which draweth near unto me and obeyeth my voice, he that now heareth me shall be united therewith, and shall no more be that which now he is, but above them, as I also now am. For so long as thou callest not thyself mine, I am not that which I am (or was): but if thou hear me, thou, hearing, shalt be as I am, and I shall be that which I was, when I thee as I am with myself. For from me thou art that (which I am). Care not therefore for the many, and them that are outside the mystery despise; for know thou that I am wholly with the Father, and the Father with me.
101 Nothing, therefore, of the things which they will say of me have I suffered: nay, that suffering also which I showed unto thee and the rest in the dance, I will that it be called a mystery. For what thou art, thou seest, for I showed it thee; but what I am I alone know, and no man else. Suffer me then to keep that which is mine, and that which is thine behold thou through me, and behold me in truth, that I am, not what I said, but what thou art able to know, because thou art akin thereto.
Thou hearest that I suffered, yet did I not suffer; that I suffered not, yet did I suffer; that I was pierced, yet I was not smitten; hanged, and I was not hanged; that blood flowed from me, and it flowed not; and, in a word, what they say of me, that befell me not, but what they say not, that did I suffer. Now what those things are I signify unto thee, for I know that thou wilt understand. Perceive thou therefore in me the praising (al. slaying al. rest) of the (or a) Word (Logos), the piercing of the Word, the blood of the Word, the wound of the Word, the hanging up of the Word, the suffering of the Word, the nailing (fixing) of the Word, the death of the Word. And so speak I, separating off the manhood. Perceive thou therefore in the first place of the Word; then shalt thou perceive the Lord, and in the third place the man, and what he hath suffered.
102 When he had spoken unto me these things, and others which I know not how to say as he would have me, he was taken up, no one of the multitudes having beheld him. And when I went down I laughed them all to scorn, inasmuch as he had told me the things which they have said concerning him; holding fast this one thing in myself, that the Lord contrived all things symbolically and by a dispensation toward men, for their conversion and salvation.
The Lord God Allah, He speaks to me in numbers and numbers are symbols and that is exactly how I learned what the Cross Means, how I learned about the Acts of John which lead to this sermon.
We must Unlearn what the world has shown us so that we can truly be set free by our One True Creator. The cross was never meant to divide but to unit what was broken and separated.
The world was broken and in chaos, all the knowledge each religions has, all the information the scientists are born with, all the despair and torture of this world: God Brought His Light into Real Flesh, The World which is a mess condemns His Word and here we are left in Revelation coming out of a pandemic also known as a plague which means public calamity learning the Real Definition of The Cross by John who Wrote the Book of Revelation!
Stop and look at this perspective for a moment.
Only God, Allah, or Abba Yah...pick a name...
Can Only Make known this knowledge during this time in our lives.