Cross Reversals

The Cross of Christ is God’s only sword and violent act against evil. The cross reverses the enemy’s own sword back onto the enemy’s own head. By killing Jesus, His enemy’s own sword was reversed back onto the enemy’s own head. By killing Jesus, Satan, who had the power of death, destroyed himself and his own power. At the cross, Death destroyed death. Heb 2:14. Death destroyed itself at Calvary. God never has or has had any destructive device or sword of His own.

Here are some Bible examples of this cross principle:

  1. He who draws a sword will die by his own sword. The perpetrator’s own sword against another, through the mystery of the cross, is reversed and is changed into the victim’s sword back against him. Matt 26:52; Rev 13:10.
  2. The enemy’s sword against Gideon and God became the sword of Gideon and God back against the enemy. Judges 7:18, 20-22.
  3. The fiery furnace prepared by God’s enemy, Nebuchadnezzar, with his wrath against God and His three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, became the fiery furnace of God’s wrath against Nebuchadnezzar and his men. Nebuchadnezzar’s wrath was reversed and the same furnace of wrath became God’s wrath. Dan 3:13-30 @v22. Nebuchadnezzar’s wrath against the three men became God’s wrath against him and his men. The wrath of God is Satan’s wrath against Him. Rev 12:12.
  4. The gallows built by God’s enemy, Haman, on which he planned to kill Mordecai, became the very place of execution of Haman and his ten evil sons. Esther 7:7-10 @v10; 9:5-16.
  5. The sword of the evil Goliath became the instrument of his own death. 1 Sam 17:51.
  6. The sword of the enemy against Jehoshaphat and God’s people became the enemy’s sword turned in on himself and the very means of the enemy’s own destruction. 2 Chron 20:9, 17, 22-30.
  7. Evil King Saul’s sword was the instrument of his own death in suicide. 1 Chron 10:4.
  8. Satan’s sword against God, the cross, became God’s sword of destruction against him. Satan sword destroyed his own power and works at Calvary. 1 Cor 2:6-9; 1 John 3:8b. The sword of Satan became the sword of God. If Satan and his cosmic powers had known what they were doing, taking up a sword that would ultimately be reversed back on their own head, they never would have crucified the Lord of Glory. 1 Cor 2:6-9.

God never violates His own rule as announced by Jesus in Matt 26:52. God never takes up a sword of anger or any means of direct destruction of anyone, ever. He always reverses evil’s own sword of destruction back onto evil’s own head. God has no sword of His own. His sword against the enemy is always the enemy’s own destructive device boomeranged back onto the head of the enemy. Ps 7:all @v15-16; Ps 9:15–16.

God destroys evil, not directly, but indirectly through these cross reversals. Satan is always the destroyer; never God. John 10:10; 8:44; 1 Cor 15:26. God loves and never destroys His enemies. He does allow His enemies to destroy themselves by rejecting and rebelling against the cross. These are the Cross Reversals of God!

What does this cross principle mean to us daily? We should always take up the cross, turn the other cheek and absorb the enemy’s blows against us. This leaves room for the cross reversal to mysteriously be the outcome. The enemy will then have the opportunity to convicted, repent and be converted or have his own evil device boomerang back on his own head. The cross is God’s throne and chariot of victory!

Travis Bryan III

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