WHEN THE POWER CAME DOWN

by CharlesRobey
(Trussville, AL USA)

When the power came down at Calvary

Forgive them was the call
When the power came down at Calvary
His blood covered it all
It was the power of the cross, The power of the cross
My sins are taken away, And I'm in His will to stay
It was the power of the cross
Yes, the power of the cross

When the power came down at Calvary
The Spirit answered the call
When the power came down at Calvary
His holiness changed it all
It was the power of the cross, The power of the cross
My sins are taken away, And I'm in His will to stay
It was the power of the cross
Yes, the power of the cross

When the power came down at Calvary
It is finished was the call
When the power came down at Calvary
His grace was free to all
It was the power of the cross, The power of the cross
My sins are taken away, And I'm in His will to stay
It was the power of the cross
Yes, the power of the cross

Chorus
There's room at the cross for you
There's room at the cross for you
Though many have come,
There's still room for one
Yes, there's room at the cross for you

Its a phrase we hear occasionally. "It's the crux of the matter". Crux is the Latin word for cross. Yes, the cross of Christ is the crux of Christianity.

Although it was the power of the cross, that changed the course of human history, we don't hear much, about the power of the cross, these days in our churches.

In (Mark 14:50) we see where all His disciples deserted Him and ran away. Such was the atmosphere in the garden of Gethsemane on the night when Jesus was arrested and later put to death.

Fast forward fifth days hence. These same disciples were risking their lives for Jesus. What happened ? It was the Resurrection of Christ from the dead. It was the "Power of the Cross."

On the cross, came two of our Lord's famous sayings. "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing" (Luke 23:34). And then, when Jesus stated "It Is Finished", he bowed His head and died. (John 19:28-30).

Yes it was finished that dreadful day on Mount Calvary. Jesus had finished the work given Him to do, by the Father (Matthew 5:17) (John 6:38) (John 10:30) (John 12:46-48)

You see, Jesus came to make propitiation for our sins (Romans 5:6-11). He came to give reconciliation between God and man (Ephesians 5:25-27). He came to purify the church (Philippians 2:5-11). And He came to glorify the Father through His life, death, and resurrection (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Our Father God picked the best that heaven could offer, His perfect and only Son, and sent Him to earth to pay the penalty for our sins. The cross is the crux of Christ's work, because it is the one and only way God has chosen to bring us back into a loving relationship with Him. It rescued us from the curse of sin (Galatians 3:13). It cancelled the record of the charges against us (Colossians 2:14). And, by the cross, Christ personally carried our sins in His body (1 Peter2:24).

Yes. the "Power of the Cross" did it all. It gave us the full gospel (1 Cor 15:1-4). I trust you will enjoy reading these simple but explosive song lyrics, entitled "When The Power Came Down". Amen!


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