A couple weeks ago I was driving to a friends house in the country . I always listen to worship music in my car. Suddenly I am in a vision and I am being drawn into the body of Jesus on the cross. I hung there for a a few moments. I didn't feel the pain , which I was grateful for. Just as sudden the vision was over.
I have been on a journey to understand this event. I am thinking the Spirit is trying to communicate that I am being drawn into the identification of the cross. Most commentaries refer to it as dying to self will. Which I believe is true. We have all been on this struggle from the day we came to the saving knowledge of Jesus. I am thinking this is really another level of comprehension. Galatians 2:20 says I am crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in Me.
Is it self will that must die? Or are we talking about my will to satisfy my personal desire and lusts. I am often aware I am in a moment of choosing my way or asking Him what does He want to say or do. There is an awareness that He does somehow live in me and He wants expression in my situations. I thinking this maybe God's new move. His undeniable presence activated in us. I surrender.
Some quick thoughts on the cross:
Where man's worst meets heaven's best.
Man made punishment for man made rules. We tried to kill God because He messed up our religion.
Where love and hate meet.
Heaven laid down its weapon first because He knew love was more powerful than death.