And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. (Luke 23:43-46 KJV)
The first two crosses were represented as how we respond to God when He would call us to come home. We may seem to settle here for good, but when we think about it that our own life has very limited lifespan. As we will get older, we will loose sight and eating habit, and become disabled (see Power of Disability Series). So, we can conclude that our earthly home is not eternal living settlement. However, our earthly life is depending on which place that we would be living eternally—Hell or Heaven.
Without understanding of third cross, we would become useless for the Kingdom of Heaven . This final cross explains why Jesus had to die for our sins and resurrected on the third day. Some philosophers may think Jesus didn’t die, but faking it. If that was true, then why apostles were shocked when they saw the empty tomb?
Jesus died to redeem our sins. He had conquered the darkness of sins for us, so that we may become children of God. He resurrected on the third day, so that He can live in us. The Bible tell us if we repent our sin and believe that God raised His Son from the dead, we shall be saved. This means that God doesn’t remember all our sins more, unless we would bring up back to Him, and can access to Him.
As we see Luke 23, Jesus saved the second man from going to Hell, because he reasoned why he and his partner had to die. If there is a man who would be willing to die for his wrongdoing, God would probably change His mind to punish him. Instead, He would bring him to His home as what the father had done to his prodigal son did (Luke 15).
Are you saved by the grace of God? If you are not saved but want to be saved, I’d like to invite you to know Jesus Christ today. Only Jesus Christ can save you from the darkness of sins. Freemasonry, Islam, or Roman Catholicism or any Christian denomination churches cannot save you, except through Jesus Christ. He is the Redeemer who has conquered Satan and has a key to Hell. He is Christ the Messiah who will come to the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. There is no other substitution to enter the Kingdom of Heaven , except through Jesus Christ.