On A Hill Far Away


Some of you may remember the song, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” It was popular decades ago. In one of its verses, the worshipper sings, “The Cross before me, the world behind me…no turning back.” It is a powerful song of consecration. It reminds us of our decision to stop living for self and to start living for Christ. It enjoins us to keep our eyes on the Cross.

Lately, the Holy Spirit has been emphasizing another important truth about the Cross to me—the fact that the Cross upon which I am to keep my eyes is actually behind me. That’s right! The Lamb of God was slain before the foundation of the world and it was nearly two-thousand years ago that Jesus was crucified on a hill, far away.

Why is this significant? Because the Cross is where sin’s power is broken and sins are forgiven; where Law ends and Grace begins; where the curse ceases and blessings commence; where demands give way to supply! The Cross is where God overcomes everything for me.

Think about this for a moment. If the Cross is where God overcomes everything for me and the Cross is behind me, then sin and judgment, sickness and poverty, fear and failure are permanently behind me. They were all overcome for me at the Cross.

Now, Child of God, because Jesus overcame every curse for you at the Cross, you do not need to try to overcome them in your strength. All that is required of you is to fix your eyes on the Cross and keep confessing your faith in Jesus’ finished work for you.

So today, when you look at the Cross, it should be like looking in the rear view mirror of a rapidly moving vehicle and seeing, not what is coming your way, but all those curses you have permanently left behind…on a hill, far away!

Blessings,
Bishop Johnson

9 Comments on “On A Hill Far Away

  1. Awesome revelation Bishop. The sin, bondage and shame are truly gone. We are enjoying the brand new life, filled with grace and mercy Jesus brought us. May the Lord continue to strenthen you as you continue to proclaim the fullness of life Jesus gives freely.
    Evangelist Oguazi Onyemobi

  2. Bishop, thanks for highlighting where our focus should be — ON THE CROSS and GRACE, rather than on curses, our failures, sin, judgement and the things that seem to get our attention. How liberating to embrace Grace!

  3. You bless my heart Sir, the cross will always be behind me in Jesus name.
    Thanks Bishop, God bless you.

    Precious H.N. Jackson.

  4. Thanks bishop. May God blessed u I needed that ward may he open your mind to teach u people.be blessed bishop.

  5. Yes, Bishop, I see all those curses behind me as I know and see them moving so fast out of my life. There’s no turning back. Thanks for these words, may God continue to teach you and bless you. I look forward each Monday for your Moment of Grace.

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