For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the POWER OF GOD. – 1 Corinthians 1:18
The cross is the symbol of Christianity. The preaching of the cross is the preaching of sacrifice. It is also the preaching of power. As Christians, we should preach about the cross. In fact,we should have crosses. I have crosses. I have one i keep in my room. It is the symbol of Christ, the symbol of Christianity and the symbol of the Church! Some of us think that the fish is the symbol of Christianity. It is not. The cross is that symbol.
We must be proud of the cross of Jesus Christ. It is our symbol, and a symbol of obedience and sacrifice! The Bible tells us in the verse we read, that the preaching of Christ is foolishness to those that are perishing but unto us, it is the power of God.
Sacrifice releases spiritual power! This explains why many demonic rituals involve some kind of sacrifice. Various animals and sometimes human beings are sacrificed in rituals, to release power. Occultists make sacrifices. People seeking spiritual power are always asked to sacrifice something.
The king of Moab sacrificed his son when he saw that he was losing a battle with the Israelites.
And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through even unto the king of Edom: but they could not. THEN HE TOOK HIS ELDEST SON THAT SHOULD HAVE REIGNED IN HIS STEAD, AND OFFERED HIM FOR A BURNT OFFERING UPON THE WALL. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land.- 2 Kings 3:26-27
The sacrifice turned away the approaching armies. Power was released by sacrificing the king’s son. This saved the king’s life and the lives of his people. Sacrifice will always release power. Learn this principle– sacrifice will always release power.