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Monday, June 29, 2015

The Cross of Christ is a burning altar which consumes everything


 

 

The Cross of Christ is a burning altar which consumes everything.
Upon it everything of us shall become ashes.
 
The Cross of Christ is a light which shines on everything.
Upon it everything of us shall receive
His uncompromising, perfect judgment.
 
 
 The Cross of Christ is His entire rejection toward our sins.
 
By Jesus Christ the crucified One,
the sun became dark in its highest place

 
By Jesus Christ the crucified One,
all kinds of feigned hope
no matter how it may look sublime and noble,
shall turn into disappointment.
 
 
The Cross of Christ would manifest everything
as He looks at the authentic reality.
 
By His death on the Cross,
the earth quaked and the rocks were split.
 
By His death on the Cross,
all of our trust, pride, confidence, assurance, and man-made foundations
were overturned and smashed to pieces.

 
By the Cross of Christ,
our natural man was destroyed by the cursed Death.
 
All the haughtiness and pride are crushed by the Cross.
 
 
Do we really believe this Jesus Christ, the crucified One? 
 
 
Then,, only the resurrected Christ shall live.
It is Christ who is in the fire.
 
 
Only the purified and refined one shall remain.
 
Yes, only the holy stump shall remain.




Itaru Miyasaka,  jyujika ni tsukerareta kirisuto

translated into English from Japanese
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2 comments:

  1. I read this poem for the first time here.Very powerful,faithful one. I will visit Mr.Miyasaka's blog to read this in original Japanese later.Thank you for introducing.
    Sanae

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  2. Good morning, Sanae! Yes, Mr.Miyasaka's messages are deeply spiritual and Christ-centered. He has published many great Bible messages. If you go to visit the category of "Jyujika no kotoba (=the words of the Cross)" in his blog, you can find many other great sermons and poems like this. Kinuko

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