The Power of the Cross
When Jesus died, the sun was darkened, the rocks were rent by a great earthquake, graves were opened, and the veil in the temple was torn wide open from top to bottom.
It crushed the devil and his angels; it destroyed their hold on men (Col 2:15; Heb 2:14; I John 3:8).
It took the Law of Moses out of the way and delivered men from the claims of the law (Col 2:14).
It united Jews and Gentiles into one body, which had been greatly divided (Eph 2:11-17; Gal 3:28).
It gathered together all the elect of God in every nation (Genesis 49:10; John 10:16; 11:51-52).
It brought in the everlasting covenant by the death of the testator (Heb 9:15-17; 10:10-14).
It sealed the salvation of all those in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain (Rev 13:8)!
It reconciled us to God, even when we were His enemies (Romans 5:10; II Cor 5:18).
It allowed the Lion of the tribe of Judah to open the book from Almighty God (Rev 5:1-7).
It brought the casting out of Satan from accusing the brethren (John 12:31; Rev 12:9-11).
It fulfilled the Word of promise of the living God (Gen 3:15; II Tim 1:10; Titus 1:2; etc.).
It opened the way to God directly, so no high priest or priests would be needed (Heb 10:19-22).
It earned the spoils of the Holy Ghost for the church (John 7:37-39; Acts 2:33-36; Eph 4:8-11).
It paid the legal price of adoption, atonement, glorification, justification, reconciliation, redemption, propitiation, sanctification, etc.,
It earned the Lord Jesus Christ the most exalted position in the universe, far above all His competitors and enemies in any sphere (Phil 2:5-11; Eph 1:20-23).
It set an example for humanity that has never been touched by any man or woman (I Pet 2:18-23).