Summary: There is always talk of the 3 nails of the Cross of Jesus, I would like to add one to the top of the Cross: The Four nails of the Cross
The Nails of the Cross
And set up over his head his accusation written,
THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
There were four nails put in the cross when they hung our Lord two thousand years ago. Many people forget about he nail which was used to hang the sign above his head and we will cover that this morning.
This is a time we have gathered to have revival in our hearts and it is my hearts desire and prayer to God that with each thrust of the four nails our hearts will become joined as one with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
I am sure we all have heard a preacher or two preach on picking up your cross daily and following Jesus and that is very true; however, we have forgotten what carrying the cross means.
I hope the more we open God’s Word and the more compassionate and tender our hearts will be.
The bible teaches that whom the Lord loves he corrects, he disciplines.
God wants more than your body today friends, he wants your heart your very being.
If your not a born again child of God this morning then I beg you to give him your all. With that said lets look at the nails in our lesson.
1. With this nail I thee wed you to the hand that will one day dry your tears.
Revelation 7:17 says that God shall wipe away all the tears from your eyes.
We all brag that there will be no tears in heaven.
I am not sure if we will be able to weep for the joy we will feel
You see I do not really think we truly comprehend all the love that was nailed to the cross that day.
If we did, I am sure we would show Jesus in our lives and what he means to us.
In the end of John we hear Pilot says “Behold the Man” and “Behold your King”
In the beginning of John he says “Behold the Lamb”
And we hear God saying “Behold my Son in whom I am well pleased”
II. With this nail I thee wed you to the feet that walked where you were suppose to walk.
My friends the Bible teaches the walk of death with out Jesus is the worse thing a man or woman will ever go through.
Everyday someone’s mommy, daddy, son, daughter, grandma, grandpa, dies and goes to hell alone:
Praise God, Jesus walked the lonely road of death for me. Now I can shout
“DEATH WHERE IS THY STING GRAVE WHERE IS THY VICTORY? I Cor.15:55
I may walk in this life some places where pain dwells but I know my redeemer walks the road with me with the feet I nailed to the cross.
Revelation 1:8, 11, 18
8. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last:
18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
I needed Him to touch my cheek and dry some tears And He Did.
I needed Him to walk where I could not walk And He Did.
He walked through death for me.
He walked up the hill for me.
He traveled every mile just for me.
All I had to give Jesus was my sins.
They caused Him to walk into hell for my shame. And He Did.
I had nothing yet He gave everything.
I sent Him into hell, and He is coming to take me to Heaven!
I nailed Him to the cross, He set me free.
I rejected Him; He shed His tears for me.
We forget what we have done to Jesus!
We nailed Him to the cross!
If we ever want revival in our lives it means giving everything to Him.
Stop with the excuses, stop the sinning, stop the pride, and lets get to our knees!
III. With this nail I thee wed you to the hand that hung Christ to the Cross.
I challenge you to remember the sign hung above the Savior’s head
(THIS IS JESUS THE KING)
Listen with all your heart, put everything else to the side, this is what its all about,
I believe with all my heart God can God will.
Believing thief CHRIST Unbelieving thief
Sin in him Sin NOT in Him Sin in him
NO sin on him SIN On HIM Sin on him
The testimony to man’s sin: Acts2:23
The triumph of God’s Grace: Hebrews 2:9
Friends when we take off our fancy clothes this is what God sees.