Carrying His own cross…………there they crucified Him. Jn.19:17-18
satan has a ladder. With it he climbs the ladder of global leadership and success and power and control and lies and killing others, TO THE TOP (of the Mount of the Congregation), where he rules over his followers in pride with cruelty, from the top down.
As their ruler, satan lords it over his subjects with disdain for them, even as they struggle to achieve self-preservation and try in vain to climb higher up in his kingdom. satan becomes the capstone to the empire he builds, and he is quite proud of it.
Jesus has a cross. With it He walks the lonely narrow path of servanthood, self-denial, self-sacrifice,
and giving of self, then lies down on it in surrender and dies on it in truth, humility, meekness, mercy and love. His followers lay down after Him,
next to Him, alongside Him, with Him, taking their place AT THE BOTTOM with Him. As He guides the little sheep as their King, their Life, with love and humility, He leads them ever to the last, down to the least place. Jesus, the foundation Cornerstone for the Kingdom He builds.
The ladder and the cross. One leads up. The other leads down.
The ladder will lead you up to the capstone, lucifer the prideful one, the fallen one.
The cross will lead you to down the Cornerstone, Jesus the King, the humble One, the crucified One, the risen One.