in hoc signo vinces

so must the Son of Man be lifted up, John3:14

if I be lifted up from the earth, John12:32

Jesus never told us to lift up the cross symbol.  He said HE would be lifted up. Who lifted up the cross symbol? Constantine, the one who established the formal, official Church-State System Christianity. Constantine saw the symbol in a satanic vision in the sky, when a demon told him, “With this sign, conquer!”

For centuries since Constantine, many Christians lift up various cross symbols, symbols not of Christ, but of the conquering System Christianity that is a kingdom of this world.

Cross symbol
Chi-rho
IHS
Cross & Crown
crossed keys
iron cross
the cross on swords, shields, helmets or armor
Christian flags
victorious lions, dragons, unicorns, eagles, with crowns

They are all related; symbolizing the world conquering Church-State of “Christendom”, which is a satanically inspired kingdom of this world.

When Jesus was lifted up from the earth, He died a cruel death for others, to give them life.

Constantine lifted up a military cross of war and killing, of State-loyal, institutional man-controlled religion. He lifted up his sign of loyalty to the kingdoms of this world (his personal empire). He lifted up his sign of spiritual and physical death. When Constantine and the rest of Dominating, controlling, crusading, religious, truth-denying, power-seeking, self-glorifying, flesh-driven, Church-State Christendom lift up themselves, and their governments, and their institutions, they kill others, giving them death.

But the lifting up of JESUS brings life. It brings loyalty to His kingdom, and freedom from lies, spiritual bondage and death. And it brings love for God and neighbor. As we exalt Jesus, lifting Him up as it were, in our witness of Him, glorifying Him in our witness of Him, we also die with Him, dying to self, giving and sharing His life with others, giving them love.

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5 thoughts on “in hoc signo vinces

  1. Amen Loretta, Jesus is not still on the cross! If He died on an electric chair for us, would we go around wearing symbols of the chair around our necks. Thank you for posting this for clarification on whom we are to worship, not what. By the way, He is also not still a baby in Mary’s arms. Instead He as God/Man spoiling principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it! He ain’t a baby and He ain’t on the cross! He is God almighty, maker of heaven and earth, our savior and our redeemer!

  2. Yes, than you sister Debra!

    Loretta, this too is a profound difference between Truth and the Harlot riding the beast…Thanks for the clear word picture!

  3. I stopped wearing a cross a few years ago, but my husband was not ready to not wear his anymore at the time. Today, he said okay. Once again, one more thing that is not represented correctly from the doctrines and practices of man.

    Where did the cross come from, then? J.C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols, p. 45, aptly summarises it, “Cross – A universal symbol from the most remote times; it is the cosmic symbol par excellence.” Other authorities also call it a sun-symbol, a Babylonian sun-symbol, an astrological Babylonian-Assyrian and heathen run-symbol, also in the form of an encircled cross referred to as a “solar wheel”, and many other varieties of crosses. Also, “the cross represents the Tree of Life”, the age-old fertility symbol, combining the vertical male and horizontal female principles, especially in Egypt, either as an ordinary cross, or better known in the form of the crux ansata, the Egyptian ankh (sometimes called the Tau cross), which had been carried over into our modern-day symbol of the female, well known in biology.

    The grace and peace of Jesus Christ be with you.
    Linda

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