Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 We were created by God to do His will and show forth His glory. But through one man(Adam) we rebelled and alienated from our Creator. Many have tried to reunite with God through their own efforts and self-righteousness of doing good but this was unacceptable by God, as all our righteousness are "filthy rags" before Him(Isaiah 64:6) However, through the Cross of Jesus Christ, His Death and Resurrection, we are now fully reconciled to God and able to meet up with His standard. We became acceptable to God through the Cross. Benefits of the Cross - We gained freedom from sin, satan, sickness, curses, evil covenants and evil foundations. - Racial barriers were broken and a new relationship established through Christ. - We have now become members of God's family - We enjoy God's incomparable love - The gap btw man and God's place of happiness and better life on earth and the life to come has been bridged. - Christ's Death on the Cross: 1. Delivered us from the penalty and power of sin 2. Gained us righteousness in place of sin 3. Gives us perfect health in place of sickness 4. Gives us long life in place of untimely death 5. Brought us blessings in place of curses 6. Gave us glory in place of shame 7. Brought us divine acceptance instead of divine condemnation 8. Gave us eternal life rather than eternal hell. 9. Brought us Salvation 10. Reconciled us back to God and helps us in the fulfilling of God's Will and Purpose for our lives. In order to enjoy these benefits of the Cross, you must give your life to Christ, today for He is the only Way, Truth and Life to God. And if you have given your life to Christ, congratulations!!!. Continue to grow in faith and enjoy more of these benefits in Jesus mighty name. God bless you. Happy Good Friday. see: Mountain Top Daily Devotinal_2 April 2021.