At this year’s annual CTMI conference in Mauritius the vision was shared ever so clearly, we want the message of the cross to spread to every man and women in every nation.
The cross speaks of suffering, pain, affliction, a denial of self and ultimately death. It is not imposed on the Christian for Christ says, “If any man is willing” Math 16:24 This simply implies that our desire to follow after Christ and grow in spiritual maturity is based on willingness to lose our lives, deny ourselves and surrender our will unto God. It would not be sound to believe that because Christ has accomplished ALL things on the cross that we as Christians don’t have to do anything at all but sit back, relax and be miraculously transformed everyday from glory to glory into the image of Christ. This would mean that without Christ finding in us a desire to detach our lives from the carnal things of this world, He would rob us of our free will and impose Himself on us. But the hand of God is not forceful, therefore “If any man is willing” Math 16:24 to accept the road set before him and the work of the cross in his/her life, then the grace of God would teach us to deny all ungodly things. As Paul says, ”And those who are Christ’s have put to death on the cross the flesh with its passions and its evil desires. “ Gal 5:24