​Even in this time we are in we must be careful not to make the cross of Christ to lose its power, that’s the foundation and the basic of our walk and when the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do? The cross of Christ can transform the soul of man to God, bringing the light that comes from the Father to shine upon the hearts of men. But we realise that men can make the cross of Christ to be none effect and that’s what we will be considering. 
How do people make the cross of Christ none effect? 
WHEN WE PREACH WITH THE WISDOM OF WORDS.
1 Corinthians  1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with WISDOM OF WORDS, LEST THE CROSS OF CHRIST SHOULD be made of none effect.
For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and NOT WITH CLEVER SPEECH, FOR FEAR THAT THE CROSS OF CHRIST WOULD LOSE ITS POWER. (NLT) 
What is wisdom of words? Is when we choose rather to use clever speeches or when we decide to go out of God’s word. 
“When we understand that clever speeches reduces the potency of the cross in man’s life we will love to stick to the word of God” 
The thing is why will scriptures say clever speeches or wisdom words makes the cross to lose its power or become none effect? It is because those words are not words of the true gospel of Christ by the cross that shows the effect of the cross rather they reduces it. Clever speeches speaks through the carnality of the heart rather than the potency of the cross. They rather the cross impotent with no power 
WHEN WE USE THE ENTICING WORDS OF MAN’S WISDOM 
1 Corinthians  2:4 And my speech and my preaching was NOT WITH ENTICING WORDS OF MAN’S WISDOM, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
Words like this enticing word draw men to us rather than draw men to God. It lacks the demonstration of the Spirit and of it power. This two are what makes the cross effective because the cross brought about the Spirit and of the release of it power but enticing words encroaches the life in the cross in the heart of men. When our gospel lack these two demonstrations then be sure the cross effect is reduced in man’s life. 
WHEN WE USE EXCELLENCY OF SPEECH OR WISDOM
1 Corinthians  2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came NOT WITH EXCELLENCY OF SPEECH OR OF WISDOM, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use LOFTY WORDS AND IMPRESSIVE WISDOM TO TELL YOU GOD’S  SECRET PLAN. (NLT) 
You’ll  notice they all linked to wisdom but not the wisdom of God. Excellency of speech is not phonetics, a man can speak phonetic and still speak by the Spirit of God. But excellency of speech are words that sounds good to you heart but the work of the cross that it ought to perform in the heart even when the man is using scriptures it still lack power. What the gospel of Christ ought to declare in the heart of men is the testimony of Jesus Christ,  when this is lack then the cross of Christ is become effective in the heart of men. 
WHEN WE USE SPEAK THE WISDOM OF MEN
1 Corinthians 2:13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come FROM HUMAN WISDOM. INSTEAD, WE SPEAK WORDS GIVEN TO US BY THE Spirit, USING THE SPIRIT’S WORDS  TO EXPLAIN SPIRITUAL TRUTHS. 
Spiritual truth can not be explained by human wisdom but the words given by the help of the Spirit of God. 
“When we learn to follow the word of the Spirit of God we will make good use of the word of Christ in the heart of men”
The cross of Christ should not b made of none effect by our crafty words of human wisdom but should be spoken by the divine help of the Spirit of God. 
WHEN WE HANDLE THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY AND CORRUPT THE WORD OF GOD. 
2 Corinthians  4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, NOR HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians  2:17 For we are not as many, WHICH CORRUPT THE WORD OF GOD: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
It can be sadden how the word of God can be so corrupted with how men do evil and quote the scriptures. Those are skills of handling the word of God deceitfully and making men to draw away from truth and be ensnared with strange doctrines which are not after Christ, these words make the cross of Christ none effect. It becomes none effect when it can not show the Man Christ on the cross and on the throne. It kills the power to turn man to God. But we can make a change by returning back to the truth and the doctrine of Christ. So that we can boldly say we pray Christ. 
2 Corinthians  4:5 FOR WE PREACH NOT OURSELVES, BUT CHRIST JESUS THE LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
“A man that stays with the preaching of Christ is the man that makes the cross of Christ and green Gospel of Christ effective”
For when we preach Christ we cover the syllabus of heaven on the effect of the cross of Christ and the position of Christ. Keep walking…

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