“We preach Christ crucified”
1 Corinthians 1:23

God’s Atomic Bomb The Blood of Christ

“And they overcame him (the devil) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.”  Revelation 12:11

The message of the blood of Christ speaks of the totality of Christ’s triumph over Satan and sin through His crucifixion and resurrection.  It also speaks of our victory over Satan and sin through our union with Christ’s death and resurrection when we were born again.  For when Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead, He conquered sin, disease, death, and the devil.  Jesus said, “The ruler of this world has already been judged and condemned (John 16:11).’’ By His blood shed on the cross, Christ completely conquered Satan and stripped him of his authority and power (Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8).  After He had risen from the dead, Jesus declared, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18).”  The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was not just an historical event that took place two thousand years ago on a bluff outside the gates of old Jerusalem.  Christ’s death was a holy and divine sacrifice that took place in God’s eternal, heavenly tabernacle (Hebrews 9:11-24).  Therefore, Christ’s death on the cross transcended all physical time and space and was a heavenly act with spiritual power that reverberates throughout eternity.  The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was like a spiritual “atomic bomb” detonated in the heavenly realm, and His blood is the eternal basis for Satan’s total defeat.  For by His blood, Jesus Christ not only freed us from the penalty of sin, by forgiving our sins (Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 1:7-9); He also freed us from the power of sin, by completely removing our sinful nature (Romans 6:6-7; Colossians 2:11).

Although this twofold divine provision of the cross of Christ is God’s “atomic bomb” that He gave us to overcome Satan and sin, most Christians only apply the first provision of the blood of Christ: forgiveness for their sins.  They do not know that, through Christ’s death on the cross, God removed our sinful nature when we were saved, so that His risen Son could sovereignly live in us. The result is that most Christians are severely hard pressed and handicapped to resist Satan’s temptations and attacks. They believe their sins are forgiven, but they do not know how to stop practicing sin and live by faith in Christ who indwells them by His Spirit.  What sort of salvation would we have if God only saved us from the penalty of our sins, and then left us on our own to deal with the demonic power and oppression of sin?  How could God have destroyed Satan’s foothold in us if He left a hostile and evil sinful nature living within us?  How could we spiritually overcome our enemy, the devil, if we still had an enemy allied to him waging guerilla warfare within us?  This would be a pitiful and incomplete redemption that would not fulfill God’s eternal purpose to have a glorious and victorious church who overcomes the devil and sin by the blood of the Lamb.  Yet most Christians are defeated by Satan and sin because they think this is as far as God went when, in actuality, this is as far as their knowledge of the truth of the gospel has gone.  Consequently, many Christians do not understand why they are entangled in compromising sinful habits; or plagued with bouts of fear, anger and depression; or trapped in food, alcohol, drug, and sexual addictions.  As God has said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).”

Although most Bible translations confusingly use the term “flesh” for both the sinful nature and the unconverted soul-life (the unrenewed mind), there is a crucial difference.  Our unrenewed mind is not like the sinful nature, which was a powerful entity – a “sin factory” within us that continuously produced sinful attitudes and actions and, therefore, had to be destroyed by Christ’s death on the cross. Now that we no longer have an indwelling and controlling sinful nature, the spiritual battleground has shifted to our mind (2 Corinthians 11:3).  However, our unrenewed mind can be transformed and submitted to Christ’s sovereignty if we believe and act on His finished work on the cross.  As a result, we are now able by faith to put to death (and rid ourselves of) the carnal mindset of our unconverted soul-life, and put on the mind of Christ and His way of thinking and acting (Romans 8:13; 1 Corinthians 2:26).

Paul said, “The weapons of our warfare are not natural, but divinely powerful to demolish strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4).”  By applying God’s spiritual atomic bomb, we can demolish the strongholds of sin in our lives that have habitually defeated us in the past.  Paul further said, “We cast down vain imaginations and every barrier of pride that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).” As we renew and fortify our mind with the truth of God’s Word that we are dead to sin but alive in Christ, we are able to resist the devil and forcefully reject all sinful attitudes and soulish fantasies that would try to undermine our faith and ensnare us in sin.  As Paul said, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so you may prove what the will of God is (Romans 12:2).”

The bride of Christ who crushes Satan under her feet wears the full armor of God over her wedding dress.  This is the bride who deploys God’s atomic bomb, the blood of Christ, in spiritual warfare.  The unstoppable shock waves of God’s power and light that radiate out into the heavenly and earthly realm from the divinely powerful, eternal explosion of the cross of Christ will inevitably demolish all the walls of the dominion of darkness into the dustbin of history!  As each successive generation of God’s warrior-saints lays hold of and deploys the divine power that emanates from the cross of Christ to advance the kingdom of God, they will totally demolish Satan’s strongholds of sin – first in their own lives, and then by helping others find God’s deliverance from sin.

“Now have come the salvation and power and kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before God day and night, has been thrown down… the kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and His Christ and He will reign forever.”  Rev 12:10; 11:15


Gospel for the Saved

If you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and
Savior, then you know Jesus died on the cross for
you so that your sins would be forgiven.
“Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“For by the death of Christ we are set free, that is,
our sins are forgiven.” Ephesians 1:7

Do you also know you died on the cross with Jesus?
Not only were your sins forgiven, but your old
sinful nature died with Christ. Water baptism
outwardly demonstrates this vital truth.
“We have died with Christ.” Romans 6:8
“Our old man was crucified with Him so that our
sinful nature might be removed.” Romans 6:6

Because your sinful nature is dead and gone, you
are freed from sin’s power. You now have a new
nature capable of obeying God and overcoming sin.
“Because anyone who has died has been freed from
the power of sin.” Romans 6:7
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old
has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

You can know you are free from sin’s power the
same way you know your sins are forgiven –
by believing what God’s Word says is true.
“In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin
but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11

When you believe and act on the truth that you died to
sin, then Jesus can powerfully live His life through you.
“I have been put to death with Christ on His cross,
so that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who
lives in me. The life that I now live, I live by faith in
the Son of God.” Galatians 2:20

God doesn’t improve your old nature. He got rid of it
completely, nailing it to the cross. You overcome sin
and walk in this new life by believing what Jesus did
on the cross – not by trying harder in your own strength.
“After beginning by the Spirit, are you now trying
to attain your goal by human effort?” Galatians 3:3
“We should rely, not on ourselves, but only on God.”
2 Corinthians 1:9
“We glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in
our natural ability.” Philippians 3:3

God used the death of His only Son to perform a
divine heart transplant and save you not only from
the penalty of sin but also the power of sin. When
Jesus Christ died on the cross, God exchanged your
terminally sin-sick heart with His Son’s divine
heart. God removed your old sinful naturenature; you
now have Christ’s holy nature. This is the divine
exchange that occurred within you when you were
born of the Spirit. This is the whole gospel!

“For you have died and your life is now hidden with
Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3

Jesus Christ died on the cross in your place.
Do you want Him to live His life through you?
Here is a suggested prayer:
“Jesus, I believe You died on the cross for me. Thank
You that my old sinful nature also died on the cross
with You and I have been freed from sin’s power.
I will no longer rely on my natural ability to live the
Christian life. Jesus, I now ask You by faith to live
as Lord and King in me.”

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How to Become a Christian

Do you know God loves you?
“For God loved the world so much that He gave
His only Son, so that everyone that believes in
Him may not die but have eternal life.” John 3:16

But man is sinful and separated from God.
“Everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s
saving presence.” “Your sins separate you from
God.” Romans 3:23 & Isaiah 59:2

Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
Jesus died on the cross for you.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
“God has shown us how much He loves us – it
was while we were still sinners that Christ died
for us.” John 14:6 & Romans 5:8

You can receive Christ by faith through prayer:
“Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God and You
died on the cross and rose from the dead. I receive
You as my Lord and Savior. Forgive me for my
sins and take control of my life.”

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Be Anxious For Nothing

Based on Philippians 4:6-7
© 2016 Samuel House Ministries

There are numerous times in every believer’s life when the circumstances, stresses and fears of life become overwhelming.  Without knowing the truth that we are dead to fear, and no longer have a sinful nature, we will succumb to those fears and be overcome by them,making it impossible to experience “the peace that passes all understanding” that Jesus enabled us to have when He died on the cross.  I often sing this song during those difficult times, and the Lord carries me on the wings of faith.

Be Anxious for Nothing

Be anxious for nothing
But by prayer and supplication
Make your requests known unto God
And the peace that passes all
All understanding
Shall guard your hearts and minds
In Christ Jesus

The Song of Moses

Based on Exodus 15:11, 2, 6 (KJV) © 2014 Samuel House Ministries www.ChristCrucified.info

In 1974, my husband and I belonged to a church in Virginia.  One Sunday, there was an older Jewish man visiting, with whom we struck up a conversation.  This man loved to put scriptures to music, and he taught me this song.  When we parted, he said, “I believe you are the person that is supposed to share this song with the body of Christ.”  Now, many years later, I am finally getting around to it!  This song is taken from the Book of Exodus.  Moses sang this song after the Israelites had crossed the Red Sea, to celebrate their deliverance from slavery to Pharaoh and Egypt.  This song has always been one of my favorites because it seems to capture a sense of God’s holiness, awesomeness and power towards those who “prepare Him an habitation.”  When I sing this song of Moses, I remember to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10).

The Song of Moses

Who is like unto Thee, O Lord among gods
Who is like unto Thee, glorious in holiness
Fearful in praises, doing wonders
Who is like unto Thee?

O Lord, you’re my God, O Lord, you’re my strength
O Lord, you’re my song, you’re my salvation
You are my God and I will prepare You an habitation

Thy right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power
Thy right hand, O Lord, is righteous in mercy
This is why I sing this song of Moses
To You, my Lord and my God

He Is All That I Need

© 2008 Samuel House Ministries 

My husband and I were driving in our car one early evening, discussing a problem that seemed overwhelming.  As I was speaking, I began to sing this song, composing it as I went along.  The melody came to me right away and so did the words, without any hesitations or corrections.  It was a victory song from the Holy Spirit, to cheer us and encourage us in the face of discouragement and difficulty.

He Is All That I Need

He is all that I need
All that I need
Jesus is all that I need
He is all that I need
All that I need
Jesus is all that I need

He is Counselor
Prince of Peace
Bright and Morning Star
He is King of Kings
Lord of Lords
Everlasting Father

I will praise Him
Praise Him
Praise the King of Kings
I will praise Him
Praise Him
Praise the King of Kings

Come Lord Jesus!
Lord Jesus!
Come Lord Jesus!
Lord Jesus!

Even Though The Fig Tree Does Not Blossom

Based on Habakkuk 3:17-19
© 2008 Samuel House Ministries 

When I read this in the Old Testament, I could deeply relate to the prophet Habakkuk’s anguish of heart and disappointment.  I put these words to music during a time of great heartache and sorrow, when it looked like our whole lives had been of waste of time, for it surely appeared that our “fig trees” were not blossoming, our “vines” were producing no fruit, our “olive trees” were barren, our “fields” produced no food, and our “lambs and ewes” had definitely gone astray.  Then came this marvelous, “tone of victory” word: “Yet will I exult in the Lord and yet will I rejoice in God my Savior!”  Then once again, I was seated in “heavenly places with Christ Jesus” and looking at the situation through His eyes, not mine.

Even Though The Fig Tree Does Not Blossom

Even though the fig tree does not blossom
And there is no fruit upon the vines
And though the olive tree is barren
Yet will I exult in the Lord

Even though the fields produce no food to feed us
Even if the lambs and ewes have gone astray
Yet will I rejoice in God my Savior
For He alone is my strength

He makes me to walk
With the feet of a deer
On places too high for me

Because He dwells in me
I never will fear
For He is all I need

Preserve Me, O God

Based on Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 6, 7-11
© 2008 Samuel House Ministries 

Have you ever been in a place where everything seemed hopeless and no answers were to be found?  Where you felt that the circumstances of life had become so insurmountable that you cried out to God with only one sentence, over and over, “Help me God, help me!” because multiple words seemed superfluous and your pain indescribable?  It was a time like that which gave birth to this song.  God did not leave my soul in Sheol, and He did indeed counsel me through “the darkness of night,” step by step.

Preserve Me, O God

Preserve me, O God
Protect me, O God
(For) I take refuge in Thee
I say to the Lord
Thou art my Lord
I have nothing but Thee

(For) Thou, O Lord
Art all that I have
(Thou) givest me all that I need
So beautiful
Thy love to me
Thou art my everything

I bless the Lord
Who counseleth me
In the darkness of night
He is always
Before me
I will not be moved

Therefore my heart
Is glad and rejoices
My flesh dwells securely in Thee
Thou wilt not leave
My soul in Sheol
Therefore I glory in Thee

The Spirit Of The Lord

From Isaiah 11:2
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 

This song describes our Lord Jesus, who is living inside of each of us who have been born again.  We can depend, therefore, on His wisdom, His understanding, His counsel and His strength.  The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord now inhabit us, enabling us to turn away from evil (Proverbs 3:7).  We are no longer under the vice grip of Satan and sin.  When Jesus died on the cross, He gave us Himself.

The Spirit Of The Lord

The Spirit of the Lord rests on Him
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and of strength
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord rests on me
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and of strength
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord rests on you
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and of strength
The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord

Deliver Me From My Enemies

From Psalm 59:16-17
© 2007 Samuel House Ministries 

It is an eye-opening experience, having an enemy.  The challenge is to keep your own heart free of the corresponding hatred that would naturally develop, in response.  One of the best ways to keep your heart flowing clear is to pray for your enemy, forgiving them completely and continually!  If you are a Christian who has been born of the Spirit, you are capable of doing this, because you are “dead to sin and alive to God (Romans 6:11).”  This flow of forgiveness on your part opens the door for God to work a miracle, and sometimes, an enemy can become your dear friend.  This can be an unexpected way that God “delivers” you.

Deliver Me From My Enemies

Deliver me from my enemies
Deliver me, oh my God
Defend me from them
That rise up against me
In the day of my trouble

But I will sing of Thy power
Yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy
In the morning, or Thou hast been
My defense and my refuge
In the day of my trouble

Unto Thee, oh my strength
Will I sing, will I sing
Unto Thee, Oh my strength
Will I sing, will I sing