There is a joy that is set before us. This week we celebrate Palm Sunday and the triumphant entrance of Christ into Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion. The cross is very important to the believer. Everything Jesus does during this week fulfills the scriptures as He became sin for us. 2 Cor 5:21 (KJV) says it all “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” The scriptures foretold of Christ entering Jerusalem on a donkey as demonstrated in Matt 21 however, the first prophecy about the coming Savior of mankind was in Genesis 3:15. It was there that war was declared against the serpent and sin with victory through the seed of the woman. God became flesh so He could defeat death at the cross. Therefore, Christ Jesus willingly went to the cross as stated in Heb 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” The key to our joy is set before us in Phil 3:9 (KJV) “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” The Gen 3:15 war rages on today. Satan either wants the non-believer to stay lost, or he wants the believer to be a casualty of war. He can’t take your salvation but he can shipwreck your joy if you focus on your own righteousness and not on Christ. The lesson on 03 -24-2002 encourages you to keep you eyes upon Christ and be cognizant of the grace we receive in Christ. Click here to listen now.