““May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 6:2).

Please make no mistake. The cross of Jesus brings tremendous benefits in the lives of Christ's disciples. In this essay I am just going to mention these effects, include some Bible verses and, maybe, write an aspect or two regarding each benefit. With God’s help it is my intention to expand this writing and include it as stand-alone chapter in “Attaining the Fullness of Christ”, a book I desire so much to write in the near future. 

The Cross is a wonderful and mysteries work of God. In His own genius, before the foundation of the world, God came up with this plan of salvation of human kind. Paul writes, “but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Cor. 2:7-8). 

Everything that we, as human beings need, has been provided by the CROSS. The effects and the benefits of the Cross are many and they are great. Among these are: (1) Free access to Christ’s Resurrected & Supernatural Life, (2) Transferred from Adam into Christ, (3) Victory over SIN, (4) Victory over the FLESH, (5) Victory over the world, (6) Died to the Law to live for God, (7) Transferred from the Domain of Darkness into the Kingdom of Light. Let’s unpack these benefits one by one:

1)Benefit number one Free access to Christ’s Resurrected & Supernatural Life:





(To be continued...)

With love in Christ,

Valy Vaduva

Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach

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Upper Room Fellowship Ministry (URFM) is committed to make disciples and to equip them for the Kingdom of God.
URFM, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, ministers for the spiritual growth.
The goal is that every member of Christ’s Body would attain the ultimate intention – the fullness of Christ.

Making disciples and equipping them for God’s Kingdom.

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Our desire here at Upper Room Fellowship Ministry is to help you experience spiritual maturity. We would like you to know Jesus Christ not only as your SAVIOR or as your LORD. Our prayer and deep desire is for you to know Christ personally as your SOURCE of LIFE.

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Spiritual MATURITY


But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,” (Ephesians 4:15).

Paul calls the Church to intentionally engage into the process of spiritual growth and maturity. Growing into Him and reaching out to the head, Christ (Eph. 4:15), bearing the image of the heavenly One (1 Cor. 15:49 p.m.), displaying the very nature of the Father (1 John 4: 8), is the highest calling God makes to all of His beloved children. Actually, this is the Ultimate Intention.

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The Ultimate Intention:

But perhaps someone will ask: What is the Ultimate Intention? The Ultimate Intention of the Church is a mature disciple who knows God intimately and personally (John 17:3), who accepted the discipleship call and carries the cross daily (Luke 9:23, Galatians 2:20), whose mind and character are continuously renewed and transformed by the Spirit and the Word of God (Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Galatians 5:22-23), who grows and matures into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 5:11-14, 6:1-3), and who, ultimately, multiplies disciples according to Christ’s and the apostles’ discipleship model (Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Timothy 2:2).

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Grow up in all aspects:

Personally, I understood that the Holy Spirit desires spiritual growth of the church of Christ. In Eph. 4: 11-15 Paul uses at least five (5) expressions that suggest spiritual growth such as: (i) equipping of the saints, (ii) a mature man, (iii) the stature of the fullness of Christ, (iv) grow up in all aspects, (v) to reach the head, even Christ. Please notice how, in only five verses, Paul bombards us with these provocative and penetrating words: s-p-i-r-i-t-u-a-l  g-r-o-w-t-h. There is no doubt that the most important aspect of the spiritual life of any local church should be its spiritual growth and maturity in all aspects and for all believers and world evangelism.

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No more delays:

Then, in Hebrews 5: 12-14 the author of this epistle communicates very directly, without consoling the reader too much, that he is pretty frustrated with the state of spiritual infancy of those believers even after many years of attending church services. He writes, “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant” (Heb. 5:12-13). I am convinced that we do NOT need more reasons. I think we all agree that based on this diversity of biblical passages the conclusion is clear – God Himself desires us to g-r-o-w  s-p-i-r-i-t-u-a-l-l-y.
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The Holy Spirit’s calling was, is, and remains the same: “to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ” (Eph. 4:15). The Lord challenges us to embrace the destiny to which He has called us; to engage consciously, consistently, and with consecration in the process of spiritual growth and maturity; to move from one phase to another (Heb. 6:1-3); to go from stage to stage (2 Peter 1:5-7); to leave spiritual infancy (John 1:12-13, 1 Cor. 13:13) and become mature and free disciples of Christ (Rom. 8:14, John 8: 31-32). So help us God. Amen!?!

With love in Christ's service,
Valy Vaduva
Spiritual Mentor / Life Coach

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[1] The Greek word mathetes (translated disciple) is found more than 250 times in the New. According to Greek Bible scholar Spiros Zodhiates, editor of the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible, mathetes “means more than mere pupil or learner. It means an adherer who accepts the instruction given to him and makes it his rule of conduct.” In other words a New Testament type disciple is one who learns by putting what he or she learns into experience.