Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
—1 John 3:16
American Indians were creative in shielding their settlements from the prairie fires that were common on the frontier. They protected their property by setting fire to the dry grass adjoining their encampments.
Fire cannot come where fire has already been—so the prairie flames died when they reached the blackened grass surrounding the Indians’ campgrounds. It was the precursor to what we know as a Firebreak.
The threatened authorities thought the crucifixion of Jesus would extinguish his influence. But instead, at the Cross, Jesus established the ultimate Firebreak. Those who take their stand at the Cross are protected from Satanic flames.
“The cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor 1:18).
Jesus put himself between
you and Satan’s fires.