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They All On Me

Cutthroat street poster

I have written a post addressing Cutthroat street posters before, but this time, I want to address this one particular poster that after six months, still remains posted up on an electric box on the corner of Fannin and Wentworth in Houston. I pass by this poster on my way to work everyday, but as I looked at the familiar image again today, a new message came to my mind when I read:

“They all on me”

I stared at the downcast face of the Christ wearing the crown of thorns as I thought about the meaning of those words. Sin, that is what’s “all on [Him].” My past sin, my present sin, my future sin, your past sin, your present sin, your future sin – they were all on Him. He bore all sin as He hung, suffered and bled on the cross. He became sin, satisfying its penalty so that we could become the righteousness of God through Christ.

1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Hebrews 10:10
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Cutthroat Street Posters

An artist by the name of Cutthroat pastes Houston city streets with posters. After noticing a few of his posters on corner electric boxes throughout the city, I decided to do some mild research on the artist to see if I could get a sense of his spiritual beliefs. I found little info online, other than a few other posters on Flickr and an interview on artist views of street art. Nevertheless, I wanted to mention these two posters that recently caught my attention.

Santa Muerte Street Poster

Santa Muerte Street Poster in Houston (corner of Main St. and Wheeler) by Cutthroat

This first poster caught my eye on my way to work because just days earlier, a friend and I had been discussing how some religions have deviated so far from Truth that they have come to worship death – one form called Santa Muerte. It saddens me when I think of Satan so devilishly laughing at all the people he’s deceiving through false idols like Santa Muerte. Satan wants to be like God, so when people worship and welcome him (like they do when they worship Santa Muerte), he’s all over it! (Lucifer rebelled against God and sought to take God’s place: Isaiah 14:12-21)

Then, just a few days after seeing the first poster, a few blocks away I saw this other one. Awesome! I was much more excited about this poster, as it references Jesus, the true image to rightful worship! (Read another post about this poster here)

Jesus Poster by Cutthroat

Jesus Street Poster in Houston (corner of Fannin St. and Wentworth St.) by Cutthroat

I don’t know much about street art here in Houston or Cutthroat’s intent in all his art, but if he wants to publicly display posters of Jesus around the city, then I’m all for it!

Genesis 50:20
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

 

April 3, 2012 UPDATE: The Santa Muerte poster on Wheeler was stripped down several months ago and replaced with the “they all on me” poster of Jesus. Yes, all our sins were upon Jesus. Receive His gift of love by the precious blood of Christ.

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