CHRIST LIVES IN ME
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Gal. 2:20).
Have you ever seen yourself crucified on the cross in Christ when he was crucified? Perhaps, you never thought of it quite that way before. However, Paul declares that we were crucified with Christ. That means at the very same time. When Christ died -- we died. The most significant things in our Spiritual walk will be with our identification to and with Christ. Adam's old sin nature that he received from Satan was being put to death on that cross. Adam's original sin penalty being passed on to us was also being put to death on that cross. Everything that would ever cause a separation between me and my Heavenly Father was being put to death on that cross. Some Christians are still attempting to put to death things today. The real root of these things involve religious activity doing things today, that already were completed and done by Christ on the cross. We need a full Holy Spirit revelation renewing our mind, with our identification to the Christ that we were co-crucified with on the cross.
Not only were we with Him in His crucifixion and death on
the cross, but since our Spirit rebirthing, we are now alive together with
Him in His resurrection life. We are now living a Spirit-shared life
with Christ. For "he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit"
(I Cor. 6:17). That is why Paul says, that you me actually being
seeing me here in the flesh living. Paul clearly stated the
truth, "it is no longer I who live, but
(Gal. 2:20a). This is a difficult statement for the natural mind to
accept. We will surely need the help of the Holy Spirit our teacher and
helper. The natural man cannot see or hear
this truth. The Spirit speaks, shows, and reveals this to those
who truly love God (I Cor. 2:9,10). If you don't want to see this
reality and truth of Christ, you will never see it or hear it. If you
really love God and are seeking Him and not just things, you are available for the Holy Spirit's revelation of this eternal liberating secret.
Written by Dwight Davis
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