“I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.”
What a deliverance from the dominion of sin and from self-service has been wrought in the one who can say, “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.” From then onward the heart’s determination is that, whether by life or by death, “Christ should be magnified I my body.” It is no longer a question as to whether a thing is good and pleasing, but is it Christ? He is the Man to be manifested here. “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts thereof.” This simple rule, which is the sum of everything for walk, and necessarily most pleasing to the heart that is true, would not only make a reformation in all our ways, but would work in us a new way of doing everything here for God’s pleasure and serving Christ according to His mind. The constant tendency is to try and improve the manner of one’s life here below by adopting Christian principles, where you will never arrive at it unless you start from “crucified with Christ”. Then it is no longer thinking of what I am, but of what He is, and “Christ liveth in me”.
May the Lord use this issue to help you to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and may you reflect Him in your life and walk.
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Emil S. Nashed
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