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I am crucified with Christ.

Posted by appolus on December 6, 2022

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 

When Christ lives in us we become bold as lions. The righteous in Christ are bold. Jesus was fearless. He only ever spoke the truth in love. The true love of God in us makes us just like Jesus. Consider what Jesus said to His own followers. “Get behind me Satan! You are an offense to me for you are not mindful of the things of God but the things of men.” “Oh ye of little faith.” “You do not know what spirit you are of.” And of course the same Holy Spirit was also in Paul. We see him rebuke Peter to his face publicly. The truth, spoken powerfully in love is the way of God. This is indicative of those who follow the Lord along the narrow path, they are completely sold out to the truth  despite the cost. It burns at the center of who they are. It is the core of their spiritual walk. Always the truth comes first. It is the truth that sets us free. Are we willing to speak the truth in love? In order to walk with the world we must become enemies of the cross and its central truth. Are we willing to follow the one who gave Himself for us? Shall we pay the price? Is it possible to hold the hand of the world while at the same time holding the hand of the Lord? It is not, for each hand leads you in different directions.

There is an old saying that goes something like this “he’s so heavenly minded that he is no earthly good.” Yet let’s be honest, how many folks like that have we met? What is much more common is “he’s so earthly minded that he’s no heavenly good.” To die to this world is to live for the next. There is only one instrument of death available, the cross. If we refuse to pick up our cross then we must walk without Jesus. No cross, no Jesus, no testimony. Paul would not, even for an hour, allow anything to hinder the message of the cross. If he had to stand against religious men teaching another gospel,  or even dear dear friends and brothers and seeming pillars such as Peter and Barnabas, then that is just what he would do. We must press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. And in order to do that we must pick up our cross daily lest we find ourselves siding with the world and being enemies of the cross (Phil 3:18) Does the love of the truth burn in you like molten lava? Have you been consumed by it? Is your way the way of the cross? Can you embrace the loss that comes with walking the way of the cross? Followers of Jesus count all things lost to be as rubbish, that they may be found in Him. If He is found in us, let us be found in Him.

One Response to “I am crucified with Christ.”

  1. Anonymous said

    Amen..

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