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Have you been Crucified with Christ?

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal 2:20)

A lot of people know this verse. It’s one of those common ones that we can pull out without too much thought. But that’s the problem – have we actually considered the depths of what it means to be crucified with Christ?

It only hit me the other day what the implications of that statement are. If we were crucified with Jesus, that means we died with him. If we were dead we wouldn’t be doing anything would we? We’d just be laying in the ground decaying. But Paul doesn’t just say “I no longer live” – he says “but Christ lives in me”.

If Christ lives in us, and we…

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See God Everyday

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    1. “People see God everyday, they just don’t recognize Him.” – Pearl Bailey

    Each time you look up in the sky
    Or watch the fluffy clouds drift by,
    Or feel the sunshine
    warm and bright,
    Or watch the dark night
    turn into light,
    Or hear a bluebird sweetly sing,
    Or see the winter turn into spring,
    Or touch a leaf or see a tree.
    It’s all God whispering,
    “This is Me…”
    Helen Steiner Rice

    God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” – William Arthur Ward

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    The Power Of The Resurrection

    “For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Psalm 16:10-11 (NASB)

    The power of the resurrection is the power of personal regeneration. Resurrection spells regeneration. The two things must always be kept together: the new world and the new person. Resurrection is not just a passport to heaven, but a power to change us now. Paul says he wants to know Crist and the power of His resurrection. The two are the same. To know Christ today is to come under the influence of the same power that raised Him from the dead. What a cruel thing an example is without the power to live it. Christ is the best of all examples, but more than that, He can come within us and give us His own Spirit to fulfill the example. The result is we actually become like Him, we are able to do the things He did, and most of all, we are able to love as He loved.
    Lloyd Ogilvie

    The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 89

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    “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, ley him hear.
    Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
    Mark 4:21-25 (NKJV)

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