Tabernacle Baptist Church
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Devotional Thoughts

Priorities

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth 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. —Galatians 2:20

This is not a theological statement, it is a statement of Christian experience wrought by the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is the one Who regenerates us into the family to which Jesus Christ belongs; through the eternal efficacy of the Cross we are made partakers of the Divine nature. I am crucified with Christ. Paul’s personal identification with the death of Christ is simply the presentation of how that death will work out in the life of anyone. The Cross of Christ is the Self-revelation of God, the exhibition of the essential nature of the Godhead.

Nowadays the great passion is the passion for souls, but you never find that passion mentioned in the New Testament, it is the passion for Christ that the New Testament mentions. It is not a passion for men that saves men; a passion for men breaks human hearts. The passion for Christ inwrought by the Holy Ghost goes deeper down than the deepest agony the world, the flesh, and the devil can produce. It goes straight down to where our Lord went, and the Holy Ghost works out, not in thinking, but in living this passion for Christ. Whenever the passion for souls obscures the passion for Christ, Satan has come in as an angel of light.

—Oswald Chambers

 

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