Part one of a three day series: "I am crucified with Christ" "I am crucified with Christ: it is no longer I who lives, 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.

The cross of Christ stands in eternity as the greatest terminator of all time! At the cross, God has dealt with us perfectly and completely.The cross terminates all that I am as 'self' and translates me into all that that God has made Christ to be, for me. To be crucified with Christ is to know in your heart that God has included you and me in the death of His Son at the cross. When we first accept the fact that Christ did not die just for the payment of our sins, but that He has also died for us as the sinner of those sins, God, at that point, included us in the death of His Son. From that moment on God identifies us in Christ and justifies us according to all that Christ is on our behalf!

From that moment on our names are written in Heaven in the Lamb's book of Life. It is God who has put us into Christ, not ourselves! It is God that has written our names in the Lamb's book! When Jesus died we were include in Him on the cross before He died. How else could He die our death for us, other than by including us in Himself before He died? (God's written word assures us that Jesus gathered up all things unto Himself before He died.) By reckoning on this fact to be true, we secure the salvation of our souls. This is the second salvation experience that every true Christian who is determined to grow in Christ must have. Oh! how the enemies of the cross of Christ hate this message! It involves the act of our will.

Today the cross stands at the entrance to the Kingdom of God; no one gets in there through any other way. Today the Tree of Life, that was in the garden of Eden, stands in the shape of the cross. Calvary still precedes Pentecost. No death means no Life, no matter where you claim to have travelled to for it or obtained it from! The Holy Spirit is only available to those who are in Christ through a new birth experience and kneel at His cross! 

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