All Things New

#23 The Cross: Scene of Resurrection

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Devotional

2 Corinthians 4:11 NASB
For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you.

This life of which Paul speaks is Resurrection Life. It’s a form of Life that is not natural to humanity, something we will never experience unless we learn the ways of “being delivered to death for Jesus’ sake.”

Paul’s experience of peril was an encounter with the cross. Resurrection life is manifested only where the cross is RECEIVED. To recognize and welcome the cross in every suffering is to come to “an utter self-emptying, brought to an end of everything but the Lord Himself” (T. Austin-Sparks).

To know the mighty resurrection power, Sparks says, “you must have a point of transaction with the Lord where you recognize that the Cross is in principle an utter, all-inclusive reality that sooner or later, is going to run to earth the last vestige of that self life which is the ground of Satan’s power.”

Other Devotionals in All Things New Series

All Things New in the New Year #60 Attached and Detached #59 New Stranger in the World #58 A Deathless Life #57 Losing the Old #56 New as Never Before #55 Christ is All and in All #54 The New Self is Lost in Christ #53 The New Being #52 The New Creation #51 The Things That Are Unseen #50 New Life Rises #49 Raised Anew with Christ #48 A New Heart of Flesh #47 The New Covenant in Christ #46 Renewed in the New #45 The Old Life Must Go #44 Resurrection Life #43 New Seeing of the New Reality #42 We Are New When Born Again #40 New Life Above #41 The New is a Mystery #39 Disciple of the Kingdom #38 Parables of the New #37 The New King #36 The Old and the New #35 New Appearance #34 The New Life Lives in the New Spirit #33 New Garment, New Identity #32 Now is the New #31 The Old Must Go #30 New Wine, New Day #29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins #28 When There Is No Need to Be New #27 New Wine, Old Self #26 New Testament People #25 The Same New Life #24 Revelation and Resurrection
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