The Believer's Identification by Nelson Price

8/19/84

THE BELIEVER'S IDENTIFICATION
Galatians 2:20

JESUS CHRIST said, "IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME..."
So long as Paul lived, hell had no peace, Satan had no respite,
the forces of evil were given no quarter and sin was steadily
stalked spiritually by this steadfast servant of the Savior. How
could Paul do it? How could he without nerve or reserve, without
hesitation, reservation, or qualification consistently encounter
the forces of evil and emerge triumphant?
Galatians 2:20 gives the answer.
"Christ liveth in me." Individuals working in certain hazardous
occupations have on occasion been overly exposed to radium. Upon
medical examination, it has been determined that there is a
strange consuming fire in their bones consuming their life.
This was as it was with Paul, he had been exposed to Christ and
there was a strange spiritual fire which consumed his life. And
an even more mystical experience resulted in him having a new
life in Christ.
"Yet, not I, but Christ liveth in me."
Ones life must have a happy "yet not I" in its heart to be
victorious.
Identify your life with Christ and victory in life can be
yours.
One needs a growing faith rooted in an awareness of Christ as a
living contemporary. He is not like a statue, a nostalgic
memory, or only a figure of history. A person cannot maintain
aliving faith in a Christ who is but a childish recollection. He
must be the Christ of present tense experience.
Paul said, "I am crucified with Christ..." That is, I am
identified with Christ in His death in that He died for me. This
was a once a forever experience known as s ...


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