And the life that He imparts to the believing disciple is even so a crucified life with its victory over sin and its power of access into God's presence. "The bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the Holy Place, are burned outside the camp. But the Word of God has said: "Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity against God?" He repeats the words: "He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.". When the death of Christ works with power in the preacher, then Christ's life will be known among the people. Buy The Secret of the Cross (Secret Series) by Murray, Andrew (ISBN: 9780875087962) from Amazon's Book Store. We shall find that what Paul could teach openly and fully after the crucifixion, was given by the Master in words that could at first hardly be understood, and yet contained the seed of the full truth. That meant they were to consider their life as sinful and under sentence of death. Members save with free shipping everyday! Christ then adds the words of our text, in which He uses for the second time the words "take up the cross." "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise." And so He would have each disciple bear his cross -- the sentence of death upon himself and his evil, carnal nature. by (ISBN: 9780875083896) from Amazon's Book Store. --Matthew 27:46, John 19:28,30. Let Paul's words be the keynote of your life: "I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live; and yet no longer I, but Christ liveth in me." What He has done Himself He asks of all who desire to follow Him: "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself.". But for this cause came I unto this hour.". Through the cross alone are we prepared for life in the fullness of God; only he who is crucified with Christ can be a vessel unto honor. Christ had spoken about bearing the cross from the human side, as the one condition of discipleship. The Lamb is our Lord and Lawgiver. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." "Being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness; present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification. And why does Christ make such an exacting demand the condition of discipleship? They shrink back from the self-denial that it implies, and as a result, where the flesh is allowed in any measure to have its way, the Spirit of Christ cannot exert His power. It is He Himself who calls us: "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." Of the flesh Paul teaches us (Romans 7:18), "In me, that is, IN MY FLESH, DWELLETH NO GOOD THING." They do not understand that it is in the crucified Christ, and in the fellowship of His death, that they are to abide daily and unceasingly. Amen. God be praised for the redemption of the cross! To be a follower of Christ implies a heart given up to testify for Christ in the midst of the world, if by any means some may be won. Father in heaven, teach me, I humbly entreat Thee, what it means that I am dead with Christ and can live my life in Him. --1_Corinthians 2:2,4. And he says that it was because of the death of Christ was thus working in and through him that Christ's life could work in them. Merci dâessayer Ã nouveau. Do not think of it as a heavy burden or yoke that you have to bear. Paul here tells us what that mind was in Christ: He emptied Himself; He took the form of a servant; He humbled Himself, even to the death of the cross. --Philippians 2:5. On the strength of this, Paul now appeals to his readers. The cross of Christ is the measure by which we know how much Christ loves us. Every step on the new and living way for entering into God's holy presence maintains the fellowship with the cross of Christ. Less is said about our death with Christ. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. And if we ask how we can do this, we find the answer in the mind in which Christ died. For we cannot separate the cross from the Spirit. At the altar in the court the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled for forgiveness of sins. In running a race the eye and heart are ever set upon the goal and the prize. Alas, how little this is understood! He would allow nothing to hinder him. Kiss your Virgin whore* Kiss your Virgin whore Kiss her for the third time You will not find any miracles here How do you feel after kissing In the latter we have the man who knows that he is in Christ Jesus, dead to sin and alive to God, and by the Spirit has been made free and is kept free from the bondage of sin and of death. The disciples were astonished at His words. Murray is just as convicting as ever: "It is because Christians so little bear the mark of this self-emptying and humiliation even unto death that the world refuses to believe in the possibility of a Christ-filled life". When a man learns to obey Christ's commands, he says of HIMSELF: "I know not the man." 'The flesh is enmity against God"; the soul that seeks to love God cannot but hate the "old man" which is corrupt through its whole being. And here under the shadow of the approaching cross He calls His disciples: "If any man will serve Me, let him follow Me." There is nothing which will keep the heart more tender towards God, enabling us to live in His love and to make Him known to those who have never yet found Him. All the requirements of God's law will be fulfilled, not in those who strive to keep and fulfill that law -- a thing that is utterly impossible -- but in those who walk by the Spirit, and in His power live out the life that Christ won for us on the cross and imparted to us in the resurrection. --1_John 3:16. Here you have the way to follow the Lamb even to the glory of the throne of God in heaven. Just before the words of our text paul had written (1:17-24): "The word of the cross is to them that are perishing foolishness; but unto us who are being saved it is the power of God." His blood was presented to the Father; but His body was cast out as an accursed thing, outside the camp. He had to pass through death in all its bitterness and suffering before He could rise to heaven and impart His life to His redeemed people. But this is not what God desires. And yet who could ever have thought that the Son of God Himself would die upon the accursed tree, and become a curse for us? If we are indeed to live for the welfare of men around us, if we are to sacrifice our ease and pleasure to win souls for our Lord, it must be true of us, as of Paul, that we are able to say: Death worketh in us, but life in those for whom we pray and labor. First, THE ATONEMENT OF THE CROSS: "Who His own self bare our sins in His body upon the tree." "If any man cometh unto Me, and hateth not his own life, HE CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE. Like Him we cast ourselves upon God, without knowing how the new life is to be attained; but as we in fellowship with Jesus say, "Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit," and depend simply and absolutely upon God to raise us up into the new life, there will be fulfilled in us the wonderful promise of God's Word concerning the exceeding greatness of His power in us who believe, according to the mighty power which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead. The life that He gives is the crucified life, in which He entered heaven and was exalted to the throne, standing as a Lamb as it had been slain. "He humbled Himself." --Luke_23:34. Everything, however attractive, that might be a hindrance in the race is given up or set aside. To those who believe its full truth it is a cause of unceasing thanksgiving. Paperback $ 8.99. His finished work secured the victory over every foe. In the temple there was a veil between the Holy Place and the Most Holy. But in the second section (5:12 to 8:39) he expounds that wonderful union with Christ, through faith, by which we died with Him, by which we live in Him, and by which, through the Holy Spirit, we are made free, not only from the punishment, but also from the power of sin, and are enabled to live the life of righteousness, of obedience, and of sanctification. We can have no Easter and no Pentecost until we have first had a Good Friday. "As a Lamb that is led to the slaughter, He opened not His mouth" (Isaiah 53:7). "'Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.' And then comes the great word: "It is finished." "Then said Jesus unto His disciples, 'If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.'" "If a man hate not his own life." Brief and to the point, these little books contain a wealth of Murray's teachings, written out of the mature fullness of his experience in Christ. The Secret of the Cross has more than a few poignant statements: "Instead of denying himself, Peter denied his Lord"; and pregnant sentences like, "The Lamb is our Lord and Lawgiver". --Thomas A Kempis. The next three reveal love in the tremendous sacrifice that it brought, necessary to deliver us from our sins and give the victory over every foe. But Christ gave them seed words, which would germinate in their hearts and later on begin to reveal their full meaning. --Romans 6:8. CommentÃ© aux Ãtats-Unis le 10 juillet 2020. The Secret of the Cross book. And so they would gradually enter more deeply into the meaning and the power of their high calling to live as those who were dead to sin and the world and self. Yes, to Him, who has loved me, and washed me from my sins in His blood, and made me a king and a priest --TO HIM BE THE GLORY IN ALL AGES. --Revelation 1:5,6. The believer is not only dead to sin, but dead to the law. It is only when he has given utterance to his cry of despair that he is brought to see that he is no longer under the law, but under the rule of the Holy Spirit (8:1,2). In the path of following Him, and ever learning to know and to love Him better, we shall willingly sacrifice all, self with its life, to make room for Him who is more than all. But this rends the garment, and such persons walk about in torn clothes, and go from one minister to another without finding what they seek. Christ had for the first time definitely announced that He would have to suffer much and be killed and be raised again. He surrenders Himself to the utmost into the Father's hands, trusting Him to care for Him in the dark, and in due time to raise Him up again. Christ took our curse upon Him -- yea, became a curse -- and so destroyed its power, and in that cross we now have the everlasting redemption from sin and all its power. Because the sinful nature we have inherited from Adam is indeed so vile and full of sin that, if our eyes were only opened to see it in its true nature, we would flee from it as loathsome and incurably evil. Even so with Christ. "Always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body." --Romans 8:3. Let us try to understand this. It was this that made him glory in the cross of Christ. What a different relationship to the pleasures and attractions of the world the Christian has who by the Holy Spirit has learned to say: "I have been crucified with Christ; the crucified Christ liveth in me"! We often speak of our abiding in Christ. Just think once again what Christ meant when He said that we must hate and lose our life. Taking Adam as a figure of Christ, he teaches that just as we all really and actually died in Adam, so that his death reigns in our nature, even so, in Christ, those who believe in Him actually and effectually died to sin, were set free from it, and became partakers of the new holy life of Christ. We have here the answer as to what will enable us to love the fellowship of the crucified Jesus. They do not know, they do not seek with the whole heart to know, what it is to die to self and the world. The Spirit, who led Christ to the cross, is longing and is able to maintain in us the life of abiding in the crucified Jesus. On the one hand it leads us to death, and all that belongs to death; and on the other hand, to that life which God has placed within us, and which leads from glory to glory. There are many Christians who love to hear of the boldness with which we can enter into the Holy Place through His blood who yet have little desire for the fellowship of His reproach, and are unwilling to separate themselves from the world with the same boldness with which they think to enter the Sanctuary. The Secret of the Cross has more than a few poignant statements: "Instead of denying himself, Peter denied his Lord"; and pregnant sentences like, "The Lamb is our Lord and Lawgiver". Noté /5. That knowledge is not gained easily or speedily. Christ's answer was, "Get thee behind Me, Satan." We need to pray God that this disposition may be found in all Christians and preachers of the gospel, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We became UNITED WITH HIM by the likeness of His death. Buy The Secret of the Cross by Murray, Andrew (ISBN: 9781519525642) from Amazon's Book Store. It was this awful desertion breaking in upon that life of childlike fellowship with the Father, in which He had always walked, that caused Him the agony and the bloody sweat in Gethsemane. The life to which John calls us here is something entirely supernatural and divine. The Secret of the Cross 72. by Andrew Murray. Of Himself it was true that all His life He bore His cross -- the sentence of death that He knew to rest upon Himself on account of our sins. The Spirit taught Peter at once to preach Christ crucified; it was through that preaching that the three thousand received the Spirit. ), Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus (Re:Lit), This will take a week to read and it will be one of the best weeks of your life. The cross brought the disciples of Jesus once to such an end of themselves, which even the words of the Master had failed to do. They would learn to appreciate the truth that they had been crucified with Christ, that their "old man" had been crucified, and that they had died to sin in Christ's death and were living to God in His life. It may be that the preaching of Christ crucified has been defective. We were buried with Him through baptism into death. (Read that one, too! I have sought to explain the chief words of our Lord and of His disciples on this subject. CommentÃ© aux Ãtats-Unis le 8 fÃ©vrier 2020. 'Secrets of the Cross' uncovers the tantalising mysteries at the heart of the Christian tradition. Read reviews from worldâs largest community for readers. The word gives us a divine assurance of what we actually are and have in Christ. Oh that men understood what the deep meaning is of Romans 7, where a man learns that in him, that is in his flesh, there is no good thing, and that there is no deliverance from this state but by yielding to the power of the Spirit making free from the power and bondage of the flesh, and so fulfilling the righteousness of the law in the power of the life of Christ! "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish unto God, cleanse your conscience?" $14.95. "Behold thy mother!" Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Children of God, oh come and study the Lamb who is to be your model and your Savior. He gave Himself an offering and a sacrifice. The Secret of the Cross has more than a few poignant statements: "Instead of denying himself, Peter denied his Lord"; and pregnant sentences like, "The Lamb is our Lord and Lawgiver". Scripture teaches us that there are two points of view from which we may regard Christ's death upon the cross. Christ utters His complaint of what He now suffered. And now under the influence and in the power of that love dwelling in us, comes the message: "WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN." With what willingness and gratitude ought we to listen to the call to bear our cross, to yield our "old man" as crucified with Christ daily to that death which he deserves! "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame." Paul here is very bold in speaking of the intimate union that there was between Christ living in him and the life he lived in the flesh, with all its suffering. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend." To keep it short, I will say that God, through Andrew Murray's books, has brought me in to the most beautiful and personal place. I beseech Thee humbly, teach me so to believe and so to live in Thee, the Crucified One, that with Paul I may ever glory in the cross on which the world and the flesh are crucified. It is only as the great truth of the indwelling Christ obtains a place in the faith of the Church which it has not now, that the Christ-like love to the brethren will become the mark of true Christianity, by which all men shall know that we are Christ's disciples. For, "if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection" (Romans 6:5). Achetez neuf ou d'occasion It is to this inward evil nature, to all the life that we have from this world, that we must die. But into the Most Holy, behind the veil, the high priest alone might enter once a year. Even so, we who are the disciples of Christ must not only pray for His enemies, but prove our love to Him and to all who belong to Him by seeing to it that every solitary one is comforted, and that every loving heart has some work to do in caring for those who belong to the blessed Master. But except for that they are good friends with the world, and have liberty to enjoy as much of it as they can, if they only keep from open sin. In Romans 8:7 Paul writes: "The mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be." They desire to enter into the Holiest of All, and yet allow the flesh with its desires and pleasures to rule over them. Let this be the chief aim of all your devotion: complete dependence on God, and an expectation of continually receiving all goodness and salvation from Him alone. The thought of fellowship with Christ in His bearing the cross has often led to the vain attempt in our own power to follow Him and bear His image. Romans 7:4,6. And then he teaches us in what that mind consisted: Being in the form of God, He emptied Himself; He was made in the likeness of men; He took the form of a servant; He humbled Himself; He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. God grant that we may rightly understand, in the power of the Holy Spirit, that Christ has called us to hate our life, to lose our life, to be dead with Him to sin that we may live to God with Him. As the representative of His people, He took them up with Him on the cross, and me too. Of this flesh it is written, "Our old man was crucified with Him" (Romans 6:6). Paperback. It means that the Holy Spirit will teach us what it is to be identified with Christ in His cross. "UNTO HIM WHO LOVED US" -- Be still, O my soul, and think what this everlasting love is that seeks to take possession of you and fill you with joy unspeakable. Christ the crucified may be the subject of the preaching and yet there may be such confidence in human learning and eloquence that there is nothing to be seen of that likeness of the crucified Jesus which alone gives preaching its supernatural, its divine power. At the beginning of His ministry He said (John 4:34): "My meat is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and TO FINISH HIS WORK." Let us in our study of what the fellowship of the cross means take today's lesson to heart and believe that it is only by putting our trust in the living God, and in the mighty power with which He is willing to work in the heart, that we can attempt to be disciples who forsake all and follow Christ in the fellowship of His cross. Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after Me, CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE. --Hebrews 12:1,2. He said to the disciples that if any man would come after Him, he must hate and lose his own life. Cowboy Jimmy Stone and his wife are stalked by an unknown stranger. And so we read in Hebrews 10: "Let us enter into the Holy Place by the blood of Jesus." Jesus said: "How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!" The first three words on the cross reveal love in its outflow to men. Des tiers approuvÃ©s ont Ã©galement recours Ã ces outils dans le cadre de notre affichage dâannonces. It is through the love of Christ on the cross that souls are drawn to Him. All desire to rejoice with Him, few are willing to endure anything for Him, or with Him. It was His love to God and love to man -- this yielding Himself to the very uttermost. The secret of true and full holiness is by faith, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, to live in the consciousness: I am dead to sin. Let us believe that the law of the Spirit of Christ Jesus, the risen Lord, can in very deed make His death and His life the daily experience of our souls. "Thou shalt" is done away with; the power of the Spirit takes its place. The penitent thief had appealed to Christ's mercy to remember him. How deep must have been the darkness that overshadowed Him, for not one ray of light could pierce, and He could not say "My Father"! The Spirit led Christ to the cross; the cross brought Christ to the throne to receive the fullness of the Spirit to impart to His people. "Then said Jesus: 'Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.'" But here is something new and very special. LOVE MAKES EVERYTHING EASY. This is what we are called to as much as Paul. Let us now turn to the Master Himself to hear what He has to teach us. The secret of true discipleship is to bear the cross, to acknowledge the death sentence that has been passed on self, and to deny any right that self has to rule over us. This new way, by which we now can enter into the Holiest of all, ever passes through the rent veil of the flesh. Being now made free from sin, ye have your fruit unto sanctification" (vers. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him through the power of God toward you." This is what will bring the world to believe that God has loved us even as He loved Christ. But when no answer came, and He understood that the Father could not allow the cup to pass by, He yielded up His whole will and life in the word: "Thy will be done." Many believers appear to think that when once they have claimed Christ's death in the fellowship of the cross, and have counted themselves as crucified with Him, that they may now consider it as past and done with. He asks the question: "We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?" The cross brings man to utter bankruptcy of himself, and then God can come to our aid. These guys are the modern Murrays. Many deceive themselves because they seek to be alive in God before they are dead to their own nature -- a thing as impossible as it is for a grain of wheat to be alive before it dies. Teach me to realize that my sinful flesh is wholly corrupt and nailed to the cross to be destroyed, that the life of Christ may be manifest in me. You know how the first section of Romans is devoted to the doctrine of justification by faith in Christ. And with that word He uttered the truth of the gospel of our redemption, that all that was needed for man's salvation had been accomplished on the cross. The Secret of the Cross And the Spirit teaches us to love the cross, and to partake of the life crucified with Christ. It may not be easy to say exactly what is implied in this following of the Lamb in the heavenly vision. The law of God has pronounced a curse on all sin and on all that is sinful. With that word to the Father He laid down His life. Pour calculer l'Ã©valuation globale en nombre d'Ã©toiles et la rÃ©partition en pourcentage par Ã©toile, nous n'utilisons pas une moyenne simple. It is only because and as we know that we are dead with Him, that we can live with Him. -- "I thirst." That gave the priest entrance into the Holy Place to offer God the incense as part of a holy worship. --Romans 6:2. In our text we have three great unsearchable thoughts. It is in very deed true that I no longer live, but Christ liveth in me as a Crucified One. --Matthew 10:38-39. One hour with Shameless is amazing. It was because the crucified Jesus lived in them that they could live crucified to the world. Take the three first words, all the expression of His wonderful love. Like David (Psalm 31:5), Christ had often committed His spirit into the hands of His Father for His daily life and need. The life that He lives in heaven has its strength and its glory in the fact that it is a crucified life. He died for me that I might live eternally. When he said "I have been crucified with Christ," it was not only an inner spiritual truth, but an actual, practical experience in relation to the world and its temptations. It is as we learn to believe and to worship that love that we too shall learn to say: "Abba, Father, Thy will be done.". --Mark 10:21. So shall we be prepared for that fullness of the Spirit which the Father longs to bestow. The spiritual life must grow out of death. $8.99. He taught them to take up the cross. The Secret of the Cross (Illustrated Edition), Andrew Murray, Charles River Editors. And again (Romans 8:7), "The mind of the flesh is ENMITY AGAINST GOD; for it is not subject to the law of God, NEITHER INDEED CAN IT BE." Familiar tales and characters are re-cast in a new light as new truths are uncovered and 2000 year old mysteries solved. The cross gave Christ the right to receive the fullness of the Spirit from the Father to pour out on all flesh. Having died unto sin, and being forever set free from its dominion, let us know that sin can no more reign over us, or have dominion. "Far be it from me to glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world hath been crucified unto me, and I unto the world." We have here a deep and very precious truth. He opened the only path that leads to the throne of God. But experience has taught me that God's words taken into the heart and meditated on with prayer help the soul by degrees to understand the truth. "He believed in God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth the things that are not as though they were." Prueba Prime Hola, Identifícate Cuenta y listas Identifícate Cuenta y listas Devoluciones y Pedidos Suscríbete a Prime Cesta. "They that are in Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof." The law of the Master is the law for the disciple; the love of the crucified Jesus, the only rule for those who believe in Him. It had wrought out a complete deliverance from the world. "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." And if we find nothing at all, we fall into a false grief which the Evil One eagerly uses to make us despair, by saying: "You may as well give up. But such is in very deed the gospel of God's love, and the penitent sinner can now rejoice in the confident assurance that the curse is forever put away from all who believe in Christ Jesus. "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. We must learn the lesson of the cross as condemned and rejected ones, who have been crucified with Christ. He prays for His enemies. Whosoever loses his life shall find it. Let us beseech God fervently to teach us to say: We have been crucified with Christ; in Him we have died to sin; "always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus." Let us in the power of Thy redemption yield ourselves unto God as those who are alive from the dead, ready and prepared for all His will. "Wherefore also God highly exalted Him, and gave unto Him the name which is above every name" (ver.9). The Spirit and the cross are inseparable. Comment les Ã©valuations sont-elles calculÃ©esÂ ? May I point out two things to my reader. Nothing less is expected of us than a Christ-like life and a Christ-like love, proving itself in all our dealings with our brethren. And only as the flesh is kept in the place of crucifixion can the Spirit guide us in living faith and fellowship with Christ Jesus. 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