Dying with Jesus

"... I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus"  (Galatians 6:17)

St. Paul says, "I bear in my body the marks of the death of Jesus."  "I am crucified with Him," he says.  We that are converted, let us be crucified with Him.  When the flesh dies and the sprit dominates, you will be a great power.  There is no limit to the goodness that can come out of you when you die with Him.  There has to be the fruit of holiness in you without which we cannot serve Him.  When does the Word of God abide in us? -- when we utterly obey the Word.  Then it stays in us.  When we disobey it, it is thrown out. "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).  It is a great experience - expect that experience and God will lift you to it.  Let us be willing to lose everything else but let us gain that experience.  Gaining wealth and education must be subordinated to it.