It may be that the preaching of Christ crucified has been defective. The two are at deadly, irreconcilable enmity. The Secret of the Cross --Luke_23:34. The other, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE CROSS: Christ taking us up to die with Him, and making us partakers of the fellowship of His death in our own experience. O Christian, learn this wonderful song, and repeat it until your heart is filled with love and joy and courage, and turns to Him in glad surrender day by day: "To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. In chapter 4 he points to Abraham as having, when he believed, understood that God justified him freely by His grace, and not for anything that he had done. This is the new and living way which He opened for us through the veil of the flesh. 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. And the deeper my insight is into the shame of the cross which He on my behalf bore outside the camp, the more willing shall I be, in the fellowship of His cross, to follow Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. Secrets of the Cross uncovers the tantalizing mysteries at the heart of the Christian tradition. He prays for His enemies. In the whole passage, it is everywhere "I," without any thought of the Spirit's help. The seven words of our Lord on the cross reveal to us His mind and disposition. Buy The Secret of the Cross by Murray, Andrew (ISBN: 9781546773672) from Amazon's Book Store. It is the meekness and gentleness and humility that marked Him which calls for His followers to walk in His footsteps. 10). Amen.". Impossible d'ajouter l'article à votre liste. "AND HATH MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO GOD AND HIS FATHER" -- and now preserves us by His power, and will strengthen us through His Spirit to reign as kings over sin and the world, and to appear as priests before God in intercession for others. 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! It is the call to everyone who believes in a crucified Christ to go and do likewise, even as He has said, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which persecute you." "I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Achetez et téléchargez ebook The Secret of The Cross [Illustrated] [Annotated] (English Edition): Boutique Kindle - Christian Living : Amazon.fr But this is impossible to man until he first learns to know something of what it means to say, "I have been crucified with Christ.". Alas, how little this is understood! "I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage." Self- pleasing, self-sufficiency, self- exaltation, become the law of his life. The Secret of the Cross (Illustrated Edition), Andrew Murray, Charles River Editors. 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. As the representative of His people, He took them up with Him on the cross, and me too. Vos articles vus récemment et vos recommandations en vedette. Jesus felt what the anguish must be in the heart of His widowed mother, and commits her to the care of the beloved disciple. Through His death on the cross I am dead to sin, and live in the power of His life. The Secret of the Cross [Andrew Murray] on Amazon.com. He said to Peter, when he had confessed Him as Christ, the Son of God, that flesh and blood had not revealed it unto him, but His Father in heaven, to remind him and the other disciples that it was only by divine teaching that he could make the confession. NOOK Book. The Christian suffers inconceivable loss when he thinks of entering into the Holy Place in faith and prayer, and then feels himself free to enjoy the friendship of the world, so long as he does nothing actually sinful. Of the flesh Paul teaches us (Romans 7:18), "In me, that is, IN MY FLESH, DWELLETH NO GOOD THING." 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"! --Romans 8:3. 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. Buy The Secret of the Cross (Secret Series) by Murray, Andrew (ISBN: 9780875087962) from Amazon's Book Store. "He believed in God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth the things that are not as though they were." --1_John 3:16. His finished work secured the victory over every foe. Christ came as the second Adam. Amen. Amen." Amen and Amen. Compre The Secret of The Cross [Illustrated] [Annotated] (English Edition) de Murray, Andrew na Amazon.com.br. --Luke 23:46. And this not as a truth that our minds can master and appropriate, but a reality which the Holy Spirit will reveal within us. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit. He brought Christ our Head to the cross, and us His children with Him. 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." Blessed Savior, teach me what it means that I am called to follow Thee outside the camp, bearing Thy reproach, and so to bear witness to Thy holy redeeming love, as it embraces the men who are in the world to win them back to the Father. And here under the shadow of the approaching cross He calls His disciples: "If any man will serve Me, let him follow Me." The cross gave Christ the right to receive the fullness of the Spirit from the Father to pour out on all flesh. I concentrated on a cross that I wanted on that Friday. For we cannot separate the cross from the Spirit. View All Available Formats & Editions. The cross reveals to us man's sin as under the curse, Christ becoming a curse and so overcoming it, and our full and everlasting deliverance from the curse. The two expressions are most significant, as indicating the two essential needs there are in the redemption of man in Christ Jesus. No self-pleasing in eating and drinking, no comfort or ease, should for a moment keep him from showing the spirit of the cross in his daily life, or from sacrificing all, like his Master. Thrice over He solemnly repeats the words that without this a man cannot be His disciple. He experiences that "in him, that in his flesh, dwelleth no good thing." --1_Corinthians 9:25, 27. With what readiness of joy and love Christ gives the immediate answer to his prayer! But remember it is only as the Holy Spirit makes Christ's death a reality within us that we shall know, not by force of argument or conviction, but in the reality of the power of a divine life, that we are in very deed dead to sin. --2_Corinthians 4:10,12. 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." 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. When Adam lost the spirit of God, he became flesh. The blood of the sin offering was brought into the Holy Place; the body of the sacrifice was burned outside the camp. There is the need of justification by faith, to restore man to the favor of God. The only meaning the disciples could attach to these words was from what they had often seen, when an evil-doer who had been sentenced to death by the cross was led out bearing his cross to the place of execution. In the remainder of this chapter (7:7-24) we have a description of the Christian as he still tries to obey the law, but utterly fails. And why does Christ make such an exacting demand the condition of discipleship? The Secret of the Cross (Secret Series) (English Edition) y más de 8.000.000 libros están disponibles para Amazon Kindle y más de 8.000.000 libros están disponibles para Amazon Kindle This was the way that led to the throne and the glory of God. As they strove to do this, they would feel the need of a deeper insight into their real oneness with Christ. How very different the relation of Christians to the world in our day! The life that He lives in heaven has its strength and its glory in the fact that it is a crucified life. 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. In chapter 7 he had said that in the flesh there is no good thing. "O My Father, let this cup pass from Me" -- but it might not be, and He bowed His head in submission: "Thy will be done." The believer is not only dead to sin, but dead to the law. God has continued to call me in deeper, and has given me such a burning passion and closeness with Himself that I didn't know was posssible to have. "When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said: 'It is finished.'" 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. "If we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him." © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. ou ses filiales. It was His love to God and love to man -- this yielding Himself to the very uttermost. We need the Holy Spirit to make our death to sin in Christ such a reality that we know ourselves to be forever free from its power, and so yield our members to God as instruments of righteousness. Every believer "has crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof" (Galatians 5:24). When Adam died, all his descendants died with him and in him. 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. He's really taken me and shown me who He REALY is, and that in turn has made me want to know Him even more intimately. 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. That meant they were to consider their life as sinful and under sentence of death. "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" "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.'" "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God." Comment les évaluations sont-elles calculées ? 11). And the power of that sin and death, in which all his descendants share, works in every child of Adam every day. God had indeed in Paradise pronounced a curse upon this earth and all that belongs to it. Let us pray fervently for each other that God may teach us what it is to die with Christ -- a death to ourselves and to the world; a life in Christ Jesus. In every case we may find strength to perform our duty in Christ's word "It is finished." The secret of the Cross [Andrew Murray] on Amazon.com. 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". It may not be easy to say exactly what is implied in this following of the Lamb in the heavenly vision. 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. But there is more needed. Désolé, un problème s'est produit lors de l'enregistrement de vos préférences en matière de cookies. God be praised that the Holy Spirit ever dwells in us to keep the flesh in its place of crucifixion and condemnation, and to give us the abiding victory over all temptations. 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. Buy The Secret of the Cross by Murray, Andrew (ISBN: 9781519525642) from Amazon's Book Store. And secondly, be assured that only through the continual teaching of the Holy Spirit in your heart will you be able to appropriate spiritual truths. The mind that was in Him must be in us -- it must be our meat, the strength of our life, TO DO THE WILL OF GOD IN ALL THINGS, AND TO FINISH HIS WORK. "What the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh." Découvrez les avantages de l'application Amazon. 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". But for this cause came I unto this hour.". They must give up them-selves, their own will and power, and any goodness of their own. And then THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE CROSS; "That we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness.". He tells us: "This one thing I do: I press towards the mark for the prize." It was on this account that God condemned sin in the flesh on the cross; all the curse that there is upon sin is upon the flesh in which sin dwells. What we possess by nature must be nailed to the cross and we must put on the new man. The spirit of Peter, seeking to turn Him away from the cross and its suffering, was nothing but Satan tempting Him to turn aside from the path which God had appointed as our way of salvation. Yet without this, God's love and holiness cannot have their dwelling-place in his heart. In the temple there was a veil between the Holy Place and the Most Holy. He gave Himself an offering and a sacrifice. 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. "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish unto God, cleanse your conscience?" Everything, however attractive, that might be a hindrance in the race is given up or set aside. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. There is nothing for you but failure.". And my preaching was in demonstration of the Spirit and of power." Father, save Me from this hour. "Wherefore also God highly exalted Him." --John 12:24-25. The life to which John calls us here is something entirely supernatural and divine. Christ had spoken about the world hating Him, and His having overcome the world. The Holy Spirit, the Eternal Spirit, is unchangeable. He taught them to take up the cross. What Paul had written in Galatians_2 is here in the end of the epistle confirmed, and expressed still more strongly. Nothing less than His love poured out through the continual breathing of the Holy Spirit into the heart of every child of God. "Jesus looking upon them said, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.'". When Christ repeated once again what He had said, they were astonished out of measure, "Who then can be saved?" On the strength of this, Paul now appeals to his readers. Achetez et téléchargez ebook The Secret of the Cross (Secret Series) (English Edition): Boutique Kindle - Christian Living : Amazon.fr The cross gives us the right to receive the Spirit. 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. And there was to be in their midst a continual reminder of it: "Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree" (Deuteronomy 21:23, 27:15-20). "Ye were made dead to the law, through the body of Christ." Il y a 0 commentaire et 0 évaluations venant de France, Livraison accélérée gratuite sur des millions d’articles, et bien plus. Our fellowship in the cross of Christ is to manifest itself in our sacrifice of love, not only to Christ Himself, but to all who belong to Him. That knowledge is not gained easily or speedily. Let Thy Spirit burn the words deep into our hearts. Retrouvez The Secret Of The Cross et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. How much more ought we, in the consciousness of that evil nature and that death which we inherited in Adam, be most grateful that there is a way open to us by which, in the fellowship of Christ and His cross, we can die to this accursed self! Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free Shipping Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Christ's answer was, "Get thee behind Me, Satan." Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction . He asks the question: "We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?" Some of my readers may feel that it is not easy to understand the lesson of the cross, or to carry it out in their lives. The disciples could not at once understand all this. -- "I thirst." He had spoken of Dives crying "I am tormented in this flame." And the cross causes all that is of the lost nature of man to die the accursed death, and the "I" takes the place of a malefactor; it breaks the staff over all that is of the old nature. He speaks of his only glory being that in Christ he has in very deed been crucified to the world and entirely delivered from its power. Vous écoutez un extrait de l'édition audio Audible. The cross gave Christ the right to receive the fullness of the Spirit from the Father to pour out on all flesh. 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. The Spirit and the cross are inseparable. First, take time to read over what you do not understand at once. If we have learned through the Spirit to understand the cross, then we have lost our life and will no longer expect any good from our old nature, and will not judge others, but ourselves only. Our Lord used the Apostle Paul to put this still more clearly. Abraham had not only believed this, but something more. It needs a great longing in very deed to be dead to all sin. And the Spirit teaches us to love the cross, and to partake of the life crucified with Christ. The cross of Christ is the measure by which we know how much Christ loves us. Stories that have shaped Western culture are critically re-examined by world renowned scholars and scrutinized in the light of compelling new evidence. Here he tells how he was always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus; it was through that that the life also of Jesus was manifested in his body. Nothing less than this, the hating of our own life, will make us willing to bear the cross and carry within us the sentence of death on our evil nature. He said to the disciples that if any man would come after Him, he must hate and lose his own life. And then he sets forth that free grace which gave the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (3:21-31). But we forget that that means the abiding in a crucified Christ. It was because the crucified Jesus lived in them that they could live crucified to the world. As faith realizes and holds fast the fact that the crucified Christ lives in me, life in the fellowship of the cross becomes a possibility and a blessed experience. Amen. --1_Peter 2:24. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion "These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth." Then we are able to accept and obey the command: "Let not sin reign in your mortal body; but present yourselves unto God, as alive from the dead; for sin shall not have dominion over you" (vers. It cost Him much when He cried: "Now is My soul troubled, and what shall I say? Me? acknowledged the sentence of death upon Himself and His evil, corrupt nature that we must learn lesson. 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