Why Come to the Cross?

“Why should a person come to the Cross?  Why should a person embrace death with Christ?  Why should a person be willing to go in identification down to the cross and into the tomb and up again.  I’ll tell you why.  Because it’s the only way that God can get glory out of a human being.

 There is only one reason for you to go to the Cross, dear young person.  That’s because until you come to the place of union with Christ in death, you are defrauding the Son of God of the glory that He could get out of your life.  And until you have understood the sanctifying work of God by the Holy Ghost taking you into union with Christ in death, and burial, and resurrection, you have to serve in what you have, and all you have is that which is under the sentence of death – human personality, and human nature, and human strength and human energy.  And God will get no glory out of that.

So the reason for you to go to the Cross isn’t that you are going to get victory—you will get victory.  It isn’t because you are going to have joy – you will have joy.  But the reason for you to embrace the Cross and press through until you know that you can testify with Paul “I am crucified with Christ,” isn’t what you are going to get out of it, but what He will get out it, for the glory of God.” 

-Paris Reidhead

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Published in: on June 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Amen!
    …I like the line about all you have to work with is human
    personality, human nature, human strength, and human energy….
    and our lives as Christians are not about us but about God.
    …we are not our own…we were bought with a price…
    we are HIS to live for HIS purpose and HIS glory.

    Oh that we could embrace this truth!!


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