"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Having the power of sin broken
I have been feasting on, "Where here is no law—there
is no transgression." "We are dead to the law by the
body of Christ." Hence He can say, "There is no spot
in you"—no transgression.
"He has borne our sins in His own body on the tree."
Law and justice took hold on Him, and therefore they
let us go—they cannot hold both—we died with Him.
And as we abide in Him do we enjoy the freedom,
for "he that abides in Him sins not." This is the true
Gospel way of having the power of sin broken.
Oh! what glories do we inherit in union to the Lamb!
We lose our own impurities, and are ever beheld, in
the Divine eye—in His perfect holiness!
Precious Beloved of my soul, bring me by the Spirit
to live in You, walk in You, and never wander more.