Steve Hill / 25 FEB 2015 –
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. – Romans 12:1
The only problem with being a “living sacrifice” is the living part; that is, we can crawl on and off the altar at will. Leonard Ravenhill often said to me, “The only reason you have to get back on the altar today is if you got off yesterday. We should quit singing, ‘There’s room at the Cross for you,’ and begin singing, ‘There’s room on the Cross for you.’” Religion is hanging around the Cross; Christianity is getting on the Cross.
From the Cross we gain a whole new perspective. Suspended between heaven and earth, eternity becomes clearer. Nailed down, unable to move, sapped of all physical strength and stamina, stripped of all selfish desires and ambitions, we are defenseless. That is where the true man or woman of God learns about trust.
Suddenly, you begin to see lost humanity through the eyes of Christ. You see the lost, starving sheep without a shepherd—without hope and destined for destruction. True compassion comes from a deep understanding of the entire picture, not out of works of the flesh.
Stay on the Cross, my friend. The longer you hang there, the better your view will become. As the flesh dies, the spirit will begin to emerge. Soon you will see that to know Him, walk with Him and commune with Him is our whole duty and His greatest desire.
~ Genesis 37; Mark 7; Job 3; Romans 7
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