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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Blood Effectual Through The Cross

So do not let us think of using phrases at the enemy.

It is occupying a position which paralyzes the enemy, an impregnable position, and all that he can do is to walk round and round trying to find some way in.

The Blood is the ground of the testimony. "They overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb."

It is not by using something in an objective way, it is because of something in a subjective way; because of the Blood of the Lamb.

Well, you see, that means that the Cross must have become an actuality.

The Blood becomes released and effectual by way of the Cross.

I mean, that the Cross must have removed all the ground of death for the testimony of the Blood in life to be established.

The ground of death is dealt with in the Cross. 

You see, the specific significance of the Cross in this matter is that there we, in all that we are by nature, have been taken and set aside. That is the Cross.

After that you have the living testimony of the Blood.

It is another nature; not the nature which has been put away in the Cross, but another nature, His own nature, which goes on in glory... testimony

After the sacrifice has been offered, the Blood is carried through into the Most Holy Place to be an abidingly living testimony, and it is there as witnessing to the fact that all that ground of death in the old nature has been abolished, put away.

This Blood in the presence of God says, There is another nature which triumphs over that, triumphs over death, over sin, over the flesh: and therefore over all the power of Satan.

That is the present testimony of the Blood.

The Cross, then, must have been appropriated by us.

We must have come to the place where we accept our union with Christ in His death to all that is of nature; otherwise there is no living testimony.

Any attempt at testimony will be very soon countered by the enemy.

~T. Austin Sparks~

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