No longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me
Galatians 2:20 (ASV)
20I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
Watchman Nee's joy knew no bounds when finally, his eyes were open to understand the profound implications of Apostle Paul's statement, "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”
A husband is arrested during the Cultural Revolution, the wife called for prayers and asked each of the children to confess their sins before praying. They did and prayed for their father, that very day he was released. The children were happy to know that God answered their prayer and it strengthened their faith.
“There was a day when I died, utterly died—died to George Müller, his opinions, preferences, tastes and will—died to the world, its approval or censure..." This was George Müller's powerful reply when asked what was the secret of his great service to God and His people.
After years of struggling in vain to secure victory over sin, Rosalind Goforth finally found rest when she stumbled on the very secret that guarantees victory: Christ’s Indwelling Presence. Fellowship with Christ, resting in Christ's presence finally gave Rosalind victory over herself.
In a letter to a dear sister, Hudson Taylor shares about the great joy and rest that discovering and living the exchanged life (dying and rising with Christ) brings him.
After Uong Nguyen was baptized, the believers who were present began singing a song of faith from Galatians 2:20 - "it’s no longer I that liveth, but Christ that liveth in me", and here, Uong Nguyen shares about the impact that song of scripture had on his Christian life.
Pastor Benham was arrested for his belief in Christ and sentenced to prison. Though he would be set free if he denied Christ, he refused, because his life was no longer his; he had been crucified along with Christ.
The Accuser attempted to discourage Marie Monsen, telling her that she was a failure as a missionary. But the Holy Spirit encouraged her, revealing to her that she was crucified in Christ and therefore need not worry about any of these lies. Instantly, her peace was restored.