HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:11).
Death is but for a moment. Life is forevermore. Live, then, ye children of the resurrection, on His glorious life, more and more abundantly, and the fullness of your life will repel the intrusion of self and sin, and overcome evil with good, and your existence will be, not the dreary repression of your own struggling, but the springing tide of Christ’s spontaneous overcoming life.
I was listening to a good friend chatting as we sat at lunch waiting on the waiter to serve us. He was sharing some of his experiences at camp meeting with me. Since I never attended those meetings I was listening closely to his experiences. So I will share this with you, as he spoke my eyes were locked to his listening attentively. He said that he was in the meeting when a dear brother gave the most exhilarating talk on the risen life. Then another brother got up and talked for a long time on the necessity of self-crucifixion. Then cold sweat fell over them, and they couldn’t understand why. But after he had got through, a good sister clarified the whole situation by saying, that “Pastor Ben. had taken us all out of the grave by his address, and then Pastor L. has put us back again.”
Brethren too often in church members will like to explain the message they heard and have no knowledge either way. First, they were not paying attention to what was said so it would be hard for then to say anything about the message. Many times they just destroy a good sermon with a contrary spirit. Therefore, you are knowledgeless after they finished talking. Don’t fall into that same situation.
Don’t go back into the grave again after you have got out, but live like Him, who “liveth and was dead, and lo! He is alive forevermore, and has the keys of hell and of death.” Keep out of the tomb, and keep the door locked, and the keys in His risen hands.