“In Whom we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will, that we should be to the praise of His glory…” (Eph. 1:11-12)



“For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.” (2 Cor. 4:11) Herein we see that the “death process” becomes a tool of the Lord, for He has “the keys of hell and death.” (Rev. 1:18). “He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues (outgoings) from death.” (Ps. 68:20) Whether it be in its most symbolic forms, or in its most literal forms, death is now totally become a servant of our Lord. Herein is the triumph of Calvary.



“Restrained and diminished, complete defeat,

Death bows low to serve at the Master’s feet.”



Christ can now operate the inworkings of death, using it for His purpose. To use death to end the old realm, and open the way for a NEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT. And one of the beautiful results of His working death IN US, it also releases the Spirit of His Life to flow through us to bring life to others. The more we die out to self, and all the old flesh-order, the more we are purged from that which would restrict His free movement in and through us.



How often we find that the death throes, as self is nailed to the cross, becomes the birth-pangs of a whole new realm; not only for ourselves, but also for others around us. The more we can see that “JOY SET BEFORE US” of the new life, the more we can endure the cross, despise its shame, holding our commitment firm, “THY WILL BE DONE.” Out of our innermost being shall flow the rivers of living water, but only after He has thoroughly removed the debris of self which would hinder its flow. All of this has been experienced in part, and hence the process continues, old things passing away, all things becoming new, until He is all in all in us.



















INWORKING of DEATH, THE [Ray Prinzing]          1

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