That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death...(Philippians 3:10)
The power of His resurrection presupposes that there has been a death, but the very resurrection-life leads to the Cross. The Holy Spirit in the power of the risen life is always leading you back to the Cross, to conformity to His death. It is the very property of life to rule out all that belongs to death. It is the very power of resurrection to bring us back to the place
where the natural life is put aside-fruit of living union with Him..
Death working for the greater fullness of life~is the positive side that.. not the fact that we are constantly being ruled out, and ruled out, but rather that of necessity that is being done in order that He may come in & come in...
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection...",
and that means conformity to His death without utter destruction.
The end of the risen life is the Cross.
The Holy Spirit is always working in relation to the Cross, in order that the power of His resurrection may be increasingly manifested in us-
A Blessed Easter to all -