Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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5-19

"Showing forth the Lord's Death"

"O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you,
before whose eyes Jesus Christ, crucified, was openly shown forth?"
Paul, in Galatians 3:1

"For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup,
you show forth the Lord's death until he comes."
Paul, in 1Corinthians 11:26

There is no way to "show forth the Lord's death" without receiving his life, for "as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death" (Rom. 6:3). We have to partake of his death, through the baptism of Christ, in order to show forth his death. When Paul came to the cities of Galatia with demonstrations of the miracle-working power of God, he was showing forth the Lord's death. When he taught the Galatians what Jesus had revealed to him, he was showing forth the Lord's death. When he loved them with the love of God, he was showing forth the Lord's death.

It is impossible for anyone to show forth the Lord's death who has not been baptized by the holy Ghost into his "newness of life". When we eat that new bread of life, and when we drink the cup of that one Spirit, we proclaim to the world that Jesus lives, and that he died for our sins.

The gospel is not a word thing; it is a life thing. And this holy life is in power and holiness and truth. Walk in this Spirit, and "you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh"; but more than that, you will be proclaiming the Lord's death every moment, even if you never say a word.

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