“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
The truths of this verse can set a person free.
I have repeated this verse in my mind a thousand times. Even so, a thought often nags at me when I think on it.
It is a doubt that is commonly associated with the idea of being crucified with Christ.
The doubt centers around the fear that this is not yet a completed process. That it is still ongoing. Meaning that I might not be fully crucified yet.
Which is what many in Christian circles commonly teach.
But, something wonderful occurred to me the other day. And it has to do with the simple words, “with Christ“.