Days of Heaven Upon Earth
"This is that bread which came down from heaven" (John vi. 58).
We had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead; who delivereth us from so great a death, who doth deliver; in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us.
This was the supernatural secret of Paul's life; he drew continually in his body from the strength of Christ, his Risen Head. The body which rose from Joseph's tomb was to him a physical reality and the inexhaustible fountain of his vital forces.
More than any other he has imparted to us the secret of His strength; "We are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones"; "The Lord is for the body and the body is for the Lord." Marvelous truth! Divine Elixir of Life and Fountain of Perpetual Youth! Earnest of the Resurrection! Fulfilment of the ancient psalms and songs of faith! "The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? My flesh and my heart faint and fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Beloved, have we learned this secret, and are we living the life of the Incarnate One in our flesh?
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