Go to the Cross

"There is no victory over the indwelling power of sin, and there is no pardon for the guilt of sin, but as the soul deals with the blood of Christ. The great end of our dear Lord's death was to destroy the works of the devil. Sin is the great work of Satan. To overcome this, to break its power, subdue its dominion, repair its ruins, and release from its condemnation, the blessed Son of God suffered the ignominious death of the cross. 

All that bitter agony which He endured - all that mental suffering - the sorrow of His soul in the garden - the sufferings of His body on the cross - all was for sin. See, then, the close and beautiful connection between the death of Christ and the death of sin. All true sanctification comes through the cross.

Reader, seek it there. The cross brought into your soul by the eternal Spirit will be the death of your sins. Go to the cross - oh, go to the cross of Jesus. In simplicity of faith, go. With the strong corruption, go. With the burden of guilt, go, go to the cross. You will find nothing but love there - nothing but welcome there - nothing but purity there. The precious blood of Jesus 'cleanses us from all sin.' And while you are kept low beneath the cross, your enemy dares not approach you, sin shall not have dominion over you, nor shall Satan, your accuser, condemn you." 

--Octavius Winslow, Morning Thoughts, Jan 8. (I know. I'm behind).

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