That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the– Philippians 3:10
fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.
When I was a young Christian, I became very discouraged over my seeming lack of spiritual victory. This discouragement caused me to begin to question everything. I became quite downcast. Therefore, taking my sister, I went to see an older spiritual woman. As the three of us prayed together, I experienced the heavens being opened, and I became a different person. I prayed, “I am crucified with Christ! I died with Christ!” I was filled with the Spirit. After that prayer, I was no longer discouraged. I had been totally opened up. Because the element of Christ’s death had so greatly operated in that spiritual woman, life was able to
From Philippians: That I May Gain Christ by Titus Chu, p. 203