The deepest, most real, and most wonderful meaning of Calvary is that not only did Jesus die there for my sins, but I died with Him and in Him. Without a real, spiritual revelation to your heart of this, you will never be a victorious Christian. “I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” (Gal. 2:20); “Buried therefore with Him through baptism…in order that just as Christ was raised…so also we might walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4). The whole basis of operation, the supply base for Christian victory, is the understanding that Jesus was not alone on the cross, but that all His people went into death with Him. There is no other way for any of us. We died with Him.
Adapted from Victorious Christian Living, by Alan Redpath.