You Go Tell Them....
Certainly is! Yes there is a price in order to follow THE Path… I AM more than grateful our High Call Privilege & Responsibilty as PARTAKERS of THE DIVINE NATURE OF GOD in having our own cross to take up daily that works far better than any Plastic Surgeons lazer-scalpel as our most powerful tool and instrument for removing The Ugly and The Bad from The GOOD. ONLY ONE IS GOOD. ONLY ONE WINS THE RACE. We are of THAT ONE. We are of THAT ONE MANY-MEMBERED BODY that is WHOLE AS ONE NEW MAN- Thank God for THE SPIRIT of UNDERSTANDING that interprets REVELATION that we might KNOW we are AS HE IS in THIS WORLD-NOW. He points to 'CHRIST IN US'- our Spirit-Man from THE OLD TESTEMENT, with a FIREY finger from a burning bush, telling MOSES, "you go tell them, "My NAME IS: I AM THAT I AM!" From IN CHRIST I Am pointing back with great delight SAYING ONLY WHAT I HEAR THE FATHER SAY, He said, I Am THAT I AM!" Yes, when you have seen The Father...". (You know, "Our FATHER WHO...")
You mentioned, friend, that we have paid a price- scars to prove it. Circumcision of The Heart- scars to prove it? The Operation of The Cross of CHRIST- scars to prove it? We get a little share, a taste of what He endured. We are privileged to participate in that little token of the sufferings of CHRIST.
We have a place to put The Old Man- by faith retro-actively slammed into The Body of CHRIST 2000 years ago. One with Him in His Death- also ONE WITH HIM IN HIS RESURRECTION LIFE! As we get to DIE DAILY TO ALL THAT IS RELATIVE TO THAT OLD EGOIC-ADAMIC carnal nature that we do RECKON as dead; crucified with CHRIST, room is made for The Increase of His Life in us... Until having never tasted of the Second Death- still yielding our warm body and blood-washed soul over to all that He IS BECOMING IN ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
He is appearing AS I AM TRANSPARENT. As I COME ALL THE MORE TO KNOW AND LOVE THE TRUTH I AM DISAPPEARING INTO HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS UNTIL IT IS "... No longer I who lives BUT CHRIST WHO LIVES IN ME...", he lives IN me, AS me, THROUGH me, and FOR me.