This short devotional draws its life from the first eight chapters of the Epistle to the Romans. The cross has severe theological and spiritual implications that most Christians are not aware of, therefore revelation is absolutely primary. What follows revelation is reckoning, or remembering, the blood and cross of Christ: the former deals with sins, the latter with sinners. After remembering, the normal Christian life requires walking in the Spirit, which is actually relying on the Spirit. Finally, bearing the cross, which is the will of God for all Christians. In the mix between each step, Nee has minor tangents that paints the context for the forthcoming step. Watchman Nee, most known for his indigenous church movement in China, was arrested by the government in 1952 until his death in prison in 1972.