"Water always fills first the lowest places; The lower, the emptier a man lays before God, the speedier and fuller will be the inflow of the Divine Glory." Andrew Murray
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." — 2 Corinthians 3:18
"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me." — John 15:4
Read Walking In the Spirit By A. B. Simpson
"Faith never knows where it is being led; It knows and loves the One who is leading."
~ Oswald Chambers ~
How Deep Is Your Commitment
Whenever a new vision is presented to the trusting soul a new crisis is created for that soul, and the soul will either obey and march into larger life, or disobey and turn backward. The man or woman who has the largest, fullest knowledge of Christ is the man or woman who is most conscious that he or she has hardly yet begun to see His glory. The Holy Spirit... is forever unveiling to the eyes of faithful, watching souls the glory of Christ; and as each new glory is revealed it calls the soul to some new adventure, to some new sacrifice... to some new area of spiritual growth.
Every response to light means fuller understanding and enlarged capacity for further revelation. The true Christian life is a growth, which finds no maturity in this world; the ultimate is never reached in this land of shadows. There is no exhausting of the light and glory and beauty of Christ, and if He has not startled and shamed me recently it is because somewhere in the past I disobeyed and have lost my power to see. Sanctification is progressive, the Spirit of God patiently leading us from point to point in life of faith and light and love, and forevermore astonishing us with new unveilings of the glory of our Master.
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).
By G. Campbell Morgan
"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." — Ephesians 2:19-22
God's Royal Insurance Policy
Being a servant of God has so many benefits that it truly is a royal insurance policy. God's royal insurance policy protects you from famine,
disease and war (Psalms 33:19; 91:3, 5-7; 103:3; Proverbs 10:3). It will lead you out of all your troubles (Job 5:20-27; Proverbs 11:8; 12:13, 21). All things in life turn out for good for those who are the policy holders (Romans 8:28).
If someone came to your door and offered such a policy and you had faith in the company, it would be the easiest policy in the world to sell (Acts 2:40). This policy gives you wisdom just for the asking, spiritual power just for the asking, and answered prayer, when in accordance with the will of the policy (James 1:5; 1 John 3:22; John 9:31; 15:7, 16; 16:24; Matthew 21:22). It guarantees you nice things for your home, abundance, joy, peace and love, as Abraham had (John 10:10; 17:13; Genesis 24:1; 25:8). It guarantees you obedient children who do not go astray when they are older (Proverbs 22:6), when you follow the royal advice of Proverbs 29:15 and 17. It even guarantees you power to get wealth the right way, God's Way (Proverbs 10:22; 13:21).
God wants you to partake in this royal insurance policy, but you must remain faithful to the premium. Jesus Christ qualified you to be a policy holder regardless of your present condition, but you must not stay in your present condition. You must die to self and deny your old way of life daily (1 Corinthians 15:31; Luke 9:23). Instead, you must live Christ's new Way of life (Hebrews 10:20; Matthew 21:32). This is done by practicing righteousness, good deeds and good works to please and glorify the Father (1 John 2:29; Galatians 6:9; John 10:25, 32, 37-38; 14:12; Matthew 5:16). You must do all that you do and say in Christ's name as a happy slave of Christ (Colossians 3:17; Ephesians 6:6; Romans 6:18-19).
Overcome your nature by doing good, being zealous, persevering in good works and keeping Christ's deeds, which are all righteous, God's righteousness (1 Peter 3:13; Romans 12:21; 2:7; 10:3; Luke 21:19; Revelation 2:26; Proverbs 19:17). You must strive until God creates in you a new nature, establishes you, and puts your nature under your heel (Luke 13:24; Proverbs 22:9; 1 Peter 5:10; Hebrews 10:36; Romans 16:20).
Jesus Christ's Way is easy and pleasant (Matt. 11:30). Children would have no problem with it (Matthew 19:14; 18:4). But once you start, don't look back; just keep going straight forward into the good life, which is the godly life that God has been waiting for many to live (Luke 17:31; 1 Timothy 4:7; Ephesians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Titus 1:1).
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