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The Uttermost of the Highest.
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The greatest pursuit of the apostle Paul and the greatest pursuit of every believer.

"Christ is all and in all". (Colossians 3:11)

I wonder, dear friends, what you covet and pray for more than anything else. For my own part, my coveting, my praying is more than for anything else, a fresh and mighty captivation of the Lord Jesus, a captivation of Christ. Oh, it is quite true, and we know it, that He is our Life, He is our Savior, He is so much to us and we are right when we say that we could not live without Him. And yet, is there not some margin between that and what I am calling an absolute captivation with Christ? That He is a passion in our lives, that He is a dominating power in our lives.

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That which Cannot be Shaken!
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An excerpt of a message on the reality that believers are brought into a Kingdom that cannot be shaken: And that any self orintated activity outside this glorious Kingdom and The reign of the Lord Jesus Christ over us is going to be shaken and will not remain!

The disciples came to Him and asked, “Do You realize You offended the Pharisees by what You just said?” Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by My heavenly Father will be uprooted.” (Matthew 15:12,13 NLT)

Organized Christianity as it is today cannot understand anything that is not organized, that is not advertised, that is not run. It must have names that carry weight, that mean influence. If you can get people with some title, you are going to have the guarantee of success for your Christian enterprise. And so the letters and the titles strung on are a necessary requisite for the success of the Lord’s work. You must write it up in the press, you must give a report of it, you must be able to make some kind of return that people can read, and say, "This is a successful thing." If you cannot do that, the whole thing is doomed to failure.

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The Spiritual Battle Against Formalism. | Print |  E-mail
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        The Spiritual Battle against Formalism and Tradition

I have told you all this so that you may find your peace in Me. You will find trouble in the world – but, never lose heart, I have conquered the world! (John 16:33 Phillips)

When the spiritual stands to confront the merely formal, traditional, nominal and "natural," then there is going to be trouble. This is not now merely the reaction from the world: it is the reaction from religion. I would go further, and say it may be the reaction from Christianity. There is a very great difference between formal, traditional, nominal, "natural" Christianity, on the one side, and spiritual Christianity, on the other; a great deal of difference. So much so, that this also becomes a battlefield – the battlefield of a lot of trouble.

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True Work of God - T. Austin Sparks. | Print |  E-mail
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                               True Work of God.

                                   Excerpt from:

                         What is man Chapter 5.

                               By: T. Austin Sparks. 

 "I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel". (Galatians 2:2)

¶ How important it is that every fresh undertaking in work for God should come by revelation to those chosen for it. Because God has so spoken and given revelation to some chosen instrument and a truly spiritual work has been done, others have taken it as a model and have sought to imitate it in other places. The result has been, and is, that they are called upon to take responsibility for it – find the resources of workers, funds and general support. This, in turn, issues in many sad and pathetic, if not evil and worldly, methods and means being employed, and those concerned find themselves in a false position.

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The Lion and The Lamb | Print |  E-mail
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¶ A very beautiful and vital encouragement that the Kingdom of God in man operates by the power of the Lamb. The same principle by which Jesus brought about the operation of the Kingdom of God on Earth. Grant Hayman.

The old creation destroyed by the cross and the conflict against incorruptible life.

¶ You see, you come to this foundation passage [Rev 5:2-6] and you have that presented in the symbolism so vividly. Here is a book of judgment, the judgment of all the nations, sealed with seven seals. That book has to be opened, the nations have to be judged, but who is worthy to open that book? Who has the right, who is morally worthy to judge the nations? And the seer says that he wept much because no one was found worthy to open the book, to deal with all this state of things in the universe, this corruption, this iniquity, this sin, this wickedness. Oh, get the force of that! God is not going to deal with things because He is sovereign God. No, the dealing with sin and iniquity demands a moral condition and its a question of who is worthy to do it; who is morally in the position to say to every man in the creation, Now then, come to judgment! “I wept much because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look thereon; and one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not; behold, the Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath overcome to open the book and the seven seals thereof” (Rev. 5:4,5).
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