En Gedi: Finding rest in the wilderness!

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Archive for the ‘Oswald Chambers’ Category

Why Are We Not Told Plainly?

Posted by Scott on April 7, 2008

My Utmost for His Highest

by Oswald Chambers

He charged them that they should tell no man what things they
had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

Click link below to study this verse: Mark 9:9
     http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=mr+9:9

Say nothing until the Son of man is risen in you – until the life of the
risen Christ so dominates you that you understand what the historic Christ
taught. When you get to the right state on the inside, the word which
Jesus has spoken is so plain that you are amazed you did not see it
before. You could not understand it before, you were not in the place in
disposition where it could be borne.

Our Lord does not hide these things; they are unbearable until we get
into a fit condition of spiritual life. “I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” There must be communion with His
risen life before a particular word can be borne by us. Do we know
anything about the impartation of the risen life of Jesus? The evidence
that we do is that His word is becoming interpretable to us. God cannot
reveal anything to us if we have not His Spirit. An obstinate outlook will
effectually hinder God from revealing anything to us. If we have made up
our minds about a doctrine, the light of God will come no more to us on
that line, we cannot get it. This obtuse stage will end immediately [when]
His resurrection life has its way with us.

“Tell no man . . ” – so many do tell what they saw on the mount of
transfiguration. They have had the vision and they testify to it, but the
life does not tally with it, the Son of man is not yet risen in them. I
wonder when He is going to be formed in you and in me?

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Taken from ‘My Utmost for His Highest’, by Oswald Chambers. © l935 by Dodd
Mead & Co., renewed &copy; 1963 by the Oswald Chambers Publications Assn.,
Ltd., and is used by permission of Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville, Ohio.
All rights reserved.

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Look Again and Think!

Posted by Scott on January 28, 2008

Take no thought for your life.

Click link below to study this verse: Matthew 6:25
http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=mt+6:25

A warning which needs to be reiterated is that the cares of this world,
the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in,
will choke all that God puts in. We are never free from the recurring
tides of this encroachment. If it does not come on the line of clothes
and
food, it will come on the line of money or lack of money; of friends or
lack of friends; or on the line of difficult circumstances. It is one
steady encroachment all the time, and unless we allow the Spirit of God
to
raise up the standard against it, these things will come in like a
flood.

“Take no thought for your life.” “Be careful about one thing only,”
says
our Lord – “your relationship to Me.” Common sense shouts loud and says

“That is absurd, I must consider how I am going to live, I must
consider
what I am going to eat and drink.” Jesus says you must not. Beware of
allowing the thought that this statement is made by One Who does not
understand our particular circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our
circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about
these
things so as to make them the one concern of our life. Whenever there
is
competition, be sure that you put your relationship to God first.

“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” How much evil has begun
to
threaten you to-day? What kind of mean little imps have been looking in
and saying – Now what are you going to do next month – this summer? “Be
anxious for nothing,” Jesus says. Look again and think. Keep your mind
on
the “much more” of your heavenly Father.

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Taken from ‘My Utmost for His Highest’, by Oswald Chambers. © l935 by
Dodd
Mead & Co., renewed © 1963 by the Oswald Chambers Publications
Assn.,
Ltd., and is used by permission of Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville,
Ohio
.
All rights reserved.

-Scott Bailey 2008

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It Is the Lord!

Posted by Scott on January 18, 2008

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.

Click link below to study this verse: John 20:2
http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=joh+20:2

“Give Me to drink.” How many of us are set upon Jesus Christ slaking
our
thirst when we ought to be satisfying Him? We should be pouring out
now,
spending to the last limit, not drawing on Him to satisfy us. “Ye shall
be
witnesses unto Me” – that means a life of unsullied, uncompromising and
unbribed devotion to the Lord Jesus, a satisfaction to Him wherever He
places us.

Beware of anything that competes with loyalty to Jesus Christ. The
greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus is service for Him. It is
easier
to serve than to be drunk to the dregs. The one aim of the call of God
is
the satisfaction of God, not a call to do something for Him. We are not
sent to battle for God, but to be used by God in His battlings. Are we
being more devoted to service than to Jesus Christ?

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Taken from ‘My Utmost for His Highest’, by Oswald Chambers. © l935 by
Dodd
Mead & Co., renewed &copy; 1963 by the Oswald Chambers Publications
Assn.,
Ltd., and is used by permission of Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville,
Ohio
.
All rights reserved.
-Scott Bailey 2008

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The Bounty of the Destitute!

Posted by Scott on November 28, 2007

My Utmost for His Highest

The Bounty Of The Destitute

Being justified freely by His grace…

Click link below to study this verse: Romans 3:24
http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=ro+3:24

The Gospel of the grace of God awakens an intense longing in human
souls
and an equally intense resentment, because the revelation which it
brings
is not palatable. There is a certain pride in man that will give and
give,
but to come and accept is another thing. I will give my life to
martyrdom,
I will give myself in consecration, I will do anything, but do not
humiliate me to the level of the most hell-deserving sinner and tell me
that all I have to do is to accept the gift of salvation through Jesus
Christ.

We have to realize that we cannot earn or win anything from God; we
must
either receive it as a gift or do without it. The greatest blessing
spiritually is the knowledge that we are destitute; until we get there
Our
Lord is powerless. He can do nothing for us if we think we are
sufficient
of ourselves, we have to enter into His Kingdom through the door of
destitution. As long as we are rich, possessed of anything in the way
of
pride or independence, God cannot do anything for us. It is only when
we
get hungry spiritually that we receive the Holy Spirit. The gift of the
essential nature of God is made effectual in us by the Holy Spirit, He
imparts to us the quickening life of Jesus, which puts “the beyond”
within, and immediately “the beyond” has come within, it rises up to
“the
above,” and we are lifted into the domain where Jesus lives. (John
3:5.)

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Taken from ‘My Utmost for His Highest’, by Oswald Chambers. © l935 by
Dodd
Mead & Co., renewed &copy; 1963 by the Oswald Chambers Publications
Assn.,
Ltd., and is used by permission of Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville,
Ohio
.
All rights reserved.

-Scott Bailey 2007

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