Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)

This whole Bible is about bringing man back to God, bringing him into God, and restoring him to his environment. "In Him we live and move and have our being" is the fundamental truth of the spiritual life. There is one thing I suggest to you, or hint at, which, if you grasp it, would be such a tremendous help to you. When the Lord says anything, it may look on the face of it something very simple and not at all profound and wonderful; but anything that comes from the Lord, though it be apparently very simple, contains all the vast knowledge and understanding that the Lord has, and not to take account of that 'simple' thing may bring you into a vast amount of trouble.

When the Lord Jesus says: "Abide in Me" it sounds so simple and so ordinary, but it contains all this history, and this great principle and truth: "If you get out of your environment you are exposed to all the poisons and all that creates spiritual disease. Abide in Me for your health's sake! For your life's sake! For the sake of everything! Abide in Me, and I in you!" Have you got that? You look again at any seemingly 'little' thing that the Lord says, and if you could see you would find that you have a universe of meaning in it.

By T. Austin-Sparks from: Divine Order – In Christ - Chapter 3

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Beware of the present-day "Christianizers" . . .

"The letter of the law brings death but the Spirit gives life." Too many people see God as some great "bean-counter" watching and tallying our adhering to every minutiae of scripture. This is dead religion and empty-minded tradition. When Christ died on the cross and was resurrected -- religion died forever. It's time we seek Truth for ourselves via the Spirit versus what somebody tells us. God have mercy on our self-serving religious mania and deliver us into freedom.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Eternity -- a ticking time bomb of Destiny

Before the beginning began, God saw a people, a Bride, a temple of the redeemed, a holy and justified extension of the infinite One who needed nothing but to express an ineffable Love from beyond Time. And so His mysterious Creation ensued and in spite of the inherent great risk of free will being unleashed upon the Cosmos, He had a plan to overcome even Rebellion itself -- by His sacrifice of Himself for those He called, those He saw before the foundations of the world, for those He loves with an everlasting love -- God was pleased to reveal His Son in you and me -- and how incredible is that!? Eternity -- a ticking time bomb of Destiny -- has taken up residence in these tabernacles of sinful flesh -- Even so Come Lord Jesus -- our spirits cry to the throne!