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Browsing Archive: March, 2013

The Ruling Peace of God

Posted by Jerry Osborne on Monday, March 25, 2013,
   People imagine that dying to self makes one miserable. But no, it is just the opposite! It is the refusal to die to self- your own plans, ambitions, and glory- that makes one miserable. The more we know of death with Him and identify with His cross, the more we shall know of His life in us!

   There is one simple but all-inclusive guide which the Word of God gives to regulate our walk with Jesus, and it is found in Colossians 3:15. “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Anything th...

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Cups Running Over

Posted by Jerry Osborne on Sunday, March 17, 2013,
If we were asked this moment if we were filled with the Holy Spirit, how many of us would dare say “Yes,” even though this is commanded in Ephesians 5:18?

Revival is when we can say “yes” at any moment of the day. Andrew Murray once wrote, “Just as water ever seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds you abased and empty, His glory and power flow in.” Jesus said, “And it shall be in you like a well of water springing up into everlasting life and flowing out...” ...

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The Faith To Persevere

Posted by Oswald Chambers on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,
    Perseverance means more than endurance— more than simply holding on until the end. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, but our Lord continues to stretch and strain, and every once in a while the saint says, “I can’t take any more.” Yet God pays no attention; He goes on stretching until His purpose is in sight, and then He lets the arrow fly. Entrust yourself to God’s hands. Is th...
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Dying To Self

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Monday, March 4, 2013,
When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ: That is dying to self.

When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, but you take it all in patient, loving silence: That is dying to self.
   
When you patiently bear rudeness, or stand face to face with waste, folly, extravagance, and spiritual insensibility- but endure it as Jesus endured: Tha...

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