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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Great Transition From One Humanity to Another # 23

Battleground of the Two Humanities (continued)

Conformity To His Son

Some of you, and some of us, have gone through deep deep waters, dark waters under the Hand of God. We have cried out and asked, "Why should this come to me, Lord? Does this come to other Christians? Why?" - Well, I have only one answer: "He is working all things out to the counsel of His own will" - conformity to His Son. And on the other side, the side of the Cross, this is getting rid of something, breaking down something, emptying you of something; you were too full, you had to be emptied on the other side. You may not see it, but Heaven knows a bit more of the Lord Jesus in your softness, in your patience, in your sympathy, in your understanding, in your heart going out for others and for the Lord. And I suppose I ought to say that the most perilous thing that the Lord could allow for us is for us to know how good we are getting. Is that not true? I will have something more to say about that later on. Shall we pray:

"Our Lord, there is so much here; it does need Thy covering, and Thy handling, Thy protection. It will need grace in Thy dear people, much grace. Give them that grace to receive, to understand. Protect us all as to just how much it is Christ, not even, not even Christian things. He is our Object and Goal. Be it so for Thy Name's sake. Amen

~T. Austin-Sparks~

(continued with # 24 - (The All-Governing and Dominating Vision: The Seeing of Jesus Christ Our Lord)

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