Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. (Colossians 3:1 NLT)
You never have to say to one whose heart is wholly set upon God: "You must give up this and give up that." Leave such a one with the Lord, and you will find those things go. It is a very blessed thing to see a heart set upon...
Bible verses: Colossians 3:1
By dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. (Romans 7:6 NIV)
Service begins with separation from the world, emancipation from the kingdom of this world, but it is a very thoroughgoing thing. Oh, that the church would recognize this, that God last word about this matter of...
Bible verses: Romans 7:6Exodus 10:26
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10 ISV)
Remember "In Him was life" (John 1:4). Is He different in nature from other men? Everyone can see that He is different from other men in His very nature, and the difference is made by this Life that is in Him. This Life brings with it a new and ...
Bible verses: John 10:10John 1:4John 10:30John 8:29John 10:25John 17:21
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; they will see the land that is very far off. (Isaiah 33:17)
There is a phrase in the Word: "Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty;they shall behold the land of far distances," and thattwo-fold statement can quite truly, and rightly, be applied toHim. He is the King in His beauty; and He is also the Land of FarDistances.
Now, to come into a...
Bible verses: Isaiah 33:17
The time is coming, yes, and has already come, when true worshippers will worship in spirit and in reality. Indeed, the Father looks for men who will worship Him like that. (John 4:23 Phillips)
Jesus said to the woman, "the hour cometh, and now is." Then He dismissed the whole system that had existed up to that time. It was the whole system of Judaism according to the Old Testament. In one sentence, He...
Bible verses: John 4:23
You died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3 NLT)
It is a tremendous thing to live in this dispensation when the Lord, though having acquired the rights of the universe, of the whole creation, by His Cross, is specifically concentrated upon the treasure now, to get it out of the creation. "The kingdom of heaven (it should be in the plural, the kingdom of the...
Bible verses: Colossians 3:3
By Myself I can do nothing. (John 5:30 NIV)
One of the most difficult lessons that the Lord's children have to learn is how to let go to God. Even in a matter that is right and in the purpose of God, there has to be the lessons which Abraham had to learn through Isaac. It is not in our personal clinging to a God-given thing, whether it be a promise or a possession, but faith's restful and fear-free...
Bible verses: John 5:30
Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. (John 17:5)
I think it is quite clear that the Lord Jesus carried in His heart a great longing and a prayer for the glory that He once had. This is where I think John touches this matter very closely. In the seventeenth chapter of his gospel, he records that great prayer of the Lord Jesus: "Father, glorify...
Bible verses: John 17:5
Three things will last forever faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT)
You can have all the gifts and be very immature. Spiritual increase is not by knowing all these things, the way of growth is not by faith's power externally manifested, but more by inward endurance. Do you want to know the way of the increase of God? It is by love. What the...
Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 13:132 Corinthians 6:12
To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of sitting down with Me on My throne, as I also have overcome and have sat down with My Father on His throne. (Revelation 3:21 WNT)
We all have resurrection Life if we are joined to Christ as Resurrection, but there is something more than that; there is resurrection power, which carries us eventually (if it has its full outworking) to the Throne, and...
Bible verses: Revelation 3:21
What the flesh wants is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to the flesh. They are opposed to each other. (Galatians 5:17 ISV)
These two are in age-long conflict, in antagonism. It is ever so. When you have a fresh experience of the Holy Spirit, the next thing you find is that you are in a new conflict against the old flesh-life in yourself. This rising up of the flesh within...
Bible verses: Galatians 5:171 Samuel 15:3Romans 8:4
I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NLT)
Christ's spirituality was not that He was remote from what was practical in everyday life. It was that He was bringing heavenly forces and resources to bear upon the practical matters of everyday life. You can wash doors, or clothes, or floors, or do any of these ordinary domestic things, in spirituality. People seem...
Bible verses: Philippians 4:13
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)
We speak about natural laws.What are natural laws? Take the law of nourishment. Provided thatlaw is complied with, honored; and at the right time the body isgiven what it needs, not more, not less; the law of nourishmentdeals with that and quite spontaneously works out in development,growth, to...
Bible verses: Romans 8:2
Because I live, you also will live. (John 14:19 NIV)
Relationship with God today in so many directions, and over such a widerange, is not a living relationship. There is anacknowledgment of God, there is a form of worship ofGod, there are rites connected with God; yes, there is arecognition in a greater or lesser measure of a kind ofdevotion to God, worship of God, acknowledgment ofGod, perhaps desire...
Bible verses: John 14:19
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