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" THE SON CAN DO NOTHING OF HIMSELF "

The meaning of " soul-force " can be briefly defined as that which has its origin in the soul, and " spirit force " as that which has its origin in the spirit. The soul is the medium for the outworking of both. Soul-force is manifested through the faculties of the soul, and spirit force is manifeste... Read More

Calling the Psychical " Spiritual "

It is said of the " Beast " in Revelation 13:5 that inspired by the Dragon he would be allowed to speak " blasphemies ", and " he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name and His Tabernacle ... " (v. 6). So rapidly are all the characteristics foreshown as accompanying the man... Read More

God Requires Only Himself

"Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly beloved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God". - Ephesians 5:1-2 God can do such a work in us by His Spirit, that all that He commands us to do will come about naturally... Read More

HOW "SOUL" AND "SPIRIT" ARE DIVIDED

" The word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart ... "(Hebrews 4:12, R.V.). This remarkable passage in Hebrews 4:12 clearly sets fort... Read More

SOME LIGHT UPON THE PERILS OF THE LAST DAYS

"THE forces of psuche (soul) arrayed against the forces of pneuma (spirit)," is the expressive sentence used by a correspondent in India, to describe the conflict in the unseen realm in these solemn days. This is his description of the real issues in India at the present time, but to those able to d... Read More

SOUL AND SPIRIT

(Hebrews 4: 12) THE ignorance of Christians concerning the distinction between " soul " and " spirit " is very general, and is a primary cause of the lack of full growth in the spiritual life in many devoted and earnest believers. G. H. Pember points out as the cause of this ignorance the popular ph... Read More

THE " CARNAL " CHRISTIAN

" And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ " (I Corinthians 3:1 R.V.). Let us repeat again at this point, that the " soul " is the seat of the self-consciousness (the personality, the will, the intellect), and stands between the spirit-... Read More

THE "MAN OF SOUL"

" The 'natural' man [' man of soul '] receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God . . . because they are spiritually discerned" (I Corinthians 2:14, lit) CHRISTIANS who have arrived at the stage of knowledge of the Cross where they cease to walk " after the flesh ", think that they are now "spirit... Read More

THE CENTRALITY OF THE CROSS

L ET us turn first to Romans 4: 25, to the declared fact of the atoning death of Christ. I was struck in looking lately at Dr. Forsyth's book on "The Cruciality of the Cross", in which he says, "a true grasp of the Atonement meets the age in its need of a centre, of an authority, or a creative force... Read More

THE CHANGED CENTRE THROUGH THE CROSS

If One died for all, then all died [in Him]" 2 Corinthians 5: 15 A S we read 2 Corinthians 5: 13- 18, we cannot fail to see how deeply, in this passage, the Cross is the very centre of the life of the Apostle. We are familiar with the fourteenth verse, which reads, "For the love of Christ constrains... Read More

THE CHANGED OUTLOOK THROUGH THE CROSS

LET us turn back a moment to 2 Corinthians 5: 14-16 (Conybeare): "The love of Christ constrains me, because I have thus judged, that if One died for all, then all died [in Him] ... I therefore, from henceforth, view no man carnally; yea, though once my view of Christ was carnal, yet now it is no lon... Read More

THE CROSS AND LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

We have died . . . new service of the Spirit" Romans 7: 6 T HIS morning when speaking of the life side of the Cross, we were more occupied with the word 'life' than the word 'Spirit'. On the life, or resurrection side of the Cross, we have seen there is the joining of the spirit to the Spirit of Chr... Read More

THE CROSS AND POWER FOR SERVICE .

T HERE are so many lines of teaching on the enduement of power for service that numbers of the Lord's children are perplexed, and, in some cases hindered from receiving what they need, to equip them for effective witnessing to Christ. The trouble lies in the fact that in this, as in many other aspec... Read More

THE CROSS AND REVIVAL

If we look back at the messages of the preceding meetings we can see why Revival comes into view at this juncture. In the Revival in Wales the outstanding theme was the message of Calvary. It is only when we see the Cross as the centre, and the basis of all the working of the Holy Spirit that Reviva... Read More

THE CROSS AND THE TONGUE

"I tell you even weeping ... (of) enemies of the Cross" Philippians 3: 1 18 THE degree of our real identification with Christ in His death, and the criterion of the stage of our growth into the maturity of the life of the new creation, is in no respect more marked than in relation to the 'sins of th... Read More

THE CROSS AS A PROCLAMATION

"T HE word of the Cross is the dunamis of God," said the Apostle Paul. Dr. Mabie points out that the Greek word here is Logos, or Word-not preaching, as in the A.V. It is the same used of Christ Himself in John I: I. "In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.... Read More

THE LIFE-SIDE OF THE CROSS

"Raised with Him."Colossians 2: 12 Dr. MABIE says in one of his books: "in the thought of' Scripture the reconciling death, and ressurection, have always been taken together. They are inseparable parts of a real Unity-TWIN PARTS OF ONE FACT". This is a very clear statement and true, but in experienc... Read More

THE PATHWAY OF THE CROSS

"Except a grain of wheat fall..." John 12: 24 NOW we come to the out-working of the Cross subjectively as a law of life out of death for fruit-bearing. We must be brought into a real fellowship with Christ in His death. There is an experimental knowledge of the Cross. The Spirit of God applies the d... Read More

THE PSYCHIC DISCOVERIES IN THE LAST DAYS

"The greatest danger," said Dr. Murray, " the individual has to dread is the inordinate activity of the soul with its powers of mind and will." This danger is intensified a thousand-fold at the present time, through the advance made by those who term themselves " Researchers " in Psychic science, ha... Read More

THE SPIRITUAL CHRISTIAN

(pneumatikos) " He that is spiritual (pneumatikos) judgeth all things " (I Corinthians 2:15). " And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly: and may your spirit (pneuma) and soul (psuche) and body (soma) be preserved entire, without blame ... " (I Thessalonians 5:23, R.V.). In this passage in T... Read More

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