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"PEACE ON EARTH"​

"Let the peace of God rule in your hearts " (Colossians 3:15). Peace does not, and cannot, exist in the fallen Adam life; and as long as the old man reigns within, there is going to be turmoil both within and without. The path of the Cross is alone the path of peace. "The moment came when the Lord J... Read More

"RISE UP, MY LOVE"

"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth" (Colossians 3:2). It is sad to have to say that the present-day Church is so earthy that it is of little earthly good. "Sir, we would see Jesus"! (John 12:21). "The great failure of the Church was in giving up Paul. 'All. . . in Asia' ... Read More

ACCESSIBILITY

"For we. . . worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh" (Philippians 3:3) Failure to live the Christian life is due to one's utter inability, but it is all governed by the Father. He teaches us to become proficient in failure (within ourselves), in o... Read More

ACCUSATION​

"Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). There will be no standing against the enemy's accusations until we are firmly assured of, and settled on, the fact that our Father is at peace with us because of our living union with His Belove... Read More

AFFLICTION'S EFFECT​

"But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ " (Philippians 3:7). Our Father has many reasons for administering trial— all good. Trial teaches us the futility of the old life, and the faithfulness of the Lord Jesus-our new life. "The Christian suffers the same calamities as othe... Read More

ALL GLORY TO GOD

"Whether, therefore, ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God " (1 Corinthians 10:31). The present and eternal ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Son; the past, present, and future ministry of the Son is to glorify the Father. Our life and ministry will bring glor... Read More

ANOTHER, ALTOGETHER

"This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matthew 17:5). Seeing the blackness of my heart provides the perfect backdrop for the bright and shining glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is my life. I am to be as well pleased with Him, and Him alone, as is my Father. "The learnin... Read More

Apostle Paul's Teaching on the Law

The believer will remain in bondage as long as he does not know that through the Cross he has been delivered from the reign of the old man, the law, the world, and the Enemy. We have already discussed the Adam-life. In this chapter we will deal with the law, both as commandment and as a principle. P... Read More

​APPLICABLE APPLICATION

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3). We have all cringed at the sad spectacle of the "nouveau riche." And yet many of us as believers present the same failure--flaunting and mishandling our spiritual riches... Read More

BEHOLD, THE MAN!​

"[God] hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus " (Ephesians 2:6). There aren't many truly happy Christians simply because there aren't many who really abide in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our risen Lord is the source of our happiness as we rest in Him-trium... Read More

BELOVED ENEMY

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree" (Galatians 3:13). The legal Christian considers the law to be his best friend who will enable him to live righteously. But in reality the law, in the hands of ... Read More

BELOVED OBJECT

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:10). The Holy Spirit creates within us a hatred for the old nature, and a hunger for the new nature. Without a rejection of the old, there cannot be a projection of the new. "I want a testimony that delivers me from the things I am o... Read More

BIRTH: SAVIOR; GROWTH: SPIRIT

"Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Galatians 5:16). We receive life by reliance upon the Savior; we grow in that life by reliance upon the Spirit. "Many think that because of faith they are cleared of everything before God through the Cross, and therefore by faith ... Read More

BOLD BELIEF

"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus" (Hebrews 10:19). We enter our Father's presence when we believe He has already positioned us there in His Son. "The Lord Jesus' work on the Cross gave us present entrance into the Holiest of All. What removed our ... Read More

CALVARY'S SECRET​

"Partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world" (2 Peter 1:4). We are to find out in Romans 6, through the gracious teaching of the Spirit of truth, all that happened to the Lord Jesus there on the Cross. Then we will know our own position and standing, since we ... Read More

CHRIST OUR POSITION

"In [this] freedom Christ has made us free–completely liberated us; stand fast then" (Galatians 5:1, Amp.). We are never going to be able to stand before our Father in prayer and fellowship because we are fit in ourselves. We finally come to see that we are in His presence because of our position in... Read More

CHURCH PLIGHT

"For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God" (Acts 20:27). In regard to the external Cross, the obvious fact is that "Christ died for our sins." As to the internal Cross, while not so obvious, it is still a fact that we are to be "always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, t... Read More

COUNTER-BALANCED​

"Having therefore, brethren, boldness enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus" (Hebrews 10:19). Personal knowledge of and fellowship with our risen Lord Jesus is counter-balanced by personal knowledge of and fellowship in the death of the Cross. The principle of balance prevents our slipping pa... Read More

CROSS PURPOSES

"The Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard you from evil" (2 Thessalonians 3:3, R.V.). When once we see and accept His purpose for our lives to the extent that it becomes our will also, the details of His process cease to matter. "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him" (Job. 13:1... Read More

DETHRONEMENT

"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty" (Galatians 5:13). Our "No" to the old will be absolutely ineffective unless we are standing upon the facts of the new. "At the Cross the old man was crucified and buried. When I plant my feet on that fact and say, 'No, as for me, I stand in the Lord ... Read More

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