Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gathering in Christ



Luke 17:5-6
And the apostles said to the LORD, “Increase our faith.” So the LORD said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

Nothing Jesus Christ ever said is common sense; it is revelation sense, and it reaches the shores where common sense fails. Faith always works on the personal line, the whole purpose of God being to see that the ideal faith is made real in His children.

Faith always puts Jesus Christ first – Lord, you have said so-and-so, and it looks mad, but I am going to venture on Your Word. To turn head faith into a personal possession is a fight always, not sometimes. God brings us into circumstances in order to educate our faith, because the nature of faith is to make its object real  [Ed: this could be “the beeper” in the human homing pigeon – the seed of human heliotropism].

Until we know Jesus, God is a mere abstraction, and we cannot have faith in Him, but immediately we hear Jesus say, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father,” we have something that is real, and faith is boundless.  Faith is the whole man rightly related to God by the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 113 (4/23)
From My Utmost for His Highest

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