Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Luke 8:46
But Jesus said, "Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me."

To be willingly poor for God is to strip myself of all things for the sake of Jesus Christ. One of the greatest snares is built on what is really a great truth, namely, that every man has Christ in himself. The pernicious use that is made of that statement is that therefore man draws power from himself. Never! Jesus Christ never drew power from Himself: He drew it always from without Himself; namely, from His Father. “The son can do nothing of Himself”… (John 5:19, 30). Treasure in heaven is faith that has been tried. Immediately we begin to have fellowship with Jesus, we have to live the life of faith at all costs; it may be bitter to begin with, but afterward it is ineffably and indescribably sweet -- willing poverty for God, a determined going outside myself and every earthly thing.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 96 (4/6)
From If Thou Wilt Be Perfect

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