Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gathering in Christ

John 10:28
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

Eternal life was the life which Jesus Christ exhibited on the human plane, and it is the same life, not a copy of it, which is manifested in our mortal flesh when we are born of God. Eternal life if not a gift from God; it is the gift of God. Jesus will be manifested in us by the sheer sovereign grace of God when once we have made the moral decision about sin.

The life that was in Jesus is made ours by means of His cross when once we make the decision to be identified with Him. If it is difficult to get right with God, it is because we will not decide definitely about sin…. Immediately we do decide, the full life of God comes in. Jesus came to give us endless supplies of life “that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Any strand of our own energy will blur the life of Jesus. We have to keep letting go, and slowly and surely the great full life of God will invade is in every art, and men will take knowledge of us that we have been with Jesus.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 149 (5/29)
From My Utmost for His Highest

This photograph is by Jo Chaney.

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