Post Number: 377
|Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 3:29 pm: || |
"Your life is hid with Christ in God." Colossians 3:3
"The Spirit of God witnesses to the simple almighty security of the life hid with Christ in God and this is continually brought out in the Epistles. We talk as if it were the most precarious thing to live the sanctified life; it is the most secure thing, because it has Almighty God in and behind it. The most preccarious thing is to try and live without God. If we are born again it is the easiest thing to live in right relationship to God and the most difficult thing to go wrong, if only we will heed God's warnings and keep in the light.
"When we think of being delivered from sin, of being filled with the Spirit, and of walking in the light, we picture the peak of a great mountain, very high and wonderful, and we say - 'Oh, but I could never live up there!' But when we do get there by God's grace, we find it is not a mountain peak, but a plateau where there is ample room to live and to grow. 'Thou hast enlarged my steps under me.'
"When you really see Jesus, I defy you to doubt Him. When He says- 'Let not your heart be troubled,' if you see Him I defy you to trouble your mind, it is a moral impossibility to doubt when He is there. Every time you get into personal contact with Jesus, His words are real. 'My peace I give unto you'; it is a peace all over from the crown of the head to the sole of the feet, an irrepressible confidence. 'Your life is hid with Christ in God,' and the imperturbable peace of Jesus Christ is imparted to you.
My Utmost for His Highest
Post Number: 2142
|Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 7:32 pm: || |
I experienced that with a troublesome sister this afternoon. God gave me the words to say, in a nice way, to this sister and I thank you God.
As always, You are awesome.
Post Number: 831
|Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 12:21 pm: || |
While yet working at being a good Adventist I lived in a constant state of insecurity and doubt. Once I understood that Jesus died to save me and that if I would place my confidence in the power of his blood to completely erradicate my sin I could trust that there would be nothing that could come between Jesus and me--NOTHING--I have been willing to shout the Good News from every rooftop.
I don't know about you, but it wasn't very confidence building to know that Jesus had come to earth to live a holy life so that He could say to fallen sinners, "Look, see, it can be done." That's rather like swimming across the Amazon with Johnny Weismuller. All I'd be able to do is acknowledge that He could do it while I helplessly slipped beneath the waves.
Yes, Jesus did perfectly perform the will of the Father while clothed in human flesh, but what mattered is that he then paid the price, perfection paid to make up for my imperfection, and now by faith I can wear a robe of righteousness. No wonder we will be happily worshipping Jesus throughout the endless ages!