Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Encounter

When Paul encountered Jesus Christ on the road to
Damascus, he became physically blind while at the
same time, the inside of him was filled with light.
That principle holds true for us. Everything hangs 
upon an inward revelation of our Lord. You and I 
will never be Christians, servants of God, in real 
spiritual life and effectiveness beyond the measure
of our inward apprehension of the Lord Jesus. 
It is not Christianity.
It is not 'the work'--oh, we love to talk about this.
It is not the mission.
It is Christ..."That I may preach Him."

"And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man
and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we
may present every man complete in Christ. And 
for this purpose also I labor, striving according
to His power, which mightily works within me."
(Colossians 1:28,29)

These two things are before us:
One, because of the revelation of Jesus Christ in our 
hearts we have a passion for Him.
Two, because of the absence of a sufficient revelation 
of Christ in our hearts, we are out for other things, 
which we would say were in His interest and for Him, 
but which can never, never satisfy God's heart.
T Austin-Sparks

Reader, my question is the how? How do I receive
this light, this inward revelation of my Lord? It is
by faith. The faith that can comprehend what pleases
the Father. This morning I turned to Eph 1:17 and
read a prayer.

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father 
of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and 
revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes 
of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what 
is the hope to which he has called you..."  

Christ in you, the hope of glory!

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