Day: May 27, 2011

The Life To Know Him

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

. . . tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high —Luke 24:49

The disciples had to tarry, staying in Jerusalem until the day of Pentecost, not only for their own preparation but because they had to wait until the Lord was actually glorified. And as soon as He was glorified, what happened? “Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear” (Acts 2:33). The statement in John 7:39 — “. . . for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified”— does not pertain to us. The Holy Spirit has been given; the Lord is glorified— our waiting is not dependent on the providence of God, but on our own spiritual fitness.

And Then The Lord Puts Us Into The Furnace!

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

"Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows!" John 16:33

Every Christian should expect a daily cross–something to try his graces, something to render the promises necessary, something to make the throne of grace desirable.

We are promised trouble in God’s Word, all the saints have found trouble in this life, trouble will be our portion to the end of our days.