Day: December 8, 2011

On Planning Your Peniel

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And Jacob was left alone and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Genesis 32:24

It is not in some favored vacation spot, where the setting seems perfect, that we have our best season with the Lord. We do not find our Bethels where we recharge our spiritual batteries in some ideal retreat. It was in desperate loneliness at Jabbok that Jacob met the Lord and gained power with God and men. At the backside of the desert Moses came to the mountain of God. It was in the year that King Uzziah died that Isaiah saw the Lord. Do not forget that John wrote Revelation on Patmos, that Pilgrim’s Progress came from Bedford jail, and precious hymns from Fanny Crosby’s blindness.

The Purpose of The Holy Spirit

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Abide with us: for it is toward evening—Luke 24:29

In his last messages to the disciples in John 14 and 15, the Lord Jesus clearly teaches us that the very essence of the highest holiness is Abide in me, and I in you, for without me ye can do nothing (John 15:4-5).

The very purpose of the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised was to reveal the Lord so that, in His own words, at that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you (John 14:20). The closing echo of His intercessory prayer was embraced in these three small but infinite words, "I in them."