Cleansing from sin is to the very heights and depths of our spirit if we will keep in the light as God is in the light, and the very Spirit that fed the life of Jesus Christ will feed the life of our spirits.
From 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “May the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
From Psalm 139:11-12: “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; and the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
It is a joy to Jesus when a disciple takes time to step more intimately with Him.
From John 15:4-5: “Abide in Me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in Me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from Me you can do nothing.”
The Bible has been so many words to us–clouds and darkness, then all of a sudden the words become spirit and life because Jesus re-speaks them to us in a particular condition. That is the way God speaks to us, not by visions and dreams, but by words.
From Psalm 97:2: “Clouds and thick darkness are all around Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
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Shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only–“My Utmost for His Highest.”
From Philippians 1:20-21: “It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be put to shame in any way, but that by my speaking with all boldness, Christ will be exalted now as always in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.”
Never support experience which does not have God as its source, and faith in God as its result.
From James 2:14-17: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.”
Their distress is due entirely to their deliberate determination to use themselves for a purpose other than God’s.
From Ecclesiastes 3:1: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven.”
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The Rock of Ages is the great sheltering encirclement.
From 2 Samuel 22:2-3: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.