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"It is the consciousness of the threefold joy of the Lord, His joy in ransoming us, His joy in dwelling within us as our Savior and Power for fruitbearing and His joy in possessing us, as His bride and His delight; it is the consciousness of this joy which is our real strength.  Our joy in Him may be a fluctuating thing; His joy in us knows no change."   Hudson Taylor

from Daily Overcoming Ray Prinzing

Isa 26:20
Come, My people, enter into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.


To enter into our chambers, therefore, is to learn to live in this inner realm with Christ.  Applied to our spiritual walk, the obvious is the exterior, manifested in the flesh realm, the outer circle, the fringes, and we pass through the laws of do and don't, with our walk and actions dealt with from the surface, exterior viewpoints.  Then we progress to the soul-realm, the mind, with its intellectual reasoning's which need to be brought into subjection to the truth.  The will and emotions which dominate our thinking must be renewed into the mind of Christ.  But there is also this third dimension, this inner chamber, the inward parts of our being, where our spirit dwells.  "He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit."  And here is the source of our life, here the inner springs are to flow, here the kingdom is to be formed and brought forth, till it reaches out and reigns over all.


Oswald Chambers:  My Utmost for His highest

1 Thess 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely.  And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"Your whole spirit..."  The great, mysterious work of the Holy Spirit is in the deep recesses of our being which we cannot reach.  Read Psalm 139.  The psalmist implies --"O Lord, You are the God of the early mornings, the God of the late nights, the God of the mountain peaks, and the God of the sea.  But, my God, my soul has horizons further away than those of early mornings, deeper darkness than the nights of earth, higher peaks than any mountain peaks, greater depths than any sea in nature.  You who are the God of all these, be my God.  I cannot reach to the heights or to the depths; there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize.  My God, search me."


Augustine of Hippo from "Confessions"

"Great are You, O Lord, and exceedingly worthy of praise, Your power is immense and Your wisdom beyond reckoning.  And so we men, who are a due part of Your creation, long to praise You -- we also carry our mortality about with us, carry the evidence of our sin and with it the proof that You thwart the proud.  You arouse us so that praising You may bring us joy, because You have made us and drawn us to Yourself, and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you."

reFORMer from Tentmaker Forum Prophecy thread 11/18/12

"The new song (of the 144,000) cannot be learned by others in part because, Overcoming death and entering into immortality is not learned.  It is similar to being born again in this regard.  It is something God must perform.  This is the third in a row of songs that concern a big change in the people of God wrought by Overcomers' ministries.  The same changes are in view, only in an ultimate intensification this third time.  We are to be brought closer to God by the transformation of our physical bodies into incorruptible bodies of glory.  Our identity as being born of God will be revealed when the physical is born of resurrection.  All creation will be set free."

"Nothing is more painful than a broken heart.  ... When trouble gets into a person's heart, all troubles are magnified, blessings are unseen, and it is well nigh impossible to bear the daily experience of life.  Getting out of bed is misery.  Living is torment.  Nobody understands a broken heart but one whose heart has been broken. ...

Yet, in a spiritual sense, I can think of nothing more promising, nothing more hopeful, nothing more blessed than a broken heart.  You may think that sounds strange.  But a heart broken before God is a heart touched by the finger of His grace for whom the sweet balm of salvation is prepared."

...He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted!"  What a marvellous word of grace from our Savior.



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