The OC Daily Minute (Page 69)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 69)

August 20, 2015

James 1:27 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. I don’t believe it was an accident that Jesus used a small group (12 disciples) to “turn the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).  When you are being cared for on an emotional or spiritual level, who…

August 19, 2015

Heb 2: 10-12 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, Most roads in my life are interconnected with Origins.  It…

August 18, 2015

Romans 1:11–12 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. Paul was a man’s man and yet, listen to how intimate he writes to these followers of Jesus in Rome – “I long to see you”.  You see, Paul’s love for them…

August 17, 2015

Hebrews 10: 24 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, “Let us consider”, this basically is saying let’s give serious thought to how to “stir up one another to love and good works”.  When we give serious thought to this I think it would be impossible for us to not have, listening, praying, reading the scripture, sharing what’s…

August 14, 2015

Chastening Despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him. Hebrews 12:5. It is very easy to quench the Spirit; we do it by despising the chastening of the Lord, by fainting when we are rebuked by Him. If we have only a shallow experience of sanctification, we mistake the shadow for the reality, and when the Spirit of God begins to check, we…

August 13, 2015

Quench not the Spirit Quench not the spirit. 1 Thess. 5:19. The voice of the Spirit is as gentle as a zephyr, so gentle that unless you are living in perfect communion with God, you never hear it. The checks of the Spirit come in the most extraordinarily gentle ways, and if you are not sensitive enough to detect His voice you will quench it, and your personal spiritual…

August 12, 2015

The theology of rest Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Matthew 8:26. When we are in fear we can do nothing less than pray to God, but Our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His Name should have an understanding confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the reliable ones. Our trust is in God up to…

August 11, 2015

This experience must come And he saw him no more. 2 Kings 2:12. It is not wrong to depend upon Elijah as long as God gives him to you, but remember the time will come when he will have to go; when he stands no more to you as your guide and leader, because God does not intend he should. You say—‘I cannot go on without Elijah.’ God says you must. Alone at your Jordan. v.…

August 10, 2015

The sacrament of the saint Let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well-doing. 1 Peter 4:19. To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God’s will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means…

August 7, 2015

From Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Prayer in the Father’s house Wist ye not that I must be in My Father’s house? Luke 2:49 (R.V.). Our Lord’s childhood was not immature manhood: our Lord’s childhood is an eternal fact. Am I a holy innocent child of God by identification with my Lord and Saviour? Do I look upon life as being in my Father’s house? Is the Son of…

August 6, 2015

From Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest The cross in prayer At that day ye shall ask in My name. John 16:26. We are too much given to thinking of the Cross as something we have to get through; we get through it only in order to get into it. The Cross stands for one thing only for us—a complete and entire and absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ, and…

August 5, 2015

From Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest The baffling call of God And all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.… And they understood none of these things. Luke 18:31, 34. God called Jesus Christ to what seemed unmitigated disaster. Jesus Christ called His disciples to see Him put to death; He led every one of them…