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Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Heedfulness V. Hypocrisy In Ourselves"


March 31, 2012


If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto
death, he shall ask, and He shall give him Life for them
that sin not unto death.

1 John 5:16

If we are not heedful of the way the Spirit of God works in us, we
will become spiritual hypocrites. We see where other folks are
failing, and we turn our discernment into the gibe of criticism
instead of into intercession on their behalf. The revelation is made
to us not through the acuteness of our minds, but by the direct
penetration of the Spirit of God, and if we are not heedful of the
source of the revelation, we will become criticizing centres and
forget that God says - ". . . he shall ask, and He shall give him
life for them that sin not unto death." Take care lest you play the
hypocrite by spending all your time trying to get others right before
you worship God yourself.

One of the subtlest burdens God ever puts on us as saints is this
burden of discernment concerning other souls. He reveals things in
order that we may take the burden of these souls before Him and form
the mind of Christ about them, and as we intercede on His line, God
says He will give us "life for them that sin not unto death." It is
not that we bring God into touch with our minds, but that we rouse
ourselves until God is able to convey His mind to us about the one
for whom we intercede.

Is Jesus Christ seeing of the travail of His soul in us? He cannot
unless we are so identified with Himself that we are roused up to get
His view about the people for whom we pray. May we learn to intercede
so whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ will be abundantly satisfied
with us as intercessors.

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