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Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Judgment On The Abyss Of Love"

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May 5, 2012


JUDGMENT ON THE ABYSS OF LOVE

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the
house of God.

1 Peter 4:17
http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=1pe+4:17&sr=1

The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is God's
thought, not man's; therefore it is an unfathomable abyss. Salvation
is the great thought of God, not an experience. Experience is only a
gateway by which salvation comes into our conscious life. Never
preach the experience; preach the great thought of God behind. When
we preach we are not proclaiming how man can be saved from hell and
be made moral and pure; we are conveying good news about God.

In the teachings of Jesus Christ the element of judgment is always
brought out, it is the sign of God's love. Never sympathize with a
soul who finds it difficult to get to God, God is not to blame. It is
not for us to find out the reason why it is difficult, but so to
present the truth of God that the Spirit of God will show what is
wrong. The great sterling test in preaching is that it brings
everyone to judgment. The Spirit of God locates each one to himself.

If Jesus ever gave us a command He could not enable us to fulfil, He
would be a liar; and if we make our inability a barrier to obedience,
it means we are telling God there is something He has not taken into
account. Every element of self-reliance must be slain by the power of
God. Complete weakness and dependence will always be the occasion for
the Spirit of God to manifest His power.

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