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Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Life That Lives"


May 27, 2012


Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued
with power from on high.

Luke 24:49

The disciples had to tarry until the day of Pentecost not for their
own preparation only; they had to wait until the Lord was glorified
historically. As soon as He was glorified, what happened? "Therefore
being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the
Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath shed forth this, which
ye now see and hear." The parenthesis in John 7:39 ("For the Holy
Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified")
does not apply to us; the Holy Ghost has been given, the Lord is
glorified; the waiting depends not on God's providence, but on our

The Holy Spirit's influence and power were at work before Pentecost,
but He was not here. Immediately Our Lord was glorified in Ascension,
the Holy Spirit came into this world, and He has been here ever
since. We have to receive the revelation that He is here. The
reception of the Holy Spirit is the maintained attitude of a
believer. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive quickening life
from the ascended Lord.

It is not the baptism of the Holy Ghost which changes men, but the
power of the ascended Christ coming into men's lives by the Holy
Ghost that changes them. We too often divorce what the New Testament
never divorces. The baptism of the Holy Ghost is not an experience
apart from Jesus Christ: it is the evidence of the ascended Christ.

The baptism of the Holy Ghost does not make you think of Time or
Eternity, it is one amazing glorious NOW. "This is life eternal that
they might know Thee." Begin to know Him now, and finish never.

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