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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Overshadowing Personal Deliverance"

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June 27, 2012


THE OVERSHADOWING PERSONAL DELIVERANCE

I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 1:8
http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=jer+1:8&sr=1

God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally - "Thy
life will I give unto thee for a prey." That is all God promises His
children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our
personal property and possessions are a matter of indifference, we
have to sit loosely to all those things; if we do not, there will be
panic and heartbreak and distress. That is the inwardness of the
overshadowing of personal deliverance.

The Sermon on the Mount indicates that when we are on Jesus Christ's
errands, there is no time to stand up for ourselves. Jesus says, in
effect, Do not be bothered with whether you are being justly dealt
with or not. To look for justice is a sign of deflection from
devotion to Him. Never look for justice in this world, but never
cease to give it. If we look for justice, we will begin to grouse and
to indulge in the discontent of self-pity - Why should I be treated
like this? If we are devoted to Jesus Christ we have nothing to do
with what we meet, whether it is just or unjust. Jesus says - Go
steadily on with what I have told you to do and I will guard your
life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My
deliverance. The most devout among us become atheistic in this
connection; we do not believe God, we enthrone common sense and tack
the name of God on to it. We do lean to our own understanding,
instead of trusting God with all our hearts.

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