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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Cross and the Eternal Glory # 15

It Is An Understanding of What We Have Come Into When We Have Come Into Christ (continued)

A Spirit of Rebelliousness (continued)

Yes, it is such a Will that it must have a thrust, and it did thrust forward. And from that point, we have the movement of the Will. On the one side, against all that constituted the rift and set the glory aside. But positively for all that which would bring the glory back and realize it ultimately, the Will steps in and goes energetically on. And you are able to trace right through the Bible, from the rift, with the next move in Abel, and then right on all the way through the Will is driving on, driving on and at last the Will realizes itself in full. But along certain, quite clearly defined lines, lines which we shall seek to follow.

May I just, before I close, indicate those three things that the Will thrusts forward. It brings in first of all the long shadow of "A Man," capital "A" and capital "M". The long shadow of A MAN  stretching right down the ages, overshadowing the movements of God. There is something to keep you going for a long time. Now, what I want to say is this, the Bible must be read with the one object of recognizing features of Christ, both actual and by contrast. Have you got that? The Bible must be read with the one object of recognizing features of Christ, both actual and by contrast. That opens your Bible. You start with Abel. Now I am not going through, you start with Abel, look at Abel - recognizing the features of Christ.

~T. Austin-Sparks~

(continued with # 16 - (The Spirit of Glory: The Medium of the Glory)

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