To boldly proclaim that Jesus Christ is living out His life in my form raises some basic questions: Why do temptations still pull at me? And how is it that I still sin? In the following excerpt from … continue reading.
EdiTo say that "not I but Christ" is living in and as me, revolutionizes every understanding we have of God and His eternal purpose for us. This issue of The Intercessor explores two … continue reading.
However rich our experience of Christ in salvation and sanctification may be, one fact remains patently the same for all: we live in a constant environment of temptation.One great New Testament … continue reading.
It was Monday morning and it was a gray, rainy day, when I was heading to work in my car thinking, "Well, this is perfect! This is the prefect time to apply the truth of who I am in Jesus … continue reading.
Temptation touches us where we need to be touched, for its origin is our own stimulated desire (James 1:1 4).Temptation, therefore, establishes us in sanctification; it presses us into Christ. It … continue reading.
I do not always leap upwards in faith under my pressures. I some-times jump down. That is when I sin. My human reactions, though negative, are not sin. They become sin when I follow them through … continue reading.
Paul instructed older women to train younger women in the ways of the Lord (Titus 2:3-5). The following exchange of letters is a good example of how this principle can be applied in daily life. In the … continue reading.
Sooner or later we come to the realization that we are powerless to live the Christian life. When we first believed in Christ, we knew the joy of being reconciled to God, of having our sins forgiven … continue reading.
Nowhere is the true significance of temptation more dearly seen than in the historic forty days on the mount of temptation. There "see the Christ stand" we might say with Browning. We watch … continue reading.
At last we are clear. We are free, because we know ourselves as nothing but the expresser, vessel, branch, temple, body member and slave of the Deity self, His Spirit joined to our spirits. And we … continue reading.
Let us underline the danger of constant condemnation through the law, of which warning is given in Rom. 8: 1. It is probably the most prevalent cause of unhappiness and ineffectiveness among God's … continue reading.
Daily life is by no means just easy smooth-running times. It is constantly distsurbed by small things or big. Something list, something gone wrong, responsibilities to fulfil, demanding children, … continue reading.
"...the tempmtation, these first negative feelings, become the stimulus to faith. They stir us to the action of 'looking off unto Jesus.' We affirm Him, as He thinks His thoughts in us, looks … continue reading.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptatioin will provide the way of escape … continue reading.