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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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The Letters of Peter #5   T. Austin Sparks

Started Sep-25 by PAULFROMNYS; 78 views.
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   Now Peter says that faith is the way of the salvation of the soul, and as the soul is saved through the triumph of faith, something happens. The glories following the suffering come into your spirit. You rejoice "with joy unspeakable and full of glory". It is very true to experience, that if in the spirit we get victory over our own souls, when we bring those soul activities and cravings into captivity to Christ and get on top of our own souls in spirit, even in a little way, a wonderful joy comes in. But the other way of gratifying the soul, giving it what it wants, does not bring much joy. We say, "I wish I had never done that! I simply pandered to my own lower nature!" Bring that soul into captivity to Christ and in spirit gain the ascendance, and the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of glory, at once witnesses within, and you have some of the glory that follows. It is in a spiritual way now entering into the glories of the coming age. It is through severe testings of faith and the triumph of faith which is itself the salvation of the soul. The soul must see; faith, of course, is faith and does not see. The triumph of faith is the salvation of the soul, and the salvation of the soul is inheriting the glories that do follow.

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   We must ask the Lord to strengthen us to look square in the face of this dispensation of faith. I am all the time asking the Lord for this, that, and the other, but why do I want it? Is that my soul? Is it 'I'? It may be the Lord will never be able to grant that until I have come to the place where I am prepared to go without it. That is the victory of your soul. The Lord may give you the thing then, but while for yourself you want it, you are contradicting the very law of this dispensation - your faith.