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The recovery of Spiritual power   T. Austin Sparks

Started Nov-9 by PAULFROMNYS; 31 views.
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Nov-9

   

 That is the kind of instrument the Lord must have: one who is in sympathetic fellowship with things as they are.

That was Gideon's answer to the Lord. We should take fragments as we go along in the matter of the recovery of spiritual power. That is the way. After that the operations of God commenced in the constituting of faith in order to bring Gideon to the place where he was in the mind of God. In the mind of God he was a mighty man of valour; but he was not that in himself, so the process commenced by which he was going to be what he was in the thought of God, and it was the process by which faith was constituted, a basis of faith upon which he was to stand for all the future of his ministry, for you recognise that it was on the basis of a mighty faith that Gideon delivered Israel from the hand of the children of the East as they were spiritually abroad.

Hebrews 11: "And what say I more; time would fail to tell of Gideon, Barak, and so on... who through faith...". It is this kind of faith, and it was a faith in God that had to be constituted to mightily overthrow this thing, this mighty force, and deliver the Lord's people from this paralysing entanglement with the world and its tyranny. This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. There had to be a course of deep experience to constitute a faith like that. All these Judges had to go through an experience to get to a place where they could deliver Israel. And the ministry of emancipation, or the secret of spiritual power in a day of weakness, is found in a deep experience through which God takes you, wherein and whereby you learn to trust God. You learn what faith is. For many of us it is a long-drawn-out thing, represented in simple tests on the part of Gideon. Take the three as you see them.

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