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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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Things that differ #2   T. Austin Sparks

Started Jan-8 by PAULFROMNYS; 112 views.
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   We have yet to know the nature and immensity of the works of God, and how His ends call for His infinite energy, and when we have a little light on this matter we shall see that all our works are "dead works" indeed.

The flesh cannot enter into the works of God; hence the measure of spiritual effectiveness is the measure in which the Cross of Christ has slain our flesh experimentally. Not what appears to be successful Christian work, but what is done - not by men - but by God through crucified men. We must be content to have our fruitfulness and spiritual value registered in the unseen, and not be dominated by the scales of values as set up by men on the earth.

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   One sign of counting beyond mere flesh and blood is the malice and fury of the oppressor and his persistent efforts to get one out of the fight. Finally, we can only get into the true service of God as we are put into it by the Holy Spirit. This is not as from the earth, but as from above.

Men cannot make these appointments or ordinations! To press into this service of oneself is to meet the fire of God breaking forth. To touch this "ark of testimony" with our hands is to die.

Even after Moses had been chosen, received the revelation, and been commissioned, "God met him and sought to kill him." Why? Because the circumcision of the flesh had been neglected, and no flesh can serve the Lord.