Monday, August 15, 2005

Bible Class Teaching

Oswald Chambers - August 13

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. KJV

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. KJV

Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? KJV

Matthew 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. KJV
Romans 8 11. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Never choose to be a worker, but when God has put His call on you, woe be to you if you turn either to the right or the left.
We are not here to serve God because we have chosen to do so, but because God has apprehended [to grasp with the understanding : recognize the meaning of] us.
There is never any thought of -- "Oh well, I am not fitted for this."
What you are to preach is determined by God, not your own natural inclinations.
Keep your soul steadfastly related to God and remember that you are called not to bear testimony only, but to preach the gospel. Every Christian must testify, but when it comes to the call to preach, there must be the agonizing grip of God's hand on you, your life is in the grip of God for that one thing. How many of us are held like that?

Never water down the Word of God, preach it in its undiluted sterness; there must be unflinching loyalty to the word of God; but when you come to personal dealing with your fellow men, remember who you are -- not a special being made up in Heaven, but a sinner saved by grace.
"I count not myself to apprehended; but this one thing I do......"Questions:

If we are not doing what the Holy Spirit tells us, are we not grieving Him?

How can we do what He tell us if we are not listening?

And if we repeatedly turn a deaf ear to His prompting won't He stop trying?

Won't He be quenched and grieved?

Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

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