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Friday, November 4, 2016

Let Us Move On-Austin-Sparks.Net - Open Windows 4 November

Today, 4:25 AMYou
*November 4*

Note- I just started to get these devotions in my email. You can sign up at the link to have these sent to your email.

/Let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and
doctrine of Christ, advancing steadily toward the completeness and
perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. (Hebrews 6:1 AMP)/

Do not let us stay with our beginnings, but let us go on. Now what
does going on mean? Well, of course, for us it is a going on in a
spiritual way. We are in a new dispensation, and this is a spiritual
dispensation. But there is one thing that I want to suggest to you as
meaning our going on. It is true of Israel in the wilderness, although
it was an earthly thing with them, the same thing is true with us in a
spiritual way. If you look again into this letter to the Hebrews, you
will discover this, /that going on spiritually is a matter of putting
into practice what the Lord has said./ Do you realize that we never go
on by being told things by the Lord? Now that sounds like a very
strange thing to say. The Lord can speak to us Himself. We may have
His word, we may have all the teaching that He can give us, we may
know all the truth of God, we may have had it all for many years, and
yet, although we may have had it all, we may be standing still. No, it
is not a matter of knowing what the Lord has said. It is a matter of
putting that into practice. Doing what the Lord has said, that is the
only way of going on.

How are we to go on then? We are to sit down quietly and say, "Now
what has the Lord said to us?" Perhaps it may be over these past four
or five weeks, or it may be over years past.... Now through the
reading of His Word you may have a great mountain of truth, and yet
you may not be going on, and the Lord may not be with us, as He wants
to be with us. The Presence of the Lord is power, the Presence of the
Lord is Life, the Presence of the Lord is holiness. Oh, the Presence
of the Lord means much, but it is all very practical. The Lord does
not believe in theory. He does not believe even in textbooks. The Lord
is a very practical Lord. And His attitude toward us is this: Look
here, I have said this to you, you have heard it. Perhaps you have
rejoiced in it. Perhaps you have believed it to be true. Perhaps you
thank the Lord for it. But what have we done about it?

By T. Austin-Sparks from: "That They May All Be One, Even As We Are
One" - Meeting 3

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