Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Again...

"For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen."
"Jesus told the parable of the talents recorded in Mt 25 as a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacity. This has not to do with natural gifts, but with the Pentecostal gift of the Holy Ghost. We must not measure our spiritual capacity by education or by intellect; our capacity in spiritual things is measure by the promises of God. If we get less than God wants us to have, before long we will slander Him as the servant slandered his master: "You expect more than You give me power to do; You demand too much of me, I cannot stand true to You where I am placed." When it is a question of God's Almighty Spirit, never say "I can't." Never let the limitation of natural ability come in. If we have received the Holy Spirit, God expects the Holy Spirit to be manifested in us.
The servant justified himself in everything he did and condemned his lord on every point - "Your demand is out of all proportion to what you give." Have we been slandering God by daring to worry when He said: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you"? Worrying means exactly what this servant implied- "I haven't a decent chance,and the one who is lazy spiritually is captions with God. Lazy people always strike out on an independent line.
Never forget that our capacity in spiritual matters is measure by the promises of God. Is God able to fulfill His promises? Our answer depends on whether we have received the Holy Spirit." ~Oswald Chambers

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Felicity said...

That is really good!
Just something I've been thinking about lately, actually, the fact that God always gives us the grace we need so saying "I can't" is saying He isn't fulfilling His promise. I read something along those lines as I studied trials, so it was in the context of a trial, but it applies to everything, doesn't it?

Katherine Sophia said...

Yes... He is faithful in everything! I'm so glad!

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