Because of the Blood of the Lamb
(A Message as Spoken)
Reading: Zechariah 3:1-10; Revelation 12:1-12.
"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death." (R.V.)
One clause of that verse sums up everything else and is sufficient - "because of the blood of the Lamb."
The Travail f ...read
Behold My Servant - Table of Contents
"Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth. H ...read
Bethany - The Lord's Thought For His Assembly
The upper room of the first chapter of the Acts corresponds with Bethany, the "house of figs", and Bethany with the upper room. We are going to take up that thought and, as the Lord helps us, follow it out to greater fullness. What is before us is the Lord's desire to have at the end what He had at the beginning - to have in His people, spiritually ...read
Blessedness of the Unoffended
Transcribed from a message given by T. Austin-Sparks in 1959. The spoken form has been retained verbatim. Words which were not clearly discernible have been enclosed in [square] brackets.
Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-15
Turn to the gospel by Matthew, chapter 11 and verse 2:
"When John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his discip ...read
Boundless Heavenly Resources
For our lives and for our service - our ministry, our heavenly vocation - there are, in union with Christ, resources at our disposal which are heavenly, inexhaustible, and incorruptible. This is the great secret of strength.
It is a grand thing and a source of tremendous strength to come to the same position as that of Christ as Man, where we know ...read
But Ye are Come unto Mount Zion - Table of Contents
A SERIES OF ADDRESSES GIVEN IN 1969 BY T. AUSTIN-SPARKS
We remember, O Lord, that it is written: "He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast." By the Word of the Lord were the heavens, the earth, created. Our prayer, Lord, is that Thou would speak acts. That Thy Word may be Thine act. Not just words, Lord, but words of power--Div ...read
"And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his own authority. But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you; and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:7-8).
"Now when they beheld the ...read
READING: Heb. 10:37-39; 11:12:1-2.
In order rightly to appreciate and apprehend the value of this part of the letter, from the end of Chapter 10 through into Chapter 12, we have to remember the position in which these Hebrew believers were represented as being, or the position to which they were being called, or of which they were being reminded ...read
By My Spirit
Reading: Zechariah 4
The golden lampstand which Zechariah saw was the symbol of the divine testimony, the out-shining of the glory of God. Lying behind all God's activities with men, the very reason for man's creation, is His desire to display His glory. The human race, as a whole, failed to realise this grand design, but the testimony was taken ...read
Called Unto the Fellowship of His Son - Table of Contents
A series of addresses given by T. Austin-Sparks. The spoken form has been retained in printing.
May we have a further word of prayer: "Lord, when we pray, it is our way of saying we cannot do without Thee. There is nothing that we can do without Thee. We are wholly dependent on Thee, Lord, and we acknowledge it, and we are very conscious of it. ...read
Called. Chosen. Faithful.
"These shall war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also shall overcome that are with him, called and chosen and faithful." Revelation 17:14.
There is a sense in which these three words represent a graduation from one plane and sphere of probation to another. While we may be " ...read
Captivity In The Lord
Read: Ephesians 3:1, 4:1; 2 Timothy 2:9 & 1:8.
There is a very real sense in which the Apostle Paul, in his own person and experience, was an embodiment of the history of the Church in this age. Indeed it would seem to be a principle in the Divine economy that those to whom a revelation has been entrusted should themselves have it so wrought int ...read
Christ - All, And In All
"And He is the Head of the body, the church: Who is the beginning, the Firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence" (Colossians 1:18).
"Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all" (Colossians 3:11).
There has been a great ...read
Christ and His Bride
"Christ... loved the church, and gave himself up for it; that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" (Eph. 5:25-27).
The Father appointed all things ...read
Christ in Heaven and Christ Within
The Need For Balance
"Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places" (Eph. 1:20).
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).
"What shall we say then? Shall we c ...read
Christ in You
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord ...read
Christ Our Life
"When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested..." (Colossians 3:4)
One of the main objects of the Holy Spirit is to get believers really identified with Christ as the risen and exalted Lord, and to make His risen life real in their experience. As the age moves toward its consummation - the manifestation of Christ - two features will become ...read
Christ the Power of God
"But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God..." (1 Corinthians 1:24).
"For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2).
In many ways the explanation of Christ being the power of God consists in the fact that He is Christ crucified. This second reference ...read
Christian Service From God's Standpoint
What is the work of the Lord? What is Christian service from God's standpoint? It is contributing to the fullness of Christ. It is in the measure of each several part (of His Body) ministering to that end, that all things shall be summed up in Christ and that He shall be the fullness of all things.
That great Divine goal has many ways and many mea ...read
Christianity - A Process of Transformation
Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.
"We... are transformed into the same image" (that is: 'We pass from one form to another') 2 Corinthians 3:18.
As I have moved about amongst Christians in many parts of this world, and in many situations, one thing has been growing upon me more and more strongly. In the presence of a great deal of confusion amongst Chri ...read