Oswald Chambers says, “Say nothing until the Son of Man is risen in you — until the life of the risen Christ so dominates you that you understand what the historic Christ taught. When you get to the RIGHT STATE on the inside, the Word that Jesus spoke is so plain that you are amazed that you did not see it before. You could not understand it before, you were not in the place IN DISPOSITION where it could be borne. Our Lord does not hide things; they are unbearable until we get into a fit condition of spiritual life. ‘I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.’ There must be communion with His risen life before a particular Word can be borne by us. Do we know anything about the impartation of the risen life of Jesus? The evidence we do is that His Word is becoming interpretable to us. God cannot reveal anything to us if we have not His Spirit. An obstinate outlook will effectually hinder God from revealing anything to us. If we have made up our minds about a doctrine, the light of God will come no more to us on that line, we cannot get it. This obtuse stage will end immediately when His resurrection life has its way with us….the Son of man risen in you…formed in you and in me”
John the Baptist’s water baptism for repentance restores all things, but Jesus the Christ’s Holy Spirit and fire baptism regenerates all things! (Matthew 3:11-12; Luke 3:16-17; Matthew 17:11-12; Titus 3:5)
Lord, have Your Way in us!