Simpson's New Secret#
I shall never forget the morning that I spent in my church reading an old musty book that I had discovered in my library on the subject of: "The Higher Christian Life." As I poured over that little volume, I saw a new light. The Lord Jesus revealed Himself as a living and all-sufficient Presence.
I learned, for the first time, that Christ had not just saved us from future peril, leaving us to fight the battle of life as best we could. But He who had justified us was waiting to sanctify us, to enter into our spirit, and to substitute His strength, His holiness, His joy, His love, His faith, His power for all our worthlessness, helplessness, and nothing-ness.
Jesus made it an actual, living fact: "I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me."
It was indeed a new revelation. Throwing myself at the feet of the glorious Master, I claimed the mighty promise: "I will dwell in (you) and walk in (you.)" (See 2 Corinthians 6:16) Across the threshold of my spirit there passed a Being as real as the Christ who came to John on Patmos. From that moment, a new secret has been the charm and glory, and strength of my life and testimony. I have learned the secret of the verse: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." #
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13)
The strength our Lord gives daily is the grace (usually unseen) that carries us safely into tomorrow.
To doubt this truth is to deny it, and so lose all the benefits it offers.
Heaven's shops are never overstocked on grace but constantly re-stocked from heaven's unending warehouses, for this strength is always freely passed around. Grace does not expire.
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#Alexander Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919) was a Canadian charismatic preacher and great influencer to the 20th century prophet A.W.Tozer. Simpson founded The Christian Missionary and Alliance Church.