Oswald Chambers Devotional

Oswald Chambers Devotional 22nd July 2022

Oswald Chambers Devotional 22nd July 2022

Oswald Chambers Devotional 22nd July 2022

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Oswald Chambers Daily Devotional For Today 22 July 2022 Written By Oswald Chambers | Sanctification (1) 

TOPIC: Sanctification (1)

SCRIPTURE: This is the will of God, your sanctification… 1 Thessalonians 4:3

MESSAGE

The Death Side. In sanctification, God has to deal with us on the death side as well as on the life side. Sanctification requires our coming to the place of death, but many of us spend so much time there that we become morbid. There is always a tremendous battle before sanctification is realized— something within us pushing with resentment against the demands of Christ.

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When the Holy Spirit begins to show us what sanctification means, the struggle starts immediately. Jesus said, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate…his own life…he cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:26).

In the process of sanctification, the Spirit of God will strip me down until there is nothing left but myself, and that is the place of death. Am I willing to be myself and nothing more? Am I willing to have no friends, no father, no brother, and no self-interest— simply to be ready for death? That is the condition required for sanctification. No wonder Jesus said, “I did not come to bring peace but a sword” (Matthew 10:34).

This is where the battle comes, and where so many of us falter. We refuse to be identified with the death of Jesus Christ on this point. We say, “But this is so strict. Surely He does not require that of me.” Our Lord is strict, and He does require that of us.

Oswald Chambers Devotional 22nd July 2022

Am I willing to reduce myself down to simply “me”? Or am I determined enough to strip myself of all that my friends think of me, and all that I think of myself? Am I willing and determined to hand over my simple naked self to God? Once I am, He will immediately sanctify me completely, and my life will be free from being determined and persistent toward anything except God (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).

When I pray, “Lord, show me what sanctification means for me,” He will show me. It means being made one with Jesus. Sanctification is not something Jesus puts in me— it is Himself in me (see 1 Corinthians 1:30).

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My Utmost for His Highest continues to challenge and encourage people all over the world, through more than 13 million copies printed, a mobile app, website, email, and social media sharing. A century after his death, Oswald Chambers still guides people on their journey to knowing God better.

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Oswald Chambers Devotional 22nd July 2022

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Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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