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Books > My Utmost for His Highest- Oswald Chambers

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message 1: by Tina (new)

Tina My favorite book after the Bible! And wonderful devotional years and years after it was written. Enjoy as I share with you Mr. Chambers faithful words.


message 2: by Tina (new)

Tina "Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples....'Stay here and watch with Me'" (Matthew 26:36, 38

We can never fully comprehend Christ's agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, but at least we don't have to misunderstand it. It is the agony of God and Man in one Person, coming face to face with sin. We cannot learn about Gethsemane through personal experience. Gethsemane and Calvary represent something totally unique-they are the gateway into life for us.
It was not death on the cross that Jesus agonized over in Gethsemane. In fact, He stated very emphatically that He came with the purpose of dying. His concern here is that He might not get through this struggle as the Son of Man. He was confident of getting through it as the Son of God-Satan could not touch Him there. But Satan's assault was that are Lord would come through for us on His own slowly as the Son of Man. If Jesus had done that He could not have been our Savior. Read the record of his agony in Gethsemane (Hebrews 9:11-15)in light of His earlier wilderness temptation-"the devil...departed from Him until an opportune time" (Luke4:13). In Gethsemane, Satan came back and was overthrown again. Satan's final assault against our Lord as the Son of Man was in Gethsemane.
The agony in Gethsemane was the agony of the Son of God in fulfilling His destiny as the Savior of the world. The veil is pulled back here to reveal all that it cost Him to make it possible for us to become Sons of God. His agony was the basis for the simplicity of our salvation. The Cross of Christ was a triumph for the Son of Man. It was not only a sign that our Lord had triumphed, but that He had triumphed to save the human race. Because what the Son of Man went through, every human being has been provided with a way of access into the very presence of God."
Amen


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