THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Sunday, January 15, 2017

True spiritual power of the Christian order is a kind of possessedness. It arises in and flows through a life hid with Christ in God. Its source is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the potency of the Holy Spirit. True spiritual power is the child of two parents: the truth as it is revealed in Jesus and our own experience resulting upon our acceptance of Him and His truth. The objective factor is that whole set of facts and truths, of historic events, and of interpretation of them, which is held by the church and set forth in the Bible. The subjective factor is what happens in the crucible of your life and mine when we accept the set of facts and truths and interpretations, and it begins to work in us.
... Samuel M. Shoemaker (1893-1963), Extraordinary Living for Ordinary Men, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1965, p. 138-139 (see the book; see also Col. 3:3; John 3:16; 4:13-14; 5:24; Rom. 6:8,11; 2 Cor. 5:7; Heb. 7:25; more at Conversion, Experience, Historical, Jesus, Power, Spiritual life, Truth)

 
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