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Oswald Chambers was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1874, the youngest son of a Baptist minister. He spent his boyhood years in Perth; then his family moved to London when Oswald was fifteen. Shortly after the move to London, Oswald made his public profession of faith in Christ and became a member of Rye Lane Baptist Church. This marked a period of rapid spiritual growth, along with an intense struggle to find God’s will and way for his life. Oswald Chambers was not famous during his lifetime. At the time of his death in 1917 at the age of forty-three, only three books bearing his name had been published. Among a relatively small circle of Christians in Britain and the U.S., Chambers was much appreciated as a teacher of rare insight and expression, but he was not widely known. (read more)

The Consecration of Spiritual Power

"…by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." (Galatians 6:14) We must never allow anything to interfere with the consecration of our spiritual power. Consecration (being dedicated to God’s...
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The Focal Point of Spiritual Power

"…except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…" (Galatians 6:14) If you want to know the power of God (that is, the resurrection life of Jesus) in your human flesh, you must dwell on...
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The Secret of Spiritual Consistency

"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…" (Galatians 6:14) Most of us are not consistent spiritually because we are more concerned about being consistent externally. In the...
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Direction of Focus

"Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters…, so our eyes look to the Lord our God…" (Psalm 123:2) This verse is a description of total reliance on God. Just...
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The Distraction of Contempt

"Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt." (Psalm 123:3) Beware of “the cares of this world…” (Mark 4:19). They are the very things that produce...
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Shallow and Profound

"Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31) Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow aspects of life are not ordained by...
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It is Finished!

"I have finished the work which You have given Me to do." (John 17:4) Never build your case for forgiveness on the idea that God is our Father and He will forgive us because He...
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The Forgiveness of God

"In Him we have…the forgiveness of sins…" (Ephesians 1:7) Beware of the pleasant view of the fatherhood of God: God is so kind and loving that of course He will forgive us. That thought, based...
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When He Has Come

"When He has come, He will convict the world of sin…" (John 16:8) Very few of us know anything about conviction of sin. We know the experience of being disturbed because we have done wrong...
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Winning into Freedom

"If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:36) If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t surrender,” or “I can’t be...
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