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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.

The Great Life

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled…" (John 14:27)...
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Intercessory Prayer

"…men always ought to pray and not lose heart." (Luke 18:1) True intercession involves bringing the person, or the circumstance that seems to be crashing in on you, before...
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Personality

"…that they may be one just as We are one…" (John 17:22) Personality is the characteristic mark of the inner, spiritual man, just as individuality is the characteristic of...
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Individuality

"Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself…’" (Matthew 16:24) The characteristics of individuality are independence and self-will. We hinder our...
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The Offering of the Natural

"It is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman." (Galatians 4:22) God’s perfect will was for the natural to be...
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The Opposition of the Natural

"Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." (Galatians 5:24) Sin belongs to hell and to the devil. I, as a child of God,...
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The Impartial Power of God

"By one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified." (Hebrews 10:14) We trample the blood of the Son of God underfoot if we think we are...
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Repentance

"Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation…" (2 Corinthians 7:10) The entrance into the kingdom of God is through the sharp, sudden pains of repentance colliding with man’s respectable...
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My Rainbow in the Cloud

"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13) It is the will of...
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The Temple of the Holy Spirit

"…only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you." (Genesis 41:40) I am accountable to God for the way I control my body under His authority....
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The Law of Opposition

"To him who overcomes…" (Revelation 2:7) Life without war is impossible in the natural or the supernatural realm. It is a fact that there is a continuing struggle in...
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Not by Might nor by Power

"My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power…" (1 Corinthians 2:4) If in preaching the...
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