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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 Nature of Reconciliation

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21) The revealed truth of the Bible is not that Jesus...
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The Nature of Regeneration

"When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me . . ." (Galatians 1:15-16) Redemption means that Jesus Christ can put into anyone the hereditary nature that was in Himself, and...
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The Nature of Degeneration

"Just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned . . ." (Romans 5:12) The nature of sin is not immorality...
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The Vision and The Reality

". . . to those who are . . . called to be saints . . ." (1 Corinthians 1:2) You have had the vision, but you are not yet to the reality of it...
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The Place of Ministry

"He said to them, ’This kind [of unclean spirit] can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting’." (Mark 9:29) We can remain powerless forever, as the disciples were in this situation, by trying to...
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The Place of Humiliation

"If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." (Mark 9:22) After every time of exaltation, we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they really are, where it...
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The Place of Exaltation

". . . Jesus took . . . them up on a high mountain apart by themselves . . ." (Mark 9:2) The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to...
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The Assigning of the Call

"I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . ."...
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The Awareness of the Call

". . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16) At any moment the sudden awareness of this incalculable, supernatural, surprising call...
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The “Go” of Unconditional Identification

"Jesus . . . said to him, ’One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor . . . and come, take up the cross, and follow Me’.’"...
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