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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)

Vital Intercession

". . . praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . ." (Ephesians 6:18) It is impossible for us to have living and vital intercession unless we are perfectly and completely...
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The Patience To Wait for the Vision

"Though it tarries, wait for it . . ." (Habakkuk 2:3) A person who has the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue — he is devoted to...
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Faith — Not Emotion

"We walk by faith, not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5:7) Can we do our work when it seems that God has sealed up heaven? . . . If we continually try to bring back those...
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Spontaneous Love

"Love suffers long and is kind . . ." (1 Corinthians 13:4) The fountains from which love flows are in God, not in us. It is absurd to think that the love of God is...
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Gracious Uncertainty

"I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go." (Jeremiah 45:5) Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we...
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What You Will Get

"I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go." (Jeremiah 45:5) Are you prepared to let God take you into total oneness with Himself, paying no more attention...
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What Do You Want?

"Do you seek great things for yourself?" (Jeremiah 45:5) Are you seeking great things for yourself, instead of seeking to be a great person? . . . If you have only come as far as...
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The Supreme Climb

"Take now your son . . . and offer him . . . as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." (Genesis 22:2) A person’s character determines how...
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Ready in Season

"Be ready in season and out of season." (2 Timothy 4:2) In other words, we should “be ready” whether we feel like it or not. If we do only what we feel inclined to do,...
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The Warning Against Desiring Spiritual Success

"Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you . . ." (Luke 10:20) The trap we fall into is extravagantly desiring spiritual success; that is, success measured by, and patterned after,...
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