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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.

Our Lord’s Surprise Visits

"You also be ready . . ." (Luke 12:40) Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical ...
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Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?

"’Let us go to Judea again.’ The disciples said to Him, ’. . . are You going there again?’" (John 11:7-8) Just because I don’t understand what Jesus C...
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Spiritual Vision Through Personal Character

"Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place . . ." (Revelation 4:1) A higher state of mind and spiritual vision can only be achiev...
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Spiritual Vision Through Personal Purity

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8) Purity is not innocence — it is much more than that. Purity is the result of co...
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Maintaining the Proper Relationship

". . . the friend of the bridegroom . . ." (John 3:29) To maintain this friendship and faithfulness to the Bridegroom, we have to be more careful to h...
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Decreasing for His Purpose

"He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30) When you see a person who is close to grasping the claims of Jesus Christ, you know that your inf...
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Am I Carnally Minded?

"Where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal . . . ?" (1 Corinthians 3:3) If the Spirit of God detects anything in you t...
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The Burning Heart

"Did not our heart burn within us . . . ?" (Luke 24:32) We must learn to maintain the secret of the burning heart — a heart that can go through anythi...
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Identified or Simply Interested?

"I have been crucified with Christ . . ." (Galatians 2:20) The inescapable spiritual need each of us has is the need to sign the death certificate of ...
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Friendship with God

"Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing . . . ?" (Genesis 18:17) This friendship means being so intimately in touch with God that you never even ne...
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