Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Glaubst du das? Do you believe this?


Substitution:

"He hath made Him to be sin for us... that we might be made the righteousness of God..."

The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy. The New Testament view is that He bore our sin not by sympathy but by identification. He was MADE TO BE SIN. Our sins are removed because of the death of Jesus, and the explanation of His death is His obedience to His Father, not His sympathy with us. We are acceptable with God not because we have obeyed, or because we have promised to give up things, but because of the death of Christ, and in no other way. We say that Jesus Christ came to reveal the Fatherhood of God, the loving-kindness of God; the New Testament says He came to bear away the sin of the world. The revelation of His Father is to those to whom He has been introduced as Saviour. Jesus Christ never spoke of Himself to the world as one Who revealed the Father, but as a stumbling block. John 14:9 was spoken to His disciples.

That Christ died for me, therefore I go scot free, is never taught in the New Testament. What IS taught in the New Testament is that "He died for all" (not - He died my death), and that by identification with His death I can be freed from sin, and have imparted to me His very righteousness. The substitution taught in the New Testament is twofold: "He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." It is not Christ FOR me unless I am determined to have Christ formed IN me."

from: Oswald - My Utmost for His Highest
mutating missionary

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

taking an afternoon off



I love cold rainy days, cuddled up in a warm blanket, a cup of tea, a little bit of homework, early evening sunsets, soft jazz music, and Jiffy crunchy peanutbutter and banana...


ahhhhhh


Monday, October 27, 2008

Gott ist gut.

Ich habe eine Deutsche Fruendin. Ihrem man ist ein Americaner. Sie schickt eine Postkarte zu mir. Sie sagt das auf Deutsch:
I have a German friend. She is married to an American. She sent me a postcard. It said in German:

Isaiah 61:

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting, so they will be called oaks of righteousness, the plantin gof the Lord, that He may be Glorified."

Ich weiss das ist nicht mich - aber dass ist mein zeal - may God be glorified in my baby steps.
I know this is not me, but this is my desire - may God be glorified in my baby steps.

Ich finde es interessant, weil heute Morgan ich Isaiah 43 hat gelesen. Normalerweise gehe ich im die Psalmen am morgans.
It is interesting to me because this morning I read Isaiah 43. Usually I go to the Psalms in the morning.

"But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, and He who formed you..., "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!" When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom,... Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place an other peoples in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you... "

lesen der Rest - er ist gut! voll von Unterstuetzung!
read the rest, it is good! full of encouragement...

einen schonen Nacht!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

questions


it has been several hours since my knees went all jelly-like and my heart pounded like the fawn we found when I was a child... hearts still pounding...legs aren't on the ground yet...

So the only thing I know to do is to run to my Lord...

Psalm 131

"O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me. (I) hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever."
I know that I love the LORD my God with all my heart, and all my strength, and all my mind...
He will surely quiet and compose me. He will surely establish my path. He will surely...
Oh LORD I'm so far out of my comfort zone.
??????



Monday, October 20, 2008

ich habe heimweh



Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. - George Carlin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

"The Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the WORLD!"



So... weiter...weiter...weiter Oswald. Danke mein Herr, mein Gott fuer ihn.

"And He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sin of the whole world." 1 John 2:2

The key to the missionary message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus. Take any phase of Christ's work -- the healing phase, the saving and sanctifying phase; there is nothing limitless about those. "The Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world!" -- that is limitless. The missionary message is the limitless significance of Jesus Christ as the propitiation for our sin, and a missionary is one who is soaked in that revelation.

The key to the messionary message is the remissionary aspect of Christ's life, not His kindness and His goodness, and His revealing of the Fatherhood of God; the great limitless significance is that He is the propitiation for our sins. The missionary message is not patriotic, it is irrespective of nations and of individuals, it is for the whole world. When the Holy Ghost comes in He does not consider my predilections, He brings me into union with the Lord Jesus.

A missioanry is one who is wedded to the charter of his Lord and Master, he has not to proclaim his own point of view, but to proclaim the Lamb of God. It is easier to belong to a coterie which tells what Jesus Chrsit has done form me, easier to become a devotee to Divine healing, or to a special type of sanctification, or to the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Paul did not say -- "Woe is unto me, if I do not preach what Christ has done for me" but -- "Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel." This is the Gospel --"The Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!""

Oswald Chambers .... My Utmost for His Highest...









Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quotes


To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. - Albert Einstein
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. - Oscar Wilde
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Herbst am Bodensee

"No healthy saint willingly chooses suffering... He chooses God's will whether it means suffering or not."- Oswald Chambers














"dreams are waiting for you at the other side of a fear?" Erwin McManus http://livinglockhart.blogspot.com/


Deine Mutating Missionierenin

Thursday, October 9, 2008

doubt...





If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. - Rene Descartes


Ich habe im meinem Lebenslied das gefunden.

deine mutating missionary

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Exclusiveness of Christ (oswald)





Ich kann kein Englisch sprechen. Aber, ich muss lesen the bible und Oswald taglich! Ich muss.
Also, habe ich heute Morgen gelesen, und es ist so gut, ich beteiligen muss.

"Come unto Me." Matthew 11:28
Is it not humiliating to be told that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things we will not come to Jesus Christ about. If you want to know how real you are, test yourself by these words -- "Come unto Me." In every degree in which you are not real, you will dispute rather than come, you will quibble rather than come, you will go through sorrow rather than come the last lap of unutterable foolishness -- "Just as I am." As long as you have the tiniest bit of spiritual impertinence, it will always revel itself in the fact that you are expecting God to tell you to do a big thing, and all He is telling you to do is to "come."
"Come unto Me." When you hear those words you will know that something must happen in you before you can come. The Holy Spirit will show you what you have to do, anything at all that will put the axe at the root of the thing which is preventing you from getting through. You will never get further until you are willing to do that one thing. The Holy Spirit will locate the one impregnable thing in you, but He cannot budge it unless you are willing to let Him.
How often have you come to God with your requests and gone away with the feeling -- Oh, well, I have done it this time? And yet you go away with nothing, whilst all the time God has stood with outstretched hands not only to take you, but for you to take Him. Think of the invincible, unconquerable, unwearying patience of Jesus -- "Come unto Me."
by Oswald Chambers "My Utmost for His Highest"