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Himself: Healing is the Life of Christ

HEALING IS THE LIFE OF CHRIST

 

Similarly, in my ignorance I thought that healing would be an it.  I thought that the Lord would take me, like the old run-down clock, wind me up and set me going again, much as He might recycle a machine.  It was not so at all.  I found in was Jesus Himself coming into my life, giving me what I need at the moment.

 

I wanted to have a great stock of healing so that I could feel rich.  I wanted to have a great store of healing laid up for many years so that I would not be dependent upon God the next day.  But God never gave me such a store.  I never have had more holiness or healing at one time than I needed for that hour.  God said, �My child, you must come to Me for the next breath.  I love you so dearly I want you to come all the time.  If I gave you a great supply of health, you wild do without Me and would not come to Me so often.  Now you have to come to Me every second and rest in Me every moment.�

 

God gave me great fortune.  He placed millions and millions at my disposal, giving me a checkbook and this one condition:  �You never can draw more than you need at the time.�  Whenever I have needed to make a withdrawal, there is the name of Jesus on the check!!  My frequent requests have brought more glory to Jesus.  They have kept His name before the heavenly world.  And God has been glorified in His Son.

 

I had to learn to take my spiritual life from Jesus every moment, to breathe Himself in as I breathed myself out.  So moment by moment for the spirit and moment by moment for the body we must receive.  You ask, �Is not that the terrible bondage, to be always so dependent?�  What?� A bondage to be dependent on the One you love- you dearest Friend?  Oh no!  If come naturally, spontaneously, like a fountain without consciousness, without effort.  True life is always easy and overflowing.

 

And now, thank God, I have Him.  I have not only what I have room for, but that which I have not room for, but for which I shall

 

The Best of A. B. Simpson, Keith Bailey, Christian Publications, Camp Hil, PA, 1987.

 

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