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Impregnated and Nourished

“You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'” John 3:7 NIV
“The words [‘you must be born again’] were spoken…to an upright, godly man.”*

“If I am ever going to have the heredity of the Son of God…my personal life must be impregnated by the Holy Ghost….”

“I enter into the life of God by its entering into me, that is, I deliberately undertake to become the home of the life of the Son of God.”

“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him…and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.” Isaiah 11:2-3 NIV

“The time a Christian gives to prayer and communion with God is…meant to nourish the life of the Son of God in him…and enables [God] to manifest Himself in my mortal flesh.”

To be born again requires an impregnation of the Holy Spirit and a deliberate decision to become the home of God. Then I must nourish the Life in me so that God's life in me can be seen. (This is a mere rewording of what Oswald Chambers has to say but to add more would be to subtract.)

Father, I have chosen you over all else and you have filled me with your Spirit. Grow in me, Lord, so that you and not I will be seen. Keep me in communion with you at all times. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Non-Biblical quotes are from "Spiritual Evolution" in "Biblical Ethics" in The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers. Pages 102, 103


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