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‘Consecration of Spirit, Soul, and Body’ by John G Lake #LAFruits

July: CONSECRATION FOR FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Psalm 127, Revelation 6

@thelafamily July 12

 

Consecration of Spirit, Soul, and Body
We are triune beings just as God Himself is triune.

So Jesus, when He went into the wilderness, encountered a peculiar temptation peculiar to each separate department of His being. The Word of God says He fasted forty days and was hungry. Satan comes to Him and says, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” The hunger calls of Jesus’ body were not enough to turn Him aside from the consecration He had made to God.

The second temptation was one peculiar to the mind (soul). He was taken to a pinnacle of the temple, and Satan said, “Do something spectacular, cast yourself down; let the people see You are an unusual person, and that You can do unusual things, and they will give You their acclaim.”
Jesus could not do that. There was nothing in the mind of Jesus Christ that could tempt Him to be disobedient to the consecration He had made to God, unto “all righteousness.”

The third temptation was one peculiar to the spirit. By a supernatural power Jesus is permitted to see, “All the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,” in a moment of time. Then Satan said unto Him, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” But Jesus turned him aside.
Bless God! That is the peculiar thing about the life of Jesus Christ that makes Him dear to your heart and mine.

When an individual comes and commits himself to Christ once and for all and forever, he ceases to be, he ceases to live for himself any longer, but becomes the utter expression of Jesus Christ to mankind.

Pray: Dear Lord, give us an understanding of the utterness of what a real baptismal consecration ought to be. In Jesus name.

The above is an excerpt from John G. Lakes, Consecration to Principle. Please download here