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‘Consecration Unto Death’ by John G Lake #LAFruits Devotional

July: CONSECRATION FOR FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Psalm 134, Revelations 13.

@thelafamily July 19

 

Consecration Even Unto Death

They sat around the table after they had eaten their supper, Jesus took bread and brake it, saying, “Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you.” – Corinthians l 1:24.
Now what was its significance?

This: By that act the Lord Jesus Christ pledged Himself before God, the holy angels, before men, that He would not stop short of dying for the world. He was faithful “even unto death.”
How often have you and I taken the Lord’s cup? Has it meant that to you and me? Beloved, I have no doubt that the sacred cup has touched many lips, perhaps the lips of most of you. If we have been comprehending Christians, we have realized it meant to us just what it did to the Lord – our everlasting pledge of faithfulness.

There is no place for sin in the Christian’s life. There is no place for letting down in the Christian’s life. Paul said, when they were having a hard time, “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin” (Hebrews 12:4 ). They were expected to resist even unto death. In the revelation, the Church in Smyrna is commanded, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

The real purpose of becoming a Christian is not to save yourself from hell or be saved to go to heaven. It is to become a child of God with the character of Jesus Christ, to stand before men pledged unto the uttermost – “even unto death” – by refusing to sin, refusing to bow your head in shame. Preferring to die rather than dishonor the Son of God.

If the character of Jesus Christ has entered into you and into me, then it has made us like the Christ. Bless God for that same unquenchable fidelity that characterized the Son of God.

The above is an excerpt from John G. Lake’s Power of Consecration to Principle.

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