I was reading through some wonderfully powerful talks given by W.W. Prescott at the Australian, Armadale camp meeting in 1895 and thought I would share this one with you. It has some lovely thinking!
Christ’s Life to be Repeated in Us
“I delight to dwell upon that picture and to have it presented before our minds, but I want to tell you that the only reason that picture is recorded on the page of history is because it is God’s intention that the same experience shall be lived over again in us. It is God’s purpose that we shall be like Christ, and He has made provision that we shall be. I know we are weak, I know we are helpless, I know we are unworthy; but I know that God has made wondrous provision. God knew that we were unworthy, but He made the provision that through just such humanity as there is here today, if they will have faith in Christ, He will reveal His character, and make them channels of blessing to the world. That is God’s design for us, and let us rejoice in that thought, let us take our eyes off the cheap common things and low grades of Christian experience and look up to the throne of God and of Christ our Advocate, who is there to intercede for us. Let us believe God intends a wonderful experience for us in His Son. His plan is to do it and His grace is sufficient.
Our lives, just like Christ’s are to be in God, with God, for God. “Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” Colossians 3:3. That experience is for us and we are to realise every day that we have no life in ourselves; that we have no power in ourselves; but that all our life and power must come from Christ.
Our life like Christ’s, must be between the mountain and the multitude, going up into the mountain with God, get what He has for us, that we may bring it down to give to the people.
When Christ fed the thousands by His miracles, He Himself did not give the bread to the people; but He blessed it and brake it, and gave it to His disciples, and they gave it to the people. We are to go to Him, and He will bless the loaf, and give it to us; and then as a loaf blessed of Him, and having in it life and salvation, we are to bring it to the people".
I pray today that God will open up ways where I can speak to others about what Christ can do in them, through faith which works by love.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5