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and Life in the Light of the Lord
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
Published by World Wide Web Witness Inc.
There is a time to reflect. There are many things which may be seen in systems of thought, understood in perspectives, but which for all that have an individuality, an integrity, a savour, feel and disposition of their own. In this volume, one hopes to be able to point to some of these, that we may the better appreciate some of the aspects of the word of God and His teaching who is the author of us all.
Of necessity, on entering the kingdom of God, one loses much; for it is like having your old house demolished by a flood; and you have to learn to live in the new one. On the other side, as in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, rebuilding a nation, so for the individual new Christian, there is a rebuilding of the centre and outposts of one's life. The work of the Holy Spirit is vast in such undertakings, as He illuminates, comforts, strengthens, reinforces, draws, convicts, convinces and equips. Yet it is the Lord Himself, who through the Spirit first inspired His words for man (I Peter 1:10ff., II Peter 1:19ff.), who is the final disposer of one's new household, from whom comes the inheritance which is made sure (Ephesians 1:11), as one is sealed by the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14).
In this, one is empowered (Ephesians 1:19, 3:14-21) and given some scope for co-operation (Ephesians 2:19-22). One loses what would not last, and gains what will; and it is surely like a flood that overwhelms, but no less like a Spring of building, wrought in ways sublime and majestic, competent and beautiful, so that one may grow; until the mildew comes, and then this must be dismissed under heavy pain, if one so slips (I Peter 4:12-19, 1:6-7); and if one is persecuted, this must be borne with patience; and then there is the bloom and the fruit. The way of life in the Lord is in one sense like another childhood, when this time one's father is not to live for some years, but for ever.
LOVE IS NOT LONELY, BUT THE LOVE OF GOD
MAY REQUIRE YOU TO BE ALONE
FOR A TIME, BUT NOT FOR ETERNITY
Elijah, Daniel, Nehemiah, Paul
Exponents of Impoverishment and Empowerment,
CHRIST: Exemplar of going below the Nadir
and above the Zenith, with Prepared Purpose
The OLD and the NEW, and the ONE and the MANY,
the ULTIMATE in HISTORY and the CONSUMMATION in SPIRIT ...
OLD and NEW TESTAMENT PILGRIMS and the CONSUMMATION OF REST
in REALISATION, not INCARCERATION: because of the INCARNATION
but PHASES, DRAFTS,
SUCCESSIVE SHAFTS of OPERATIONAL REALITY
NOT BIT BUT BYTE
Making it, Unmaking it, Awakening it
SHAFTS AND SHALLOWS OF MIND AND SPIRIT:
REMOVING IRRELEVANCE AND CONSIDERING CONVERGENCE
OF COMPLEX CAUSES, FROM THE ETERNAL ORIGINAL,
AS ALSO FROM ORIGINALLY MINDED CREATIONS
leading to the
Back to Reality, Reason and Revelation in one Dynamic
Disengagement and Re-engagement
FUNCTIONS AND FAVOURS FROM THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
FUNCTIONS AND FAVOURS
FROM THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH
ASPECTS OF THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
VOYAGE OF A LIFE-TIME AND BEYOND
from Colossians 1:9-14
GRATIFICATION OR GOVERNMENT
from Mark 14:60 - 15:20