[anzac] OTHERS MAY; YOU CANNOT - A Classic!!

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:18:47 +1300
OTHERS MAY; YOU CANNOT
-Author Unknown.

IF God has called you to be really like Jesus He will draw you into 
a life of crucifixion and humility, and put upon you such demands 
of obedience, that you will not be able to follow other people, or 
measure yourself by other Christians, and in many ways He will 
seem to let other people do things which He will not let you do.

Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful, 
may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out 
their plans, but you cannot do it, and if you attempt it, you will 
meet with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you 
sorely penitent.

Others may boast of themselves, of their work, of their successes, 
of their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any 
such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you into some deep 
mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.

Others may be allowed to succeed in making money, or may have 
a legacy left to them, but it is likely God will keep you poor, 
because He wants you to have something far better than gold, 
namely, a helpless dependence upon Him, that He may have the 
privilege of supplying your needs day by day out of an unseen treasury.

The Lord may let others be honored and put forward, and keep 
you hidden in obscurity, because He wants to produce some 
choice fragrant fruit for His coming glory, which can only be 
produced in the shade.  He may let others be great, but keep you 
small.  He may let others do a work for Him and get the credit for 
it, but He will make you work and toil on without knowing how 
much you are doing; and then to make your work still more 
precious He may let others get credit for the work which you have 
done, and thus make YOUR REWARD TEN Times GREATER 
When JESUS COMES.

The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch over you, with a jealous love, 
and will rebuke you for little words and feelings or for wasting your 
time, which other Christians never feel distressed over.  SO make 
up your mind that God is an Infinitely Sovereign Being, and has a 
right to do as He pleases with His own.  He may not explain to 
you a thousand things which puzzle your reason in His dealings 
with you, but if you absolutely sell yourself to be His love slave, 
He will wrap you up in Jealous Love, and bestow upon you many 
blessings which come only to those who are in the inner circle.

Settle it forever, then that you are to DEAL DIRECTLY WITH 
THE HOLY SPIRIT, and that He is to have the privilege of tying 
your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways 
that He does not seem to use with others.  Now, when you are 
so possessed with the living God that you are, in your secret 
heart, pleased and delighted over this PECULIAR, PERSONAL, 
PRIVATE, JEALOUS GUARDIANSHIP and MANAGEMENT OF 
the HOLY SPIRIT OVER YOUR LIFE, then you will have found 
the vestibule of Heaven.

WHEN YOU ARE forgotten, neglected, or purposefully set at 
naught, and you smile inwardly, glorying in the insult or the 
oversight, because thereby you are counted worthy to suffer with 
Christ, THAT IS VICTORY.

WHEN YOUR GOOD is evil spoken of, when your wishes are 
crossed, when your taste is offended, when your advise is 
disregarded, when your opinions are ridiculed, and you take it 
all in patient, loving silence, THAT IS VICTORY.

WHEN YOU ARE content with any food, raiment, climate, 
society, solitude,or any interruption by the will of God, THAT 
IS VICTORY.