“THE SUPREME INTEREST”
Tozer (1897-1963) was known for abiding in Christ, spending hours on his knees seeking God, which his writings showed. I always found them so rich.
I get thrilled thinking about this “Supreme Interest” concept — living with the Master of the Universe — actually doing Jesus’ GREATEST Commandment — life in the Son!
Why can’t we find Jesus’ Greatest Two Commandments plaques in Christian gift shops/bookstores today? They have the “Prayer of Jabez,” the 10 Commandments from the old covenant, but not Jesus’ Greatest Two Commandments from the new covenant, within which we live.
Going to heaven is not about just saying a prayer. Confessing our sins, accepting His forgiveness and dedicating our lives to follow Christ is just the start.
Going to heaven requires abiding in Christ: “not my will be done but Yours be done,” taking up our cross and FOLLOWING HIM — overcoming sin in the process, by His grace — having fruit that remains — because we lived our lives attached to and got our sap from the Vine.
Therefore, we’ll have clear consciences to enter when we see Jesus face to Face.
“God is love, and he who remains in love remains IN GOD, and God remains in him. In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.” – 1 John 4:16,17
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1
This is the overcoming Life in the Son — Jesus our Supreme Interest!!!
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A.W. Tozer – On “Accepting Christ”
Published on Mar 22, 2016