Spiritual Ascendancy

by T. Austin-Sparks

From "A Witness and A Testimony" magazines, 1950-1951.
Vol. 28-5 through 29-5.

Chapter 1 - "Who Shall Ascend?"
The Question Answered - A Company in Oneness With the Son on Mount Zion - The End in Glory Already Secured in the Lord Jesus - The End Will Justify the Way - The Lamb Standing on Mount Zion - The Company With the Lamb - A Settled Confidence in God

Chapter 2 - Attainment by Discipline
Israel as An Illustration of Spiritual Ascendency - Israelís Twelve Tribes A Governing People - Israel Lost What God Intended - Israelís Folly: Clinging to the Letter, Not Open to the Spirit - Ascendency To Be Gained Through Challenging Experiences - Need and Challenge Both Met Through a Disciplined People

Chapter 3 - Its Present Bearing on Life
The Hill of the Lord: Christ in Absolute Ascendency - Ascendency: The Normal Outworking of Implanted Divine Life - Israelís Failure: Egypt, Not Zion, in Their Hearts - Egypt Flatters Self, Zion Slays It - Ambition Right If Selfless - Holy Ambition: To Attain to Zion

Chapter 4 - The Nature and Motive of Spiritual Ascendency
The Challenge of Ascendency - Ascendency A Right Ambition - Testing of Motive, The Lord or Self? - Ascendency Demands Spiritual Stamina - Ascendency Acquired in Common Affairs - Service the Motive of Ascendency - Ascendency Persistently Assailed

Chapter 5 - Ascension Union With Christ
A New Order Introduced With the Ascension of Christ - The Ascension of Christ, His Enthronement - The Church in Ascension Union With Christ - Some in Israel a Testimony for Israel - A Testimony to the Greatness of Redemption - A Testimony to the Lordís Persistent Working - A Testimony to the Glorious Consummation

Chapter 6 - The Holiness of Zion's Hill
Ascendency Over the Enemy - Ascendency Over Our Own Souls - Power with God - Zion the Place of Spiritual Power - Holiness Basic to Spiritual Power - The Defilement of Self-interest - The Defilement of an Earth Touch - Encouragement to Perseverance

Chapter 7 - The Name of the Lord in Zion
A Present Foretaste of Glory - A Process Begun - Zion the Embodiment of the Name - The Need to Recover the Authority of the Name - The Need to Get On to Higher Ground - God Governs by Spiritual Maturity - The Power of the Name




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