Editor's Letters

by T. Austin-Sparks

March 1928

Beloved of our Lord,

He Who said "I am the Truth" has become that "truth" in us also by His pardoning and begetting grace. It is the truth of His Life. As the Father and He are one in it, so now are we by Him, sharing one eternal Life in the Only-begotten, and therefore abiding both in the Father and in the Son by One Spirit.

And this truth is substantial, not theoretical. The Word has become Substance, and we partake of Him, the actual and living Christ.

What an indissoluble bond is this as in Him and in us. Truly nothing can separate us from this Love-Life of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. The universe may sooner pass away than this Oneness of Life in Him. Thus also He is able to save us unto the completion, and while the throes of the whole creation become convulsive in these last hours of the age, the powers in the heavens being shaken, and the sea of humanity rages and roars with the sinister unrest that betokens the coming incarnation of the god of this world, we, beloved, are rooted and grounded in that Eternal Life, which is the very Love of God in the Christ.

Do not trouble, therefore, your own hearts by any fears but recognise that the Christ is in you and you in Him by One Life of One Spirit, even the Spirit of God Incarnate. The Truth as it is in Jesus, is now become the Truth in us also, One incarnate Life of God in Him and in us. But He, the Head, and we the members, nevertheless knit together in a Oneness that is indissoluble, eternal, unchanging.

Praise God for a Truth that has become substance, actual; and we living that Life in these mortal bodies by the very faith of the Son of God.

Therefore, will not we fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas; though the waters thereof roar and are troubled; though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof - for there is a River of Life, and this flowing through our own hearts. "His love floweth on, full and free as a river; And His mercy endureth forever and ever!

Yours in His plenitude,
T. Austin-Sparks,
T. Madoc-Jeffreys.

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