The Faith of the Overcomer

by T. Austin-Sparks

First published in "A Witness and A Testimony" magazines, 1940, Vol. 18-1 - 18-3.

We must never be found occupied with how we happen to be at the moment, or at any time. It is just possible to be occupied with ourselves when we are feeling fine, and saying, "We are better today". That may be as fatal a ground for the enemy to catch us upon as our being occupied with the miserable side of our beings. No, not good, bad, or indifferent; none of the phases or features of ourselves and our own condition must hold us at any time, but we must ever be "looking off unto Jesus, the author and finisher of faith". Christ lives! That is where we begin. Then, Christ lives in me! And the other half of the statement is, I live by faith in Him. He lives in me; I live in Him, by faith.

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