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You Can be an Overcomer

disciples, He desires to be to His children today.

Jesus prayed for us, and He asked that we might be one with Him, even as He is one with the Father. What a union is this! Thus, loving Him and abiding in Him, we shall “grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Eph. 4:15).

God is the source of life and light and joy to the universe. Wherever the life of God is in the hearts of men, it will flow out to others in love and bless- ing.

Our Saviour’s joy was in the uplifting and re- demption of fallen men. For this He counted not His life dear to Himself, but endured the cross, de- spising the shame. When the love of Christ is en- shrined in the heart, like sweet fragrance it can- not be hidden. Love to Jesus will be manifested in a desire to work as He worked for the blessing and uplifting of humanity. It will lead to love, ten- derness, and sympathy toward all the creatures of our heavenly Father’s care. Those who are the par- takers of the grace of Christ will be ready to make any sacrifice, that others for whom He died may share the heavenly gift. They will do all they can to make the world better for their stay in it. This spirit is the sure outgrowth of a soul truly converted. No sooner does one come to Christ than there is born in his heart a desire to make known to oth- ers what a precious friend he has found in Jesus. If we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good, we shall have something to tell. We shall seek to present to others the attractions of Christ and the unseen realities of the world to come. There will be an intensity of desire to follow in the path that Jesus

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