Thursdays With Oswald—Jesus Is #1, #2, And #3

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.

Oswald Chambers

Jesus Is #1, #2, And #3

     When we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, self is effaced in a glory of sacrifice for Jesus and we become His witnesses. Self-conscious devotion is gone, self-conscious service is killed, and one thing only remains, Jesus Christ first, second, and third. 

From The Highest Good

Jesus said the Holy Spirit “will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you” (John 16:14, Amplified Bible). When we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, we no longer think about being devoted to Christ, we just are devoted to Christ—He becomes our first priority, our second priority, our third priority …. our only priority.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit changes everything. 

(If you are near Cedar Springs, I’ll be sharing the second message in our new series called Come Holy Spirit this Sunday. I’d love to have you join me.)

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