Are You Going on With Jesus?

September 19th, 2011 by Dave Leave a reply »

You are those who have continued with Me in My trials —Luke 22:28

It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His temptations? Many of us turn back from going on with Jesus from the very moment we have an experience of what He can do. Watch when God changes your circumstances to see whether you are going on with Jesus, or siding with the world, the flesh, and the devil. We wear His name, but are we going on with Him? “From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more” (John 6:66).

The temptations of Jesus continued throughout His earthly life, and they will continue throughout the life of the Son of God in us. Are we going on with Jesus in the life we are living right now?

We have the idea that we ought to shield ourselves from some of the things God brings around us. May it never be! It is God who engineers our circumstances, and whatever they may be we must see that we face them while continually abiding with Him in His temptations. They are His temptations, not temptations to us, but temptations to the life of the Son of God in us. Jesus Christ’s honor is at stake in our bodily lives. Are we remaining faithful to the Son of God in everything that attacks His life in us?

Are you going on with Jesus? The way goes through Gethsemane, through the city gate, and on “outside the camp” (Hebrews 13:13). The way is lonely and goes on until there is no longer even a trace of a footprint to follow— but only the voice saying, “FollowMe” (Matthew 4:19)

Sept 19, 2011 DJR Journal
Good Morning Lord,
The song and Oswald’s words today ask if we will go on with you. I am tempted to jump up like Peter and say, “Yes, of course!” But I see that many times I share some of Peter’s traits and end up denying you and walking my own way. … What am I to do? My brother points out that I get introspective and self condemning about this and it does no good. I agree that it does no good….

You are right it does no good to dwell on your failings to walk in full Christlikeness. It is just your humanity and just like Peter, you wont arrive at perfection this week. It is good to see your shortcomings … just dont dwell there … that will inactivate you in my work. And that will make Satan happy. He is the accuser of the brethren. The best thing to do is see his accusations and agree with him … but remind him and yourself, that your debt has been paid and your perfecting is still in process.


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