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  • ''OCCUPY TILL I COME." --

    JOL. VII (NEW SERIES)' JUNE, 1908 No. 12

    The Ckrisfian and Missionarg dlliance

    in India.

    i Contents : PAGE.

    UNION WITH CHRIST, REV. R. MCCHTNE PATERSON . . . . . . . . . 133 AKOLA ORPHANAGE, OSCAR LAPP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 MORE ABOUT REVIVAL, S. I-'. HAMILTOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 NOTES FROM BBULDAXA, 0. DINHAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 CLOUDS A X D SUASIIINE, MRS. \VM. J. RAMSEX- . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 EDTTORIAI,~ 138 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAYSIDE SOIVIXG, MRS. HERBERT PEGG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 MEDITATIO~S ~ ~ H I L E AT ASHAPCR, "ATOM" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 ITEXIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 \

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  • I REV. A. E. FUNK ... ... .,. ... General Secretwy dZ Foreign Slcperintendent. MR. DAVID CREAR ... ... ... Treasurer. 6 9 0 - E i g M Ave., New York. I

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    I REV. J. D. WILLIAMS ... ... ... Reco~ding Secvetavy. MRS. A. B. SIMPSON ... ... ... Superintendent A s s i p w e n t of Missionaries. REV. HENRY KENNING ... ... Home Secvetary. I

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    Christian 6j missionary Alliance. - . HE ADQUARTERS-690 EIGHTH AvE., NEW YORK. CABLE ADDRESS-PAROUSIA, NEW YORP.

    REV. A. B. SIMPSON ... ... ... ... President & Gcnevd Slrpwistmdent. REV. JOHN SALMON. REV. 0. M. BROWN. MR. JOHN McGAHIE. REV. 0. E. MALLORY. MR. GEO. MONTGOMERY. MR. J. E. RAMSEYER. REV. W. C. STEVENS. MR. ULYSSES LEWIS. MR. THOS. RYAN. Vice-Preside&. REV. I1.I. B. FULLER. REV. JOHN OERTER. REV. F. W. FLINT.

    MR A. D. JACKSON. MR. JAS. G. REBER.

    HEADQUARTERS POR~INDIA-ALLIAN~E M I ~ S I O N , GOWALIA TANK ROAD, BOMBAY. CABLE ADDRESS-PAROUSIA, BOMBAY.

    REV. M. B. FULLER,-Chaivman of Executive Committee, Bombay. T h e affairs of the Rlission in the field are administered by a n Executive Committee,

    composed of fourteen members of the Mission elected a t the Annual Convention. The Alliance is unsectarian and ~ t s speclal object is the evangelization of neglected

    fields : i t seeks t o unite Christians of all evangelical denominations in its work. T h e teaching of the Alliance is often spoken of a s the Four-Fold Gospel, which means

    the Gospel or good tidings of Jesus Christ as Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King. Pardon through simple faith In the blood of Jesus Christ.-Sanctification and fulness

    of life through the indwelling Christ Himself in the believer by the Holy Spirit.--Healing a n d health for the body of the bellever by slmple faith in Jesus who "Himself took our infirmities a o d bare our sickriess " ;-al~d the pre-mlllennial coming of Christ.

    T h e financial b a s s of the Alliance i5 shown in the following article from the Constitution. " T h e illliance will requlre of all ~ t s labourers a spirit of absolute reliance upon God alone for support, guar;~~lteelrig no fixed salary to any missionary after reaching his or her field, but providing them such moderate allowances for their actual expenses and needs a s the funds providecl from the voluntary gifts of God's people shall enable us to supply from time to tlme."

    " Accepted candidates are required, before leaving for the field, to sign a n agreement stating that they cordially approve oE the principles a n d practice of the Mission, and heartily desire to carry out the same."

    Every missionary 1s committed to a life of faith in God for his personal support, and the Home Board is only pledged to send to the various fields what they receive. No debt is t o be incurred.

    Donations for the general fund or for special puposes or for the personal use of any missionary can be sent to the Tveasuvev in New York. Donzltions from frlends in India can be sent to Rev. M. B. Fuller, Alliance Mission, Gowalia T a n k Road, Bombay. Unless t-therwise designated, donations will be put In the general fund.

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    I Oe India Alliance. I This is intended as a monthlv message from the Alliance Missionaries to the friends of their

    work. It will also deal with the general questions of mission work by original or selected articles, and seek to deepen the interest and stimulate the prayers of all who may read it, by showing the encouragements a< well as difficulties of the work.

    EDITOR -MR. E. R. CARNER. BUSINESS MANAGER:-MR. S. 13. AUERNHE~MER, Amraoti, Eevav. hvyapur, Berm

    Terms Subocvi#tion In all Countries where the rupee is current Re. I 2 o In England as. od. in advance. { Single Copies ... ... ... ... He. o 2 o In America p cena.

    All payments in India to be sent to the Bosiness Manager. Americm subscriptions can be sent to MR. V. T. JEPPREY, 690, 8th Ave, NEW YORK.

  • THE INDIA ALLIANCE. --

    VOL. VII ] JUNE,

    UNION WITH CHRIST. REV. R. MCCHEYNE PATEIZSON

    --- E are convinced that the most

    important thing for all who seek World-wide Revival is always to keep in living touch with Jesus Christ for He it is who " baptiseth, in the Holy Spirit " -i.e., He plunges (present con-

    tinuous) us i f z the Spirit. Thus He alone enables us to obey the Divine Command, " Continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit."

    All Christians will admit that the fault is ours. It is we alone who are to blame when we lose contact with Christ. Why do Chris- tians so easily lose contact with Him? Principally because their is only contact and not a vital living union with Him to begin with. When we accept Christ as our sin- bearer and believe that He died for us on the Cross, we come in contact with Him-our past sins are forgiven. We have found the Rock of Ages cleft for us but we have only put one foot down upon Him-hence we are liable to fall 1 We have believed in the objective fact of Christ's death for us, merely : we have not yet been vitally united with Him in His death-it has not yet become a subjective reality. When I accept the further fact as true, namely, that the old man in me, the self-life, died with Christ on the Cross then I put my other foot down on the Rock. Then this becomes a subjective reality, i.e., then, I am united with Christ in His death. NOW this second fact of my death with Christ can be revealed to me only by the same Divine Teacher who reveals the first fact of Christ's death for me. Yes only the Holy Spirit can open our eyes to see that we have a personal share In the death of Jesus, that He the Head of Humanity died and with Him all of the natural man (all that is of the first Adam) died also. This is the meaning of Christ's solemn words that he who saves his,

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    life, i.e., his flesh or self, shall lose i t and he who loses it shall save i t unto life eternal, J rhis is why He said, " If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take u p his cross and follow Me."

    This important truth was fully taught by the Holy Spirit to His own people after He B( was outpoured a t Pentecost, in such Chapters as Romans 6 : 1-11 ; Gal. 2 : 19-20; Eph. 2 : 1-6 ; Col. 2 : 20 ; 3 : 3 ; I Peter 2 : 24. This same truth is prefigured in the Old Testament, also in such passages as Psalm 16 : 9-12, Hosea 6 : I, 2. T o the first of these attention was directed by Peter on the day of Pentecost for

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    was not this one of the truths about which Jesus had told them "before His death ! " "I have yet many things to say unto you but ye cannot hear them now. Howbeit when He the Spirit of Truth is come, He shall guide you into all the truth." May He reveal this wonderful mystery to us more clearly than ever before. Suffer me to repeat what has been said. When we first came to Jesus we believed that He had died for us. Only then did we personally enjoy any benefit from His death. There is no doubt that Christ had died for us but until we united ourselves to Him by faith and said, " Christ died for Me," forgiveness could not be claimed by us. N o k there is a deeper truth namely, that I died with Christ. But this does not benefit me until I accept it just as I accepted the other truth that Christ died for me. Yes, believe that the old man died with Christ and our old nature becomes a corpse-still with us but dead and therefore with its old power over us gone.

    It is not sufficient, however, for us once t o believe in this second truth and then forget all about it. No, just as we always return t o the first foundation truth and draw constant comfort from the fact that Christ died for us ; just as we always plead His death before the Father when we desire forgiveness: so also must we do in regard to its complementary truth-" We died with Christ." Let us always

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    be returning to i t : always putting down our in the heavenlies-are not merely some- other foot on this Rock-foundation. Let us thing outside of the .Christian's life, like plead this fact also, constantly before the historical facts. We have a share in each one Throne when we desire release from the fiower of these facts. When temptation from the old

    Christ," frees from the power of sin.

    I of sin. As " Christ died for me," frees from nature comes-we turn our back on i t for i t the punishment of sin so, " I died with has been crucified with Christ. When people

    despise us or, worse still, when they praise us, hi^ is Christ means when He says, i t does not touch us-we have been buried

    a ~ b i d ~ in Me and I in you.H " For if we with Christ. When we feel weak and unable have been grafted into the likeness of this to work for God we look up, for we are raised death so shall we also share His resurrection " with Christ, so we wait for His power and life {Conybeare and Iiowson). Now w