Jottings – I See Christ in the Glory

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When I see Him in that glory, instead of seeing my sins, I see that they are gone. I have seen my sins laid on the Mediator. I have seen my sins confessed on the head of the scapegoat, and they have been borne away; Leviticus 16. So much has God been glorified about my sins (that is, in respect of what Christ has done on account of my sins), that this is the title of Christ to be there, at the right hand of God. I am not afraid to look at Christ there. Where are my sins now? where are they to be found in heaven or on earth? I see Christ in the glory. Once they were found upon the head of that blessed One; but they are gone, never more to be found. Were it a dead Christ, so to speak, that I saw, I might fear that my sins would be found again; but with Christ alive in the glory the search is in vain. He who bore them all has been received up to the throne of God, and no sin can be there.

 

John Nelson Darby, “The Accepted Man (2 Cor. 3),” in Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby, Vol. 12 (Evangelic), 337; electronic ed. accessed on 1/14/15 here: http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/darby/EVANGEL/12033E.html

 

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Jottings – Look to God

We have first to find out that we are weak, and cannot help ourselves; then we turn, and look to God.


Commenting on 2 Timothy 1:3-8 ~~

 

“We have first to find out that we are weak, and cannot help ourselves; then we turn, and look to God.”

 

Darby, John N. “The Spirit, Not of Fear, But of Power.” Practical No. 1. Addison, IL: Bible Truth Publishers, n.d. 32. Print. The Collected Writings of J N Darby, Vol. 16.

 

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Jottings – God’s Ways are Behind the Scenes but He Moves All the Scenes Which He is Behind


Speaking of John’s exile on Patmos, Revelation 1:

 

“The persecuting emperor little thought what he was giving to us when he banished the apostle; no more than Augustus, in his political plans as to the census of the empire, knew he was sending a poor carpenter to Bethlehem, with his espoused wife, that Christ might be born there; or the Jews and Pilate’s soldiers, that they were sending the thief to heaven, when they broke his legs in heartless respect for their own superstitions or ordinances. God’s ways are behind the scenes; but He moves all the scenes which He is behind. We have to learn this, and let Him work, and not think much of man’s busy movements: they will accomplish God’s. The rest of them all perish and disappear. We have only peacefully to do His will.”

 

Darby, John N., Synopsis of the Books of the Bible: Colossians to Revelation. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2008), 566.

 

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Jottings – With Regard to Cares and Trials

With regard to our cares and trials, Christ does not take us out of them - John N Darby


Commenting on 2 Timothy 1:3-8 ~~

 

“With regard to our cares and trials, Christ does not take us out of them: ‘I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world.’ While He leaves us in the world, He leaves us liable to all that is incident to man; but, in the new nature, teaches us to lean on God. The thought with us often is, that (because we are Christians) we are to get away from trials; or else, if in them, we are not to feel them. This is not God’s thought concerning us.”

 

Darby, John N. “The Spirit, Not of Fear, But of Power.” Practical No. 1. Addison, IL: Bible Truth Publishers, n.d. 31. Print. The Collected Writings of J N Darby, Vol. 16.

 

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