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

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – The Secret to Effective Ministry

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Commenting on Ezekiel 1:4-28:

 

The foundation for an effective ministry is understanding who God is. If we have a concept of the awesome holiness of God, we will see ourselves and others in a true light– as sinful people– and this will have a profound effect on our ministry.

 
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Enns, Paul P. Ezekiel. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1998. 8. Print. Shepherd’s Notes.

 

 

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Jottings – The Fullness Of The Godhead

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The Cross is indeed the fullness of all wisdom for us. It is the judgment of man; it is the manifestation and glory of God. If we accept it as the setting aside for us of self and all that self can glory in, we shall find that it has set aside at the same time all that would hinder safe and steady progress. Christ is then ours with all His fulness, to draw from for every need that can possibly arise. Take it as the apostle puts it, that ‘in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and in Him we are complete’—filled up. Here is the one daily provision to carry with us, but for it the judgment of the Cross must be accepted in its entirety. Then in this Cross Christ is entirely for us,—all that God is as manifested here in Him.

F.W. Grant, The Crowned Christ. Galaxie Software, 2004; p. 92.

 

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