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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Jottings – The Inexhaustible Love Of God

The Inexhaustible Love Of God

“I would like to leave on your hearts the sense of the perfectness of God’s love, and that His love has done all that is needed for us. God’s love was not exhausted – it was proved at the cross.”

 

J N Darby, “The Character of Christian Life (2 Cor. 3)”; found here: http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/darby/MISCELLA/34030E.html. Accessed 9/16/2014.

 

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Jottings – The Kindness of God

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Commenting on Jeremiah 10 and preceding chapters:

“…the repetition of God’s pleadings with Israel… is the most touching proof of the kindness of God, who multiplies His appeals to a rebellious and perverse people… ”

 

J N Darby, “Synopsis of The Books of The Bible: Jeremiah” Accessed electronically on 9/16/14 here: http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/darby/synopsis/jeremiah/jeremiah10.html

 

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Audio – Woe To You Hypocrites

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But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Matthew 23:13 NKJV

 

 

Recorded: Sunday March 16, 2014 Bethany Gospel Chapel, Worcester, MA.

 

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Jottings – The Whip and The Scourge

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The whip and the scourge may be righteous; but there is no winning the heart of man with these…

 

How many brethren alienated for all time, who might have been won back to God and to us, because we have hammered at the conscience merely, with the heart ungained – with the heart, I may say, almost unsought! We have not overcome evil, because we have not overcome it with good. We have taken readily the judge’s chair and have got back judgment; but the Master’s lowly work we have little done…

 

…that judgment, however temperate and true, will not touch and soften and subdue hearts to receive instruction, which, by the very facts of the case, are shown not to be in their true place before God. Man is not all conscience; and conscience reached, with the heart away, will do what it did with the first sinner among men – drive him out among the trees of the garden to escape the unwelcome voice.

 

J. N. Darby, Righteousness without Grace, Bible Treasury Vol. 15, page 380. http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/darby/New7_96/WHIP.html Accessed on March 18, 2014.

 

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YouVersion Now Offers Darby’s 1890 Translation

YouVersion Bible App IconYouVersion is one of the most popular electronic Bibles available today. The YouVersion website and mobile apps (for virtually every mobile device) are simple, powerful, seemlessly cloud synced, and best of all– free. What’s not to love?

This afternoon I noticed for the first time that YouVersion now offer’s J N Darby’s 1890 English Translation and Darby’s French translation of the Bible. (For the record I do not speak French!)

Unfortunately, YouVersion has not integrated Darby’s very helpful translation notes. Nevertheless, Darby’s translation even without the footnotes is a very welcome addition to YouVersion.

Enjoy!

 

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Jottings – God’s Rest

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Speaking on the “rest” of Hebrews 4:1-11:

 

“God can only rest in that which satisfies His love and holiness. God’s rest will be reached when God’s love has fulfilled all His mind for those He loves. When righteousness is established, and sorrow and sighing flee away, God will “rest in His love” (Zephaniah 3: 17). “Holiness cannot rest where sin is; love cannot rest where sorrow is” (J.N.D.).”

Hamilton Smith, Hebrews, electronic ed.

 

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