The Splendour of His Royal Dignity

Originally posted on Life Is Worship:

His [Jesus Christ's] presidency over the church triumphant will continue for ever. Jesus, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood; but his presidency over the worship and services of the church triumphant will constitute, if not the principal, at least one of the main functions of his priesthood in eternity. The splendour of his royal dignity will never eclipse the memorials of his death as a priest on Calvary, which he carried along with him to the throne of God. No; while eternal ages roll on, he will appear in the midst of the throne as a lamb that hath been slain, and by his appearance in this character he will continue to direct, enliven, and stimulate the praises of saints and angels for ever and ever. As believers in the church on earth are sweetly constrained, by the love of God in giving his Son to save them…

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To Love As Jesus Loved: “Charity Endureth All Things”

Originally posted on SettledInHeaven.org Blog:

SIH TOTT ICON“And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away…

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

(1 Corinthians 13:3-8, 13)

The Lord’s great love moved Him to willingly accept horrible false accusations, abuse and even death.

Christ’s…

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Waiting, Not Running

Originally posted on He Hath Said:

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation” -Psalm 62:1

Blessed posture! Waiting truly and only upon the LORD. Be this our condition all this day and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it is in the best and truest condition of a creature before his Creator, a servant before his Master, a child before his Father. We allow no dictation to God, nor complaining of Him; we will permit no petulance and no distrust. At the same time, we practice no running before the cloud and no seeking to others for aid: neither of these would be waiting upon God. God, and God alone, is the expectation of our hearts.

Blessed assurance! From Him salvation is coming; it is on the road. It will come from Him and…

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FAITH

Originally posted on Samuel at Gilgal:

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones:

Faith is this extraordinary principle which links man to God; faith is this thing that keeps a man from hell and puts him in heaven; it is the connection between this world and the world to come; faith is this mystic astounding thing that can take a man dead in trespasses and sins and make him live as a new being, a new man in Christ Jesus. (Spiritual Depression – Its Causes and its Cures, 1965, p. 227)

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Covenant Reaches Children (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

Originally posted on forhisgloryandpraise:

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Covenant Reaches Children
August 1
And I will establish my convenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (Genesis 17:7)

O Lord, Thou hast made a covenant with me, Thy servant, in Christ Jesus my Lord; and now, I beseech Thee, let my children be included in its gracious provisions. Permit me to believe this promise as made to me as well as to Abraham. I know that my children are born in sin and shapen in iniquity, even as those of other men; therefore, I ask nothing on the ground of their birth, for well I know that “that which is born of the flesh is flesh” and nothing more. Lord, make them to be born under Thy covenant of grace by Thy…

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Good and Comforting Words

Originally posted on Deb's Blog:

“And the LORD answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words.”  Zechariah 1:13 NKJV

There are times when we need good and comforting words.

Thank You, Lord, for always knowing how and when to speak to us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

My anger

is never evil

My rebuke

is never wrong

turn to Me

and find the comfort

and good words

for which you long.

God bless you with good and comforting words today!

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True Happiness

Originally posted on Still They Speak:

“…good is to be determined with respect to the chief good and true happiness. Now what is our chief happiness, but the enjoyment of God? Our happiness does not consist in outward comforts, riches, health, honour, civil liberty; or comfortable relations, as husband, wife, children; but our relation to and acceptance with God. Other things are but additional appendages to our happiness. …afflictions are good; they take nothing from our essential, solid happiness, rather help us in the enjoyment of it, as it increases grace and holiness, and so we enjoy God more. Surely that is good that sets us nearer to God, and that evil that separates us from him. Affliction is good, because many times it makes us the more earnestly to seek after him: Hosea 5:16 ‘In their affliction they will seek me early.’ Therefore every condition is good or evil as it sets us farther off…

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