May 5, 2014

Clothed in Righteousness

“He shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.” Isaiah 53:11.

“He shall see of the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My
righteous Servant justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.”
Isaiah 53:11.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

     What beautiful words, what a beautiful expectation – the expectation of every true believer, one that extends beyond the end of time and out into eternity. We shall fall asleep in death, but one day we shall awake and when we awake we will be satisfied, satisfied with the likeness of the Lord. Awaking, clothed with His righteousness, putting on His likeness and beholding His face.

I just rejoice in that phrase, I will be satisfied.  I don’t believe there’s anything else that can fully satisfy the human heart but God Himself. At this time in this life we have contact with God. We know Him, we serve Him, we do His will. But there are gaps in the revelation, there’s a veil in between, we are still creatures of flesh. Our ideas and our concepts are so limited and inadequate to apprehend God, but there’s going to be a day when we awake in His righteousness, not in our own, clothed with His righteousness, faultless to stand before His throne, to see Him face to face. And then we will be satisfied.

Nothing else can take the place of that. That’s the end of all living. It all ends in God Himself.
Derek Prince

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Another and a nobler exhibition

Another and a nobler exhibition



To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

Ephesians 3:10

Suggested Further Reading: Revelation 7:9-12

Let the angel speak awhile for himself. Here, says he, I see men of all nations, and kindreds, and tongues, from Britain to Japan, from the frozen north to the burning zone beneath the equator; here I see souls of all ages, babes hither snatched from the womb and breast, and spirits that once knew palsied age to whom the grasshopper was a burden. Here I see men from all periods, from Adam and Abel down to the men who were alive and remained at the coming of the Son of God from heaven. Here I see them of all classes. There is one who was a king, and another that tugged the oar as a galley-slave. There I see a merchant prince who counted not his riches dear unto him, and by his side a poor man who was rich in faith and heir of the kingdom. Here I see Magdalene and Saul of Tarsus, repenting sinners of all shades and saints of all varieties, those who showed their patience on a lingering sick bed, those who triumphed with holy boldness amid the red flames, those who wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy; the monk who shook the world, and he who cast salt into the stream of doctrine and made it wholesome and pure; the man who preached to his millions, and brought tens of thousands of souls to Christ, and the humble cottager who knew but this Bible true here they all are.

For meditation: God alone knows how many Christ has redeemed from every kindred, tongue, people and nation (Revelation 5:9; 7:9-10). Do you want to be in that number? Have you responded to the gospel proclaimed worldwide (Revelation 14:6-7)?

N.B. This sermon followed the opening in London of the 2nd Great International Exhibition on 1 May 1862.

Sermon no. 448
4 May (1862)

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Seeing the difference

32 “Be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or the left. 33 Follow the whole instruction the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, prosper, and have a long life in the land you will possess.

Deuteronomy 28:13-14
In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us to see the differences between things; and it is Christ who gives us light.

Augustus Hare (1834-1903)

The head and not the tail

When reading Deuteronomy 28, it is pleasant to focus on the blessings in Moses’ message, yet we cannot avoid the fact that there were two sides to this oracle. Blessings would rain on the children of Israel as a result of their obedience, but harsh consequences awaited those who served other gods.…When the children of Israel turned from God, they would return to him only when they realized that they had placed themselves under the yoke of a far less benevolent master. Therein lies the curse — willingly abandoning a loving God to follow one whose intent is not to bless but to destroy. God still longs to bless us, but there is another who prowls about seeking to destroy those who are precious to God. Choose today to serve the God who longs to make you the head and the not the tail.

Adapted from The One Year® Book of Praying through the Bible by Cheri Fuller, Tyndale House Publishers (2003), entry for April 5.


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