God has magnified His love, and set forth the riches of His grace towards us, in a manner which should effectually allure our hearts to Him.John Fawcett, Christ Precious, (Minneapolis: Klock and Klock, 1979), 52-54.
While we were enemies and rebels in open arms against Him, He was pleased to send His beloved Son to die for our sins in order to redeem us from death.
He who is the brightness of His Father's glory and the express image of His person became a man of sorrows for our sakes.
In the greatness of His condescension, He called Himself the Son of man, but all the fulness of the Godhead dwelt bodily in Him.
He was declared to be God manifest in the flesh.
He came down from His Father's bosom and became man, not to condemn the world of mankind, but to expose His life and blood for our sakes . . .
to make His soul an offering for our sins
to sustain inconceivable anguish and sorrow and to die for us that He might bring us back to God and happiness.
He poured out his soul to death to secure us from the deserved wrath and vengence of God.
He was wounded for our transgressions;
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement of our peace was upon him that we through his stripes might be healed.
He was stricken and smitten of God and afflicated that He might open the way for us to partake of Divine mercy and render the offended Majesty of heaven a more proper and a more engaging object of our love.
He is the beloved Son of God;
The first and the everlasting favorite of heaven;
The highest object of His Father's delight;
He is the great peacemaker between God and sinners;
The chief messenger of divine love to men.
If He had not undertaken to make peace by the blood of His cross, we should have continued [to be] children of wrath forever!
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather
Friday, January 6, 2012
Christ: The First And Everlasting Favorite Of Heaven!
John Fawcett wrote: