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

Monday, June 22, 2015

"That's My King!" Who's The Rock Of Our Salvation Says William Plumer!

Jesus Christ is a wonderful, a glorious person!
His names and titles are as important as they are significant!
Every one of them is as ointment poured forth!
His people sit under His shadow with great delight!
His fruit is sweet to their taste!
He is altogether lovely!
He is our Advocate!
The Angel of the covenant!
The Author and Finisher of our faith!
He is as the Apple-tree among the trees of the forest!
He's the Alpha and the Omega!
He is our Beloved!
He's the Shepherd and Bishop of souls!
He's the Bread of Life!
He's the Righteous Branch!
He's the Bridegroom!
He's the Brightness of the Father's glory!
He's the express Image of His person!
He is a Bundle of myrrh!

That's my King! Do you know Him?!

He's the Creator!
He's the Captain!
He's the Counselor!
He's the Covenant!
He's the Cornerstone!
He's a Shelter from the storm!
He's the Chief among ten thousand!
He is to His people as the Dew!
He's the Door into the fold!
He's the Day-star!
The's the Deliverer!
He's the Diadem, and the Desire of all nations, ranks, and generations of pious men!
In their eyes He is the Elect, Emmanuel, the everlasting Father and eternal life!
He is a Fountain of living waters to thirsty souls!
He is a Fountain of joy to troubled souls!
He is a Fountain of life to dying souls!
He is the Foundation on which His people of all ages safely build their hopes of heaven!
He is the Father of eternity!
The Fir-tree under whose shadow the saints rejoice!
The First and the Last!
The First Fruits of the greatest harvest ever gathered!
The First-born among many brethren, and the First-begotten from the dead!

That's my King!

To His chosen He is as the most fine Gold!
He's a Guide!
He's a Governor!
He's a Glorious Lord!
He's God!
He's the true God!
He's God over all blessed forever!
He is the Head of the church!
He's the Health, the Hope, the Husband, the Heritage, the habitation of His people!
He is the horn of their salvation!
He rides upon the heavens by His name JAH!
He is the Jehovah, the Inheritance, Judge, and King of His saints!
He is their Light, their Life, their Lord, their Leader, their Lawgiver, their Atoning Lamb, the Lily of the Valley, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
He is the Man Christ Jesus!
He's the Master!
He's the Mediator!
He's the Messenger of the covenant!
He's the Minister of the true sanctuary!
He is the mighty God of Isaiah!
He's the Michael of Daniel!
He's the Melchisedek of David and of Paul!
He's the bright and morning Star of John!
He's the Messiah of all the prophets!
He is the Only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth!
He is at once the Root and the Offspring of David!

That's my King! I wonder if you know Him today?!

He is the Peace!
He's the Prince!
He's the Priest!
He's the Prophet!
He's the Potentate!
He's the Purifier!
He's the Propitiation for our sins!
He's the Physician of souls!
He's the Plant of renown!
He's the Power of God unto salvation!
He's the Passover of all saints!
He is a Polished Shaft in the quiver of God!
He is the Rock!
He's the Refuge!
He's the Ruler!
He's the Ransom!
He's the Refiner!
He's the Redeemer!
He's the Righteousness and the Resurrection of all who walk in the light!
He is the Rose of Sharon!
He is the Seed of the woman!
He's the Seed of Abraham!
He's the Seed of David!
He's the Stem of Jesse!
He's the Son of God!
He's the Son of Man!
He's the Shield!
He's the Strength!
He's the Surety!
He's the Shiloh!
He's the Sacrifice!
He's the Sanctuary!
He's the Salvation!
He's the Sanctification!
He's the Sun of Righteousness to all believers!

That's my King!

He is the Truth!
He's the Treasure!
He's the Teacher!
He's the Temple!
He's the Tree of Life!
He's the great Testator of His Church!
He is the Way!
He's the Well of salvation!
He's the Word of God!
He's the Wisdom of God!
He's the Faithful Witness!
His person is one!
His natures are two!
He is both human and divine!
He's finite and infinite!
He's created and uncreated!
He was before Abraham, though not born for ages after that patriarch slept with His fathers!
He was dead, and behold He is alive forevermore!
On earth He had no where to lay His head, yet He disposes of all diadems!
By Him kings rule and princes decree justice!
He has the arm of a God, and the heart of a brother!
To Him all tongues shall confess and all knees bow!
Yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered!
None loves like Him, none pities like Him, none saves like Him!

That's my King!

It is not surprising that such a person lives and reigns in the hearts of His people!
No marvel that the virgins love Him!
The saints praise Him!
The martyrs die for Him!
The confessors are not ashamed of Him!
The sorrowing sigh for Him!
The penitent lie at His cross and pour out their tears before Him!
The humble trust in Him!
The believing lay fast hold of Him and will not let Him go!
His frown shakes the frame of universal nature!
His smile gives life!
His presence converts dungeons into palaces!
His blood cleanses from all sin!
His righteousness is the white robe of the redeemed!
If men would be safe, or wise, or holy, or happy, or useful, or strong, or victorious - let them look to JESUS!
Let them look to none else!
Let them walk in Him, abide in Him, glory in Him, and count as loss all things besides!
You may look at the law until the spirit of bondage overwhelms you with terrors and torments!
You may go about to establish your own righteousness until you can boast, and sin, and perish like a Pharisee!
You may weep until the fountain of your tears has gone dry!
You may have all gifts, understand all mysteries, bestow all your goods to feed the poor, and yield your body to be burned!
But all these things will not atone for sin, will do nothing toward regaining the lost favor of God, will not make you fit for the inheritance of the saints in light!
"None but Christ! None but Christ! None but Christ!" has been the cry of the faithful witnesses of all ages when truth has triumphed, when sinners were converted, when saints shouted for joy, when the Word of God mightily grew and prevailed!

That's my King!

We are cleansed through His blood!
We are clothed in His righteousness!
We are purified by His Spirit!
We meet the demands of the Law of this day of grace when we walk as He walked and have the same mind that was in Him!
In proportion as men are truly pious, they make Jesus the foundation and the top-stone, the sum, and substance, and center of all their hopes and rejoicings before God!
He is accepted and believed on in the world, not merely because there is no other Savior, but because His way of saving sinners precisely suits their case, and because it brings glory to God in the highest!
The true believer not only trusts in Christ, but makes his boast in Him!
He not only makes mention of Him; he admits none into comparison with Him!
To all the ends, parts, and purposes of salvation, Christ stands alone!
There is none like Him!
There is none with Him!
There is none before Him!
There is none after Him!
There is none beside Him!
He had no predecessor!
He has, and shall have no successor!
He has no vicegerent!
He has no assistant!
He wears an undivided crown, and wields a perfect sovereignty over an undivided kingdom!
If God's people exalt Him above all others, so does His holy and eternal Father!
If they crown Him Lord of all, God also has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name that is above every name!
If they surpassingly admire and extol Him, there is cause for this preference!
It is a holy, reasonable thing, to fall before Him and cry, "My Lord and my God!"
If He is the delight of his redeemed people, He is also the delight of His Father!
Listen to the voice from the excellent glory: "This is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased!"

That's my King! That's my King!

Taken from William S. Plumer, The Rock Of Our Salvation

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