Looking to Jesus

 

 

THE PROMISE 

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king. He endured by looking to Him who is invisible.

— Hebrews 11:27, MEV  

 

THE TESTIMONY 

We are looking forward to the change from mortality to immortality; but what more can we have than it is now our privilege to have? We may have Jesus abiding in our hearts by faith. 

The Source of Wisdom is open to us. We may come to God, we may grow in wisdom. 

The exhortation is given, “Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” How is it possible that we may grow in grace? It is possible to us only as we empty our hearts of self, and present them to heaven, to be moulded after the divine Pattern. 

We may have a connection with the living Channel of Light; we may be refreshed with the heavenly dew, and have the showers of heaven descend upon us. 

As we appropriate the blessing of God, we shall be able to receive greater measures of his grace. As we learn to endure as seeing him who is invisible, we shall become changed into the image of Christ. 

It was the grace of Christ that made Moses the meekest man on earth... How long did it take Moses to learn the lesson of meekness, and become fitted to be a general to lead the armies of Israel out of Egypt? He went through a long discipline. For forty years he tended sheep in the land of Midian, learning how to be a good shepherd to the flock. In his position of shepherd he was called upon to care for the weak, to guide the wayward, to seek for the wandering. This was an essential training for him who was to be the leader of Israel. 

Let us not wait for a revival in the church, or for special conviction; but, realizing our need, and knowing that all heaven is at our command, let us now yield our hearts to God... decide to seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 

Fix the eyes upon Jesus, and say, “Lead me, guide me.” Your prayer will ascend before the Father as fragrant incense; for the merit of Christ will make it of value before God. 

— Signs of the Times, January 16, 1893 

 

THE RESPONSE 

Empty your heart of self. Present your heart to heaven to be molded after the divine Pattern. 

Apply the blessing of God to receive greater measures of His grace. 

Do not wait for a special conviction but realize your need. Yield your heart to God. 

Fix the eyes on Jesus and say, “Lead me, guide me.”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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