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Jesus Only

April 11, 2017 | by: Rev. J Lewis | 0 comments

"And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only." Matt. 17:8. Dear congregation, When my heart is made fearful and trembling by its own sin and natural self, it is brought to that place where it can look up. That the three disciples had to “lift up their eyes” tells us that they were on the ground, in the dirt. It is only from there that one sees Him to be what He is...the King of kings. When our view of self is high, we would suggest something as foolish as Peter, to build tabernacles for Moses and Elijah by Christ's side. But when the transfiguration of His honor touches the heart, I see His glory, His solitary, unrivaled glory. It is only from this position that I can see Him to be the chief among ten thousand, and fairer than the children of men. It is there that Moses and Elijah fade from the mountain's peak, and Christ stands alone in peerless, almost unapproachable splendor. Oh, to have this. To see no man there save Jesus only. I never knew before that it was so necessary a thing to be brought low. Before this revelation, I had not felt the struggle between the old life and the new. Like the three disciples on the mount, it is only when I was low that I could look up. It was from the depth of my own abasement that the Son of Man became to me, more than all the sons of men. The First, the Last, the Only, the Altogether Lovely. The strength of Elijah pales before Him. The power of Moses is consumed by Him. I see Jesus only. When this sight is given to the child of God, all the Word becomes distilled in that phrase, “Jesus Only”. Where His presence fills all things. His name is recorded on every page. Neither Moses or Elijah can build a tabernacle beside Him. In all the lines of scripture, all the forms in nature, in all the events of life, to see Jesus only. That no tabernacle will be built beside Christ either on purpose or by accident. That in all things, the heart might say, “The Lord reigneth". To have this view would mean that I would feel my need of Christ's presence more and more. That the nearer I come to Christ, the more will I experience the feeling that I am "following afar off." But this must never discourage a soul because it comes from a knowledge of Christ's radiance. There is a desire to be nearer to Jesus every day, every hour, every moment. Because it is only in being near to Him that I learn how far off I am following. And at last, when I have beheld the summit of the mountain, I shall find none there, save Jesus only. Your servant in Christ, Pastor... Keep Reading

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Find Me Out

April 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Does this language seem weak to you? We would expect stronger words be used. Words like, "If ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD, and the lightening of God will strike you?"... Keep Reading

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Dear congregation, Here we have three examples of a sight of the risen Christ. It would be unbiblical to expect that everyone will see the truth of Christ with equal clarity, or feel an equal degree of joy, when they see Him. In the vast array of Christian experience, some will pass in a moment from the deepest distress and sorrow to exceeding joy and thanksgiving. ... Keep Reading

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