"A Prince and a Savior"
“We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
JESUS, OUR LORD, once crucified, dead and buried, now sits upon the throne of glory. The highest place that heaven affords is His by undisputed right. It is sweet to remember at the exaltation of Christ in heaven is a representative exaltation. ...as the Mediator, the honors which Jesus wears in heaven are the heritage of all the saints.
It is delightful to reflect how close is Christ’s union with His people. We are actually one with Him; we are members of His body; and His exaltation is our exaltation....
Look up, believer, to Jesus now; let the eye of your faith behold Him... and remember that you will one day be like Him, when you shall see Him as He is; you shall not be so great as He is, you shall not be so divine, but still shall, in a measure, share the same honors, and enjoy the same happiness and the same dignity which He possesses. Be content to live unknown for a little while, and to walk your weary way through the fields of poverty, or up the hills of affliction; for and-by you shall reign with Christ, for He has “made us kings and priests unto God, a we shall reign for ever and ever.”
Oh! wonderful thought for the children of God! We have Christ for our glorious representative in heaven’s courts now, and soon He will come receive us to Himself, to be with Him there, to behold His glory, and to share His joy.
By Charles H. Spurgeon
"...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross..." Hebrews 12:1-2
From Morning and Evening, April 22, by Charles H. Spurgeon.
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