Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Testimony of Christ

  A word from the Desert Rat of Morgan.
The testimony of Christ to the Church: “Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not desire: (for Mine ears hast Thou prepared) burnt offering and sin offering hast Thou not required. Then said I, ‘Lo, I come: for in the roll of the book it is written of Me. I desired to do Thy good will, O My God [Hebrews 10:4-10]: yea, Thy Law is within mine heart. I have declared Thy righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I will not refrain My lips: O Lord, Thou knowest. I have not hid Thy righteousness within Mine heart, but I have declared Thy truth and Thy salvation: I have not concealed Thy mercy, and Thy truth from the great Congregation’” (Psalm 40:6-11, Geneva Bible).

The Father’s will is the salvation provided by a single perfect sacrifice for sins for all time – His Son. The Father’s Law pinpoints our guilt and meriting of His wrath before His holiness. It is His righteousness, truth, and salvation that is the theme of the Son’s song to His Church.

The Son’s obedience to the Father is the reason He has a Name that is above every name, the reason that all will one day bow before the Son to the Father’s glory. The Son is the Word of God made flesh to us, the perfect and final revelation of the Father to us. The Son is the only acceptable sacrifice for our sin and the satisfaction of the Father’s righteous wrath against our rebellion.

The Holy Spirit is the One Who formed the “flesh” of the “Word made flesh” in the womb of the virgin. The Spirit is the One Who revealed this song of the Father and Son’s plan for our salvation through David almost a millennium before it became history. The Spirit is the One Who reveals the truth of God to our dead hearts unto life, life, eternal life in the salvation provided by the Father through the sacrifice of the Son, the full expression of love.

Congregation, hear today and believe. He is still speaking through His Word (singing through the Psalm) of the greatest message that there is.

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