Faith Child – Lift Jesus higher


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Like cold water to a weary soul  is good news from a distant land. Proverbs 25:25

Water is naturally cold; and is very refreshing to one athirst through heat: or, “to a weary soul”  to one wearied with labour; or to a traveller weary with travelling, especially in hot countries, as in the deserts of Arabia, or humid lands of Southeast Asia,  or in places where it is rare to meet with a brook, stream, or fountain of water; which, when he does, it is exceeding pleasant and agreeable to him.

So [is] good news from a far country; so acceptable is it to hear from a friend in a distant part of the world, and particularly to hear good news of him.

It is our hope that through ChristianBlessings the cold living water of  the good news of Jesus Christ will come to many readers in far off countries where the gospel has never been heard before and so touch lives to reconcile them with God  and bring peace of God to their lives.

Such is the Gospel; it is good news, and glad tidings of good things; it brings the good news of the grace, and favour, and good will of God to men; of his appointment and provision of a Saviour for them; of the incarnation of Christ; of salvation being wrought out by him for the chief of sinners, which is free, full, and for ever; and of peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life, through him and this comes “from a far country”; from heaven, the better country than Canaan, which was a type of it, or any country in this world, and which is afar from hence.

The Gospel comes from God in heaven, and it is a report concerning that; it is good news to saints, of an estate they have there, an inheritance, a house, a city and kingdom prepared for them there: this news is brought by the prophets of the Old Testament, who diligently inquired of salvation by Christ; by the angels at Christ’s incarnation; by John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ; by Christ himself, who was anointed to preach good tidings to the meek; and by his apostles, and all the faithful ministers of the word: and the message they bring is good news; not to carnal and self-righteous persons, but to sensible sinners; and to them it is as cold waters to a weary or thirsty soul; it assuages the heat of the law, and the wrath that works in the conscience; it quenches the thirst of carnal things, and after a man’s own righteousness; it revives and refreshes his weary drooping spirits, and fills him with a joy unspeakable and full of glory; as Jacob’s spirits were revived on hearing the good news of Joseph, ( Genesis 45:26-28 ) .

May the souls of many in third world countries in spiritual darkness come to see the Light of the world and drink from the fountain that never runs dry with the water of everlasting life. May repentance from sin by sinners and forgiveness from Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, come true even today to the glory of God.

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” John 12:32

Faith Child,  let us lift the Name of Jesus higher in all the earth that we may see the fulfilment of what Jesus said, that He will draw all men to Himself. Amen.

Lift Jesus Higher! among the children

Higher, higher, higher among the teens

Lift Jesus higher among the women

and the world.

Look at the context. By quoting John 12:32, we are essentially saying we should crucify Jesus again so that He “will draw all men unto” Him. It is not our exaltation of Jesus that draws anyone to God; it is the death of Jesus and God’s exaltation of Him for His obedience which draws all people to Him Philippians 2:6-11. If Jesus had not humbled Himself and took on our sins upon that cross, no amount of our exaltations and honor would draw   anyone to God and we would still be dead in our sins. May we reflect on the humility of Jesus and His sacrifice (rather than our deeds) as He was lifted  up upon the cross to draw all people to a relationship with God.

Reference: John Gill’s  Exposition of the Bible

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6 Responses to Faith Child – Lift Jesus higher

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  3. Joyce de vivre says:

    I remember one of great verses in the Bible in John 3:30 – He must increase, but I must decrease. May we always acknowledge His power in everything, and all the glory to His name! We’re moving onward and onward, praise the Lord! 🙂

  4. As we take our position of “I am crucified with Christ” the indwelling Christ will be seen by the world, and His resurrection power will be evident. If “I” am seen, Jesus is not on the throne.
    May we all “Lift Jesus higher” in all our actions.
    We serve an amazing God!

  5. mtsweat says:

    Amen! We pray that all will know Him! John Gill makes an excellent point regarding something that is confused often. We praise Him and worship Him, but all of the praise and worship in the world won’t save one soul. Jesus being lifted on that Cross for our sake is exactly what draws men to Himself! The power of the gospel reconciles the sinner to God through Christ Jesus! I’ve often wondered how we could believe we lift Jesus… He is already seated at the right hand of the Father and has been given all authority in heaven and on earth! We worship Him because He is worthy! Still, I think we can acknowledge what many mean when they use terminology such as this. They would probably mean they are glorifying (lifting) Jesus’ name. We just need to remember we don’t force God’s hand by praising Him, as though we cause Him to save people. He is a sovereign saving God! Great and informative words, good friend!

    • ptl2010 says:

      Lifting the Name of Jesus entails
      – raising attention to Him , similar to raising a flag, raising awareness of His presence. When someone sees a flag of Sinapore, they recognize the existence of Singapore as a nation, the accomplishments, it’s capabilities as a nation through its citizens, it’s characteristics as an efficient, hard-working and achieving nation, well-known for having the highest paid government officials in the world as corruption is not tolerated. When we raise Christ crucified and risen, what do they see? How changed lives are with forgiveness, change for the better for eternity, hope, joy, love, peace inspite of turmoil in the world – quiet confidence in our souls that the Lord is in control, we have found The Way, The Truth and The Life!
      -raising His position and esteem in the lives of others -blessed are the feet of them who bring good news to those who have never heard -we bring them to the Living Water, encourage them to drink but the Holy Spirit draws them and enables them to drink.
      – we help remove barriers that prevent them seeing Jesus. Prayer changes things , we pray that eyes blinded by the devil will be opened, that governmental regulations and rules will reduce the persecution of believers, that persecutors will be made blind to see the Christians for persecution but will find the liberty of the gospel when they see Christ Jesus crucified for their sins, that they will have the freedom to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. Remember Rahab? She paved the way for the conquest of Jericho.
      -we can speed the light of the Gospel by supporting missions to the ends of the world where darkness prevails,sending missionaries, training, tracts, books, food, clothes, ChristianBlessings blogs and comments.

      And so the list goes as many ways as Faith children have the inspiration, creativity, determination to live out Christ as Lord of their lives We send, sow, reap and stand in the gap, go for Jesus -being His heart, hands and feet, love – in as much as you have done to the least of these , you have done it to Me. Amen.

      Let us lift Jesus higher.

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