The Manifestation of Jesus   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

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John 14, 21-23

1.  Though going away, Jesus says he will come to his disciples, manifest himself to them and abide with them.  [He] will send them the Comforter.

2.  But Jude wants to know how it will occur, how he will manifest himself to them, and not to the world.  His answer is full of meaning.

(1)  If a man love me–this is a command and great privilege–he will keep my word–obey me.

Love is the source and proof of obedience.  Here is the trouble with worldly church members.  True Christians do not want to be wrong.

(2)  My Father will love him.  “God has an eternal preference for good men.”  To such He gives the Spirit.  Thus the Father and the Son will come to him and manifest themselves.

3.  The obedient soul finds a gracious sense of the divine Presence.  This manifestation is assuring, comforting, strengthening, and full of glory.  It is not a sporadic affair, but is a constant and abiding presence.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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