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Re: The Desire of Ages--8--The Passover Visit
« Reply #100 on: April 07, 2022, 06:18:08 AM »
"As we associate together, we may be a blessing to one another. If we are Christ's, our sweetest thoughts will be of Him. We shall love to talk of Him; and as we speak to one another of His love, our hearts will be softened by divine influences. Beholding the beauty of His character, we shall be "changed into the same image from glory to glory." 2 Corinthians 3:18.

Hubby and I experience this every morning and every evening. It's a very special time spent with Jesus. It draws us closer to Him and to each other and puts the routines and challenges of life in their true light. Everything that touches us is for our good and God's glory. Can He trust us to stay faithful to Him trusting that all things work together for good to those who love Him? When we come into the company of others do they know by our words and actions that Jesus is the Master of our lives and that we wouldn't have it any other way?
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

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Re: The Desire of Ages--8--The Passover Visit
« Reply #101 on: April 07, 2022, 08:33:51 PM »
Good to hear that some still have morning and evening family worship!

2 Cor. 3:18......a well kept secret in the Christian world. It does not fit into what is being taught and the experience of most who profess to serve God. It would be well to spend a thoughtful day contemplating the life of Christ where we will see His great love and sacrifice for us while we were yet sinners. And by listening to His Words and allowing them into our hearts, we will  not repeat Israel's apostasy. A deep interest in spiritual things will prepare us for His soon coming!

   Jesus presented Himself as one thirsting for a knowledge of God. His questions were suggestive of deep truths which had long been obscured, yet which were vital to the salvation of souls. While showing how narrow and superficial was the wisdom of the wise men, every question put before them a divine lesson, and placed truth in a new aspect. The rabbis spoke of the wonderful elevation which the Messiah's coming would bring to the Jewish nation; but Jesus presented the prophecy of Isaiah, and asked them the meaning of those scriptures that point to the suffering and death of the Lamb of God.
     The doctors turned upon Him with questions, and they were amazed at His answers. With the humility of a child He repeated the words of Scripture, giving them a depth of meaning that the wise men had not conceived of. If followed, the lines of truth He pointed out would have worked a reformation in the religion of the day. A deep interest in spiritual things would have been awakened; and when Jesus began His ministry, many would have been prepared to receive Him. 
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.