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“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Hi sister,
I know the smoking will go away. If you crowd in to Jesus, He will move in and crowd out everything that competes with the peace and love He wants to store up in your heart. Can I give you some Bible promises?

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2Cor. 10:4,5).

“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
Therefore He brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for Hs goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107:8-15).

(I included this one, even though it says we suffer because we rebel and think the word of God is contemtible. But I have to agree with this verse because Satan can never get his foot in our door unless we surrender to his temptation. Somewhere along the line, you accepted his help and loved it, and then it because a wedge he could use to bring in more goodies. We must accept what God says here in Psalm 107. He made us, He knows how we tick.)

“For He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath He hid His face from Him; but when he cried unto Him, He heard.
My praise shall be of Thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek Him: your heart shall live for ever.” (Ps. 22:24-26).

This was the Psalm Jesus quoted while enduring the crucifixion. Verse one and two start out with, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? why art Thou so far from helping Me, and from the words of My roaring? O My God, I cry in the day time, but Thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.” And it ends with, “A seed shall serve Him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this.”

Jesus’ worst suffering was because He was cut off from His Father. We are so callous to this because most of us are cut off from our parents to some degree. They can’t love perfectly, eternally. But our Father loved His Son infinitely perfectly. The Father cut Himself off from His beloved Son. We need to comprehend the infinite loss this meant to both of Them.

But Jesus suffered total abandonment so He could take our place in our banishment. We can be heard by God because Jesus went unheard. We are brought near to God when we seek Him and swept up into His great heart of love because His Son took our just due and was rejected and neglected by that infinite love. And our faculty to love is so impoverished and shriveled. Jesus’ sensitivity to love was pure and the loss of it was infinitely keenly felt.

If we are ever to know God’s power to overcome sin, it must be by comprehending and living in the shadow of the cross. C_____, I’ll help you to do it and you need to help me. OK?

Love you, sister.
David

Here’s a Reformer’s quote in the Great Controversy, p. 213.

Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,--the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.

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