We have a
Cornerstone that we must fall on. As His Father’s representative, Jesus is a
Prince, the Lawgiver and our Law enforcement Officer. Jesus will not break or
budge; we must budge and break ―an
impossible work for sinners to accomplish. We must be broken beyond any hope of
our repairing ourselves, and then He will bind us up. He that loses his life
will find his life. As His Father’s designated intercessor, Jesus is our
Saviour and merciful Messiah and Advocate, our great Physician who never lost a
case. Our stumbling Stone is set for the fall and rising again of many in
Protestantism (see Luke 2:34).
described in Romans 7, many have already cooperated with Jesus by standing
before His piercing testimony until their sins have become exceedingly sinful.
Now, what they need is tenderness and peace; and each humbled one qualifies for
it. Therefore, Jesus will cooperate with them to get His peace by bringing them
to surrender to His mercy. “He that putteth his trust in Me shall possess the
land, and shall inherit My holy mountain” (Isa. 57:13).
They can receive His
surrender by looking at Jesus, studying Him, thoroughly searching out the Law
and grace which He displays in Himself from every page of the Volume that He
wrote for us. We can also find Him in the books of nature, working with our
hands, and our experiences of life. We further develop this cooperation with
Jesus by serving with Him; that is, helping others to have confidence in His
promises, by undoing their heavy burdens, and letting the oppressed go free.
Only thus can His Spirit lead us to abandon our angry fighting from hearts
naturally filled with scorpion poison (see Ephesians 2:3; Romans 3:13, 14; 2
When the Spirit helps
us see Jesus in the written page, then will our “light break forth as the
morning” (Isa. 58:8). We must see Jesus and then righteousness will appear wonderful
This is the will of Him that
sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have
everlasting life (John 6:40).
We would see Jesus (John
taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him
Search the scriptures; …they
are they which testify of Me (John 5:39).
Jesus taught us
that we can see Him by piecing together the collage of Himself which Old
Testament individuals bore out in their lives through His divine nature. We see Him through them; for they
testify of Him (see John 5:39). Rebecca’s happy exertion to help and give water
to others described Jesus, the Servant of servants (see Genesis 24:18-28, 58).
Go there and drink in all her beauty; it testified of Him. Drink in
Jesus and the water of life that He gives. David’s love of obedient worship and
thankful praise to God’s goodness showed us Jesus, the Son of David (see Psalm
63). The Gospels didn’t touch on every beautiful snapshot into Christ’s life
because His Spirit was directing us to the Old Testament for them. They all
testify of Him.
The pure, close
union between David and Jonathan (see 1 Samuel 18:1-4) speaks volumes of the
pure intimacy between the heart of Christ and everyone He ever met ―that
includes you and me. The rich, young ruler gives a backward look to David and
Jonathan when Jesus first met the princely candidate for discipleship. “Jesus
beholding him loved him” (Mark 10:21). It was a perfect millennium throwback to
the scene with David, (meaning, the beloved), and Jonathan (meaning, Jehovah
given). The last time they would see each other, “David arose out of a place
toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three
times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David
exceeded” (1 Sam. 20:41). “Jesus beholding him loved him.” Jesus’ heart was
knit with this young man; but, His heart was also thrust into the grave when
the ruler suddenly lost his great yearning to be a friend. If we see Jesus with
faith, in His presence will be exceeding joy, and our response will be that of
Jonathan. “The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan
loved him as his own soul” (1 Sam. 18:1). “Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much
in David” (1 Sam. 19:2). Jehovah having given us to the beloved Desire of all
nations (see John 6:37), He will become our great delight and will show us the
right path to life.
intercession and love for a hard-hearted people who hated him, describes our
heavenly High Priest (see Exodus 14:11-13; 15:24, 25; 16:1-3, 8; 17:1-4; 31:18;
32:5, 6, 11-14, 30-32; Numbers 11:1-3; 12:1, 9-13; 14:1-5, 10, 11-20; 16:1-5,
41-48; 20:1-11). And, Christ’s steadfast obedience was like Moses’, but
infinitely greater (see Deuteronomy 18:18; Numbers 12:7; Hebrews 3:1-3). Elisha’s
initial humbling of Naaman before his healing and conversion and his later
gracious treatment toward Naaman prefigured the great Physician. Thus, with a
new heart to have no interest in idolatry, in a pagan temple Naaman could be of
service as a missionary to his beloved master (see 2 Kings 5:10-19, cf Isaiah
11:4, 5). Elisha there showed us the wisdom and the Holy Spirit power of our
generous Lawgiver and Lord, Jesus.
depth of understanding foreshadowed the Master Teacher and the revival that
sprung up around Him. “He spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a
thousand and five. And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in
Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of
beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. And there came of
all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which
had heard of his wisdom” (1 Ki. 4:32-34, cf Matt. 13:34). “The queen of the
south…came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here” (Matt. 12:42).
effective preaching mimicked the even more superior preaching of Christ. “The
men of Nineveh…repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than
Jonas is here” (Matt. 12:41). The physical strength and lightning quick agility of Samson
speaks of One spiritually more agile and stronger than Samson was physically,
who could intercept every wily trap of Satan and throw around the whole host of
wickedness hip and thigh, overcoming their storms and death. We also see Jesus
in every little lamb with upward looking eyes longing for attention, and tight
mouth yearning to be kissed. The loving animals were a shadow of Jesus and of
His good things to come (see Isaiah 53:2, 7; Hebrews 10:1).
see Jesus in them all, because they were His workmanship. The work declares its
maker; and the house gives glory to the builder/owner of the house (see Hebrews
3:3-6). Everyone finds happiness and peace who see the collage of Jesus in the
Old and New Testament, and they rest in His gracious righteousness. They find salvation, the illusive
fountain of life. (See John 6:40; 15:7, 8; 4:14; Psalm 42:2; 16:8-11.)
For whoso findeth Me findeth
life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD (Prov. 8:35).
they must search through both the Old
and New Laws (see Isaiah 42:4) to find Him, for He is everywhere in the Book.
He ever lived out every word that He put in the Law of God. Humbled by His beautiful example
and His profound, authoritative expression of the Law, new life surges in their
conscience and they receive power to imitate Him. His Father’s Law becomes
their delight. Jesus’ life and death have reconciled them to God.
Joyful was Jesus because He
walked not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor
sat in the seat of the scornful.
But His delight was in His Father’s
Law; and in His Law did He meditate day and night.
Jesus was like a tree planted
by the rivers of water, and brought forth fruit in His season; His leaf also
did not wither; and whatsoever He did prospered.
The ungodly and demons were not
so: but were like the chaff which His Spirit drove away.
Therefore the ungodly could not
stand before His judgments, nor the devils in the congregation of His
For the LORD knew the way of
the righteous: but the way of the ungodly perished.
I am joyful because I walk not
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the
seat of the scornful.
But My delight is in My Father’s
Law; and in His Law do I meditate day and night.
I am like a tree planted by the
rivers of water, and bring forth My fruit in its season; My leaf also does not
wither; and whatsoever I do prospers.
The ungodly and demons are not
so: but are like the chaff which My Spirit drives away.
Therefore the ungodly cannot
stand before My judgments, nor the devils in the congregation of My disciples.
For I know the way of the
righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (See Psalm 1.)
Jesus suffered long, and still
Jesus envied not.
Jesus exalted not Himself, He
was not puffed up.
He did not behave Himself
unseemly, He sought not His own.
Jesus was not easily provoked,
He thought no evil.
He rejoiced not in iniquity,
but rejoiced in the truth;
He bore every burden, believed
every sorrowing soul, hoped for every sinner, endured every one of our sins and
Jesus never failed.
As our High Priest, Jesus
suffers long, and still is kind.
Jesus envies not.
Jesus exalts not Himself, He is
not puffed up.
He does not behave Himself
unseemly, He seeks not His own.
Jesus is not easily provoked,
He thinks no evil.
He rejoices not in iniquity,
but rejoices in the truth;
He bears every burden, believes
every sorrowing soul, hopes for every sinner, endures every one of our sins and
Jesus never fails. (See 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.)
it is charity that does the above, as Paul so taught. We have a duty to love.
However, we cannot truly love without the inspiration that seeing Jesus gives us ―not only by His confirming treatment of
others, but also by His expression of these wonderful actions to me as I read of them. If it hasn’t yet
become natural for me to see Jesus in His Law, I must put Him there. For it all testifies of Him. Otherwise, I greatly
limit the resource of His life and severely hamper my ability to know Him. I
must keep His commandment to search the Book that He wrote of Himself; I must
search the Word who is God. Our hearts and minds will open to new life when we
seek Him who used the scriptures to reveal Himself.
Then He said unto them, O
fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.… And
beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the
scriptures the things concerning Himself.… And their eyes were opened, and they
knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did
not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He
opened to us the scriptures? (Luke 24:25, 27, 31, 32).
Jesus calms me and His example of the Law converts me. But, without resting in
this vision of Jesus, obedience to righteousness would be self-inspired; it
would be my own work, and I can never
drum up the motivation to get it right. This is the cause of Laodicea’s
malaise, which afflicts Christendom today. Self-made obedience, because Jesus
is not seen currently drives the church into darkness. Forced righteousness
always leads to sure, automatic violence “because the law worketh wrath” (Rom. 4:15).
“Until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by
force” (Matt. 11:12). However, getting the vision of Jesus will free us from
our bondage and lack of peace with God, and give us the Latter Rain of His Spirit.
Then said Jesus to those Jews
which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples
indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John
And Jesus said unto them, I am
the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on Me shall never thirst…. He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My
blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent Me, and I
live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. This is
that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and
are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever (John 6:35, 56-58).
In the last day, that great day
of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come
unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on He, as the scripture hath said, out of
his belly shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:37, 38).
Many had lost sight of Jesus.
They needed to have their eyes directed to His divine person, His merits, and
His changeless love for the human family. All power is given into His hands,
that He may dispense rich gifts unto men, imparting the priceless gift of His
own righteousness to the helpless human agent. This is the message that God
commanded to be given to the world. It is the third angel’s message, which is
to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His
Spirit in a large measure Testimonies to
Ministers, p. 91.
must win my heart to His life, otherwise the Law will remain only my lifeless,
mundane, exhausting duty. The beauty of holiness is the epitome of drudgery if the
Spirit of truth as it is in Jesus does not do it all to me, for me, in me personally.
I must be standing in the crowds; I must be the recipient of His virtue,
joining in the experience of those folks in the long ago. The Law is the cause
of anger beyond all others, which only adds to my hopeless dilemma, if Jesus
does not minister to me, as He did to the other needy people that I see all
through the written word.
I [my self-dependence, my performance
to do good] was alive without the law once but when the commandment came, sin [natural
rebellion] revived, and I [my self-dependence, my performance to do good] died.
And the commandment, which was
ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
For sin [rebellion], taking
occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me [my
self-dependence, my performance to do good]… (Rom. 7:9-11, 18).
I must put Jesus
in His Law; I must see Him in every requirement of the Bible. Letters and laws
and rules alone for right and wrong cannot provide enough motivation. They fail
because we can’t hear any voice inflection and intonation that would indicate powerful
love and kindness toward us. We don’t naturally know God and His written
words don’t remind us of His love for us. And our fallen natures don’t
naturally assume that the Judge is loving and kind.
Where there is no vision, the
people perish (Prov. 29:18).
What we need is
the Spirit of the Law which comes with seeing Christ in the Law ―the truth as
it is in Jesus. In my own sinful nature, I cannot stand before God’s convicting
righteousness, because my fallen nature is utterly belligerent toward an
infinitely higher standard than my own, no matter Who or Where it came from.
For many years
already, the strong convictions from the Law of God have shamed and humbled me.
But, now as I read the Bible, Jesus offers me the unmerited privilege to be in
the crowd that followed Him or David or Elisha or John the Baptist, and to experience
the joy of the reprieve of simply witnessing Christ’s real, loving
righteousness and love from Himself, or seen in His faithful servants. Through
the divine wisdom of His gospel, Jesus has invited me to be a spectator, yes, a
third party, safely watching on so that He can win my trust. As His little one,
He doesn’t immediately put me to working on obeying the Law. I am looking unto
Jesus and being befriended and changed into the same image; I am coming to
Jesus and He is giving me rest. True obedience comes through the trust He
builds in me by His Spirit in His Law. Satan knows this, so he gets me busy trying to do what the Law says without first getting that bond with Jesus
as my Friend and Example.
So then with the mind [the delight
in the Law of God after the inward man] I myself serve the law of God; but with
the flesh [my strength, self-will, my will-power] the law of sin. There is
therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not
after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 7:25-8:2).
Thus, a fly on
the wall, I am not threatened by His high, moral standard, as the fellowship
of the love and mercy which I see in Him toward others like me, shields me
from the condemnation of the requirement of His actions. I am the recipient of
His earthly ministry by proxy, which acts as a giant rock overshadowing the hot
condemnation from the Law which His Father wisely brings against the crowd’s
sinfulness, and eventually, as He does imperceptibly and gently, against mine
also. The Lord Jesus, my advocate, my protector, who comes to me through the
written accounts of His love for everyone, is being my authorized defense from
the fiery darts of the Father’s destructive holiness which stands determinedly opposed to sin and sinners. I
can come into the Father’s presence through His Law if I have the Spirit of His
Son representing Him to me. Jesus has become my shield and exceeding great
reward. And I can trust the Son to represent me to His Father and broker my
forgiveness and acceptance with God.
For what the law could not do,
in that it was weak through the flesh [my strength, my rebellious self-will, my
will-power], God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for
sin, condemned sin in the flesh [His
flesh imbued with His Father’s righteousness]… (Rom. 8:3).
He who is the
fullness of the Godhead manifested came here to demonstrate before our eyes all
the love that His Father’s Law requires. Then, by beholding His gentle and careful way of
speaking the truth we can be changed. Instead of looking at a requirement, we
see the Author of the requirement in the requirement. We see One who is not pure requirement and business, but also communion, sympathy, and someone who will pray for me as He prayed for others then. Looking at a person, we
see someone who we know understands us, a friend who cares about us. Our
thinking becomes Jesus-centered instead of requirement-centered, which is
self-centered. It becomes outward-centered rather than inward-centered. Our
change enables us to look into Christ’s convicting Bible, thankful to Him and
loving His wisdom and mercy to a weakened race by designing the Bible stories
such that He could use the lives of others to tabernacle in our hearts. The
Bible stories are the depositories of His loving presence that lives in His
requirements; those recipients of His grace contained the balanced and sound
example of His statutes. Their victories, which were the gift of Jesus, become ours.
blessedness through the Spirit of the Word rather than a long, abstract list of
dos and don’ts, which too often are hit or miss guesswork by us and highly
subjectively interpreted. Before the Son of God came, humanity didn’t have the
new advantage that attended Him. “The law was given by Moses, but grace and
truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).
And not as Moses, which put a
vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to
the end of that which is abolished:
But their minds were blinded:
for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the
old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
But even unto this day, when
Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
Nevertheless when it shall turn
to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
Now the Lord is that Spirit:
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Cor. 3:13-18).
If we will see in
Him such a mercy and truth antidote for sin, then we will never fear to stand
before the Law as we read it in light of
Jesus, whether it be the Law throughout the Bible or throughout the Spirit
of prophecy. With Jesus in our sights, we will rejoice to dwell in the house of
the Lord forever.
My soul followeth hard after Thee:
Thy right hand upholdeth me (Ps. 63:8).
His goodness and mercy
will lead us to continued repentance and faith in Him; we will have a life of
continual obedience. We will have obtained strength from His strength, and
faith from His faith, who is the greatest authority on earth. Thus, “of His
fulness have all we received, and grace for grace” (John 1:16). Following this
rule, we are receiving life from His Spirit, His presence, in His Law, “the law
of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus”. Liberty from Christ in the Law makes us
free from the sin and death of the Law without Him. This is the faith of the
saints, and their victory. Here are they that keep the faith of Jesus and the
commandments of God.
…that the righteousness of the
law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh [my moral prowess to
interpret the Law and my will-power to keep it], but after the Spirit [Jesus’
powerful image in my heart] (Rom. 8:4).
He that keepeth the law, happy
is he (Prov. 29:18).
So long as I keep
putting Jesus into the precepts of His scriptures and seeing Him there, He will
continually minister to me by His Spirit from His heavenly sanctuary. And as love for
Jesus increasingly dawns upon my soul, His Spirit will lead me on to the
mounting benefits of a sanctified life (see Proverbs 4:18). I will consistently
want to keep His commandments, and happily. The warfare with temptation is
under the dominion of One stronger than the devil.
I will sing unto the LORD, for He
hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God,
and I will prepare Him an habitation (Ex. 15:1, 2).
In this vision of
Christ, He will wash away my filth with the sea of tears that He inspires. The power
of His Spirit will be initiating my decision to do as He did. My rebellious
barriers drop more and more as His principles efficiently enter my conscience.
Lo, I come: in the volume of
the book it is written of Me (Ps. 40:7, 8).
My will blends
into His, like the toddler who watches everything its parent does (see John
5:19). As we see Jesus living out the Law and the Spirit of Prophecy, the sight
of His right doing, in love for His Father and for us, brings calm to our
unrest. We have a peace that passes all comprehension. The Law of love comes
alive with pure goodness as we can see Jesus in the Law everywhere, and because
He has liberated us from our own works to keep it. Then we repair our souls at
the fountain of the holy Bible; we hang our helpless souls on Him.
Jesus was happy and undefiled,
because He walked in the law of His LORD.
He was joyful because He kept
His Father’s testimonies, and sought His Father with His whole heart.
He did no iniquity: He walked
in His Father’s ways.
Jesus prayed, “Thou hast
commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently.
O that My ways were directed to
keep Thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed,
when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.
I will praise Thee with
uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned Thy righteous judgments.
I will keep Thy statutes: O
forsake Me not utterly.”
Jesus’ Father was the LORD His
God, who kept Him out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage to sin.
Jesus had no other elohim
before His Elohim.
Jesus did not make for Himself
any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that
is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: He did not
bow down Himself to them, nor serve them.
Jesus did not take the name of
Jehovah His God in vain; for His Father would not have held Him guiltless if He
had ever taken His name in vain.
Jesus remembered the Sabbath
day, and kept it holy. Six days did He labor, and do all His work: but the
seventh day was the Sabbath of Jehovah His God: in it He did not do any work,
neither He, nor His disciples, nor the multitudes that followed Him.
Jesus honored Joseph and Mary:
that His days might be long upon the land which Jehovah His Father gave Him.
Jesus did not kill.
He did not commit adultery.
He did not steal.
Jesus did not bear false
witness against His neighbor.
He did not covet anyone’s
house, anyone’s wife, nor their wealth, nor their material things and
possessions, nor anything that was His neighbor’s.
Christ loved God His Father
with all His heart, and with all His soul, and with all His might.
And the scriptures were always
in His heart:
He taught them diligently to
His disciples, and spoke of them when they sat in a house, and when they walked
by the way, and before they laid down, and when they rose up.
And He bound them for a sign
upon His hand, and they were as frontlets between His eyes.
Jesus did no unrighteousness in
judgment: He did not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of
the mighty: but in righteousness did He judge His neighbor. He never went up
and down as a talebearer among His people: neither did He stand against the
blood of His neighbor: His Father was Jehovah. Jesus loved everyone too much to
allow their sin to destroy them: so, in every case He spoke the truth in love.
He did not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of His people, but
He loved them as Himself: He never forgot the holiness of Jehovah His Father.
On the cross, Jesus felt like a
worm, and not a man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
All they that saw Him laughed
Him to scorn: they shot out their lip, they shook their head, saying,
He trusted on the LORD that He
would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.
But, Jesus prayed to His
Father, “Thou art He that took Me out of the womb: Thou didst make Me hope when
I was upon My mother’s breasts.
I was cast upon Thee from the
womb: Thou art My God from My mother’s belly.
Be not far from Me; for trouble
is near; for there is none to help.
Powerful people encompass Me:
hateful priests and Pharisees have beset Me round.
They gape upon Me with their
mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
I am poured out like water, and
all My bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst
of My bowels.
My strength is dried up like a
potsherd; and My tongue cleaveth to My jaws; and Thou hast brought Me into the
dust of death.
For dogs have compassed Me: the
assembly of the wicked have inclosed Me: they pierced My hands and My feet.
I can see all My bones: they
look and stare upon Me.
They part My garments among
them, and cast lots upon My vesture.
But be not Thou far from Me , O
LORD: O My strength, haste Thee to help Me.
Deliver My soul from the sword;
My soul from the power of the dog.
Save Me from the lion’s mouth:
for Thou hast heard Me from the horns of the unicorns.
I will declare Thy name unto My
brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.
Ye that fear My Father, praise
Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him, all ye the seed of
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.
praise shall be of Thee in the great congregation: I will pay My vows before
them that fear Him.”
Psalm 119:1-8 2) Exodus 20:2-17 3) Deuteronomy 6:5-8 4) Leviticus 19:15-18 5) Psalm 22:6-25.
In mercy to us
Christ has given us everything we need to love Him. By His Spirit, we are
enabled to answer and accomplish the question, “WWJD?” And, just what would
Jesus do? He would do His Father’s Law; Jesus would exemplify the goodness that
He requires from His children. WWJD? “A bruised reed shall He not break, and
the smoking flax shall He not quench: He shall bring forth judgment unto
truth…and the isles shall wait for His Law” (Isa. 42:3, 4).
What do we see
when we look at Jesus? The stone hard Law of God residing in warm human flesh.
We see a person perfected in all respects, holy and just and good. He was the
righteousness of His God incorporated in man, God justified in the flesh.
Together with God and with no need for an intercessor, Jesus has cooperated in
the work of perfection, His Father being His only teacher. He is not only
sealed in His forehead, He is sealed from the crown of His head to the soles of
His feet. As solid as the great El Capitan, like a boulder broken off of a Mt.
Everest, has He ever been secure and obedient to His Father. And we can partake
of His moral strength by having our conscience and will justified, sanctified,
and petrified in loyalty to God and to His commandments “by the spirit of
judgment, and by the spirit of burning” (Isa. 4:4). By the Spirit of Christ in
His words, we can be sealed by His same conviction, which comes from seeing the