Friday, March 18, 2011
"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." James, our Lord's brother Chapter 4 verse 8
"We have been washed from every sin in the precious blood of Jesus; we are covered from head to foot at this moment with the spotless righteousness of Immanuel, God with us; we are accepted in the Beloved; yea, we are at this moment one with Christ and members of his body. How could we be nearer? How near is Christ to God? So near are we!
Come near, then, in your personal pleadings, for you are near in your covenant Representative. The Lord Jesus has taken manhood into union with the divine nature, and now between God and man there exists a special and unparalleled relationship, the like of which the universe cannot present. Come near, then, O sons of God; come near, for you are near. Stand where your sonship places you, where your Representative stands on your behalf."-Charles Haddon Spurgeon