Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lord, thou shalt have them.

"Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, 
be with me where I am."
John 17:24

O death! why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest?
 Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, 
in whom is all our delight? If thou must use thine axe, 
use it upon the trees which yield no fruit; 
thou mightest be thanked then. 

But why wilt thou fell the goodly cedars of Lebanon? 
O stay thine axe, and spare the righteous. 
But no, it must not be; death smites the goodliest of our friends; 
the most generous, the most prayerful, the most holy, 
the most devoted must die.

 And why? It is through Jesus' prevailing prayer--
"Father, I will that they also, 
whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am."

 It is that which bears them on eagle's wings to heaven. 
Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise,
 it is an answer to Christ's prayer. 

A good old divine remarks, "Many times Jesus and his people pull against one another in prayer. 
You bend your knee in prayer and say Father, 
I will that thy saints be with me where I am;' 
Christ says, Father, I will that they also, 
whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.'"

 Thus the disciple is at cross-purposes with his Lord. 
The soul cannot be in both places: 
the beloved one cannot be with Christ and with you too.

 Now, which pleader shall win the day?
 If you had your choice; if the King should step from his throne, and say, "Here are two supplicants praying in opposition to one another, which shall be answered?"
 Oh! I am sure, though it were agony, you would start from your feet, and say, "Jesus, not my will, but thine be done."

 You would give up your prayer for your loved one's life, 
if you could realize the thoughts that Christ is praying in the opposite direction--"Father, I will that they also,
 whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am."

 Lord, thou shalt have them. 
By faith we let them go.

 If you are NOT a believer in Jesus Christ,
 you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you,
what He always wanted.

 Marvelous God Almighty,
 I come to you in the precious name of Jesus,
 who died for me to make me free of sin,
 I want Jesus to enter into my heart and make me free,
 I confess that He is the son of God.
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand 
your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value,
 not only to live on this earth,
 but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
 In the precious name of Jesus I ask.

  <(((><    ><)))> ♥ 

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 but in the truth which it contains.
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 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace.
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