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The Outward, Upward Look !!!!!!

21 Nov
The Outward, Upward Look !!!!!!

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:22)

This is a promise of promises. It lies at the foundation of our spiritual I life. Salvation comes through a look at Him who is “a just God and a Saviour.” How simple is the direction! “Look unto me.” How reasonable is the requirement! Surely the creature should look to the Creator. We have looked elsewhere long enough; it is time that we look alone to Him who invites our expectation and promises to give us His salvation.

Qnly a look! Will we not look at once? We are to bring nothing in ourselves but to look outward and upward to our Lord on His throne, whither He has gone up from the cross. A look requires no preparation, no violent effort: it needs neither wit nor wisdom, wealth nor strength. All that we need is in the Lord our God, and if we look to Him for everything, that everything shall be ours, and we shall be saved.

Come, far-off ones, look hither! Ye ends of the earth, turn your eyes this way! As from the furthest regions men may see the sun and enjoy his light, so you who lie in death’s borders at the very gates of hell may by a look receive the light of God, the life of heaven, the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and therefore able to save.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in C.H. Spurgeon, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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13 responses to “The Outward, Upward Look !!!!!!

  1. realchange4u

    November 21, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Wonderful promise. Such hope for all mankind. Oh that those that were lost would look and those that are saved would look upon him frequently. We need you Lord. Thanks for the post Levi.

    Much love Tom

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    • Jen

      November 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Just a look…praise God he does the doing. I need only look.

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      • realchange4u

        November 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

        Yes Jen all the glory to God. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day with family.

        Much love Tom

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        • Levi Thetford

          November 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm

          Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Tom.

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  2. I 53:5 Project

    November 21, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Great stuff. Not many people are as good at clear and concise Gospel teaching as Spurgeon was.

    God bless.

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  3. Heather

    November 21, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Reminds me that he calls us to “Only Believe” to enter his rest. Such a simple thing- a look and yet we want to make it so complicated sometimes!

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  4. Debbie

    November 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I love the simplicity of this! Thank you for sharing these devotions with us!

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    • Levi Thetford

      November 22, 2014 at 9:10 am

      My pleasure and thank you for the wonderful poetry you daily feed to us. Have a great weekend Debbie.

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  5. Moore to ponder

    November 22, 2014 at 4:40 am

    What a wonderful message!

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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  6. SLIMJIM

    November 24, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Evangelistic.

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