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The Chief Objective of Contemplation

17 Jan

“Then I looked, and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Tziyon; and with him were 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.
Revelation 14:1

The apostle John was privileged to look within the gates of heaven, and in describing what he saw, he begins by saying, “I looked, and, behold, . . . the Lamb.” This teaches us that the chief object of contemplation in the heavenly state is “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”1 Nothing else attracted the apostle’s attention so much as the person of that Divine Being who has redeemed us by His blood. He is the theme of the songs of all glorified spirits and holy angels.

Christian, here is joy for you; you have looked, and you have seen the Lamb. Through your tears your eyes have seen the Lamb of God taking away your sins. Rejoice then. In a little while, when your eyes shall have been wiped from tears, you will see the same Lamb exalted on His throne. It is the joy of your heart to hold daily fellowship with Jesus. You shall have the same joy to a higher degree in heaven; you shall enjoy the constant vision of His presence; you shall dwell with Him forever. “I looked, and, behold, . . . the Lamb.” Why, that Lamb is heaven itself; for as good Rutherford says, “Heaven and Christ are the same thing.” To be with Christ is to be in heaven, and to be in heaven is to be with Christ.

That prisoner of the Lord very sweetly writes in one of his glowing letters, “O my Lord Jesus Christ, if I could be in heaven without you, it would be a hell; and if I could be in hell, and have you still, it would be a heaven to me, for you are all the heaven I want.” It is true, is it not, Christian? Does not your soul say so?

Not all the harps above
Can make a heavenly place,
If God His residence remove,
Or but conceal His face.

All you need to make you blessed, supremely blessed, is to be with Christ.

Truth For Life Daily by Alistair Begg

 
13 Comments

Posted by on January 17, 2015 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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13 responses to “The Chief Objective of Contemplation

  1. mzpresser

    January 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I love this series Levi so powerful

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 17, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Glad you like them. Begg is very good. Have a nice weekend. Im on the shuttle on way to the airport. 🙂

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      • mzpresser

        January 17, 2015 at 8:55 am

        Yes I love him! He spoke at our church last year, he is amazing!

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        • Levi Thetford

          January 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

          Yes, and what the series is are the Spurgeons that i ran last year and Begg adding his thoughts.

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  2. lulu

    January 17, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I appreciate your daily messages.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 17, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Thank you Lulu. And i appreciate your great posts as well. Have a great werkend.

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  3. Susan Irene Fox

    January 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Thank you for introducing me to Begg. I will have to look him up. His heart and words are beautiful. You have a safe flight and a wonderful weekend.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 17, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Thank you. I will be boarding my first leg in 15 minutes. Have a nice weekend.

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  4. The Gospel of Barney

    January 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    John was blessed with vision and insight that still befuddles us!

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  5. SLIMJIM

    January 20, 2015 at 3:33 am

    So much of the Christian life is about focusing on Christ yet it’s so easy to forget that

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

      It is for sure. We can get so busy in His work that we forget our relationship with Him. Im so thankful He is merciful and He puts up with us anyway.

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