CHRIST, THE WORLD’S SAVIOUR
Jesse M. Hendley
I John 4:14
Friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me now to
First John 4:14, and today we are taking up a study of
something wonderful that God did for you and me and
every human being, the most wonderful thing God ever
This doesn't mean anything to us until we apply it to
ourselves. Let's read it: “And we have seen, and do
testify, that the Father sent the Son to be THE
SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD."
What did the Apostles see? To what were they
The Apostles saw Jesus' glory as the Son of God! They
had the experience of being with Christ. They were
chosen witnesses. So they said, "We have seen."
Literally, "We have seen and the sight remains,"
for it is in the perfect tense in Greek. It is
something that happened in the past and continues from
that time on. This word translated seen means "to
behold, to look upon, to contemplate with a sense of
wonder, careful and deliberate contemplation." They
looked Him over. They studied Him. And they found Him
to be all He claimed to be!
Beloved, I believe these writings. I believe Peter,
James and John. I believe every word in the Bible! Out
of all the writings of earth and all my reading, I
believe what these men saw and testified to, regarding
Jesus Christ. "We have seen and the sight remains."
We, in our century, have not seen Christ as they did.
But the sight they had of Him they passed on to us in
the Sacred Writings, and the Spirit confirms and makes
real Jesus Christ to the heart that receives Him.
Revelation 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door and
knock. If any man hear My voice and will open the
door, I will come in." What a beautiful statement! And
true, because the Lord Jesus Himself said it! When you
invite Jesus, with all seriousness and honesty to come
into your heart, you can know He has come in, because
He said He would come in. Whatever Jesus says He will
do, He will ...
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