Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Four Choice Privleges

Jesus, the great I AM, is the entrance into the true church, and the way of access to God Himself. He gives to the man who comes to God by Him, four choice privileges:

1. He shall be SAVED.
The fugitive man-slayer passed the gate of the city of refuge, and was safe. Noah entered the door of the ark, and was secure. None can be lost—who take Jesus as the door of faith to their souls. Entrance through Jesus into forgiveness is the guarantee of entrance by the same door into Heaven. Jesus is the only door, an open door, a wide door, a safe door; and blessed is he who rests all his hope of admission to glory, upon the crucified Redeemer!

2. He shall go IN.
He shall be privileged to go in among the divine family, sharing the children's bread, and participating in all their honors and enjoyments. He shall go in to the chambers of communion with God, to the banquets of love, to the treasures of the covenant, to the storehouses of the promises. He shall go in unto the King of kings in the power of the Holy Spirit and the secret of the Lord shall be with him.

3. He shall go OUT.
This blessing is much forgotten. We go out into the world to labor and suffer but what a mercy to go in the name and power of Jesus! We are called to bear witness to the truth, to cheer the disconsolate, to warn the careless, to win souls, and to glorify God. And as the angel said to Gideon, "Go in this your might," even thus the Lord would have us proceed as His messengers, in His name and strength.

4. He shall find PASTURE.

He who knows Jesus shall never lack. Going in and out shall be alike helpful to him. In fellowship with God he shall grow and in watering others he shall be watered. Having made Jesus his all he shall find all in Jesus. His soul shall be as a watered garden, and as a well whose waters shall never fail.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]


John 10:9 ... I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.