Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 42 (v.1) - Be Glorified!

Submitted: July 30, 2019

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Six days before the Passover Jesus spent time with Lazarus, whom He'd raised and his sisters. Martha was all too happy to make a huge supper for Him, her greatest joy to serve. And Who better than Jesus Himself?

Mary looked around her room, her eyes falling on the pound of ointment of spikenard she'd saved for years. It was very costly. Without hesitation she poured the entire bottle upon Jesus' feet, tears intermingling with the ointment as she wiped the mix with her hair. There was none so precious as Jesus to her.

Judas was outraged, "Why didn't you sell this perfume and give the money to the poor?" No one would know that he didn't care a bit about the poor, or anyone else but himself for that matter. He held the money bag, the three hundred pence would have been a delight to him. It wouldn't be hard for him to dip into the bag and pass it off as if he had purchased something needful. No one checked up on him.

"Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always."

Many people who had heard about Lazarus' new "lease on life", including certain Greeks had come up to worship for Passover and had spoken to Philip that they would love to see Jesus, so Philip told Andrew and they both came and spoke the request to Jesus.

Jesus nodded, "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name!"

Suddenly, there came a voice from heaven, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again!"

Suddenly, there came a voice from heaven, "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again!"

Not everyone heard the voice. Some said it thundered. Some said it was an angel who spake.

"This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes," Jesus pointed out, "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."

"We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?" a voice sounded from the left side of the street.

"Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light." Jesus answered, leaving, hiding from them. He'd done so many miracles in front of people, yet a vast majority believed not on Him. Eyes were blinded. Hearts were hard.

Yet, many of the chief rulers turned and believed on Christ, but because of the Pharisee's stance on their hatred of Jesus, yet they wouldn't speak aloud their profession for fear they'd be put out of the synagogue. Shunned. For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

How can a man follow Christ and keep silent?

Jesus cried, "He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me

Jesus cried, "He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world," Oh that man would turn to Him and be saved!, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak."

 


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