Monday, August 5, 2013

Magnify Him by Magnifying His Redeeming Love

What does it mean to magnify the Lord?

It means that we "satisfy ourselves" with His mercy (Psalm 90: 14).

The issue is not about "seeing" with our eyes, because God is invisible to our physical senses, for what is invisible is eternal (2 Corinthians 4: 18).

We are called to see with the eyes of our understanding, our complete minds, all that Christ Jesus has given us, has done for us:

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power." (Ephesians 1: 17-19)

Paul later prays that Christ would dwell in our hearts by faith, that we would be grounded in God's love and see it from every angle. This love is not a feeling, nor is this "love" something that we do, but rather the love that God demonstrated for us at the Cross:

"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." (1 John 4: 10)

It means that we keep receiving the Work which He did for us at the Cross (Romans 5: 17)

When Lot magnified the Lord and His mercy, not only did he escape from Sodom and Gomorrah, but he fled to a tiny town named Zoar, which was protected from the fiery wrath of God because of Lot's presence (Genesis 19: 19-24).

The more that we take in the totally of all that Jesus did for us, that we make Him a bigger sacrifice for all our sins, for our past to make it a glorious future (Colossians 2: 13), that He is outside of time making the most of all our troubles (Psalm 106: 48), that we cast more and more of our cares upon Him (1 Peter 5: 6-7), the more that He is magnified.

When we receive that Jesus Christ put away all the sins of the world, not just ours, but also the sins of the Israelites which were condemned at length in page after page of the

When we acknowledge the presence of sin in our lives, yet we yield our bodies to God the Father, when we allow every thought to brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, then we allow Him to be magnified.

Nothing of ourselves, and all of Christ. He is our life (Colossians 3: 3-4), and through Him we receive the righteousness of God in Him who loved us and gave His life for us (Galatians 2: 20-21)

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