Thursday, January 17, 2008

Behold the Lamb

"Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb."
--Rev. 14:1
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. . . . All you need to make you blessed, supremely blessed, is to be with Christ.

--Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (Crossway, 2003)

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