Jesus can’t do that…

Sometimes I regret the way that salvation is presented; it can sound as though a loving Jesus saves us from an angry Father, that The Father and The Son have different hearts toward us, or a different attitude toward human sin. Listen, God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit are One God in every way toward us! The love of Jesus that embraced the cross for our salvation is the love of the Father that gave His only son for us, a love the Spirit wants to make real in the deepest place of each one of us, until  we are released from all deception about God or ourselves and cry out “Abba, Father!”  God is One God in Himself and One God in the life of a believer.

Friend of Jesus: there is one thing Jesus cannot help you to do this day: He cannot help you to move against The Father’s will for you. From all eternity as Son of God He said what He has said in human flesh, once subject to weakness and now risen and glorified: “Your will Father!” He says that for Himself still; He prays it for you and for all His friends this day.  Neither can any experience of the Holy Spirit, whatever we may call it, help you to move out of the will of God. Even when the will of God was most difficult for God’s Son to embrace, this is what the Scriptures say:  “By the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.” (Hebrews 9 verse 14, NLT)

May the same Jesus by the power of the same eternal Spirit, strengthen  you and I this day to walk in the Father’s good and wise will…or even to return and embrace that will if that is what we need to do.

I have mentioned Struthers Church before in this blog, a church which blessed me in my past and still blesses me today. When I went there as  a student for the Church of Scotland ministry  about 38 years ago, there was a chorus of a hymn that was often sung.  It still has a powerful effect when I think of it:

Sweet will of God, still fold me closer
Til I am wholly lost in Thee
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer
Til I am wholly lost in Thee

God bless


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One comment on “Jesus can’t do that…

  1. John Bathgate says:

    A timely and encouraging word Kenny, thanks.


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