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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Bible Passage:John 17:6a

I have manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou gavest Me out of the world.

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Manifesting Thy name means nothing else but His glorifying the Father: and thus what He preached concerning the Father He has revealed to our hearts; namely, that He is a kind and merciful Father, that He receives us into His grace; pardoning all our sins, delivering us from death and the devil, defending and bringing us help in all perils and straits, and all of that without any regard to our works or merits, but only of His fatherly goodness through Jesus Christ His beloved Son.  He that praises, glories in, and preaches, believes and confesses these things, makes the Father glorious, and magnifies ,and manifests His name, that men may know what He is to be called, how He is to be looked upon, and how he is to be worshiped.  Unto the men which Thou gavest Me out of the world.  As no one manifests the name of the Father, or permits it to be preached, but Himself; so no one can understand or apprehend that manifestation but those who are given unto Him.  Others are offended at it, and even dispute it; and they are filled with such wickedness, that they even persecute and blaspheme it.  For it stands directly against all their wisdom and sanctity, and against all those things upon which they pride themselves.  But those who are called and have come to a partaking of the Gospel, and to this manifestation, that is, to the Word of Christ, so as to embrace it seriously, that is, to be inwardly persuaded of it, and to believe it, are certainly those who were given unto Christ by the Father out of the world.  And those who were given unto Him He will safely guard, and will take care that not one of them shall perish.

Thou art the Way; to Thee alone
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek,
Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee.

aka Pastor Robin Fish
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

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