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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:45 AM

It's interesting to consider the reactions of mankind when confronted

with Jesus in the flesh.


Attenders of a synagogue where He taught said, "Is this not the 

carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers

James, Joses, simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are

they not all with us? Where then did this man get all

these things?" (Mt. 13:54-56).


Jesus up close and amongst them drew a strong reaction.

The same thing happens in our world. Religion is permitted

as long as it is distant or not real. However, become more

like Jesus and mention His name--a strong reaction



Indeed, don't mention His name in our government.

Don't mention His name in our schools. Mankind

has even pursued the erradication of His name in

a manner that an exterminator rids an environment of pests.


Of course, we can placate them by becoming a little less

like our Savior. Certainly, we can water down the gospel,

or we can be more aloof about the things of God, in order

to avoid dissension. But, is that what we really want?


It is not what I want. I don't want less of Jesus in me.

I don't want His distance that I might have more

respect from men. No, I want to be full of Jesus--I

want His life to have free reign in me and through me.


John the apostle said:


"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:" (1 John 4:2).


His Spirit is in the flesh today when He lives in us and through us.

Indeed, when He is very real in us, there will be many who hate us.

But, if we are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of us when He returns

(see Mark 8:38).


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:48 AM

As I look toward a New Year and my own future I am reminded of what Jesus has called me to. In this, the hymn "O To Be Like Thee" comes to mind.  Thanks for reminding me with your post.


  1. Oh! to be like Thee, blessed Redeemer,
    This is my constant longing and prayer;
    Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures,
    Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear.
    • Refrain:
      Oh! to be like Thee, oh! to be like Thee,
      Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
      Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
      Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.
  2. Oh! to be like Thee, full of compassion,
    Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
    Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,
    Seeking the wand’ring sinner to find.
  3. Oh! to be like Thee, lowly in spirit,
    Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
    Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
    Willing to suffer, others to save.
  4. Oh! to be like Thee, Lord, I am coming,
    Now to receive th’ anointing divine;
    All that I am and have I am bringing,
    Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.
  5. Oh! to be like Thee, while I am pleading,
    Pour out Thy Spirit, fill with Thy love,
    Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling,
    Fit me for life and Heaven above.

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