“His servants shall serve him. And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.”—Revelation 22:3, 4

Mark these characters, my soul. Jesus hath servants, and they are distinguished from the world. They “serve him.” What is it to serve Christ? The prophet hath described. Free grace hath made them servants, in bringing them from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God; and therefore he saith, in the Lord’s name,” My servants shah eat, but ye shall be hungry; my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty; my servants shah rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed; my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.” How distinguishing these characters! God’s servants have the table of Jesus to sit down to; the bread of life, the bread of God, the living bread, which is Jesus himself, to feed upon. They shall drink also; for he that is their living bread is their living water also— even the water of life, of which whosoever drinketh shall thirst no more; “but it shall be in him a well of water, springing up into everlasting life.” The servants of the Lord shall rejoice, and sing for joy of heart also. Yes, “the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Neither is this all. The servants of the Lord shall “see his face.” They do now, by faith in his word, in his ordinances, in his manifestations, visits, grace, providences. And, by and by, when this vail of covering, cast over all people, is totally taken down and removed at death, they shall have a glorious view of the King in his beauty by sight. Moreover, his name is said to be” in their foreheads.” Yes, it is so; the image of Christ is impressed upon them, as” Holiness to the Lord” was engraven on the mitre of Aaron. “Beholding as in a glass, the glory of the Lord, they are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” My soul, what sayest thou to these evidences? Are they thine? Canst thou take the comfort of them to thyself.


Comments are closed.

Copyright © 2019, The Association of Historic Baptists