My Goal is God Himself. . .
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
"And He is the
propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the
sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:2.
"The key to the missionary
message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus. ... The missionary message
is the limitless significance of Jesus Christ as the propitiation for our
sins, and a missionary is one who is soaked in that revelation.
"The key to the missionary message is the
remissionary aspect of Christ’s life, not His kindness and His goodness,
and His revealing of the Fatherhood of God. The great limitless significance
is that He is the propitiation for our sins. The missionary message is not
patriotic, it is irrespective of nations and of individuals, it is for the
whole world. ...
"A missionary is one who is wedded to the charter
of his Lord and Master; he has not to proclaim his own point of view, but to
proclaim the Lamb of God. It is easier to belong to a coterie which
tells what Jesus Christ has done for me, easier to become a devotee to
Divine healing, or to a special type of sanctification, or to the baptism of
the Holy Ghost.
"Paul did not say—‘Woe is unto me, if I do not preach what Christ has done
for me,’ but—'Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!' This is
the Gospel—'The Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!'”
My utmost for his highest:
"For by one offering
He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." Hebrews 10:14
"We trample the blood of the Son
of God under foot if we think we are forgiven because we are sorry for our sins.
The only explanation of the forgiveness of God and of the unfathomable depth of
His forgetting, is the Death of Jesus Christ. Our repentance is merely the
outcome of our personal realization of the Atonement which He has worked out
"Christ Jesus. . . is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption."
When we realize that Christ is
made all this to us, the boundless joy of God begins; wherever the joy of God is
not present, the death sentence is at work.
"It does not matter who or what
we are, there is absolute reinstatement into God by the death of Jesus Christ
and by no other way, not because Jesus Christ pleads, but because He died. It is
not earned, but accepted. All the pleading which deliberately refuses
to recognize the Cross is of no avail; it is battering at another door than
the one which Jesus has opened. ‘I don’t want to come that way, it is too
humiliating to be received as a sinner.’
“There is none other Name. . .”
"The apparent heartlessness of God is the expression of His real heart, there is
boundless entrance in His way.
“We have forgiveness through
Identification with the death of Jesus Christ means identification with Him
to the death of everything that never was in Him. ... The Atonement is
a propitiation whereby God through the death of Jesus makes an unholy man holy.
My utmost for his highest: