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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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June 11, 2013 - Looking Unto Jesus

By Alice LeBrocq

"Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:22).

According to the Word of God in Isaiah 45:22, we are commanded to "look unto Him, and be saved."

It was through disobedience that sin came into the world. Satan tempted Eve through her sense of sight, and she looked upon the forbidden fruit. The eye is the door of the mind, and the mind is the door of the heart. God saw what havoc this act of looking away from Him had wrought.

Salvation, healing, guidance and victory come from "looking unto Jesus."

In Hebrews 11 it is recorded of the Old Testament "Faith Warriors" that they saw the promises afar off and were persuaded of them and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Had they been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned, but they were spiritually minded and went through victoriously, because they kept their eyes on the goal, Christ Jesus.

When Peter saw Jesus coming to him walking on the water, he said to the Lord, "Bid me come unto Thee." And He bade him. While Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he, too, was able to walk on the water, but as soon as Peter looked away from Him he saw the waves and began to sink.

Jesus is the beginner and finisher of faith. As soon as we take our eyes away from Him our faith fails. Faith is our "shield." When the shield of faith is laid aside the enemy has access. If we keep looking to the Lord our giant enemies will only be as grasshoppers to us, and, like Caleb, we will be able to say, "We are well able to possess the land." Faith and power come by beholding Jesus.

We partake of the nature of that which most occupies our attention. There are people in the world today so open to satanic influence they act like Satan. While others are so taken up with Jesus, their Saviour and Lord, they are being transformed into His likeness.

If we keep our eyes on Jesus, yielded to Him, He will dwell in us and be glorified through us. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

— Adapted from "Looking Unto Jesus" by Alice LeBrocq, originally published in the June 23, 1923, Pentecostal Evangel.

 

 

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