Followers distant from the World

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I will accept you with you sweet savour…” extracted from Ezekiel 20: 41. Their sin being expiated by the sacrifice of Christ, which is unto God for a sweet smelling savour, and their persons being, clothed with the robe of his righteousness, and the garments of his salvation, all whose garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia ( these are symbolic royal gifts – Matthew 2: 11 ). The Gospel being the savour of life unto life, unto them, and also the savour of his good ointments the graces of the Spirit being imparted to Him.

2 Corinthians 2: 14 – 15 ” But thank to God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.

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When I bring you out of the people and gather you out of the countries wherein you have been scattered…Which will not only be locally and literally true of them, when the Jews are converted, that they should be collected together out of all nations where they now are dispersed and return to their land. But spiritually also they being effectually called out them among the men of the world and to leave their former company, customs, and lusts.

And I will be sanctified in you before the unbeliever; the Gentiles, Christian men, who will take notice of the power, and grace, and goodness of God, in the conversion and restoration of them; and praise and glorify Him on account of it; and when he feared, served, and worshiped, in the midst of them.

Isaiah 60: 15 -16 ” Though you were once despised and hated, with no one traveling through you, I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all generations. Powerful Kings and mighty nations will satisfy your every need, as though you were a child nursing at the breast of a queen. You will know at last that I the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. “

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This is why we must welcome the delivering covenant in our hearts, making ourselves available for greater achievements in Jesus Christ.


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