Jesus Is Indispensable
James 1:17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Philippians 4:19: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Our arteries carry blood all around our bodies. Our veins carry it back to the heart. Spiritually, Jesus does both jobs. He is an irreplaceable Divine two-way supply line. Everything comes from the Father. We can come unto to The Father for His blessings only through Jesus. The Father supplies all of our needs only by Jesus.
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As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights centre in our Beloved. The glances of His eyes outshine the sun: the beauties of His face are fairer than the choicest flowers: no fragrance is like the breath of His mouth. Gems of the mine, and pearls from the sea, are worthless things when measured by His preciousness. Peter tells us that Jesus is precious, but he did not and could not tell us how precious, nor could any of us compute the value of God*s unspeakable gift. Words cannot set forth the preciousness of the Lord Jesus to His people, nor fully tell how essential He is to their satisfaction and happiness. Believer, have you not found in the midst of plenty a sore famine if your Lord has been absent? The sun was shining, but Christ had hidden Himself, and all the world was black to you; or it was night, and since the bright and morning star was gone, no other star could yield you so much as a ray of light. What a howling wilderness is this world without our Lord! If once He hideth Himself from us, withered are the flowers of our garden; our pleasant fruits decay; the birds suspend their songs, and a tempest overturns our hopes. All earth*s candles cannot make daylight if the Sun of Righteousness be eclipsed. He is the soul of our soul, the light of our light, the life of our life. Dear reader, what wouldst thou do in the world without Him, when thou wakest up and lookest forward to the day*s battle? What wouldst thou do at night, when thou comest home jaded and weary, if there were no door of fellowship between thee and Christ? Blessed be His name, He will not suffer us to try our lot without Him, for Jesus never forsakes His own. Yet, let the thought of what life would be without Him enhance His preciousness.
The Holy Spirit is also indispensable. We should not ignore His work in all this. Jesus and the Father sent Him. Jesus baptizes us and seals us with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reproves us of sin, tugs on our hearts, leads us, fills us, comforts us, teaches us and does many other necessary things for us. If we don*t have the Holy Spirit we don*t have Jesus.
Romans 8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 8:9b: . . . Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.