Posted by: stpowen | August 25, 2015

Christ is All!

Jeremiah 23:6. ‘Now this is the name by which He shall be called: The LORD our righteousness.’

Colossians 1:9-10.  ‘For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him.’

I was reading through a reprint of an old book today, Rock of our Salvation by W. S. Plumer (Sprinkle Publications, 1995), originally published in 1867.  It contains this wonderful list of the titles of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I give it below in the hope that it will bless the souls of my readers as much as it has blessed mine.

“Jesus Christ is a wonderful, a glorious Person. To look away from oneself and one’s own works to Christ, is to lay hold on eternal life. Safety consists in fleeing to Him and abiding in Him. When He is in the ascendant, the night flees away, and the morning comes- a morning without clouds. His names and titles are as important as they are significant. Every one of them is as ointment poured forth…..His people sit under His shadow with great delight and His fruit is sweet to their taste. To them He is altogether lovely.

He is their advocate, the angel of the covenant, the author and finisher of faith. He is as the apple-tree among the trees of the wood; the alpha and omega; the Beloved, the Shepherd and Bishop of souls, the bread of life, the righteous Branch, the bridegroom, the brightness of His Father’s glory and the express image of His Person. He is a bundle of myrrh.

To His saints He is and is owned to be Creator, captain, counsellor, covenant, cornerstone, a covert from the tempest and the chiefest among 10,000. He is to them as the dew, the door into the fold, a daysman, a day-star, a deliverer, a diadem, and the desire of all nations, ranks and generations of pious men.

In their eyes He is the Elect, the Emmanuel, the everlasting father and eternal life. He is a Fountain of living water to thirsty souls, of joy to troubled souls, of life to dying souls. He is the foundation…..He is the Father of eternity, the fir-tree under whose shadow the saints rejoice, the first and the last, the first fruits of the greatest harvest ever gathered, the first-born among many brethren and the first-begotten from the dead.

To His chosen He is as the most fine gold. a guide, a governor, a glorious Lord, God, the true God, God over all, forever blessed. He is the Head of the Church, the health, the hope, the husband, the heritage, the habitation of His people. He is the horn of their salvation…..He is the Jehovah, the inheritance, Judge and King of His saints He is their light, their life, their Lord, their leader, their lawgiver, their atoning Lamb, the lily of the valley, the lion of the tribe of Judah.
He is the Man Christ Jesus, the master, the mediator, the messenger of the covenant, the minister of the true sanctuary, which the Lord pitched and not man. He is the mighty God of Isaiah, …….. the Melchizedek of David and of Paul, the bright and morning star of John and the Messiah of all the prophets.

He is the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. He is at once the root and offspring of David. He is the Peace, the prince, the prophet, the potentate, the purifier, the propitiation of our sins, the physician of souls, the plant of renown, the power of God unto salvation, the Passover of all saints. He is the polished shaft in the quiver of God.

He is the Rock, the refuge, the ruler, the ransom, the refiner, the Redeemer, the righteousness and the resurrection of all who walk in white. He is the rose of Sharon. He is the Seed of the woman, the seed of Abraham, the seed of David, the stem of Jesse, the Son of God, the Son of man, the shield the strength, the surety, the Shiloh, the sacrifice, the sanctuary, the salvation, the sanctification, and the sun of righteousness to all believers.

He is that holy Thing that was born of Mary. He is the truth the treasure, the teacher, the temple, the tree of life, the great testator of His Church. He is the way, the well of salvation, the Word of God, the wisdom of God, the faithful witness. He is THE WONDERFUL.”


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