Now the message of comfort, which God sends to His people, especially for the days immediately preceding His coming, is this, “Behold your God!” (Isa. 40:9). That means that as a necessary preparation for His coming, He wants us to know our own lack of righteousness by beholding His righteousness.
e. j. waggoner
Christ has so completely identified Himself with humanity, that no act can be done to a fellow-man without being done to Him. Our treatment of our fellows shows exactly how we would treat the Lord Himself. Not only so, but it shows how we do treat Him.
We must decrease until there is nothing left of us, and He must increase until He fills all things.
The perfect Christian attitude toward every other one is that expressed by John the Baptist toward Christ: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30)
Not the man, but the message, must be made prominent. Human plans, human organizations, human agents, must all be hidden from view, that the Word of God alone may be heard and seen and felt, and may have all the glory.
It is a simple lesson. By believing it we know it is so, and this we must know in order to go on in the knowledge of the Lord, and of His word.
Not only are our promises unnecessary, but they are harmful, because they shut out the promises of God. They imply that His promises are not sufficient. Surely no one who has any just sense of the exceeding value of the promises of God will think of supplementing them by worthless promises of his own.
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”
"If you would gather together everything that is good and holy and noble and lovely in man, and then present the subject to the angels of God as acting a part in the salvation of the human soul or in merit, the proposition would be rejected as treason" (1888 Materials p. 816.1).
The preaching of Christ and Him crucified is the preaching of the power of God, and therefore it is the preaching of the Gospel, for the Gospel is the power of God. ... The conclusion therefore is that the Gospel is the revelation of Jesus Christ in men.