"I urge you," wrote an eminent author (Rev. Dr. Octavius Winslow) to a dying man, "I urge you to cast yourself at once, in the simplest faith, upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved. All your true preparation for death is entirely out of yourself, and in the Lord Jesus. Washed in His blood, and clothed upon with His righteousness, you may appear before God divinely, fully, freely, and forever accepted. The salvation of the chief of sinners is all prepared, finished, and complete in Christ, (Eph. 1:6; Col. 2:10). (read more)
A Letter: Behold the Lamb of God
Dear friend, whosoever and whatsoever you are or have been, in Christ Jesus there is perfect and complete salvation for you! I urge you to at once turn your eyes away from yourself and to look to Jesus. Stop trying to please God with your prayers, tears, reformations, repentance, and/or good living. Stop looking within yourself for some preparation or imagined worthiness to fit you for Christ. Now behold the Lamb of God who was crucified. Jesus Christ, the sinless, spotless, holy Son of God suffered and died in the place of sinners. He, as the great Substitute, bore the wrath of almighty God in the place of sinners. On the cross, some 2000 years ago, Jesus suffered, bled, and died in the place of such sinners as you and I are.
"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world", (John 1:29b). Jesus fully satisfied for sin! As the Lamb of God, He carried away the sins of the world, (Leviticus 16:21-22). He opened up the blessed and only way of reconciliation between God and sinners. He conquered sin, and death, and hell. And now, to you, He offers this complete and full salvation. He offers to you His perfect and finished salvation. Friend, do you believe this? Do you value this?
"Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world," (John 1:29). Behold this Savior! Do you not see any beauty in Him? Does His dying, redeeming love not draw your heart to desire Him for your Savior? Do you not see a perfect suitableness in His righteousness, His blood, to cover the mountains of your sins? Friend, consider His sacrifice that He gave so that you might be saved. Outside of Christ there is no hope or salvation. You need a Refuge for your soul! You need to be washed in the blood of the Lamb! Cling then to Jesus for your salvation. Cast the entire weight of your soul upon Him. Wash away all your sins in the fountain of His blood. Outside of Him there is no life, no peace, no joy, and no hope. It is so sweet to rest one's sin-weary soul upon Him. Surrender to Him all your heart, vile and sinful as it is, for He will not cast you away, (John 6:37). "This man receiveth sinners," (Luke 15:2b). Jesus is now exalted most gloriously at the right hand of His Father, and one day He will come again in judgment to this world. Do you love His appearing? Do you long for His coming? Seek to know this Savior. Seek to be found in Him, not having your own righteousness, (Philippians 3:9). Look now to the risen Savior! Look to the exalted King! "Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him," (Psalm 2:12).
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