“we would see jesus ”. Maritime Camp Meeting July 7-August 2, 2014 Jerry Finneman. Yesterday we saw Jesus as our righteousness. Christ is our righteousness. 0. +?. Righteousness/ justification is not a formula. It is a Person. A Review.
Maritime Camp Meeting
July 7-August 2, 2014
It is a Person.
“One interest will prevail, one subject will swallow up every other,--Christ our righteousness.”
RH Dec 23, 1890
“In the last paragraph of the article from which the “One interest will prevail…”
“If the Holy Spirit dwells in us, our work will testify to the fact, we shalllift up Jesus. Not one can afford to be silent now; the burden of the work
is to present Christ to the world.”
RH Dec 23, 1890
“If you would stand through the time of trouble, you must know Christ, and appropriate the gift of His righteousness, which He imputes to the repentant sinner.”
RH Nov 22, 1892
free gift from God, is a precious thought. The enemy of God and man is not willing that this truth should be clearly
presented; for he knows that if the people re-ceive it fully, his power will be broken. If he can control minds so that
doubt and unbelief and darkness shall com-pose the experience of those who claim to be the children of God,
he can overcome them with temptation. That simple faith which takes God at His word should be encouraged.
God's people must have that faith which will lay hold of divine power; ‘for by grace are ye saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.’ [Ephesians 2:8.] Those who be-lieve that God for
Christ's sake has for-given their sins, should not, through tempta-tion, fail to press on to fight the good fight of
faith. Their faith should grow stronger until their Christian life, as well as their words, shall declare,
‘The blood of Jesus Christ . . . cleanseth us from all sin.’ [1 John 1:7.]
theCrossof Calvary. This is to be the theme of every discourse. Christ declares, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (MS 70, 1901, 5BC 1137)
We will see Jesus…
“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heavi-ness through manifold temptations:
that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with
fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the ap-pearing of Jesus Christ.”
1 Pet 1:6-7
Mark 14:33, NIV
condition of deep sor-row caused by some-thing perplexing and overwhelming.
of the New Testament, we can conclude that this was the result of bearing the world’s sin.
…“that we might be made the righteous-ness of God in Him”
2 Cor 5:21
1 Pet 2:24
a sorrow or affliction that is measureless in intensity and depth.
As God: above all law
He was made to be under the condemnation of the law
Tasted death for everyone
Mark 14:33 (first verb)“greatly amazed”
“to throw into terror or amazement”
“to alarm thoroughly, to terrify”
Mark 14:33 (first verb)“greatly amazed”
“to be struck with terror”
Matt 26:37 “to be sorrowful” (2nd next strongest of the words used for depression)
Matt 26:37 “to be sorrowful”
“be sorry” “sorrow” “cause grief” and “to be in heaviness.”
abated, but He who was its object was strengthened to meet its fury. He came forth calm and serene. A
heavenly peace rested upon His bloodstained face. He had borne that which no human being could ever bear;
for He had tasted the sufferings of death for every man.”
“By dying in our behalf, he gave an equivalent for our debt. Thus he removed from God all charge of lessening the
guilt of sin. By virtue of my oneness with the Father, he says, my suffering and death enable me to pay the
penalty of sin. By my death a restraint is removed from his love. His grace can act with unbounded efficiency.” YI, Dec 16, 1897
“… all things must be fulfilled which were written in … the Psalms concerning Me.”
The last four sayings of Jesus were taken from the Psalms:
“They gave Me vinegar to drink.” Psa 69:21
“Into Your hand I commit My Spirit!” Psa 31:5
“It is finished.” Psa 22:31
The Faith of Jesus is belief not only in the absence feelings, but against them!
“Are the people of God now so firmly established upon his Word that they would not yield to the evidence of their senses? Would they, in such a crisis, cling to the Bible, and the Bible only?” GC 625
The Cross is the revolting truth about us—envy, hatred, lust, selfishness, rage, etc.; the truth about Christ for us.
The Cross is a revela-tion of the truth about Christ:
“This verse contains the fourth memorable saying of Christ upon the cross; words able to rend the hardest heart in the world:
it is the voice of the Son of God in an agony: his sufferings were great, very great before, but never in that extremity as now;
when this heaven rend-ing and heart melting out-cry brake from him upon the cross, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?”
“Here is an observable variation of the lan-guage in which this astonishing complaint was uttered; for he
speaks both Hebrew and Syriac [Syrian] in one breath, Eli, Eli, lama are all Hebrew, sabachthaniis a Syriac word . . .”John Flavel, The Fountain of Life, p. 407.
darkness upon Him and forced from His pale and quivering lips the anguish-edcry: ‘My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?’ ” 2T 209
The heart was con-sidered as the seat of the intellect as well as of the emotions.
To melt: to be dissolved with fear and terror.
This was equivalent to the lake of fire.
“We drew the analogy of a run away nuclear reactor in the final stages of explosive melt-down. The uranium rods
The Melt Down
melt like water in the 5000 C+ [9032 F+] heat. No containment vessel can hold this fierce heat!”
Lt from L. Greer, 9/3/90
The Melt Down
Christ “was made to be sin for us”
2 Cor 5:21
“Eli, Eli, Lama, Sabacthani--My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
and in the mental condition depicted in Psalm 22:14.
The darkened heavens spoke of a deeper gloom that engulfed the mind of Jesus.
“Inanimate nature expressed sympathy with its insulted and dying Author. The sun refused to look upon
the awful scene. Its full, bright rays were illuminating the earth at midday when sud-denlyit seemed to be
blotted out. Complete darkness, like a funeral pall, enveloped the cross.”
“At the ninth hour the darkness lifted from the people, but still enveloped the Saviour. It was a
symbol of the agony and horror that weighed upon His heart. No eye could pierce the gloom that surrounded the
cross, and none could penetrate the deeper gloom that enshrouded the suffering soul of Christ….
Many who believed on Him heard His despairing cry. Hope left them....”
The crying rocks:
Jesus was in a great-er mental and emo-tional earthquake than the convulsions
that tore the rocks from the earth.
The rent rocks cried out at the violent disturbances that ripped through the mind of Jesus as it
was pulled apart by sin at Calvary.
“Behold him dying upon the cross amid the deepest gloom; for the heavens were darken-ed and the earth con-vulsed. The rent rocks
are but a feebleemblem of the state of his mind when he exclaimed, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’”
RH June 23, 1896
“In that thick darkness God's presence was hidden. He makes darkness His pavilion, and conceals His glory from human eyes. God and His holy angels
were beside the cross. The Father was with His Son. Yet His presence was not revealed…. And in that dreadful hour
“Speaking of his death, the psalmist writes:” (Psa 18:4-11 quoted).
RH, July 17, 1900 par. 11
“The spotless son of God hung upon the cross. His flesh, lacerated with stripes. Those hands, so often reached out in blessing, nailed to
wooden bars. Those feet, so tireless on ministries of love, spiked to a tree. That royal head, pierced by the crown of thorns.
Those quiveringlips, shaped to the cry of woe. And all that He endured; the blood drops that flowed from His head, His hands,
His feet. The agony that wracked his frame, and the unutterable anguish that filled His soul at the hiding of His Father's face speaks to
each child of humanity, declaring, ‘it is for thee that the son of God consents to bear this burden of guilt. For thee, He spoils the
domain of death and opens the gate of paradise. He, who stilled the angry waves and walked the foam-capped billows,
who made devils trem-bleand disease to flee. Who opened blind eyes, and called forth the dead to life offers
himself upon the cross as a sacrifice. And this, from love, to thee.
He, the sin-bearer, endures the wrath of divine justice, and for thy sake, becomes sin itself.”