So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
KJV Romans 10:17
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Light up the Dawn 🕯 🏘 📯 was pretty dark in my hood
Seeing the few in their driveways..
But then also seeing more empty driveways than not..
I thought about how it all started way before dawn that Friday,
preparation day, the day Jesus died for all 🌏
that all may have eternal life
The real Passover lamb 🕊 🤍 🐑 #sacrifice
But how many reflect on this? or know this?
When the Saviour was brought into the judgment hall, Pilate looked upon Him with no friendly eyes. The Roman governor had been called from his bedchamber in haste, and he determined to do his work as quickly as possible. He was prepared to deal with the prisoner with magisterial severity. Assuming his severest expression, he turned to see what kind of man he had to examine, that he had been called from his repose at so early an hour. He knew that it must be someone whom the Jewish authorities were anxious to have tried and punished with haste.
Pilate looked at the men who had Jesus in charge, and then his gaze rested searchingly on Jesus. He had had to deal with all kinds of criminals; but never before had a man bearing marks of such goodness and nobility been brought before him. On His face he saw no sign of guilt, no expression of fear, no boldness or defiance. He saw a man of calm and dignified bearing, whose countenance bore not the marks of a criminal, but the signature of heaven.
excerpt from The Desire of Ages 🌌 👑 ✝️ 723.3 - 724.1
We must fall upon the Rock and be broken before we can be uplifted in Christ. Self must be dethroned, pride must be humbled, if we would know the glory of the spiritual kingdom.
In the light of the Saviour's life, the hearts of all,
even from the Creator to the prince of darkness, are revealed.
Satan has represented God as selfish and oppressive, as claiming all, and giving nothing, as requiring the service of His creatures for His own glory, and making no sacrifice for their good. But the gift of Christ reveals the Father's heart. It testifies that...
the thoughts of God toward us