The Southern Watchman, vol. 12

The Southern Watchman, Vol. 12

1903

April 16, 1903

“‘He Shall Glorify Me’” The Southern Watchman 12, 16 , pp. 113, 114.

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OF the Holy Spirit, Jesus said, “He shall glorify me.” And how the Spirit should do this is declared in the very next words: “For he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.” SOWA April 16, 1903, page 113.1

Now we also are to glorify the Lord. And how can we do this in any other way than that in which the Spirit glorifies him? The Spirit glorifies the Lord by receiving of his, and showing it to us; we, then, can glorify the Lord only by receiving, by the Spirit, the things of his, and showing them to others. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 113.2

What things are they which the Spirit takes and shows to us? “All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.” The Spirit, then, takes of all things that the Father has, and shows them unto us; nothing is reserved. Thus he glorifies the Lord. And we are to take all things that he gives to us, and show them to other people; nothing is to be reserved. Thus shall we glorify the Lord. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.1

True, the Holy Spirit does not show to us all these things all at one, but as we can receive and bear them. Neither are we to show to others all at once, all that he has shown us. We must show them to others as they can receive them and bear them. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.2

Yet the Spirit receives from the Lord nothingthat he is not to give away. He receives from the Lord, only to show it to us; therefore what he receives from the Lord, he receives only to give it away to us. And from him we receive nothing that we are not to give away. We receive it only to show it to others. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.3

Wherever the Spirit finds opportunity to give to us most of the things of God, there he most abides and most fully works. And wherever is the place that we can give away the most of what we have received of him, there is the place for us to abide and work. This is the true test as to where the call of the Lord is for you to abide and to work. Wherever you can give to others the most of what the Spirit has shown to you, that is the place to which you are called. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.4

The ever present question, then, of the Christian is, Where can I give most fully to others that which I have received of the Lord?” And wherever that may be, there go, and glorify the Lord by taking the thigns of the Lord, by his Spirit, and showing them to others. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.5

He who attempts to keep to himself and for himself that which he has received from the Lord, surely loses it; while he who freely gives it all to others will always have abundance. SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.6

“He shall glorify me; for he shall take of mine, and show it unto you.” “Freely ye have received, freely give.”
A. T. JONES.
SOWA April 16, 1903, page 114.7