Quotes (677)

When the sun is under a total eclipse, it loses nothing of its native beauty, light, and glory. Yet it appears to us as a dark useless meteor. When it frees itself from the lunar interruption, it again manifests its native light and glory. So it was with the divine nature of Christ. He veiled His glory by assuming our nature as His own and taking the “form of a servant,” a person of mean and low degree. But now this temporary eclipse is past, and His glory shines forth in the infinite luster and beauty that belong to the exaltation of His person. . . . Let the world rage while it pleases; let it set itself with all its power and craft against everything of Christ. We have this to support us and to oppose all their attempts–what Jesus says of Himself: “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death” (Revelation 1:17-18).  

– John Owen

1616 – 1683

4 thoughts on “Quotes (677)

  1. Wonderfu, glorious quote! He rose up victorious over Satan and death in His love and humility. He will return in power, majesty, and righteousness to execute judgment on evil, and freely reward the faithful.


  2. I’m sure Jonah would “AMEN!” this as well, seeing as how he truly was unable to discern the Light of God for time but was brought to the TRUTH that He is always, period.

    We all need to be reminded of this truth, as we tend to fall into human thinking about being alone, abandoned, etc. If we keep our focus on the Lord Jesus and heavenly things (as commanded in Scripture) we will know that the Lord is nigh – even in the darkest times.

    Praise the Lord all ye people!


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