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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Had It Not Pleased Him to Manifest Himself

"In this world of sin and darkness and death, we would never behold the beauty and wisdom and power of that name, and surely could never know it as a name of salvation, had it not pleased Him to manifest Himself to us in still another, a higher, a more glorious name, a name of highest wisdom and power, of holiness and righteousness and truth, of abundant mercy and boundless grace and fathomless love. That name of God is revealed in Jesus, Jehovah-salvation, the Son of God come in the flesh, Immanuel, God with us, Who fully revealed the Father, Who bore our sins and bore them away forever on the accursed tree, Who was raised from the dead on the third day and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven, in Whom we have righteousness and life eternal, and Who will come again...That is the central and the highest revelation of Jehovah! In the light of that name we see the true meaning of the name of God in all the works of His hands."

--Herman Hoeksema, from In the Sanctuary: Expository Sermons on the Lord's Prayer (Reformed Free Publishing Association, 1981, pp. 38-39)

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