We Would See Jesus

2/20/1958

1958

“Our service for our fellows does not come from strained efforts on our part to live for them, but rather from seeing Jesus doing so, and then simply making ourselves available to Him that we may be the channel of His grace and power to them. This was the way in which He walked in His relationship with the Father, and it is the way in which we must walk in our relationship with Him. Said He, ‘The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He Seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise’ (Jn. 5:19). And we, too, can do nothing REAL but what we See the Lord Jesus doing, and participate by yielding in Him. We can only TRULY bind, “what we see being bound”—by current fellowship in Him. Our theories, archived knowledge, good intentions, and good deeds mean next to nothing, and most of this ‘will be burnt up.’ Until we see that, we are helpless, and our service is nothing more than self-initiated striving. Most in religion and attendance, rather than Daily Life in Him and His People, are more subject to ‘powerless effort,’ than the ‘effortless Power’ that is in Him. But if we will first seek to See what the Lord Jesus is doing in a situation, then we can move with Him, even as the Son moved with the Father, and in that co-operation between man and God the true works of God are produced. Ours is not to originate well-intentioned programs, social activism, do-gooding, anti-this-or-that, this “ministry” or that. True Christianity, demonstrated in that First Christian, the First-Born, Jesus Christ—is simply to yield ourselves moment-by-moment, watching Him in CURRENT relationship and communing Life ‘together with all the Saints,’ to be the channel of what He initiates and carries through. We trust Him to do so through us, and through any channel or circumstance or timing of His choosing. Hallelujah. What Freedom!” ©Hession

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