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    My Elder Brother Died

    In his book "Spiritual Depression," Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones tells about a young girl in the days of the Convenanters in Scotland. She was going to attend a Communion Service held by the Convenanters on a Sunday afternoon, a service that was absolutely prohibited under the law.

    The soldiers of the King of England were looking everywhere for people who were going to meet together and partake in this Communion Service, and as this girl turned a corner on her way she came face to face with a band of soldiers, and she knew she was trapped.

    For a moment she wondered what she was going to say. She was unwilling to lie, but it would be deadly to tell the truth. But immediately on being questioned, she found herself answering: "My Elder Brother has died and they are going to read His will this afternoon, and He has done something for me and has left something for me, and I want to hear them read the will."

    And they allowed her to go on.

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    Originally posted by Baruch View Post
    My Elder Brother Died

    In his book "Spiritual Depression," Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones tells about a young girl in the days of the Convenanters in Scotland. She was going to attend a Communion Service held by the Convenanters on a Sunday afternoon, a service that was absolutely prohibited under the law.

    The soldiers of the King of England were looking everywhere for people who were going to meet together and partake in this Communion Service, and as this girl turned a corner on her way she came face to face with a band of soldiers, and she knew she was trapped.

    For a moment she wondered what she was going to say. She was unwilling to lie, but it would be deadly to tell the truth. But immediately on being questioned, she found herself answering: "My Elder Brother has died and they are going to read His will this afternoon, and He has done something for me and has left something for me, and I want to hear them read the will."

    And they allowed her to go on.
    Thanks Barry. The Holy Spirit certainly spoke through her.

    Hebrews 2

    10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. 12 He says,

    “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
    in the assembly I will sing your praises.”

    13 And again,

    “I will put my trust in him.”

    And again he says,

    “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”

    14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
    As to His Manhood, Jesus is our Elder Brother.

    As to His Godhood, Jesus is our Father and Creator.

    Romans 8

    28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
    How humble is our God ,who being the One and Only Almighty and Creator of everything that exists, came down from heaven and became one of us.

    Notice that we are slaves to sin. Also notice what causes us to sin, by our fear of death.

    1 Cor 15

    52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

    55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”

    56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

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