And the wonderful, the blessed whosoever of our text says that that love is for every creature. The lowest, the most degraded and rejected and utterly hopeless  the love is for him, the love longs for him and is able to triumph over him. Jesus Christ came into the world for the one sole purpose of revealing this love. He spoke of it, he lived for it, he died to bring it to us. It was his one aim, his one glory, the passion and strength of his life. It was his very life; it possessed him, and he knew no other joy. And as he prayed that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, he meant his disciples just as much as himself, to have it in them, to live for it, to find their glory and blessedness in carrying it and making it known.

And now think of this life-giving Christ. God gave him that whosoever believeth in him might not perish, but have everlasting life. The whosoever and believe are inseparably connected. But how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? Did Christ fail here, and after revealing the love and winning the life make no provision for the message being made known? Verily, no. He made provision. He arranged that every believer, every member of his body, should share with him the glory and blessedness of communicating the divine life and love. The self-propagating power, which is the mark of all life and all love, was to find its highest manifestation in his church. The life of each believer was to be a seed bringing forth fruit after its kind.

(Excerpted from The Coming Revival, by Andrew Murray , pg. 63)

Andrew Murray

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